MiddLab is a hub for library and other specialists to share insights, develop working collaborations, and help plan for the maintenance, development, and support of the technical infrastructure and services required for digital scholarship, digital projects, and other technology-based academic research, digital dissemination, and digital preservation at Middlebury.

You can email MiddLab at middlab@middlebury.edu.


Team Sponsor: Mike Roy, Dean of the Library

MiddLab Coffee Breaks

For 2021, we are introducing our virtual Coffee Break series of discussions! These meetings are hosted by MiddLab, with co-sponsorship from the Library, ITS, DLINQ, and the MiddData initiative. These monthly meetings are for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in digital academia to meet for discussion, sharing, and questioning on a variety of topics important to our community. These meetings will be facilitated by MiddLab members, along with guest experts from across the Middlebury community.

Dates and registration for future sessions will be added here as we get closer. Check back in for updates.

Open your Scholarship

In our first meeting, we will be focusing on the topic of open scholarship, including open access (OA) and open educational resources (OER). The discussion will be facilitated by Ryan Clement, Data Services Librarian, along with Mike Roy, Dean of the Library, and Kellam Ayres, Circulation Services Coordinator for Reserves. Our facilitators have broad experience in the world of open scholarship, but we this to be a community discussion, so please bring your projects, questions, and concerns!

* Note that registration is required for this event, so that participants can receive all pre- and post-discussion communication and materials, including links to join the Zoom videoconference.

Ethics in Data

Apporto and Virtual Machines

Scholarly Identity

Web Accessibility

Individual Data Management

Document Accessibility

Information Security

Web Scraping

Data Visualization Tools

Social Media Scraping

Open Source