Facilities

The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) provides Digital Humanities research and consultation support to faculty and students in the College of Humanities. We also provide technical (hardware, software, and network) support. The full-time support staff is located in Suite 1163 of the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB).  The Director is Devin Asay, 422-6510.  The department email is odh@byu.edu.

Use of the facilities, including audio, video, and computer capabilities, is without charge, although fees may be charged by the Humanities Learning Resources (HLR), located in 1141 JFSB, for personal conversion or duplication projects. Access to lab facilities and the HLR is open to all Humanities faculty, as well as university students who wish to upgrade their language skills or to complete assignments for classes within the College of Humanities. Requests for specialized software for student use can be made by contacting Devin Asay, 422-6510.  Faculty members who need to access rooms with cypher or card-swipe locks should contact Bonnie Bingham, 422-5360. Room availability can by checked on the HLR website (http://hlrc.byu.edu/schedule).

The following rooms can be scheduled by contacting Bonnie Bingham at 422-5360 or by requesting a reservation on the HLR website (http://hlr.byu.edu/schedule):

  • B003 JFSB Foreign Language Activity Commons
  • B013 JFSB  Windows Computer Classroom
  • B161 JFSB  Macintosh Collaboration Lab/Classroom
  • B181 JFSB  Macintosh Computer Classroom
  • B160 JFSB  TELE Classroom
  • B164 JFSB  TELE Classroom with video conferenceing
  • 1161 JFSB ODH Conference Room with video conferencing
  • 4051 and 4057 JKB Windows Computer Classrooms

Small class and study rooms in 1131, 1133, and 1141 JFSB should be scheduled with the HLR lab attendants by calling 801 422-5424.

Lab attendants in the Humanities Learning Resources (HLR, 1141 JFSB) and the Humanities Computer Labs (1131 & 1133 JFSB) are available to assist with hardware and software problems and questions. The following policies govern student use of the computer labs and the HLR:

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the computer labs or in the HLR computer carrels.
  2. The labs and the HLR are open to anyone if computers are available; however, priority will be given to College of Humanities students when the rooms are busy. Access to the ODH computer labs and study rooms may be limited to students who are in College of Humanities classes or working on approved projects during busy times.
  3. If the areas become filled, students may be asked to surrender their computer if it’s being used for personal purposes, email, games, or other non-academic purposes. Any use of lab computers in violation of the Honor Code may result in University suspension.
  4. Users are asked not to tamper with or attempt to repair any of the hardware or printers in the lab. Any problems with the equipment should be reported to one of the lab assistants, the secretary, or any full-time employee. No attempt to change the paper or cartridges in the printers should be attempted unless the person has been properly trained and granted permission to do so.
  5. Please do not remove or copy any software from the computer lab areas.
  6. The labs will close promptly as scheduled. This means students must begin exiting programs about ten minutes before the lab closes. Please DO NOT request the lab attendants to stay late.
  7. Any student not abiding by these rules could be subject to the loss of lab privileges.