DPS Collaborates with Faculty and Archives on “Sons of Providence” Digital Exhibit

DPS Collaborates with Faculty and Archives on “Sons of Providence” Digital Exhibit

Posted by: on May 5, 2017   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, assistant professor of history, and Dr. Arthur Urbano, associate professor of theology, conducted research related to the admission and experiences of Jewish students at Providence College prior to the Second Vatican Council, when the Catholic Church officially entered into interreligious dialogue. Their research was conducted in large part using materials from the library’s Special Collections and Archives.

Building off the work done on the Theology Collections Portal, Doctors Illuzzi and Urbano worked to create a digital exhibit, Sons of Providence, through which they could share the archival materials and photographs that had informed their research along with multimedia elements including a documentary made in collaboration with Film Studies Minor Joseph Aiello ’17, an interactive map, and a wealth of photographs and primary documents. The Digital Publishing Services Coordinator supported the faculty as they created the exhibit using the Scalar platform. Two library-owned iPad kiosks configured to present the digital exhibit were installed as part of a physical exhibit in Harkins Hall during the spring of 2017. DPS staff photographed the exhibit and the images are available at: http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/exhibits_sons_providence/ . Another installation of the exhibit and kiosks will take place in the library in the coming year.

Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, assistant professor of history, and Dr. Arthur Urbano, associate professor of theology, conducted research related to the admission and experiences of Jewish students at Providence College prior to the Second Vatican Council, when the Catholic Church officially entered into interreligious dialogue. Their research was conducted in large part using materials from the […]MORE

DPS Goes to DigiCamp

Posted by: on April 12, 2017   |Comment (1)|Facilities and Tools

For another year in a row, DPS and a couple of other librarians from Phillips Memorial Library participated in DigiCamp, an annual unConference sponsored by the ACRL NEC Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG) that focuses on how libraries are using technology.

This year’s event was hosted at UMass Boston and the day began with a great presentation by Carolyn Goldstein and Andrew Elder on the Mass Memories Road Show, a state-wide digital history project that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history. The photographs and stories are preserved and publicly accessible in UMass Boston’s Open Archives.

The breakout session topics, collaboratively chosen by participants in advance of the event, included Technology for Users; Accessibility; Social Media/Marketing/Outreach; Digital Humanities, Preservation, and Pedagogy; VR/Video Games; Web/Course Guide Design and UX; Instructional Design/Teaching with Technology; OER, Open Access, and Altmetrics; Makerspaces; Interfaces & Collections; Cool Tools; and Assessment & Data. I attended the Technology for Users, VR/Video Games, and Makerspaces sessions, and got some great ideas for our MediaHub in Phillips Memorial Library.
The highlight of the day was a tour of and workshop in the UMass Boston MakerSpace lab, where we saw some 3D printing in action and learned the basics of 3D design, including a tutorial in Tinkercad, a free, web-based 3D design tool.

Looking forward to next year!

For another year in a row, DPS and a couple of other librarians from Phillips Memorial Library participated in DigiCamp, an annual unConference sponsored by the ACRL NEC Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG) that focuses on how libraries are using technology. This year’s event was hosted at UMass Boston and the day began with a great presentation by […]MORE

A New Look for PC’s Digital Commons

Posted by: on April 12, 2017   |Comments (0)|Facilities and Tools

Providence College’s Digital Commons, an open-access repository of faculty and student scholarship, has been redesigned! The new homepage features a gallery of some of the collections that we are digitizing and journals we are publishing, including the archive of PC’s student newspaper, The Cowl and The Providence College Art Journal, which publishes the Art History and Studio Art senior theses along with original student artworks in a variety of media. Check it out at: http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/.

Providence College’s Digital Commons, an open-access repository of faculty and student scholarship, has been redesigned! The new homepage features a gallery of some of the collections that we are digitizing and journals we are publishing, including the archive of PC’s student newspaper, The Cowl and The Providence College Art Journal, which publishes the Art History and Studio […]MORE

Vatican Affliate Digitizes 1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the Aeneid

Posted by: on July 25, 2016   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Founded in 1451, the Vatican Library holds some 80,000 manuscripts and texts. Amongst these texts are surviving fragments of the Vergilius Vaticanus, one of the world’s oldest illuminated versions of Virgil’s Aeneid.  Vergilius Vaticanus has recently been digitized by Digita Vaticana, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Vatican Library converting the library’s manuscripts into digital format.

