Ex situ Laboratory ‒Literature and Technology Studies

Université Laval, Québec, Québec
What the facility does

Research data management and digital distribution for social sciences, humanities, arts and letters. 

Area(s) of Expertise

The laboratory specializes in the digital distribution of scientific content from the social sciences, humanities, arts and letters fields: digitization of research archives, distribution of research data, and digital editions of scientific publications. It has developed a unique expertise in using Alfresco software to manage research data. 

Research Services

Digitization of archives, document management, distribution, digital editions

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Name of equipment

Computer laboratory + meeting room (41 m2)

Kodak scanners (feeder and flatbed A4 + A3)

Set-up for scanning series of photos

Alfresco community edition + 7 TB of storage

Web servers (Lodel, Wordpress, wikis, database)

  • CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises)



“Inauguration du laboratoire Ex situ. La technologie au service de la recherche sur la littérature et la culture” (Inauguration of the Ex situ Laboratory: Technology serving literary and cultural research), Le Fil