Photograph of the Woodstock Theological Library

Jesuit Online Bibliography

The Jesuit Online Bibliography is a re-envisioned, open access and fully searchable database of bibliographic records for scholarship in Jesuit Studies produced in the 21st century. This database contains more than 15,000 records of books, book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, dissertations, conference papers, and multimedia content.

This resource was developed by a project team at Boston College Libraries in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (IAJS).

Keywords: Database, Metadata, Open Access

The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era

The Becker Collection: Drawings of the American Civil War Era contains over 600 drawings documenting nineteenth-century America as it struggled to establish its national identity. Joseph Becker (1841–1910) and his colleagues were artist-reporters who witnessed scenes of Civil War battles, railroad construction, the Chicago Fire, and other newsworthy items of their day.

This project is a collaboration between the Digital Scholarship Group at the Boston College Libraries and the Art, Art History, and Film Department in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.

Keywords: Database, Digital Exhibition, Images, Metadata, Mapping

Morales Mass Book

Morales Mass Book is an open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome. Our site explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales’s polyphonic masses.

This project is a partnership of the Digital Scholarship Group at Boston College Libraries and the Music Department in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.

Keywords: Audio, Images, Video

J. Donald Monan, SJ (1924-2017)

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 this exhibit in memory of Fr. Monan and his immense contributions to Boston College and beyond. We invite you to join us in remembering this extraordinary man and his life.

Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music

Launched at the end of 2016, the Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music is a digital archive featuring traditional tunes and songs collected by master fiddle player Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist in Residence in Irish Music at Boston College (2004 to 2015) and National Heritage Fellow (2013). Freely available, the collection offers over 330 audio recordings featuring more than 130 musicians via SoundCloud, with accompanying stories, transcriptions, and introductory essays.

This project was created through a partnership between Séamus Connolly and the Boston College Libraries.

Keywords: Audio, Digital Exhibition, Metadata, Music Transcription

Burns Antiphoner

The fourteenth-century Burns Antiphoner, now held in the collections of Boston College’s John J. Burns Library, is an illuminated manuscript antiphoner (from the Latin antiphonale, or antiphonarium, a book of antiphons), a volume of monophonic chant—plainsong, or plainchant—originally used by male or female religious personnel for singing the divine office of the Roman Catholic church. This digital iteration of the antiphoner features a manuscript viewer, transcriptions of the text, videos of chant performances, and full-text search functionality.

This project is a partnership of the Boston College Libraries and the Music Department in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, with the support of an Academic Technology Innovation Grant.

Keywords: Music Transcription, Video

Missionary Linguistics in colonial Africa

Missionary Linguistics in colonial Africa / Corpus de travaux linguistiques des missionnaires presents a variety of linguistic analyses of languages of continental Africa and Madagascar, compiled by French Catholic missionaries between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to the catalogue of titles, the corpus can be explored, filtered, and searched along several parameters, including: the target language documented, author(s), missionary organization(s), and place of publication.

Keywords: Database, Images, Mapping, Metadata, Text Analysis

Venetian Art and Architecture

The Venetian Art and Architecture site is an ongoing project by Professor Stephanie Leone and the students of ARTH3344 featuring digital exhibits curated by students. The collections showcase the visual culture of Venice, utilizing exhibits that correspond with topics of study in the course, including architecture, sculpture, artists and visual themes that are prevalent in Venetian art history. The site serves as an accessible guide to course content and is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a shared intellectual project.

Keywords: Digital Exhibition, Images, Metadata, Teaching

John La Farge Stained Glass in New England

Complementing the exhibition John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred, this web resource includes images of all the currently known works of stained glass windows by La Farge in churches, museums, and universities in Massachusetts, many in Rhode Island, and some of La Farge’s most notable windows in New York. The Digital Guide also provides a biography of the artist, timelines regarding La Farge’s artistic career, maps of the windows’ locations, architectural descriptions, and lists of museums that hold La Farge’s works.

Keywords: Digital Exhibition, Images, Mapping, Timeline