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DH Center Usage Request Policy

The Digital Humanities Center was designed to support the SDSU Digital Humanities Initiative (DH@SDSU) mission to lead national change in the humanities by developing and sharing a sustainable DH infrastructure that engages diverse students, faculty, staff, and regional community in public-facing humanistic research that advances human equity across diverse global communities. As part of the “Digital Humanities and Global Diversity” Area of Excellence, the DH Center advances research about and through the digital. The Center hosts a range of DH-related activities, from public talks and lectures to workshops and showcases. We provide space for cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking and support co-learning opportunities for faculty and students. 

Due to staffing constraints and high demand, we currently can only support a limited number of additional activities. Scheduling priority is given to events explicitly directed at the examination of critical digital inquiry, including: 

  • Official DH@SDSU activities. This includes activities organized by DH core faculty, advisory board, and affiliate members. We reserve the right to deny a request from a DH@SDSU community member who requests to use the space for an activity that is not clearly and directly digitally-inflected.
  • DH learning activities. This includes DH instruction, course-based instruction, and workshops.
  • Digitally-inflected activities that advance strategic partnerships of the DH Initiative.

Requests are evaluated based on DH@SDSU strategic priorities. Requests should meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Involves studying and/or using digital technologies and culture
  • Addresses global diversity in the digital age, including the uneven impact of digital technologies on different communities
  • Aligns with the DH@SDSU mission to lead national change in the humanities for the digital era
  • Prepares students to be discerning and responsible users of the digital by incorporating aspects of our critical digital literacy student learning outcomes: 1) Assess, evaluate, and interpret information (including visualizations, data and text) presented in a variety of digital formats; 2) Recognize and articulate how medial formats and contexts shape information and its reception; 3) Analyze interface design and recognize the relationships of power mediated through it; 4) Critically assess how digital media inform identity; 5) Reflect on how changes in medial contexts impact users and their societies

When making a request, you will be asked to explicitly articulate how your activity relates to the Digital Humanities, and how your activity incorporates questions of global diversity.

DH Center staff reserve the right to refuse requests that do not align with DH@SDSU strategic priorities, events scheduled for times when the staff are unavailable, or events that are held outside of our regular operating hours. Individuals or groups requesting to reserve the space must be affiliated with SDSU. Requests to use the Learning Glass One Button Recording Studio and Multimedia Practice Presentation Studio are primarily determined by staff availability, and cannot extend beyond our regular operating hours. We do not permit fee-for-service activities in any of our spaces.

Requests must be received no less than four (4) weeks in advance of the requested date (Learning Glass One Button Recording Studio and Multimedia Practice Presentation Studio requests are exceptions). 

Requests will be processed within 1-3 business days; a member of the Library Digital Humanities staff will email you once your request is processed. All event hosts will be asked to review and accept our general use policies prior to the scheduled activity. Questions can be directed to librarydh@sdsu.edu. 

Request to Use our Space

Members of the SDSU community may request to book the following spaces for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters:

  • The DH Center - LA 61
  • The Multimedia Practice Presentation Studio - LA 62
  • The Learning Glass One Button Recording Studio - LA 61G (please review this brief tutorial in advance of requesting). Learn more about the Learning Glass here.
  • Note: group study rooms are not currently reservable

Each space has its own request form. Click on the appropriate button to navigate to the appropriate form. 

Request the DH Center     Request the Multimedia Practice Presentation Studio     Request the Learning Glass One Button Studio

Contact Us

Digital Humanities Contact

Location: Library Addition Room 61N (Dome Basement)
Contact: Pamella Lach or Ryan Haynes

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