The Digital Scholarship Center at Siena College's Standish Library, supports teaching, scholarship and stewardship using multimedia technologies. The Center functions as a teaching and learning laboratory where faculty and students collaborate with library faculty and staff on research projects that develop skills in information creation, application and management.
ENVISION worked with the library staff, Siena's IT department, and faculty to create a space that fosters learning; enabling students and faculty to explore new methodologies for research and access state of the art technologies. The facility includes a digital production laboratory with technology to support digitization, modeling, and editing of documents and artifacts. Adjacent classroom space for approximately 24 students fosters interdisciplinary learning in a flexible active learning classroom. Additional conference and meeting space, and exhibit space features the special digital and artifact displays created by students and faculty on a new media wall. The second phase of this project will be home to a climate-controlled archival storage room, and three supporting offices for the center.