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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March Data Service Workshops: Census 2020

Every 10 years, the United States conducts its nationwide census.  Starting in January in the most remote parts of Alaska, Census mail is sent to address and registered homes, while door to door census workers take stock of who is living where, all to get a full picture of who makes up the population of […]

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New Sound Equipment in the Faculty Preview Room

As the spring 2020 semester commences, O’Neill Library will be offering recording options in a revamped space. The Digital Studio, located on the 2nd floor of O’Neill Library, boasts a multitouch table, a sound recording room, Macs fitted with media editing applications to serve a variety of student needs, and now, a new sound recording […]

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Spring 2020 Data Services Workshop

Digital Scholarship is happy to announce a series of 6 data-related workshops throughout Spring 2020. As the 2020 census will be launched on April 1st, our workshops are designed to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of the census, building data skills of using, managing and visualizing census data and other data sources in […]

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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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