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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Podcasting Room

The Digital Studio, located on the 2nd floor of O’Neill Library, boasts a sound recording room, Macs fitted with media editing applications to serve a variety of video and audio production needs, and now, the new podcasting room. The new space includes two Audio Technica AT2005USB microphones as well as two pairs of Audio Technica […]

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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
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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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