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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Scholarship Opportunity: Bookbuilders of Boston 2019
letterboard that spells out "digital scholarship @BC" with red, 3d printed ducks in the foreground

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 Boston College and other area universities and colleges to provide student scholarships for engagement in projects that build awareness and practical knowledge of various aspects of the publishing industry. The Boston College […]

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Spring 2019 Graduate Student Opportunity

Are you a Boston College graduate student with an interest in open access digital publishing? See the announcement below for a new opportunity! The Boston College Libraries are seeking a BC graduate student interested in publishing to develop documentation and educational materials for the Libraries’ digital publishing platform. If selected for this project, you will […]

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Making a Podcast with Audacity

The Digital Studio gets a lot of queries from our patrons regarding audio editing. There are so many great programs to choose from, it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know where to start. Audacity is a professional quality open source audio editor. It is intuitive to use and can easily be used to put […]

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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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