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The mission of the Digital Commons is to equip Vanderbilt faculty with the skills they need to use digital technologies in their research and teaching. The services and resources of the Digital Commons are available to all Vanderbilt faculty, including those employed by VU and VUMC.

Questions, comments, or suggestions about the Digital Commons? Please take a minute to respond to our interest form.

Get connected.

  • Interested in seeing what digital tools your colleagues are using in their research and teaching? Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn to use a particular technology? See our Events Calendar for upcoming workshops, panels, and more.
  • The Digital Commons email newsletter is a great way to find out about workshops, panels, and other opportunities at the Digital Commons and around campus. Sign up for our newsletter.

Find your research community.

    • Ready to learn from colleagues about a category of digital tools over an extended period of time? See our Faculty Learning Communities page for our current working group offerings.
  • Want to access some resources right now? For videos and other resources from recent Digital Commons events covering a range of digital technologies, see our On-Demand Resources page.
  • Have a question about digital tools for research or teaching, but aren’t sure where to go to get assistance? Email and the Digital Commons team will connect you with experts around campus who can answer your questions.
  • Need access to hardware or software for digital scholarship or pedagogy and maybe some help learning to use it? The Digital Commons features two labs for faculty work, with staff nearby to assist with questions, as well as gear that can loaned out. See our Digital Labs page for details.
  • Looking for a meeting space to host a talk, conversation, or working group on digital scholarship or pedagogy? Small and large event spaces are available for reservation at 1101 19th Avenue South. See the Faculty Commons page for details.

Partner with us.

The Digital Commons brings together multiple units that have a faculty development focus. Groups with a presence in the 1101 building include the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the College of Arts & Science’s Center for Digital Humanities. Other campus partners include…

All partners (on-site or otherwise) play a role in Digital Commons programming and services. Email us to learn more about partnering with the Digital Commons on events, programming and more.

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