About

The Boston College Libraries Digital Scholarship Group connects people, ideas, and projects.

We explore and document new tools and support teaching and research in a variety of areas that utilize broad methodologies in the digital humanities.

As we document our paths, clear logistical hurdles, and share our outcomes, we look forward to discovering ways of building on our existing projects.

Projects

You'll love our work. Check it out!

Core Tenets

We Aim to Build Experience and Community
We explore, document, and share the pros and cons of using technology for different applications, noting important caveats and lessons learned, based on our experience with real projects -- we don't simply link you to the homepage of tools or completed projects.
We are Experimental
We are committed to exploring and documenting new tools and methods with you, expanding our capacity as we do. We don't limit our efforts to a specific set of supported technologies, but are interested in finding and addressing changing needs on campus. We act as a node in the growing community of digital scholarship.
We are Open
Digital scholarship should be an open endeavor. As we dabble and explore, we are transparent about our process whenever possible — including what we don't know, frustrations, and dead ends. We also support the use of open source tools and the creation of open access scholarship. See what we're up to on GitHub.
We Teach, Support, and Collaborate
We aspire to expand the community of digital scholarship practitioners at Boston College, not act as a home for outsourced digital projects. We are teachers, consultants, and collaborators. We are particularly invested in collaborative projects that include pedagogically-rich student involvement or that transcend individual semesters and the boundaries of the institution.

What's Going On?

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March 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library

For the months of March and April, the O’Neill digital display (by the POP collection) will feature a curated “Women Also Know Data” visualization display to highlight diagrams, projects, and software developed by women over the last 160 years. Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the Army in the East Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is […]

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First Annual Boston College Libraries’ Maker Contest

Who: Boston College undergraduate or graduate students What: This contest challenges students to “bring history to life” by using digital tools to create multi-modal content that can be accessed online and featured on the Boston College Libraries’ Digital Studio multitouch table. The table is a large interactive display that enables multiple people to explore and […]

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A New Home on the Web for the Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era

Post by Stephen Sturgeon, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian & Bibliographer for English In fall 2018 the Digital Scholarship Group launched The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era, a digital archive of nineteenth-century drawings with a substantial history of curation. We created the site in collaboration with the drawings’ owners, Sheila Gallagher and […]

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People

Meet the members of the Digital Scholarship Group

Sarah Melton
Sarah Melton

Head of Digital Scholarship

More accessible scholarship.

    Anna Kijas
    Anna Kijas

    Digital Scholarship Librarian

    All about the process.

      Stephen Sturgeon
      Stephen Sturgeon

      Digital Scholarship Librarian & English Liaison

      Textual scholarship and book history.

        Sarah DeLorme
        Sarah DeLorme

        Associate Digital Scholarship Librarian

        Collaboration and building community.

          John O'Connor
          John O'Connor

          Scholarly Communications Librarian

          Campus outreach and scholarly communications

            Allison Xu
            Allison Xu

            Data and Visualization Librarian