Room 11630L SIL@ucla.edu
The Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL) serves as a work space for special group projects. It is jointly administered by the Library and the Center for Digital Humanities, which maintains the SIL Calendar.
Interested in doing digital research? We have just the space for you!
|We are...||an incubator designed to build a community of practice; collaborative teams of partners—faculty, students, librarians, technologists—who enrich, inspire, teach, and assist each other.|
|We create...||research projects that make use of digital resources or digital methods.|
|We offer...||dedicated, flexible, collaborative spaces where groups of up to 10 people can work together on their projects.|
Want more information, examples?
Contact SIL@ucla.edu. We’re happy to consult with you.
Ready to dive in?
Propose your own research collaboration by submitting a brief description using our online form. We review applications on a rolling basis. If accepted, team members will have access to the SIL on a quarterly basis.
If you are already part of a team and need access to the SIL, please fill out the Participant Access Request Form.
The SIL consists of three spaces along the north side of the Research Commons on the first floor of the Research Library. Each seats up to 16 people.
- The Laboratory for Digital Cultural Heritage contains a large high-resolution rear-projection screen in an alcove open to the Research Commons. Movable tables allow multiple configurations.
- The "Window SIL" is a glass-walled space which contains four meeting tables, each with a large monitor.In addition, a smart board/projector is mounted on one wall.
- The "Inner SIL" is an enclosed room containing four meeting tables, each with a large monitor.
Approved project teams will have access to the SIL whenever the Research Library is open.