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  • GIS Contest Winners

    GIS Contest Winners

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Celebrate GIS Day at O’Neill Library

    Celebrate GIS Day at O’Neill Library

    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…

  • Music Encoding Conference Keynote

    Music Encoding Conference Keynote

    Last week (May 22-25, 2018) I attended the Music Encoding Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park and gave the closing keynote on May 24. In my keynote, “What does the data tell us?: Representation, Canon, and Music Encoding,” I explored issues embedded in musicological traditions of canonicity and discussed the need for recovery…