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New Digitization Project: John Farrell Sports Scrapbooks

11Digital Publishing Services has recently taken on a new and exciting digitization project: John Farrell, a Providence College alum and former athlete of the college, created and kept 40 years of newspaper articles related PC sports (spanning from the 1920s to the 1960s), which he kept in scrapbook form in bound volumes. Over the next few months, our department, with the help of the department of Special and Archival Collections (who house the volumes), will be photographing and digitizing all of the volumes and displaying them online. Check our Digital Commons site to see the progress as it is being made.

PC’s Digital Commons Reaches 1 Million Downloads!

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It’s official, Providence College’s Digital Commons has reached 1 Million Downloads!

Digital Commons is Providence College’s institutional repository, a place for faculty and students to publish their scholarly and creative work on the web. Managed by the Phillips Memorial Library + Commons, the repository was launched in 2007. Digital Commons now hosts over 4,000 items, which have been downloaded over one million times!

To learn more about Digital Commons at PC, check out this post.  Now, for the party hats and confetti!




Digitally Animated Ugly Christmas Sweater

Take your ugly Christmas sweater game to the next level. Blow the minds of all your friends at your next holiday party. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovIzViQYwfQ Made possible by MorphCostumes. This is the next step towards digital apparel. … [Continue reading]

Need a diversion during finals? Try the Inspirograph


Feeling a little overwhelmed this week?  We hear you!  Here's a suggestion for a little diversion: the Inspirograph, a digital version of the classic, analog, Spirograph toy. To use the Inspirograph, simply select either a fixed or rotating … [Continue reading]

The Assisi Institute Journal


New to Providence College's Digital Commons this Fall is the Assisi Institute Journal. "The Assisi Institute Journal provides a forum for interdisciplinary investigation into the presence and working of psyche in matter, and the influence of … [Continue reading]

4DSound & the Future of Library Media Spaces


As libraries become more media inclusive, one might wonder how library services and resources could benefit from, or potentially contribute to, future media applications. One of the most impressive new media developments in the world is the 4DSound … [Continue reading]

At the Museum: Library of Congress Blog

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The Library of Congress, Digital Preservation website has a blog called At the Museum, which highlights various museum's digital collections and the people who work with these collections.  The most recent blog has an interview with Ellice Engdahl, … [Continue reading]

Data Viz Exploration: the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards

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Here in DPS we are just starting to get our feet wet in the world of data visualization.  Is this a new topic for you too?  Well, to help you gain an understanding of the power of data visualization, we suggest checking out the Kantar Information is … [Continue reading]

Five Key Moments in the Open Access Movement in the Last Ten Years

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This week, the library and information community along with others in academia are celebrating International Open Access Week. In a post on the Oxford University Press (OUP) blog, OUP publisher Rhodri Jackson lists five key open access to research … [Continue reading]

Open Access Week Events at Providence College


In celebration of Open Access Week, a SPARC-organized international series of events recognizing open access initiatives and issues, Digital Publishing Services will be offering several open access-related events to the Providence College community. … [Continue reading]

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