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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Creating and Using Google Forms

This tutorial was written by Digital Studio Student Assistant, Jonathan Joint. Learn more about Jonathan and our other student assistants here. Google Forms is an essential tool for college students, teachers, and faculty members alike. And for the student leaders who are very much involved in extracurricular activities that may require things like conducting surveys, registration […]

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Highlights from the 2019 Digital Scholarship Open House

On May 1, 2019 the Digital Scholarship Group hosted an Open House that featured the work of several faculty, graduate students, and librarians. Here is a brief overview of the presentations with links to slides and other materials shared kindly by the presenters. Richard L. Sweeney (Assistant Professor, Economics Department) who participated in this past […]

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Beginner Guide to ABBYY FineReader Sprint

This tutorial was written by Digital Studio Student Assistant, Emma Grimm. Learn more about Emma and our other student assistants here. ABBYY FineReader Sprint is a tool that turns any hard copy paper into an online type text which can be edited on the computer. With the program, you can correct images, reformat your document, or […]

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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.

        John O'Connor
        John O'Connor

        Scholarly Communications Librarian

        Campus outreach and scholarly communications

          Allison Xu
          Allison Xu

          Data and Visualization Librarian