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Founded in 1451, the Vatican Library holds some 80,000 manuscripts and texts. Amongst these texts are surviving fragments of the Vergilius Vaticanus, one of the world’s oldest illuminated versions of Virgil’s Aeneid.  Vergilius Vaticanus has recently been digitized by Digita Vaticana, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Vatican Library converting the library’s manuscripts into digital format.MORE

Theology Collections Portal

Posted by: on July 14, 2016   |Comments (0)|Facilities and Tools

Posey_Image2If you visit the second floor of the Phillips Memorial Library you’ll see an iPad kiosk across from the theology books.  The kiosk presents the Theology Collections Portal, a tool designed to connect users browsing the theology collection with the library’s extensive electronic resources in theology.  Using the touch interface, users can interact with the kiosk according to their research goals.  Options include:

  • Find Scholarly Sources for a Paper (articles, ebooks, specific journal titles)
  • Explore Theology Topics (major religions, Thomas Aquinas, Catholicism and Catholic social thought)
  • Find Bibles and Biblical Commentary
  • Get Research Help
  • Provide Feedback

Kiosk content is presented via a content management system (CMS) called Scalar.  Scalar provides a platform for the creation of rich, digital publications that integrate text and media using a variety of flexible templates.  A signature design element in Scalar is the ability to create multiple narrative paths through a work.  This path functionality made Scalar an ideal CMS for the creation of the theology kiosk content.  Additionally, Scalar presents built-in visualization tools, which allow creators to explore and adjust the relationships between content in different ways.   Scalar is supported by the Alliance for Networked Visual Culture.

You are welcome to explore the Theology Collections Portal online as well as at the iPad kiosk in the library.  Please do contact us with questions or suggestions-  our primary goal is to make the kiosk as helpful as possible for our researchers and your feedback is greatly valued!

 

If you visit the second floor of the Phillips Memorial Library you’ll see an iPad kiosk across from the theology books.  The kiosk presents the Theology Collections Portal, a tool designed to connect users browsing the theology collection with the library’s extensive electronic resources in theology.  Using the touch interface, users can interact with the […]MORE

Faculty Author Series: Fred Drogula

Posted by: on April 1, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The latest installment of the Faculty Author Series is now available. Fred DrogulaAssociate Professor of History, is the latest featured author. Drogula’s new book, Commanders & Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire, explores how concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation throughout the history of the Roman Republic. 

The latest installment of the Faculty Author Series is now available. Fred Drogula, Associate Professor of History, is the latest featured author. Drogula’s new book, Commanders & Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire, explores how concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation throughout the history of the Roman Republic. MORE

Engaging Users and Remixing Content: New York Public Library’s Digital Collections

Posted by: on February 12, 2016   |Comments (0)|Facilities and Tools

As I’ve begun settling into Providence after my move from New York, I’m finally having some time to catch up on my library news. I had heard about NYPL’s recent release of more than 180,000 public domain items from their digital collections, including the first known photography by a woman and more than 40,000 stereoscopic views of the U.S., but as I delved deeper, I discovered all of the exciting tools and initiatives that they’ve integrated into the collections to encourage discovery, interaction, sharing, research, and reuse. In particular, I’ve been musing on the fantastic visual browsing tool. Data visualization is still often thought of simply as a graphic, sometimes interactive, representation of statistics and other data, but it also clearly has so much potential as a tool for discovery, by helping users to better understand the scope of the information that they’re searching or exploring.

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Strohmeyer & Wyman, “A thousand skaters, Central Park” (1889), stereoscopic image (via NYPL)

Beyond content visualization, NYPL is championing active user/content engagement with the Digital Collections API, a Remix Residency program and other tools from the creative folks at NYPL Labs, like The Green Book trip planner, which uses “locations extracted from mid-20th century motor guides that listed hotels, restaurants, bars, and other destinations where Black travelers would be welcome.”

For those of us who spend most of our days in the weeds of content management, NYPL’s Digital Collections initiatives are a great reminder to think innovatively about how we can better connect and engage users with digital collections.

For some Friday fun, check out their Stereogranimator and create some 3D images!

As I’ve begun settling into Providence after my move from New York, I’m finally having some time to catch up on my library news. I had heard about NYPL’s recent release of more than 180,000 public domain items from their digital collections, including the first known photography by a woman and more than 40,000 stereoscopic […]MORE

Fales Library at New York University acquires Triple Canopy archive

Posted by: on July 22, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The well known New York art journal Triple Canopy has agreed to host it’s archive at the Fales Library at New York University. The journal has been published (mostly online, though some print versions do exist) since 2007. Triple Canopy is a part of Common Practice New York and publishes physical art as well has performances and artist talks.

