Digital Studio services

Getting started consultations
General research consultations
Research data management
Consultations ARC grant applications Data repository services
Data storage advice Data management planning  
Research tools and services
Consultations Digitisation Digitisation self service
Data forensics Research communication and collaboration tools Research knowledge
Archiving reference management   
Research profile and impact
Reports Research identifiers
Open access
Consultation and advice
Training and events
Workshops Bespoke information sharing and networking
Other services available in the University
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Frequently asked questions

  • For internal users

    What Research Data Management services and support can I access in the Digital Studio?

    • Personalised advice for the completion of the "Management of Data" section of ARC applications
    • Advice on constructing a data management plan, system and tools to facilitate your research
    • Advice on storage and organisation of research data
    • Advice on coordinating collaborative, large-scale or highly-engaged research activities
    • Advice on the use of Data Repository Services
    • Data management planning to make the most out of high-value research materials, both physical and digital
    • Development and delivery of workshops on department needs on all facets of research information management
    • Consultations relating to a range of research data compliance areas, including funding requirements and uses of research data

    What research tools, services and advice are offered by the Digital Studio and service partners?

    • Consultations on identifying, accessing and using a range of research support software tools
    • Digitisation of physical research data via 2D and 3D digitisation services
    • Digitisation of physical research data via self-service equipment
    • Access to research data stored in old legacy media via digital forensics services
    • Development and testing of informatics solutions in archival science and digital humanities
    • Consultations on locating and advanced searching of primary and secondary research databases

    How can the Digital Studio help me to increase my research profiles and demonstrate the impact of my research?

    • Consultation and advice on making research more accessible through digital technology
    • By providing bibliographic analysis and other metrics reports
    • By providing support in creating and merging research identifiers such as ORICIDs

    How can the Digital Studio assist me to meet open access requirements?

    • The Digital Studio will provide advice and support on compliance with funder open access mandates and understanding of open access opportunities for publishing research outputs

    How can the Digital Studio assist me in understanding copyright and intellectual property?

    • The Digital Studio provides consultancy to facilitate non infringing use of scholarly materials for education purposes
    • The Digital Studio provides information, education and awareness services on copyright and its relevance to teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer

  • For external users

    What infrastructure and equipment are offered by the Digital Studio?

    The Digital Studio offers project research space for short- and long-term projects in the digital humanities, multiple collaborative learning spaces, post-production, self-service digitisation and digital forensics laboratories, two immersive screens, spaces to accommodate informal project work, and an exhibition hall dedicated to the display of the studio's research.

    What services will the Digital Studio provide to users?

    The Digital Studio is supported by staff providing specialist expertise for research work in the digital environment, including the (Library and SCIP) Socio-Informaticians who specialise in supporting Art and Humanities and discipline-based Liaison Librarians. Expertise will be available in innovative sociotechnical methods, practices and protocols for accessing, collecting, managing, re-using and curating digital research data and output of significant academic and research value.

    The Faculty of Arts eLearning/eTeaching unit (including the Equipment loans facility) are also permanently located on Level 3 of the studio, at the end closest to the teaching spaces.

    Digital Studio staff will offer consultations on topics including:

    • compliance with funding requirements
    • using a digital repository
    • assistance with ARC application requirements
    • constructing a data management plan

    It will provide advice on:

    • the identification, access and use of a range of research support software tools
    • digitisation and digital forensics
    • how to use data analytics to increase a research profile or demonstrate the impact of research
    • open access requirements
    • copyright and intellectual property