Services for Researchers

Leddy Library’s Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDigS) offers a variety of options to assist with planning, developing, and supporting the preservation and mobilization of research as well as the management of digital assets.

We are able to offer:
  • preliminary consultations at the early stages of grant writing for knowledge mobilization and preservation strategies
  • consultations on in-kind donations of knowledge mobilization, digital exhibitions, and digital preservation expertise and services that might be included in grant application budgets.
  • assistance in determining what additional fees, costs, and expenses should be included in the grant budget for knowledge mobilization and preservation strategies.
  • We may also be able to offer assistance to graduate students, campus groups, and community partners.
  • For further information, or to make an appointment to discuss our services related to your project, please complete our Collaborate with CDigS form, or contact us at

Services and Support Available through CDigS

Digital Project Consultation

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is available for consultation about possible strategies for a range of projects. Our team features expertise in archival and digital preservation, digital access and storage, metadata creation, digital asset management, web-based exhibition strategies and software, scholarly knowledge mobilization among other areas.

Digital Exhibits and Discovery

Our CDigS team has expertise in Omeka, an open-source web publishing platform built for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Omeka offers a range of customization options and modules that allow for sharing, streaming, and searching.  For more information about Omeka, click here.

Digital Preservation

CDigS can also advise on best practices for digital preservation. Costs and fees related to large-scale and/or long-term digital preservation can also be included as part of grant budgets.

Metadata Consultation

CDigS offers consultation in the use of metadata to improve a project’s online searchability and discoverability. We can also make suggestions for best practices related to metadata.

Digital Asset Management

CDigS can assist researchers to develop strategies for managing large collections of digital research objects such as: scanned documents, images, audio, or video. We can discuss options for uploading, sharing, exhibiting, managing, and describing these digital objects.

While Leddy Library and the Centre for Digital Scholarship can provide consultation and, upon agreement, technical and consultative support for the above activities, it does not provide project management for grant-funded research projects. Primary Investigators are responsible for all aspects of project management including: hiring and overseeing research assistants or staff, planning and implementation of initiatives, uploading objects, development and creation of metadata, assessing the quality and suitability of content, acquisition of usage rights, copyright management, website creation and design, public relations and promotion, and event planning related to research projects.

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