Highlights from the 2019 Digital Scholarship Open House
Joseph Becker, Railroad Pass with Chinese Workers, 1869-1870. Becker Archive, Boston College Fine Arts Dept.

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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May 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Eric Fischer, See Something or Say Something: Boston. Used under a CC-BY license.

During the month of May, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by undergraduate and graduate student award recipients from the 10th annual GIS Mapping contest. Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository, eScholarship@BC, under the category Juried Student Work. The […]

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March 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Florence Nightingale 1858 diagram of mortality rates

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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Encoding the Thomas D. Craven Diary
front cover of 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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November 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Visualization from Boston College tree inventory, 2010 GIS poster

November 14 is GIS Day, but at O’Neill Library we’ll be celebrating all month-long! Stop by the GIS themed book display (curated by Barbara Mento) in the third floor lobby and check out the visualizations on the digital display (next to the POP collection). The display will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by Boston […]

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October 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Screenshot of Global Map of Wind project

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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September 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Map depicting ICE facilities across the United States

During the month of September, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by students, scholars, librarians, and developers working around the world. These visualizations demonstrate how data analysis and visualization is used across disciplines and fields. Each source is linked to the original site where […]

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Music Encoding Conference Keynote
screenshot for google search on the term "music composers"

Last week (May 22-25, 2018) I attended the Music Encoding Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park and gave the closing keynote on May 24. In my keynote, “What does the data tell us?: Representation, Canon, and Music Encoding,” I explored issues embedded in musicological traditions of canonicity and discussed the need for recovery […]

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May 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Illustration of Whaling Ship

During the month of May, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by Boston College faculty, students, and staff. This month we are also including the winning visualizations from the 9th annual GIS Mapping contest. Each source is linked to the original site (when available) […]

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April 2018 – Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill
Sidewalk snow removal map

During the month of April, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations, which use a variety of tools and methods, such as GIS, data mining, network analysis, 3D visualization, and Tableau. Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated […]

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