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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May 2018 O’Neill Library Displays
Boston College students on the beach

Finals are here at Boston College, which means that summer is right around the corner. This month, we’re featuring images of graduation and summer fun, including: Photographs from Boston College commencement Postcards from the John J. Burns Library Images of the campus in the summer Good luck with finals, and congratulations to those graduating!  

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Mozilla Global Sprint
Mozilla Global Sprint banner

We’re pleased to announce that Boston College will serve as a local host for the 2018 Mozilla Global Sprint on May 10–11. The sprint is a two-day hackathon that encourages participants to contribute to open source projects in support of a healthy internet: “As part of a global movement to make the Internet better, safer, […]

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May 2018 Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill Library
Illustration of Whaling Ship

During the month of May, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations created by Boston College faculty, students, and staff. This month we are also including the winning visualizations from the 9th annual GIS Mapping contest. Each source is linked to the original site (when available) […]

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Fall 2018 Digital Humanities Reading Group
Brick building with "Together, We Create!" spraypainted on it

The Boston College Libraries Digital Scholarship Group invites students, faculty, and staff at Boston College to join the Fall 2018 Digital Humanities Reading Group. We welcome participants at all levels; no previous experience with digital humanities is required. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form below. We will offer two sections […]

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April 2018 – Data Visualization Display @ O’Neill
Sidewalk snow removal map

During the month of April, the O’Neill Library digital display (by the POP collection) will showcase a selection of data visualizations, which use a variety of tools and methods, such as GIS, data mining, network analysis, 3D visualization, and Tableau. Each source is linked to the original site where you can further explore the associated […]

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April 2018 O’Neill Library Displays
Saint Mary's Hall, Gasson Hall, and Devlin Hall in spring, by Clifton Church, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

In honor of the warmer weather that we’re sure is just a few days away, April’s O’Neill reference desk screens will display images of spring frolics. This month, we’re featuring items from: The John J. Burns Library’s Graham Greene collection Rare books from the John J. Burns Library The John J. Burns Library’s collection of […]

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Announcing BostonDH Week
BostonDH Week poster

The Digital Scholarship Group is excited to announce the inaugural Boston Digital Humanities Week, March 12–16, 2018. Come join colleagues from Northeastern University, Tufts University, Harvard, MIT, and Boston University for a week of free workshops, meetups, and lectures. To see the full list of events, visit is.gd/bostondhweek2018. At Boston College, we’ll be hosting workshops […]

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