Check Out Our Podcasting Room

This post is by Melanie Hubbard, Digital Scholarship Librarian for Instruction. The Podcasting Room in The Digital Studio, found on the 2nd floor of the O’Neill Library, provides an opportunity to create your own podcast (and other kinds of audio projects). What makes it a “podcasting room”? It’s the equipment–the mics and the software. There […]

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New Service: Ordering Premium-Quality Digital Images

As we all continue to adjust to the realities of this pandemic, the Boston College Libraries are focused on not only safely reopening, but also continuing to explore services for researchers and scholars to improve digital engagement with collections. High resolution images of materials held by Burns Library may now be ordered through our new […]

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Welcome Matthew Naglak – Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian

What drew you to the position at Boston College? When I saw the advertisement for a digital scholarship librarian at BC, I was drawn to it because of my desire to partner with faculty and students to help bring their research and data to life in new and exciting ways. Working at BC, with a […]

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Welcome Melanie Hubbard – Digital Scholarship Instruction Librarian

What drew you to the position at Boston College? I was at a point where I wanted to focus more on digital scholarship related pedagogy, an area for which there are limited opportunities. DS positions tend to be geared toward projects or combine projects and pedagogy, as my previous position did. When I saw the […]

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Getting Started with Digital Pedagogy

What is Digital Pedagogy? Digital pedagogy, an aspect of digital scholarship and digital humanities (DH), is the deeply considered and conscious incorporation of digital tools, concepts, and methods into teaching. Digital pedagogy ranges in scope and complexity. It can involve simple assignments, larger individual student projects, or a single project to which an entire class […]

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Library Publishing Forum
Library Publishing Forum 2020 Banner

Gabe Feldstein, BC Libraries’ Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist, offers some reflections on the recent Library Publishing Forum. Every year, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) hosts a Forum featuring a series of discussions and lectures on the landscape of scholarly publishing. Originally scheduled to be held in Worcester, the realities of COVID-19 forced some last […]

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GIS Contest Winners
Raised map showing a bridge in Charleston

It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries announce the winners of the 11th Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College. This year we added a new category for digital maps in addition to the traditional poster category.  A special thanks to the students who completed and submitted their work […]

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Place Yourself in the Repositories! Virtual Backgrounds for your Video-Conferencing

With meetings now taking place online, it can be jarring to have your colleagues in your home—sometimes for the first time! For everyone from journalists to world leaders, finding a professional background that is not a distraction for your meeting can be difficult. Fortunately, Boston College Libraries have a variety of different resources for spicing […]

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Stylus; the Earliest Boston College Newspaper

Over 400 copies of Stylus, Boston College’s original student newspaper, have been digitized and are available online due to a team effort of the Digital Repositories Group and Burns Library. From 1883 to now, the student newspaper has developed a reputation for being a wellspring of artistic student expression. While the original publication covered administrative, […]

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New digital resource: 19th century petition letters for Jesuit mission assignments

A set of original handwritten letters housed in the Jesuit Archive in Rome has been scanned and transcribed and is now available freely on the web for research and study. A collaboration between Boston College Libraries, the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and Emanuele Colombo of DePaul University, the Digital Indipetae Database offers an ordered […]

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