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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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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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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May 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Eric Fischer, See Something or Say Something: Boston. Used under a CC-BY license.

During the month of May, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by undergraduate and graduate student award recipients from the 10th annual GIS Mapping contest. Past winning posters can be found in the university Institutional Repository, eScholarship@BC, under the category Juried Student Work. The […]

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