Start a Digital Project

Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned digital scholar, we can connect you with expertise and resources to help you plan, present, and preserve your digital project.

Not sure if you have a digital project? If your teaching, research, or course project relies on the use of digital methods or tools, we can help. Perhaps you want to make a searchable digital map, analyze a dataset of tweets, or design a website for your research project. To get started, take a look at our guide to digital scholarship and explore some examples and resources.

What we can help with

We offer different support levels for projects that involve, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • audiovisual editing, design, and production
  • digital collections and providing digital access to physical or restricted content
  • copyright services
  • curricular and instructional design (see also how to request instruction)
  • data-related services
  • digital repository services
  • digital and web publishing
  • born-digital preservation consultation
  • digitization services
  • online exhibits
  • project management

While we’re eager to support your work, we can’t provide custom web hosting or web archiving or the development of any projects, tools, and databases from scratch. We’re also currently unable to support the digitization, storage, and preservation of audio moving images, though we’re happy to offer suggestions of where to find such help.

How to get in touch

To set up an introductory consultation—or reach out with questions—please contact us at library-ds@umich.edu.

It’s okay if you don’t have a full picture of your project or needs at the time of your request. We’ll help you at whatever stage you’re at. 

Need more than one meeting? In our first conversation, we will decide together if there’s a need for further consultations or support. Please check out our support levels to see what you can expect.

Talk to us early and often. You must have a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) between us before you can name the library or any library staff member in any grant application. We can work with you to develop or acquire the required documentation.

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