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?

See blog
Happy Public Domain Day (err…Month)!

Post by John O’Connor, Scholarly Communications Librarian January 1, 2019 marked the first Public Domain Day celebrated in the United States in 20 years, and we at Boston College are spending the month of January celebrating this wonderful day and all the new works going into the Public Domain in 2019. So what is Public […]

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February 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library

For the rest of January through February, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations that covers a variety of topics, including health, politics, immigration as well as food. Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated data, visualization, or […]

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Encoding the Thomas D. Craven Diary

In the spring of 2018, several library and archives staff from Thomas P. O’Neill (Nancy Adams, Meg Critch, Sarah DeLorme, Anna Kijas) and John J. Burns Library (Kathleen Monahan, Annalisa Moretti) began a collaborative transcription and encoding project of a 1917 diary written by Boston College student, Thomas D. Craven. This diary was written during the […]

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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

          eScholarship Repository Librarian

          Campus outreach and scholarly communications

            Allison Xu
            Allison Xu

            Data and Visualization Librarian