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Cambridge University Library


A wide range of services are available at the University Library to assist with digital humanities projects and these can be accessed through the Cambridge Digital Humanities Lab. Often projects have specific requirements and so the CDH Lab is well placed to co-ordinate a number of different specialists, both at the UL and across the University, in order to tailor support for your project.

The UL has specific interest and expertise in the following:

  • Digitisation

  • Transcription and digital editions

  • Digital Preservation

  • Interface development

  • International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)

  • Scholarly Communication


  • Rights management

  • Technical aspects of project planning and bid writing

  • Innovative ways to publish and disseminate 'grey literature'


  • High-quality archival images of special collections material in a conservation environment

  • Support on use of imaging standards, techniques, software and equipment

  • Support for multispectral imaging, including infra-red, UV and X-Ray imaging

  • Photography for events, exhibitions and publications

  • Creation of 3D models, including support on 3D printing options

  • Production, editing and hosting of video


  • Data processing and transformation

  • Data sustainability

  • Metadata standards (TEI, EAD, METS/MODS)

  • Text mining

  • Linked data

  • Visualisation


  • Digital Pedagogy

  • Research impact

  • Library/Research partnerships

  • Training and support


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