A New Home on the Web for the Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era
Drawing of a battlefield with a cannon in the foreground

Post by Stephen Sturgeon, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian & Bibliographer for English In fall 2018 the Digital Scholarship Group launched The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era, a digital archive of nineteenth-century drawings with a substantial history of curation. We created the site in collaboration with the drawings’ owners, Sheila Gallagher and […]

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Encoding the Thomas D. Craven Diary
front cover of Thomas D. Craven diary

In the spring of 2018, several library and archives staff from Thomas P. O’Neill (Nancy Adams, Meg Critch, Sarah DeLorme, Anna Kijas) and John J. Burns Library (Kathleen Monahan, Annalisa Moretti) began a collaborative transcription and encoding project of a 1917 diary written by Boston College student, Thomas D. Craven. This diary was written during the […]

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Creating a Timeline with TimelineJS and JSON

The John LaFarge stained glass digital guide is a great way for users to explore the varied works of LaFarge in one accessible site. The two interactive timelines featured there help to visualize the chronology of LaFarge’s life and his work. These timelines are generated using an open-source tool called TimelineJS by Knight Lab at […]

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Representing Musicians in the SCCIM as a Network
Screenshot of network graph

We have made some strides since the last post where I described our initial work to represent relationships between musicians in The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music (SCCIM) as linked data and a network graph. Recently, Kelly and Meg completed their work in creating links between the artists and recordings in MusicBrainz and this […]

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Visualizing racial disparity in Boston, c. 1970
Desegregating Boston Schools Poster

During the spring and summer of this year, I collaborated on an exhibit, Desegregating Boston Schools: Crisis and Community Activism, 1963-1977, with Sarah Melton and Dr. Eric Weiskott. The main exhibit is at the John J. Burns Library, and a smaller complementary exhibit is on view in the Reading Room, Level 3, Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. […]

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The Boston College Libraries Remember Fr. Monan
J. Donald Monan at a tribute to Fr. Marrow, May 1, 1996.

On March 18, 2017, J. Donald Monan, SJ, died, and Boston College lost its modern architect. We at Boston College grieve his loss and do our best to carry his devotion to teaching, scholarship, and building communities into a new era. The Digital Scholarship Group has designed an exhibit in memory of Fr. Monan and […]

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