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Welcome to the Digital Collaboration Studio!

The Digital Collaboration Studio (DCS) is located on the third floor of the Miller Nichols Library and is open when the building is open. See all library hours.

The DCS includes an open collaboration area with mobile furniture and high-definition monitors, a seminar room with video conferencing capability and digital whiteboard, small collaboration rooms with high-definition monitors, and a one-touch audio and video recording studio for oral histories and podcasts. The Studio is designed to support research and education in all disciplines with a focus on the Digital and Public Humanities.

Spaces

UMKC students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Collaboration Rooms, Seminar Room, or Recording Studio for up to two hours per group per day using the Libraries' online reservation system and their UMKC username and password: https://libcal.library.umkc.edu/  

Collaboration Rooms 310A, 310B

Students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Collaboration Rooms for up to two (2) hours per group per day. The maximum capacity for 310A and 310B is four (4) people. When the rooms are not reserved they are open and available to any library user. 

Reserve Collaboration Room 310A

Reserve Collaboration Room 310B

Recording Studio 310C 

Reservations are required. Priority use for podcast, oral history, or other recording projects. Not for general study use. Students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Recording Studio for up to two hours per group per day. Make a reservation and check out the key, keyboard, and mouse from Circulation on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

Reserve the Recording Studio

Seminar Room 312 

Students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Seminar Room for up to two hours per group per day. When the room is not reserved it is open and available to any library user. Use of the Seminar Room is prioritized for classes led by UMKC faculty, and secondarily for groups larger than 5. If you are an individual or a smaller group, please consider 310A or B.

Reserve the Seminar Room

Noise Level Policy in all Digital Collaboration Studio Spaces 

As with the rest of the 3rd floor, the Studio is designated for quiet conversation: limited noise and quiet group study are permitted and expected.

Food and Drink Policies 

  • Food and drink are allowed in the Digital Collaboration Studio during normal use of the space.  
  • When using materials from the UMKC Special Collections and Archives or State Historical Society, food and drink are not allowed in the Studio.
  • Drinks in closed containers are allowed in the Recording Studio; food is not allowed in the Recording Studio.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the Production Room.

Technology & Features

If you need assistance with your own device, the Technology Support Center can provide assistance with UMKC resources including VPN, Email, or Canvas.