The Digital Liberal Arts at Lawrence University calls the Seeley G. Mudd library home, but reaches across campus as a faculty, student, and staff-inclusive way to create digital scholarship, teaching, and learning.
Our focus is on finding ways to bring the digital into Lawrence University’s liberal arts mission. We support faculty, staff, and students, by assisting with curriculum development and coordinating connections across campus.
To start using our assistance in a project, contact Andrew McSorley, our Digital Liberal Arts Librarian by email, or by submitting the contact form.

What is Digital Liberal Arts?

  • Digital technology to aid in learning
  • Tools in a variety of media aimed at special research or teaching projects
  • Interdisciplinary research and teaching
  • Integrating digital tools and methods into classrooms and research

What Does Digital Liberal Arts Do?

  • Consult on long-term or brief projects at any stage
  • Help create and foster digital research
  • Create connections between faculty, staff, and students to create new scholarship and learning
  • Facilitate a community of digital learning at every level in the liberal arts

Frequently Used Tools

  • Omeka: Content management system. Useful to display library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Often used to curate online exhibits with digital objects.
  • Tableau: Tool to create data visualizations from time and spatial datasets. Often used to convert large datasets into an interactive graphic.
  • Arcgis Story Maps: Platform for creating a geographic information system (GIS). Storymaps helps to create and edit geographic visualizations focusing on interaction and narrative building. Maps are easily published and shared on various platforms.
  • Audacity: Free audio editor and recorder. Often used to quickly and easily create and edit podcasts or other digital recordings.
  • Netlytic: Automatically analyzes and summarizes social media posts, and can build visualization and maps based on social media data. Used in social sciences most often.
  • Google NGram: Allows the user to search for temporal and usage trends in words and phrases across the Google Books platform. Searches and results can also be visualized.
  • Timeline JS: Open-source tool to create interactive timelines. YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, and other media sources can be pulled into the timeline, as well. Easy to use and customize.