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Technology Hub

The NIH Library’s Technology Hub, located on the first floor of the Library, Building 10, is a space where NIH staff can explore ways to incorporate emerging technologies into their research. The Technology Hub supports innovation by providing access to hardware and software and the spaces to use them, as well as with on-demand training and one-on-one consultations. We also encourage innovation and discovery by developing strategic partnerships with NIH staff.

What We Do

We offer specialized hardware, software, and services to help spark innovation in your research and broaden your technology skills. Schedule a tutorial or consultation with a librarian to learn more about the technologies, resources, and services that are available in the Technology Hub.

Reserve a Workspace

Collaborate on a project, hold a small meeting, or use a variety of licensed and open-source software for 3D printing and modeling, bioinformatics, data visualization, online mapping and spatial data, video production and editing, and web and graphic display. The workspaces and collaboration pods are open to staff and are available during the Library's business hours via online reservation.

3D Printing

Try out the NIH Library's 3D printer for free, attend a 3D modeling class, or request a consultation on 3D printing.

Digital Production Studio

Create audio and video projects using the Library's Digital Production Studio, equipped with a digital audio recorder, a video camera, headphones, microphones, sound-proofing, a green screen, and a lighting kit. Editing software, including Adobe Creative Cloud suite, camtasia, and Captivate, is also available in the workstations outside the studio.

ErgoFit Workspaces

NIH staff who are curious about different ergonomic configurations and want to try them in person can visit the ErgoFit workspace. The ErgoFit workspace equipment can be adjusted to fit body size and type to achieve neutral positions for working safely and comfortably. The seating configurations offer the options of sitting, standing, or using an active seat. No reservations are needed to try out the workspaces, but bring your NIH identification card if you want to access the NIH network while using the workspace computers.

Virtual Reality

Explore how Virtual Reality (VR) technology might help you with your research, collaboration, and education needs, using the Library's HTC Vive VR system. The Vive has roomscale VR which allows the user to walk around and interact with a vitural space through a VR headset and two motion tracked handheld controllers.

Classes and Tutorials

Schedule a tutorial or consultation with a librarian to learn more about the technologies, resources, and services that are available in the Technology Hub. Look for upcoming classes on the Library website training calendar.

 

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