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Digital Scholarship Commons

Due to COVID-19, the McHenry and Science & Engineering Library buildings are closed until further notice. Many of our services are still operating and our library employees are working remotely to help you. Remote Access to Library Resources & Services.

Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries

DSC Lab

The DSC Lab provides access to 8 high-end Mac computers, 2 overhead scanners, 1 large format scanner, and a meeting area with a large 4k screen. This space is reservable for class sessions, workshops, and project team meetings. The lab, equipment, and space reservations are available to UCSC affiliates.

Workstations

DSC Lab with 4 computers per work table

The DSC Lab provides access to 8 high-end Mac computers, 2 overhead scanners, 1 large format scanner, and a meeting area with a large 4k screen. This space is reservable for class sessions, workshops, and project team meetings. The lab, equipment, and space reservations are available to UCSC affiliates.

Software

  • Adobe Suite
  • Audacity
  • Autdodesk Mudbox
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • AutoDesk Maya
  • Autodesk Sketchbook
  • Blender
  • Camtasia 
  • ChemDraw
  • Epic Game Launcher
  • Epic Game Launcher Plugin: Unreal
  • Extrudy
  • Final Cut Pro (and Compressor)
  • Firefox
  • GarageBand
  • Gephi
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Huion Tablet Drivers
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Krita
  • Logic Pro X
  • MatLab
  • MeshLab
  • MeshMixer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Motion
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Python 3.8
  • QGIS
  • R
  • R Studio
  • SketchUp Pro 2019
  • Snagit
  • Timing
  • Ultimaker Cura
  • Unity Hub
  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • Wacom Desktop Center
  • Wacom Inkspace App
  • Wacom Tablet Drivers
  • Wwise Launcher
  • Xcode
  • Adobe Suite
  • ArcGIS
  • Audacity
  • Autdodesk Mudbox
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • AutoDesk Maya
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Autodesk Revit Interoperability for 3ds Max 2019
  • Autodesk Sketchbook
  • Blender
  • Camtasia 
  • ChemDraw
  • Epic Game Launcher
  • Epic Game Launcher Plugin: Unreal
  • Extrudy
  • Firefox
  • Gephi
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Huion Tablet Drivers
  • Krita
  • ManicTime
  • MatLab
  • MeshLab
  • MeshMixer
  • MeshRoom
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visual C++ [2008–2017] Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Python 3.8
  • QGIS
  • R
  • R Studio
  • SketchUp Pro 2019
  • Snagit
  • Ultimaker Cura
  • Unity Hub
  • Wacom Desktop Center
  • Wacom Inkspace App
  • Wacom Tablet Drivers
  • Wwise Launcher

Scanners

Overhead ScannersThe DSC has two Fujitsu Scansnap SV600 Overhead Scanners available for quick, overhead scanning needs. You will need to bring your own computer for scanning.

To Scan with Overhead Scanners

  • Download the scanner drivers ➚ prior to use.
  • You will need the ScanSnap Installer and the ScanSnap Manager software
  • You may choose also to download ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap™ 5.0

Note: The ScanSnap will NOT scan directly into Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Pro. All scans will, however, default as PDFs.

 

Flat ScannerThe DSC has one Epson Expression 11000XL Photo Scanner available for standard photo scanning. The scanner can read large size documents and books, as well as slides or other hard-to-scan items. There is an iMac connected to the scanner.

We also have a hardware guide to get you started.

For help with slide scanning, please email digitalscholarship@ucsc.edu to set up a consultation and arrange access to the slide carrier.

Use Information

Self-Service

The Digital Commons provides access to software and hardware, but we cannot provide expert support for all functionality. The user is responsible for all work conducted on these workstations.

Saving Work

  • These are public computers. Data saved on the machines can be viewed by others. Please care for your data responsibly by saving it to an external hard drive or cloud storage and, whenever possible, deleting it from the lab machine after each use.
  • Files saved to the “DS Commons” folder are accessible from any DSC computer.
  • All data is deleted at the end of each quarter.

Need Help?

We can provide limited help during our Student Support Hours. Our Tutorials + Resources section provide introductions to some of the software we have used to support classes on campus.

Usage Statistics

The DSC Lab workstations log usage statistics. We do not retain a record of websites visited or searched. Usage statistics include information on which programs are being used and for how long. These statistics help us determine what software to maintain, workshops to offer, and how best to support the digital goals of our users.

For more information on UCSC campus policies regarding computer usage, please see the Accepted Use Policy ➚ and the Traffic Monitoring and Privacy ➚ statement.