The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration
The Edge extends Duke University Libraries’ mission by providing a collaborative space for interdisciplinary, data-driven, digitally reliant or team-based research .
Opening in January 2015 in the renovated first floor of Bostock Library, the Edge brings together resources and expertise to help Duke researchers innovate, in a space that invites discovery, experimenting, and collaboration. Generous funding to create the Edge was made possible through the Duke Forward Campaign.
Bostock Library, Level 1 campus map
The first floor of Bostock will be renovated during the Fall of 2014, to create a centralized physical space on campus next spring that invites discovery, experimenting and collaboration. In the Edge you’ll find
- Brandaleone Family Lab for Data and Visualization Services
- Digital Studio
- Workshop and presentation space , for groups small (6-8) and large (up to 45-50)
- Project rooms , multiple sizes, both reservable and drop-in
The Edge connects you with resources and specialists and puts you in touch with other research partners at Duke. Get expert advice for
- Planning and managing the research process, from idea to publication
- Analyzing and visualizing research data, from graphs to maps and timelines
- Sharing your research with others, through presentations, publications and archives
Find tools in the Edge to help you with your research process, from looking for new ideas for a project, to collecting or creating research data, to creating public presentations of your work. Presentations, workshops and on-hand staff assistance point to new possibilities for your research.
- Data and Visualization Software (statistics, mapping, and visualization)
- Scanners (large-format, overhead, and multi-sheet feed)
- Training (workshops on research methods and tools)