About the CDSC

Curate, Design, Steward, Collaborate

The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) works with diverse sets of people, institutions, and groups to create digital tools, projects, public programming, and educational opportunities for the many publics the University serves with an emphasis on ethical curation and collaborative scholarship. Faculty, staff and students engaged with the CDSC focus on meeting the unique digital challenges and needs of underserved populations, fostering inclusiveness and empowering partnerships. The CDSC provides support, outreach, and training for all faculty, students, and community members.


The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation’s mission is to promote meaningful collaborations using technology in ethically minded and socially empowering ways. The CDSC promotes partnerships that benefit faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and community members statewide, regionally, and nationally.

The CDSC is committed to upholding WSU’s land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society by collaborating with and providing support to a wide range of constituents. To fulfill our mission, the CDSC:

  • Partners with Native American and Indigenous communities to support the ethical curation of cultural resources;
  • Provides best practices for the organization, digitization, and preservation of unique collections;
  • Trains graduate students and provides opportunities for faculty development;
  • Supports curriculum development, particularly the introduction of technology into courses to provide faculty and students with hands-on opportunities;
  • Assists scholars to explore new and emerging models of digital research, publishing, and peer-review;
  • Collaborates with faculty to pursue external grant awards;
  • Provides a forum for scholarly innovation and discussions between faculty, graduate students, and community members;
  • Provides a safe, inclusive, hate-free space for collaboration, listening, and the thoughtful sharing of ideas.