The Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) is a collaboration between the University Libraries and Research Computing, offering a full range of data services for both university and community members. Their aim is to promote research data management mandated by federal funding agencies and journal publishers, cyberinfrastructure to gain full benefit from big data, digital scholarship to explore tools and methods used in digital research, and education and training.

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Participants in the 'Mapping Outside the Box' workshop will explore different map projections and discuss their implications for visual communication.

Symposium Explores Digital Humanities in the Visual World

Oct. 3, 2019

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and the University of Colorado Boulder Department of History will sponsor and host the second annual Digital Scholarship in the Front Range Symposium at Norlin Library this month. The theme for 2019 is ‘Digital Humanities and the Visual World.’ Organizer and...

Data visualizations from last year on display

Enter The 2019 Data Visualization Contest

Sept. 25, 2019

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and the University Libraries want to give your data visualization projects a stage to shine on with the 2019 Data Visualization Contest! CRDDS and the Libraries are looking for visualizations based on their ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design,...

Katie Mika works with student.

Getting The Most From Campus Libraries

Sept. 18, 2019

Heading to the library at CU Boulder means a trip to Norlin Library or to one of the four branch libraries: Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ; Leonard H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Library ; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library ; and the William M...

Data from Colorado Parks & Wildlife shows the overall range of mountain lion range in Colorado on the GeoLibrary.

GeoLibrary Connects Colorado Through GIS Data

Sept. 12, 2019

This fall, the University Libraries have officially launched a new collection of geographic information system (GIS) data highlighting the natural and cultural features of Colorado. The Colorado GeoLibrary , the Libraries’ new site for accessing and discovering geospatial data the state, is a data set goldmine, fit for your GIS...

Alicia Cowart stands on quad.

Meet Geospatial Data Services Postdoc Fellow Alicia Cowart

Aug. 12, 2019

The University Libraries welcome Alicia Cowart as a new postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services (ODSS) and in the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS). Cowart, who earned her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley , will provide support for...

Fellow Eva Danayanti describes the concept of Jendhela during her presentation in April.

Provost's Fellow Eva Danayanti's Freedom Of The Press Portal

May 16, 2019

Journalism graduate student Eva Danayanti’s project for the 2019 Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries is a portal to open access resources on freedom of the press and expression in Southeast Asia.

Wendy Norris shares details about her Python tutorials during her fellowship presentation April 25, 2019.

Provost's Fellow Wendy Norris' Python Tutorials

May 15, 2019

Information Science PhD student Wendy Norris’ project for the 2019 Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries “Python for Text Analysis video tutorials” is informed by her own path towards understanding digital humanities-related research methods.

Fellow Julia demonstrates how to use VR goggles during her presentation.

Provost's Fellow Julia Uhr's VR Fairytales

May 13, 2019

Philosophy PhD student Julia Uhr’s project for the 2019 Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries “SCCUFL” resulted in a tangible virtual reality experience featuring fairy tale classics from the University Libraries’ Special Collections.

Merinda McLure presents Leah Wasser with the OEA.

Leah Wasser Receives 2019 Open Educator Award

May 6, 2019

Leah Wasser is the recipient of the 2019 CU Boulder Open Educator Award from the CU Student Government and the University Libraries. The award recognizes her openly-licensed Earth Analytics Python course that uses open source tools to educate students on Earth data science. An average of 50,000 unique global visitors...

Incoming Ph.D. mathematics student Sam Zhang spoke about what a future where every city had open data could look like.

Municipal Data Mixer Connects Data Stewards

May 3, 2019

Earlier this week, dozens of data analysts, scientists, and specialists gathered in the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) to collaborate over purposeful uses of municipal information and data in service of the Boulder community. During the Municipal Data Mixer, local data stewards from the City of Boulder,...