Collaborative TEI
Screenshot of XML

This semester we will be opening up our Collaborative TEI group to the wider Boston College and digital humanities community. This group is interested in developing an understanding of transcription and encoding standards using the TEI XML-based schema. Those interested in using other schemas, such as the MEI are also welcome to participate. Currently, we […]

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Fall 2017 Digital Scholarship Events
floppy disk keychains

Our Coffee & Code schedule for the Fall 2017 semester is live! Come learn about creating temporal visualizations with timelines, mapping, textual analysis, and more. All sessions take place in the Digital Studio, room 205 in O’Neill Library. We hope to see you there!   Cover image: Floppy disk keychains by Flickr user ladysamanthaf, CC-BY-NC-ND.

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ARL Digital Scholarship Institute: Part 2
City of Boston map

It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since the inaugural Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) Digital Scholarship Institute hosted at Boston College. In the previous post, you can read Sarah Melton’s overview of the goals of the Institute, and takeaways from the keynote by Jennifer Vinopal, Associate Director for Information Technology at The […]

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BCDS at DH
T.E.A. Photography, Submerged Montreal.

Will you be at the 2017 Digital Humanities conference in Montréal? So will we! Sarah Melton will be presenting a poster on the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute along with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Indiana, the University of Rochester, and the University of California San Diego. The poster will detail […]

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Announcing Digital Studio’s new software request policy
digital studio space

The Digital Studio provides access to a wide variety of software applications that support tasks, such as data analysis, design, multimedia, and visualization. In order to better anticipate software needs in the Digital Studio we are launching a new software request policy and form that outlines criteria and timeframes for submitting requests. We encourage BC faculty, instructors, and staff to […]

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ARL Digital Scholarship Institute
Keyboard Cat by Cassandra Leigh Gotto. CC-BY-NC.

Boston College Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group recently helped organize and facilitate the Association of Research Libraries’ inaugural Digital Scholarship Institute, held from June 5–9 at Boston College’s Connors Center. Over the next few weeks on the blog, we’ll be reflecting on our experiences at the Institute and what we learned about digital scholarship pedagogy. The […]

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Making a Logo with Adobe Illustrator
The complete design being dragged into the Cloud Library.

This tutorial was written by Sarah DeLorme, Associate Digital Scholarship Librarian. Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Suite commonly used in graphic design. It is different from other design software in that it creates vector based graphics, making each design infinitely scalable. This means that the image can be made as large or small […]

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Small Data Rescue
music as data

Libraries+ Network recently published a blog post, “Engaging in Small Data Rescue” in which I describe data rescue efforts at Boston College during Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017). Our participation came about after conversations with colleagues in the Music Library Association (MLA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), and at Penn Libraries and DataRefuge. In this blog post, I examine several […]

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New Exhibit: For Here All Are One
Bapst Library

We are exciting to announce the launch of a new touch table exhibit, For Here All Are One: Boston College Buildings & Community.  The foundation of Boston College is its Jesuit Catholic tradition. Buildings and open spaces are the places where reason and faith are nurtured; they are the locations – indoors and out – in […]

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