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  • What are Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities?

    What are Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities?

    To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else. Leonardo da Vinci There shall be love between the poet and the man of demonstrable science. In the beauty of poems are henceforth the tuft and final applause of…

  • How Open is Open?

    How Open is Open?

    A closer look at Transformative Agreements, Hybrid Journals, and OpenAPC For approximately the past two decades, with a sharp increase over the past five years in particular, open access articles are becoming more and more commonplace. So much so, in fact, that notoriously large, subscription based publishers such as Elsevier and Springer, have started offering…

  • New Digital Studio Equipment

    New Digital Studio Equipment

    This semester the Digital Studio (O’Neill Library, room 205) has been upgrading the equipment in the Podcasting Room and Sound Room, some of which is ready for use and some of which will be ready soon. In the Podcasting Room, we now have: 3 Rode Procaster dynamic microphones  Mackie Mixer 802VLZ4 Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitors…

  • BCDS Faculty Summer Incubator

    BCDS Faculty Summer Incubator

    This summer BC Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group is holding a week-long incubator that will guide twelve BC faculty members through an exploration of digital scholarship methods and tools from a conceptual and technical standpoint. Participants will receive a $200 stipend following fall project presentations. When: June 6th-June 10th Where: O’Neill Library (in-person unless COVID requires…

  • 3D Models in the Classroom: Every Rock has a Story

    3D Models in the Classroom: Every Rock has a Story

    In collaboration with CDIL, the DS team digitized a series of rock specimens utilized in Prof. Ethan Baxter’s Fall 2021 Earth and Environmental Sciences class, Every Rock has a Story, to be used in interactive videos and, eventually AR experiences. A total of approximately 35 rocks were digitized (see examples), a subsample of the more…

  • Apple’s Reality Composer, a Free AR App

    Apple’s Reality Composer, a Free AR App

    In collaboration with the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning (CDIL), Digital Scholarship and the BC Libraries have begun exploring the use of AR experiences in teaching and research. As part of this effort, we have been experimenting with Apple’s Reality Composer, a free AR app that allows for the creation of basic AR experiences…