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
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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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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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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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
Drawing of a battlefield with a cannon in the foreground

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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Happy Public Domain Day (err…Month)!
Public domain book display in the O'Neill Library

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
visualization of US immigration trends

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
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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