Digital Research Centre remote working

The physical space of the Digital Research Centre (DRC) within the Murray Library will remain closed for as long as the library is closed, but staff are working remotely to continue as many services and resources as possible for researchers.

You can contact us at drc@usask.ca – in person meetings have been replaced with Microsoft Teams meetings whenever possible!  Some of the services we continue to offer are: 

 

Grant Application Support

We can give you a sense of what the centre’s in-kind contributions might be as well as how much to work into your budget for such things as knowledge mobilization and preservation. Support is available for adjusted remote projects or for future projects when a return to office is possible. 

Digital Asset Management

We assist faculty who propose to collect or create a large number of digital research objects including documents, images, datasets, audio, or video. Our digital asset management system (DAMS) permits a distributed research team to upload, share, and describe digital objects of all kinds. Privacy settings allow team members to share objects within the team or openly on the web. 

Working remotely has very little impact on our ability to manage and support DAM with video conferencing/screen sharing for knowledge transfer available, including information about DAMS, metadata standards and use, and student training. 

Digitization and Image Collections

While in-person help with digitization is impossible with the DRC closed, we can still help with digital image manipulation and metadata standards guidance.  Note we have limited access to certain software without access to the Digital Research Centre. 

  • Grant Application Support 
  • Research Assistants Training 
  • Project Management Support 
  • Digitization and Metadata Management 
  • Digital Collection Management 
  • Digital Asset Management & Repository 
  • Computer Infrastructure and Programming 

 

Title images by David Bindle.  The University of Saskatchewan’s University Archives and Special Collections, in partnership with the Digital Research Centre and faculty members specializing in the history of medicine and public health have created a community archive for members of the public to share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic. See the Covid-19 Community Archive for ways to contribute