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Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Lab

This guide will help you learn about digital humanities research and how to utilize software tools for your research projects.

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

Contact Information

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Sam Baker
Digital Services Assistant
Linscheid Library, Room #213

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3D Printing

Dremel Digital 3D45 Formlabs Form 3+

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 right) 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.

Book Scanning

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

EPSON SureColor P8000 Printer

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 or (580) 559-5490.

Software Available on iMacs