The Data Experience Lab (DXL) is the NC State University Libraries’ community hub for data science, visualization, and digital research and scholarship. Located on the third floor of Hill Library, it offers collaboration space, computing resources, and drop-in support for anyone in the NC State community working with data, creating visualizations, using geospatial methodologies, or employing new digital methods and approaches. DXL staff have 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 Your Project

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 business days.
Usually available Mon–Fri, 12pm–4pm.

Book Appointment

Book a 30-minute Zoom appointment on data science topics.

Project Collaborations

We make decisions about longer-term collaborations on a case-by-case basis, based on existing expertise and capacity. Let us know what you’re working on, what questions you have, and how you would like to collaborate.

For Faculty: Instruction Services

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

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.

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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.


Immersion Theater screen displaying a geometric graphic labeled Soccer Ball Reinvented


A visualization project that explores the interplay of art, nature, culture, shape, perspective, and math in our everyday lives.

Chart with colorful labeled bubbles

Visualizing Co-Authorship

We used free software to create a packed circle chart visualizing Chemistry department co-authorship with other NC State departments.

Map of the eastern US with dots marking fine particulate matter along the coast

Extracting monthly air pollution data at coastal recreation sites

We helped develop a workplan using GIS software to extract air pollution values from rasters representing monthly particulate matter data for 2000-2018.



  • Digital Research and Scholarship Librarian
    Computational Text Analysis, Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship, Data analysis, Python, R, Data Science and Machine Learning
  • NCSU Libraries Fellow
    Digital Pedagogy, Digital Humanities, Python, Data Literacy
  • Department Head, Data & Visualization Services
    Data & Visualization Services, Visualization, Data Management, Research Impact and Metrics
  • Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center
    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
  • Data & Visualization Librarian
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Maps, Finding Data, Government Information
  • NCSU Libraries Fellow
  • Data & Visualization Librarian
    Visualization design, Python, Web-based visualization, Creative coding
  • Data & Visualization Librarian
    Data & Visualization Instruction Support, Data & Visualization Services
  • Associate Head, Data and Visualization Services
    Data Experience Lab (DXL), Dataspace, Data visualization, Data Science Consulting, Data & visualization instruction
  • Open Knowledge Librarian
    Open Research and Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Publishing, Scholarly Sharing