New Exhibit: Desegregating Boston Schools
Desegregating Boston Schools Poster

Digital Scholarship Group members Sarah Melton and Anna Kijas, and Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott, have curated a new exhibit about the desegregation of Boston Public Schools, on view at the John J. Burns Library until February 2018. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court declared separate public schools for black and white students […]

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BLC Webinar: Introduction to Digital Humanities
Adrien Sifre, House of Knowledge, CC-BY-NC-ND

On Wednesday, September 27, Anna Kijas and Sarah Melton will co-facilitate “Expanding Knowledge: Introduction to Digital Humanities,” hosted by the Boston Library Consortium. The webinar, scheduled from 10–11 am EDT, will address frequently asked questions such as: what is digital humanities, and how are librarians engaging in digital methodologies in their work? What types of […]

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Collaborative TEI
Screenshot of XML

This semester we will be opening up our Collaborative TEI group to the wider Boston College and digital humanities community. This group is interested in developing an understanding of transcription and encoding standards using the TEI XML-based schema. Those interested in using other schemas, such as the MEI are also welcome to participate. Currently, we […]

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Fall 2017 Digital Scholarship Events
floppy disk keychains

Our Coffee & Code schedule for the Fall 2017 semester is live! Come learn about creating temporal visualizations with timelines, mapping, textual analysis, and more. All sessions take place in the Digital Studio, room 205 in O’Neill Library. We hope to see you there!   Cover image: Floppy disk keychains by Flickr user ladysamanthaf, CC-BY-NC-ND.

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BCDS at DH
T.E.A. Photography, Submerged Montreal.

Will you be at the 2017 Digital Humanities conference in Montréal? So will we! Sarah Melton will be presenting a poster on the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute along with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Indiana, the University of Rochester, and the University of California San Diego. The poster will detail […]

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Small Data Rescue
music as data

Libraries+ Network recently published a blog post, “Engaging in Small Data Rescue” in which I describe data rescue efforts at Boston College during Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017). Our participation came about after conversations with colleagues in the Music Library Association (MLA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), and at Penn Libraries and DataRefuge. In this blog post, I examine several […]

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