February 2019 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
visualization of US immigration trends

For the rest of January through February, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations that covers a variety of topics, including health, politics, immigration as well as food. Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated data, visualization, or […]

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Scholarship Opportunity: Bookbuilders of Boston 2019
letterboard that spells out "digital scholarship @BC" with red, 3d printed ducks in the foreground

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 Boston College and other area universities and colleges to provide student scholarships for engagement in projects that build awareness and practical knowledge of various aspects of the publishing industry. The Boston College […]

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Spring 2019 Graduate Student Opportunity

Are you a Boston College graduate student with an interest in open access digital publishing? See the announcement below for a new opportunity! The Boston College Libraries are seeking a BC graduate student interested in publishing to develop documentation and educational materials for the Libraries’ digital publishing platform. If selected for this project, you will […]

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November 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Visualization from Boston College tree inventory, 2010 GIS poster

November 14 is GIS Day, but at O’Neill Library we’ll be celebrating all month-long! Stop by the GIS themed book display (curated by Barbara Mento) in the third floor lobby and check out the visualizations on the digital display (next to the POP collection). The display will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by Boston […]

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Open Access Week 2018
Eric Fischer, See Something or Say Something: Boston. Used under a CC-BY license.

Happy International Open Access Week 2018! Established by SPARC and partners in the student community in 2008, International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research—to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives. Open Access Week 2018 runs October 22–28, 2018. […]

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Spring 2019 Incubator
Brown smiling egg in cup

In the spring of 2019, the Boston College Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group will host a Digital Scholarship Incubator, a seven-week series that aims to introduce major tools, methodologies, and questions in digital scholarship, while also empowering participants to develop a digital scholarship or pedagogy project. We’ll focus on participants’ needs and desired areas of growth […]

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October 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Screenshot of Global Map of Wind project

During Open Access October, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations that use open data about weather, climate, the environment, and of course, baseball! Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated data, visualization, or literature. Climate Ready Boston Map […]

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OpenCon 2018 Boston
OpenCon 2018 Boston Logo

Boston College and Boston University Libraries are pleased to announce OpenCon 2018 Boston. This year’s event will feature a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. We are excited to welcome the film’s producer and director Jason Schmitt for a panel discussion. Additionally, we are currently seeking proposals for the following: • 20 – 25 […]

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September 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Map depicting ICE facilities across the United States

During the month of September, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by students, scholars, librarians, and developers working around the world. These visualizations demonstrate how data analysis and visualization is used across disciplines and fields. Each source is linked to the original site where […]

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Music Encoding Conference Keynote
screenshot for google search on the term "music composers"

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 […]

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