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Centre for Digital Scholarship

UNB Libraries' Centre for Digital Scholarship has been a leader in digitization, digital collections, and electronic publishing initiatives since its original inception as the Electronic Text Centre in 1996. The Centre for Digital Scholarship provides consultation, collaboration, and services to enhance research and scholarly activities at UNB, including digital publication, imaging, curation, preservation, dissemination, instruction, and more. Our goal is to increase the impact and durability of UNB-produced research and scholarly resources, advance digital scholarship at UNB through collaborative project development, and lead the university in new approaches to academic publishing and scholarly communication.  

Research Partnerships, Digital Projects and Consultation

The CDS welcomes inquiries from all members of the UNB community interested in digital scholarship methods, digital projects and collections. We can help you design projects and work plans, help pursue grant funding, or suggest tools and solutions for integrating digital approaches to your research or teaching. The CDS and UNB Libraries' Systems Group have partnered with numerous faculty members and others to develop and host unique digital research projects at UNB. Please browse throught our current and past projects for examples, or contact a member of our team to find out more. 

Digital Imaging

CDS' digital imaging services provide professional equipment and highly trained staff to support digital publishing, collection building, and other digitization needs of the UNB community and beyond. Our projects involve a wide array of materials and formats, including historical documents (from print or microfilm), cultural artifacts, artwork (imaged locally or in situ), architectural renderings, topographical maps, and many more.

Publishing Services

We have been providing digital publishing services for regional, national, and international academic partners for over 20 years.The CDS offers a wide range of services for current and prospective scholarly publications, and can help editorial staff develop a digital publication that meets their needs. Our services include creation of new digital publications, hosting digital versions of established print publications, large-scale print digitization projects, and a state-of-the-art online peer review and management system.


Scholarly Communications services include management of UNB Scholar Research Repository. UNB Scholar collects, preserves, shares, and promotes the scholarly output of interested faculty, staff, and students at the University of New Brunswick, and includes UNB's Electronic Theses and Dissertations collection. CDS provides additional electronic theses and dissertations support for graduate students submitting final copies of their thesis/dissertation at UNB. UNB Libraries also provides UNB Dataverse, a repository for research data collected by researchers and organizations primarily affiliated with the University of New Brunswick. Explore Research Data Management Services for more details. 

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