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Research Data & Digital Scholarship Exchange (RDDSx)

A large room filled with round tables and blue chairs. About a dozen people are sitting at the tables watching a person present from a projected powerpoint presenation.

Using This Space

The RDDS unit has priority on booking the space. On- and off-campus partners with focuses on data, digital humanities, digital publishing, GIS, and more can request to book the area with the permission of RDDS. Email to learn more.

About RDDSx

The RDDSx is a collaborative space for the activities of the Research Data & Digital Scholarship unit and its partners on campus. We foster a community of those interested in data-driven and data-literate initiatives and digital projects.

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List

Open seating

  • Configurable furniture
  • Monitor wall with computer and HDMI cable
  • 5 whiteboards

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Automatic doors or no doors
  • Clearance to approach table

Nearby Bathrooms

  • Men's and women's rooms with single accessible stalls are located on the east end of the ground and 2nd floors (ground floor plan  |  2nd floor plan).
  • 8 gender neutral, accessible bathrooms are located in the west elevator lobby of the 3rd floor (3rd floor plan).
  • There are no bathrooms on the 1st floor.

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance on the ground floor. A brick walk leads from the north side of Levy Park to the accessible door. At the end of the walk are 2 doors. The accessible door is on the right.

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF