Lane Library has the following equipment available for 3-day checkout:
- Nikon D3400 digital camera and tripod
- 2 Sony HDR-PJ380 Handycam Camcorders: Small, lightweight video camera, easy to record and create videos for projects. For further information and instructions, please refer to the user guide.
- 2 Tripods
- 13 Chromebooks
- 2 External DVD Drives
- 1 Portable Microphone
- Noise Canceling Headphones
- External hard drives and flash drives
On the main floor of the library adjacent to the South Reading Room is the Digital Roost, a suite of three desktop computers with software for media production. The Roost also includes two scanners and a 3-D printer.
The Lane Librarians can help you learn to use and teach with the following digital tools:
Omeka: Omeka is a web-publishing platform that allows anyone with an account to create or collaborate on a website to display collections and build digital exhibitions.
WordPress: A free and open-source web publishing platform for websites and blogs
Scalar: A publishing platform which allows for easy incorporation of media and non-linear narratives
Voyant: A text analysis tool which provides word trends and frequencies
Audacity: Audio recording and editing software for interviews, music and podcasts
Digital Tool Libraries:
If one of the above digital tools doesn’t fit your needs, take a look at one of the following Digital Tool Libraries to find one that does.
The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.
DH Toychest | Digital Humanities Resources for Project Building
Guides, tools, and other resources for practical work in the digital humanities by researchers, teachers, and students. Curated by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara. This selection is not intended to be comprehensive and is under continuous development. Selections are restricted to free tools or tools with generous trial periods.
Digital MakerSpace Sessions @Lane Library
Stop by West Hall at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday for a 15 minute introduction to new digital tools and technologies for the classroom.
19 September | Storymap JS
Map out your story.
26 September | Hypothes.is
Annotate any document on the web.
10 October | Piktogram
Create vibrant infographics.
31 October | Soundcite
Incorporate sound clips into your digital writing.
14 November | Voyant
Dig deeper into texts.
21 November | WordPress and Reclaim Webhosting
Put your voice on the web by learning the software that nearly one-third of the websites on the internet use.
28 November | Tableau Public
Present your data in a beautiful way.
By: Myat Aung, Andie Winters and Haley Anderson and Prof. Travis Nygard