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NY Digital Humanities Symposium Lightning Talk, December 1, 2018, University at Buffalo (

Planning a digital scholarship center in Drake Memorial Library porvides a tremendous opportunity to enhance the academic library and its services. This session describes the start of a continuing journey that is part of the library’s strategic plan for Scholarly Communications and Special Collections. Library and IT partnering with faculty to identify use cases (e.g., Erie Canal interdisciplinary lab, history and museum studies, nursing, digital humanities, etc.) are critical in developing local champions. A campus grant has been submitted to establish a small media lab as a first step toward this goal.