Digital Humanities Center Technology

The Digital Humanities Center has a limited, but growing, amount of technology for use in your digital research, teaching, and learning. Equipment cannot be checked out, removed from the Center, or used after hours. In order to accommodate usage, we ask that you request to use the equipment in advance. Questions and requests for new hardware or software can be sent to us at [email protected].

We have twenty-five 60" screens with built-in speakers and HDMI hookup on moveable stands. If a screen is on the floor and not in use, feel free to hook directly up to it. Otherwise, see a DH Center staff member for help.

We have a laptop cart with 30 13" MacBook Pros, each with two Thunderbold 3 ports. These computers are primarily reserved for DH instruction and DH workshops. Power adaptors are not available for use.

As much as possible, we try to use free, open-source software, or software that SDSU supports. The laptops have the following software installed:

  • macOS Ventura, including standard Mac software (such as: GarageBand and iMovie, Pages, Keynote, standard mac Widgets)
  • Internet Browsers: Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Acrobat, Audition, InDesign, Photoshop (not available on all laptops)
  • Audacity audio editing software
  • OpenRefine data cleaning tool
  • Twine (v. 2.2.1) interactive storytelling creation tool
  • Slack communication tool
  • Zoom
  • Camtasia 2021
  • Snagit 2022
  • EndNote 20
  • NVivo R1
  • SPSS 28

If you need additional software, please contact the DH Center staff ([email protected]) at least two weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your request.

We have a limited number of adaptors that you can use upon request:

  • USB to USB-C
  • mini DisplayPort to HDMI
  • USB-C to HDMI
  • Lightning to HDMI (for mobile device hookup)
  • micro HDMI to HDMI
  • mini HDMI to HDMI

We recommend that you bring your own adaptors to ensure compatibility. Adaptors can be checked out at the Library Circulation Desk. 

We have one Oculus Go virtual reality headset, which can be used with your smartphone. You will need to download the Oculus Go phone app. The Oculus Go is not currently available.

We have a Learning Glass One Button Recording Studio that can be reserved in advance. Please review this brief tutorial prior to your arrival.


Opened late Spring 2019, our two DIY Podcasting studios can be reserved in advance and include the following equipment:

  • Blue Yeti USB microphones
  • Foam Pop filters
  • Wrap around headphones
  • Table-top "whisper room" sound proofing

SDSU community members interesting in using our Podcasting Studio should bring their own laptop, or check out a laptop at the Circulation Desk. Podcasting equipment cannot be checked out or removed from the DH Center.



Our Group/Multi-track Podcasting studio pilot program coming mid Fall 2023 includes the following equipment:

  • Rodecaster Pro Podcasting mixer
  • 4 Shure SM7B microphones
  • Channels available on mixer for communicating and recording with individuals face to face and remotely via Bluetooth, Headphone line in and USB
  • Wrap around headphones for studio guests

You'll need approximately 10 GB per hour or recording so bring a device that can receive the transfer of a file that size

Book Multitrack Podcasting Studio

Contact Us

Digital Humanities Center
Library Addition Room 61 (Dome Basement)