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.

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.

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.

      Chelcie Rowell
      Chelcie Rowell

      Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison

      Librarian. Humanist. Technologist.

        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

                  Projects

                  You'll love our work. Check it out!

                  What's Going On?

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                  October 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library

                  During Open Access October, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations that use open data about weather, climate, the environment, and of course, baseball! Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated data, visualization, or literature. Climate Ready Boston Map […]

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                  Music Notation with Finale

                  This tutorial was written by Digital Studio Student Assistant, Nick Sucre. Learn more about Nick and our other student assistants here. Finale is a very effective and intuitive way to notate music digitally. This program is very user friendly yet has a huge array of tools and options that fulfill almost every demand necessary for music […]

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                  OpenCon 2018 Boston

                  Boston College and Boston University Libraries are pleased to announce OpenCon 2018 Boston. This year’s event will feature a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. We are excited to welcome the film’s producer and director Jason Schmitt for a panel discussion. Additionally, we are currently seeking proposals for the following: • 20 – 25 […]

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