The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, founded in 2015, is located centrally in Library West, the Humanities & Social Sciences Library. The studio is named in honor of Professor Scott Nygren of the English Department, who was a true friend of Library West and the George A. Smathers Libraries.
The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio is a collaborative space where faculty, staff, and students are welcome to work on current digital projects and imagine new ones. At Library West, we know that inspiration happens best in a community; the Scholars Studio aims to be the community center for digital scholarship amidst the broader library audience of our Humanities & Social Sciences faculty and students. The Scholars Studio supports the interdisciplinary nature of digital humanities as a space for humanists to gather and confer, and by offering the technology necessary for new intellectual contributions to the field of digital humanities.
The Scholars Studio provides technology such as appropriate software for digital exploration of texts and images, a multi-touch screen to encourage digital play, and a flexible furniture arrangement to allow for small or large group collaboration and presentation.
"... a digital humanities library interest group located at George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, Florida. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in and discussion of digital humanities among librarians at the University of Florida."