Browsers update, links rot and standards evolve – often at a rapid pace,” said Ms. Resnick, who initiated talks with the library about the unusual agreement. In an interview, she added: “For digital preservation you really have to be doing it and thinking about it all the time. And we just felt that it was completely beyond our capabilities.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/n-y-u-library-acquires-archive-of-the-digital-art-journal-triple-canopy/

 

The well known New York art journal Triple Canopy has agreed to host it’s archive at the Fales Library at New York University. The journal has been published (mostly online, though some print versions do exist) since 2007. Triple Canopy is a part of Common Practice New York and publishes physical art as well has performances […]MORE

UK Launches First Fully OA University Press

Posted by: on June 21, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

University College London (UCL) announced the launch of UCL Press on June 4, 2015. UCL Press is described as the first fully Open Access university press in the UK. The Press will focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals. Inaugural titles include:  Temptation in the Archives by Lisa Jardine, Treasures from UCL by Gillian Furlong and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: Characters and Collections by Alice Stevenson.

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University College London (UCL) announced the launch of UCL Press on June 4, 2015. UCL Press is described as the first fully Open Access university press in the UK. The Press will focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals. Inaugural titles include:  Temptation in the Archives by Lisa Jardine, Treasures from UCL by Gillian Furlong and The Petrie […]MORE

The Cowl Digitization Project Has Entered the 1980s

Posted by: on June 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s!

Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II

We will continue to digitize the Cowl up to the point that it became a ‘born digital’ newspaper. At that point,001 we hope to collect all of the born digital copies and archive them in Digital Commons as well.

Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s! Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II We will […]MORE

Historical Pamphlets Added to the Dorr Rebellion Site

Posted by: on April 28, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphletsScreen Shot 2015-04-28 at 10.03.11 AM to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.  From the site:

Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the conflict by exploring these 16 pamphlets written during or shortly after the rebellion took place.

 

One great example is “An Address on the Right of Free Suffrage'” written by Seth Luther, an antebellum workers’ and suffrage organizer from Providence, RI.  In this pamphlet, Luther speaks at length about the discrepancies surrounding the rights of free men in this still young government and it’s constitution.

This material adds an important additional layer of complexity to the Dorr site.  It allows readers to explore what those for and against the Dorr Rebellion were writing before, during and shortly after it took place.

Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphlets to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.  From the site: Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the conflict by exploring these 16 pamphlets written during or shortly after the rebellion took place.   One great example is […]MORE

Providence College Army Specialized Training Program Site Now Live

Posted by: on April 15, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Educational Resources

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/.

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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.

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) […]MORE

Faculty Authors Series: Jessica Mulligan

Posted by: on March 12, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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, explores the privatized health care system in Puerto Rico through a number of interviews and participant observations.

Check out Jessica Mulligans page

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, explores the privatized health care system in Puerto Rico through a number of interviews and participant observations. Check out […]MORE

New Journal: Sociology Between the Gaps

Posted by: on March 5, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

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 Digital Commons platform.  The journal also aims to reflect the intersections of social class, race, gender, age, and cross-disciplinary views by encouraging sociologists and professionals in related fields to submit work on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or areas of specialization but effectively link disciplines to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on the topics addressed.  The first issue, Adoption and Families: National and International Perspectives, is currently open for submissions.

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 Digital Commons platform.  The journal also aims to reflect the intersections of social class, race, gender, age, and cross-disciplinary views by encouraging sociologists […]MORE

Providence College’s Digital Commons Celebrates 1 Million Downloads

Posted by: on February 26, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

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 times. To celebrate and highlight meaningful faculty, student and library collaborations, the Digital Publishing Services (DPS) team has created the following video.

 

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 times. To celebrate and highlight meaningful faculty, student and library collaborations, the Digital Publishing Services (DPS) team has created the following video. […]MORE

Historic Catholic & Dominican Documents in Digital Commons

Posted by: on February 20, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

thumbnailRecently 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, and the Catholic Church. Visit the site to take a look!

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, and the Catholic Church. Visit the site to take a look!MORE

Querying the Library Conference Proceedings

Posted by: on February 13, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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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 “Publishing INTI: A Suite of Services Case Study,” detailed the department’s multifaceted digitization and publication support for INTI, a Spanish-language literature journal edited by Providence College faculty member Roger Carmosino.

