Scholarship Opportunity: Bookbuilders of Boston 2020

Bookbuilders of Boston, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1937 to promote excellence and innovation in book publishing and manufacturing, makes annual grants to area universities and colleges, providing student scholarships for engagement in projects that build awareness and practical knowledge of various aspects of the publishing industry. The Boston College Libraries are seeking a BC […]

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We’re hiring!
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We’re excited to announce that Boston College Libraries are hiring for two Digital Scholarship Librarian positions, each with a focus on either instruction or project management and execution. Applicants should indicate their primary area of interest. Projects: The successful candidate will manage digital scholarship projects, lead instruction and consultation sessions on digital research, and provide […]

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Celebrate GIS Day at O’Neill Library
Aerial view of sand

Our GIS Day celebration this year will provide a hands-on workshop featuring mapping in the humanities for non-ArcGIS users. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a mapping platform that contains and compares historical maps of Boston in the past century, produce demographic maps from their own data, and learn how to […]

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Fall 2019 Digital Scholarship Workshops
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This year, as the campus and BC Libraries take a sharper look at social justice issues, our workshops will use race and diversity (e.g. US Census) data to explore both the affordances and constraints of tools and strategies for transforming data into narratives and images. We hope you can join us! Curating Digital Exhibits with […]

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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
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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