Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries
Equipment for Checkout
The Digital Scholarship Department has a wide range of equipment both for checkout and in-space use. The Digital Scholarship Commons in McHenry Library holds our audio, video, and design equipment along with a portion of our VR spaces and equipment. The soon-to-be-expanded Digital Innovation Studio in the Science and Engineering Library (scheduled for reopening in Spring 2022) will hold equipment for 3D printing, photogrammetry, laser cutting, virtuality reality, and augmented reality.
Checkout, Reservation, and Renewal
When available, equipment can be checked out without reservation, but you can reserve most equipment up to 2 weeks in advance. You can also request an extended checkout or item renewal.
The Digital Scholarship Commons provides access to software and equipment, but we cannot provide expert support for all functionality. The user is responsible for all work conducted on these workstations.
Our tutorials provide introductions to some of the software and equipment we offer, and we can provide limited one-on-one help during our Student Support Hours.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.