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About the Digital Humanities Lab
Located on the second floor of Linscheid Library, the Digital Humanities Lab (DHL) was envisioned with undergraduate students in mind to create and explore research projects that focus on the digital humanities. Built with funds from the NASNTI HERITAGE grant program, the lab houses 12 iMacs, a smart projector, a large format printer, two 3D printers, a color printer, and a high-resolution book scanner.
Students can use the book scanner and Mac computers anytime the library is open, as long as the lab is not reserved for a class or event.
- A flash drive is required to save documents from the scanners and computers. Bring your own, or check one out from the library.
- Printing is available to anyone for a fee, but many ECU research and course-related projects are eligible for free printing. See the Digital Services page for more information.
Faculty & staff can talk to their liaison librarian about booking the lab for classroom use.
Community organizations wishing to use the space should contact Digital Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you used the Digital Humanities Lab recently? Send us feedback on your experience using the form below!
The Dremel Digilab 3D45 printer (above right) has a maximum build volume of 10" x 6" x 6.7" (254mm x 154mm x 170mm). There are four types of filament available:
- PLA (biodegradable plastic)
- ECO-ABS (modified version of PLA with added strength and durability)
- PETG (durable, temperature resistant, smooth surface finish, less warping)
- Nylon (slightly flexible, more durable, low friction coefficient)
The Formlabs Form 3+ printer (above left) has a maximum build volume of 5.7" x 5.7" x 7.3" (145mm x 145 mm x 185 mm). We currently have two general purpose resin types available: Grey and Clear.
For help with 3D printing specifications, you can schedule a one-one-one appointment with the Digital Services Librarian.
The Bookeye 4 scanner digitizes source material into high-resolution images up to 400 dpi. The mirror mechanism captures the image precisely from edge to edge, whether it is a flat document or a book open at an angle of 120 degrees.
Large Format Printing
The Digital Services Department provides large format printing for the ECU campus and the surrounding Ada community. An Epson Stylus Pro 9800 and 9900 are located in the Digital Services Office, and an Epson Surecolor P8000 is located in the Digital Humanities Lab.
Many research and art projects are eligible for free printing. Please consult the Poster Printing Policy for full details. If you are unsure if your project qualifies for free printing, contact the Digital Services Department at email@example.com or (580) 559-5490.
Software Available on iMacs
Adobe Fuse CC (Beta)
This software is a 3D computer graphic software that allows users to create 3D characters. It can import and integrate user generated content into the character creator.
A 3D modeling software that allows users to design or clean up 3D scans or files. (opens a new tab)
Dremel Digilab 3D Slicer
Allows users to slice CAD files without an Internet connection. (opens a new tab)
Is a cloud-based CAD, CAM, and CAE modeling software that allows users to design, engineer, and manufacture models. Can also export designs in STL file. You can create a free account with the education license using the link above. (opens a new tab)
Import an STL or OBJ file into this print preparation software from Formlabs.
Adobe Acrobat DC
View, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files (opens a new tab).
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
This software is an HTML editor and uses a visual design surface known as Live View and comes with syntax highlighting, code completion and code collapsing. It allows users to design, code and manage websites including those on mobile.
Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CC
Adobe Fireworks CS6
This software is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. It is made for web designers who want to rapidly create website prototypes and application interfaces.
Adobe Illustrator CC
This is a vector graphic editor that allows users to select, create, and manipulate objects. Users can draw, type, paint, reshape, slice and cut, move and zoom, and graph.
Adobe inCopy CC
This software is a word processor that can be integrated with Adobe InDesign. It enables users to write, edit, and design documents.
Adobe InDesign CC
This software is a desktop publishing and typesetting application. Users can create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentation, books, and ebooks.
Adobe Lightroom Classic
This software allows users to import/save, view, organize, tag, edit, and share digital images. The software keeps the original image and the edits are saved as another file. It cannot doctor photos, add text or 3D objects on images. Images must be imported onto the database and in recognized image formats before editing.
Adobe Photoshop CC
An imaging software that allows users to manipulate, crop, resize, correct color on digital photos.
Adobe XD CC
A tool for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Users can view fonts and install them on the desktop and have available for all applications to use.
Allows users to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners that are connected to the coputer or network. Not an organizational tool.
Allows users to create documents using different page layouts, custom diagrams and images. Includes publishing layout.
Software developed by Apple that allows users to create documents with different templates and themes.
Apple supported software that allows users to view and print digital images, PDFs and other file types. Can also encrypt PDFs and restrict their use.
Adobe After Effects CC
Digital visual effects, motion graphics and compositing application and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation (opens a new tab).
Adobe Animate CC
This software allows user to design vector graphics, animate, create online videos, websites, and web applications, and create rich internet applications and video games.
Adobe Audition CC
A digital audio workstation featuring multitrack, non-destructive mix/edit environment and a destructive-approach waveform editing view.
Adobe Character Animator CC
This software combines live-motion capture with a multi-track recording system to control layered 2D puppets drawn in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. It can be used to produce live and non-live animation.
Adobe Flash Builder 4.7
A development environment for building games and applications using actionScript language and Flex Framework. Develop games, build high-performance apps, debug and test, and code.
Adobe Media Encoder CC
This software allows users to compress audio and video files.
Adobe Prelude CC
Software that is an ingest and logging tool for metadata for searching, post-production workflows, and footage lifecycle management.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
An application that allows users to edit videos at high resolutions, use audio sample- level editing and sound mixing.
Adobe Scout CC
Works in tandem with Adobe flash player to allow visual profiles of Adobe Flash running on desktop or mobile platforms.
Adobe SpeedGrade CC
Professional color correction application that is used at the beginning and end of a workflow.
Allows users to compress video and audio media. To be used with Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio
Final Cut Pro
Software that allows users to edit non-linear videos.
Software that allows users to create music or podcasts.
Software that allows for users to import video and photo files from a hard drive, edit photos and video clips, add titles, themes, music, and effects.
Logic Pro X
Provides software instruments, audio effects, and recording facilities for music synthesis.
Software designed for use in live performance. Allows users to drag out an object that acts as a software representation of a hardware controller.
An Apple Software application that allows users to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video production and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.
Software application created by Apple that allows users to take photos with backdrops and display the preview of the camera's view in real time.
Apple photo management and editing application that allows users to combine time and location metadata to each photo.
Apple developed software that can encode and transcode video and audio formats, capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.
An OS software that allows users to download and read books. It is able to read contents of pages to users when Voiceover is activated.
A presentation software developed by Apple that allows users to make presentations and share with groups.
Allows users to use calculations, graphing tools, pivot tables in a grid of cells, rows and columns to organize and manipulate data.
Allows users to gather notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screenshots, and audio in one place that can be shared over the Internet.
Software that can be used as an email application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, and journaling.
Software used to provide, review, and deliver visuals for presentations.
A presentation software that allows users to create slideshows with photos and video clips. Users may add captions, music and narration. Users can upload this work online or to their phones.
Open-source word processor and text editor that allows users to format text, justify text, and include graphics and other multimedia elements. Includes the ability to read and write different character encodings. Does not support multiple columns of text.