Data Experience Programs & Services

The Data Experience Lab (DXL) is the NC State University Libraries’ community hub for data science, visualization, and digital research and scholarship. It offers collaboration space, computing resources, and support for anyone in the NC State community working with data, creating visualizations, using geospatial methodologies, or employing new digital methods and approaches. The DXL staff has expertise in various areas and can help you learn new skills or develop a project. We’d love for you to be part of our community!

Visit the DXL

Get Help With Data

Get help with data science, visualization, digital research and scholarship topics, and tools such as R and Python.

Email Us

We usually reply within 2 weekdays (Mon–Fri).


Usually available Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm.

Book Appointment

Book a 30-minute appointment on data science topics.


Collaborate with us! We welcome collaboration proposals on projects such as geospatial analysis and mapping, web visualizations, Open Educational Resources (OER), and textual analysis. Let us know what you’re working on, what questions you have, and how you would like to collaborate.

View all DXL projects

Instruction Services

Instructors, we can help your students learn how to find data, analyze data, and create charts or maps. Request a custom, hands-on instruction session or collaboration on the development of activities or assignments.

Sample Instruction Projects

  • Mapping for Habitat for Humanity
    Caldwell students create maps that help Habitat for Humanity communicate about regional housing needs to local leaders.

Community Programs

Group of people sitting around a table with laptops discussing a data visualization on a large screen

OPEN Incubator

A research development program designed to advance a project from idea to proof-of-concept. Facilitators guide participants through a cohort-based collaborative experience that introduces open research principles and strategies. Apply for the next cohort.

Data visualization that looks like a galaxy

Coffee & Viz

A forum for NC State researchers to share their visualization work. Presented by the Libraries in one of our state-of-the-art high-tech spaces, Coffee & Viz programs are free and open to the public.

Computing Resources

Our reservable PC and iMac Pro workstations, located in both the Hill Library's Data Experience Lab and the Hunt Library's Dataspace, are optimized for data-intensive work with high-end graphic processors, enough RAM and storage for large projects, and software for data analysis and visualization.

View more of what's inside the DXL



  • Head, Data & Visualization Services
    Data & Visualization Services, Data & Visualization Instruction, Data Science Consulting
  • Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy
    Copyright and Fair Use, Author's Rights and Open Access, Open Pedagogy, Open Education and Alt-Textbooks, Managing Your Scholarly Identity, Managing Your Research Data
  • GIS and Data Librarian
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Maps, Finding Data, Government Information
  • Lead Librarian for Data Instruction
    Data & Visualization Instruction Support, Data & Visualization Services
  • Data Experience Manager
    Data Experience Lab (DXL), Dataspace, Data visualization, Data Science Consulting, Data & visualization instruction