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Find facilities on campus that can support your work in Digital and Public Humanities.

Digital Collaboration Studio

Located on the third floor of the Miller Nichols Library, the Digital Collaboration Studio is a cooperative working and teaching space that includes an open area with mobile furniture and high-definition monitors, a seminar room with video conferencing capability and digital whiteboard, and small collaboration rooms with high-definition monitors. The Studio also features an easy to use audio and video Recording Studio (310C) for oral histories and podcasts. Students, faculty and staff can reserve the Recording Studio, Collaboration Rooms, and Seminar Room through the library.

The Studio includes two resources ⁠— the Production Room (310D) and Laptop Cart ⁠— that are only available for use by designated UMKC Digital and Public Humanities students, staff, and faculty. The Production Room holds a Bookeye overhead scanner, mixing board for advanced AV production, and multispectral imaging station. The Laptop Cart includes 8 laptops with specialized software (Adobe Creative Suite, Notepad++, oXygen XML, FileZilla, R and Python). Please contact with any questions about these resources or to reserve the Production Room or laptops. When making a reservation for the laptops, please provide the date, time block, and number of laptops needed.

Faculty and staff can make one-time reservations for the entire Digital Collaboration Studio in order to host classes or workshops. The Digital Collaboration Studio is not available as a space for classes to meet on a permanent basis. Make a reservation for your class or workshop by contacting UMKC Libraries Digital Scholarship Services. Reservations must be made more than 14 calendar days in advance, so please plan ahead.

  • Exterior of the library's Digital Collaboration Studio

The UMKC Digital History Lab

The UMKC Digital History Lab, located in 204 Cockefair Hall, was established through a generous contribution from the William T. Kemper Foundation. The lab enables students to explore the intersections of historical research and new media by producing innovative public history, digital history, and digital humanities projects. The lab is open Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Contact the History Department to learn more and confirm the availability of space in the lab and/or equipment.