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Providence College Army Specialized Training Program Site Now Live

Digital Publishing Services is proud to share a new, open access, collection presenting the full archive of Providence College’s Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP): http://library.providence.edu/astp/.


PC’s ASTP took place from 1943-1944.  The program, which took place at over 100 institutions of higher education around the country,  aimed to educate young, academically talented, soldiers (ages 18-21) for leadership roles within the Army during World War II.  During the program’s short tenure over 500 soldiers from around the country lived and took classes at Providence College. The ASTP Program was important to Providence College as it kept enrollments up during the war. The program concluded nationally when soldiers were needed on the battlefields of Europe as war efforts increased.

PC’s ASTP collection includes video, photographs, correspondence, newspaper coverage, archival materials, and more.  While the site remains a work in progress in terms of organization and curation, it is complete in terms of presenting digitized content.  Please explore the collection and let us know if you have thoughts or feedback using the commenting feature on each item’s page, or be emailing us at dps@providence.edu.  We are especially interested in identifying individuals pictured in the collection photographs.

Spotlight: Dorr Rebellion Site Constitutions

2Featured on the Dorr Rebellion website is a Constitutions module. This section features links to PDFs of The People’s Constitution, Law & Order Constitution, and a side by side comparison of the two. The PDFs are readable online (or available for download) as searchable documents or available for examination in a page viewer that has the option of automatic or manual page turning. Each constitution’s page has on it a detailed summary of information relevant to it, written by Dr. Patrick T. Conley, constitutional historian and co-author of The Rhode Island State Constitution: A Reference Guide (2010). An article-by-article comparison is also available on the main Constitutions page. You can view this section of the site here.

ACRL DigiCamp 2015


On Friday, March 13th, ACRL's Information Technology Interest Group hosted its annual DigiCamp unconference at Simmons College. For those new to the concept, an unconference is an event similar in structure to a conference (i.e. track-based … [Continue reading]

The Peeps are Back!!

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Spring is almost upon us, which can mean only one thing, the Peeps are back at Phillips Memorial Library!  They have been causing quite a stir, getting into lots of trouble! Take a gander at what they have been up to on the PeepsinTheLibrary Twitter … [Continue reading]

Faculty Authors Series: Jessica Mulligan

A brand new interview is now available for your consumption at our Faculty Authors Series site. Jessica Mulligan, an assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College is currently featured. Her book, Unmanageable Care, … [Continue reading]

New Journal: Sociology Between the Gaps


Digital Publishing Services is proud to share that our newest journal collaboration has launched.  Sociology Between the Gaps is a new, innovative, peer-reviewed, open-access, cross-disciplinary, independent online journal being published using the … [Continue reading]

Providence College’s Digital Commons Celebrates 1 Million Downloads

Recently, Providence College's Digital Commons, an online platform for publishing College scholarship and creative work, reached a milestone. Since its launch in 2007, Digital Commons content has been collectively downloaded more than one million … [Continue reading]

Historic Catholic & Dominican Documents in Digital Commons


Recently added to Providence College's Digital Commons, courtesy of Phillips Memorial Library's Special Collections, is a specialty section of historic Catholic and Dominican documents, including selections by Pope Benedict XV, Reverend John Proctor, … [Continue reading]

Querying the Library Conference Proceedings


As readers of the Digital Publishing Services blog might recall, several of the DPS staff were involved in the Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference at Rhode Island College two years ago. Their presentation, entitled … [Continue reading]

Coming soon! Digital Commons Promotional Video!

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The DPS has been tirelessly working on a promotional video for the Digital Commons.  The catalyst for this video was Providence College reaching a milestone of 1 million full-text downloads from the Digital Commons site! The video is forthcoming. … [Continue reading]

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