April 18, 2011 – Emory University is soon to have a coffeehouse-like environment in which students can work in cross-discipline collaboration and allow researcher access to the library’s vast experts on all things library. This will differ from other digital research centers because of the cross-discipline collaboration potential.

Per The Associated Press’s article, “Emory University in Atlanta gets grant to open digital research center for faculty, students,” Emory University has received a $695,000 grant to create a digital center where students and faculty in the humanities can mix and mingle on research projects. The two-year grant comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

It will be interesting to see the results that come out of this new project and workspace over the following years. We already know the difference environment can make in learning potential.

Melody K. Smith