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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.

Made possible by MorphCostumes. This is the next step towards digital apparel. Read more about it at GeekWire.


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.

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To use the Inspirograph, simply select either a fixed or rotating gauge in any of the sizes available and start making your spirals.  You can select different pen and background colors using the preset selections or choosing your own.  Here’s a look at my creation:


Once you’ve completed a design, you can download it or submit it to a gallery full of designs by other users.  Trust me, this is addictive.

I discovered the Inspirograph via the Co.Design blog. Try it our yourself!


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]

Inti Celebrates 40 Years


This Fall, the Inti journal celebrates 40 years of publication. Inti was founded by Roger Carmosino, Professor of Foreign Language Studies at Providence College, in November of 1974 at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. Since that time, for 40 … [Continue reading]

Free Audio Resources without Copyright Restrictions

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Did you know that there are many ways to find free music and sounds effects licensed for re-use online?  This recent blog post from Free Technology for Teachers shares some such sites.  These tools are helpful in many ways, including using sound … [Continue reading]

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