Following the event, the Adams Library at Rhode Island College requested proceedings from the presenters to document the conference. Most recently, ePub and iBook versions of the proceedings have been developed and published. For those unfamiliar with these formats, ePub and iBook are electronic publication formats that are optimized for mobile use. One benefit of working with these formats is that they can be media-enhanced. As a demonstration of this functionality, video recordings of the presentation have been made available either directly within the proceedings or through them via hyperlink.

We in Digital Publishing Services are grateful for the support Rhode Island College has offered to document this event and excited to see the developing usage of electronic publications within our library consortium.

The Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference proceedings are freely available for download via Rhode Island College’s Digital Commons at the following URL:

http://digitalcommons.ric.edu/ebook_gallery/29/

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 “Publishing INTI: A Suite of Services Case Study,” detailed the department’s multifaceted digitization and publication support for INTI, […]MORE

Coming soon! Digital Commons Promotional Video!

Posted by: on February 5, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 8.58.39 AMThe 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. Stay tuned!!

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. Stay tuned!!MORE

Sneak Peak: Army Specialized Training Program Site

Posted by: on January 29, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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We’ve been working on a new site designed to allow for the exploration of media related to the Providence College ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program). Users will have access to historical photos, articles, and correspondence relating to PC’s ASTP, dating back to World War II. The collection can be experienced through pre-made exhibits (sorted by media type), or by searching across the entire collection. The site is being built on top of a customized instance of Omeka, and should be live on the library.providence.edu web space “soon”.

Stay tuned for more updates and an announcement when we go live with the site!

 

We’ve been working on a new site designed to allow for the exploration of media related to the Providence College ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program). Users will have access to historical photos, articles, and correspondence relating to PC’s ASTP, dating back to World War II. The collection can be experienced through pre-made exhibits (sorted by […]MORE

New Digitization Project: John Farrell Sports Scrapbooks

Posted by: on January 14, 2015   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

11Digital Publishing Services has recently taken on a new and exciting digitization project: Providence College sports scrapbooks curated by John E. Farrell. Farrell, a Providence College alum and former PC athlete, saved and kept 40 years of newspaper articles related PC sports in bound volumes. The articles span from the 1920s to the 1960s. Over the next few months, Digital Publishing Services, along with help from the department of Special and Archival Collections, who house the volumes, will be photographing and digitizing the volumes for display online. Check our Digital Commons site to see the progress as it is made.

Digital Publishing Services has recently taken on a new and exciting digitization project: Providence College sports scrapbooks curated by John E. Farrell. Farrell, a Providence College alum and former PC athlete, saved and kept 40 years of newspaper articles related PC sports in bound volumes. The articles span from the 1920s to the 1960s. Over […]MORE

PC’s Digital Commons Reaches 1 Million Downloads!

Posted by: on January 8, 2015   |Comments (0)|Open Access
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photo by flickr user ludovik available here

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!

 

 

 

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, […]MORE

The Assisi Institute Journal

Posted by: on November 25, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

45398528c7d715dd1ce4728e426441efNew 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 archetypal patterns and dynamics in the personal and collective domains of culture and life. Accordingly, the Journal seeks to advance analysis of the ‘psychic fields of experience’ present in clinical and therapeutic settings, organizations (government, business, leadership, scientific, and cultural), artistic, spiritual, and religious practices, and the natural and/or built environment. Of particular importance is the contribution toward a more profound understanding of archetypal patterns as they influence both the proliferation of violence in the world and the establishment of justice and peace in human relations in both local and international communities.” (source)

Please click here to view this new and exciting peer-reviewed 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 archetypal patterns and dynamics in the personal and collective domains of culture and life. Accordingly, the Journal seeks to […]MORE

Inti Celebrates 40 Years

Posted by: on October 16, 2014   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

17This 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 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish literature, creative writing by Latin and Spanish authors, and works of art by visual artists. Phillips Memorial Library will host an exhibit highlighting Inti’s tenure during the month of October – stop by to view and check out the virtual exhibit here!

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 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish […]MORE

TAPAS public launch

Posted by: on September 26, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

 

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An exciting project from Northeastern, TAPAS (TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service), is set to launch publicly October 1st! TAPAS is an open source, low cost, and collaborative repository service for TEI data. Users will have the capability to transform their TEI in a number ways, as well as share their data openly across the service. Digital Publishing Services here at PC was an early adopter, and even participated in beta testing for the system. We are currently working on sharing our Dorr Letters Collection on TAPAS. Stay tuned!

Learn more about the project (and get involved!) here: http://www.tapasproject.org/

    An exciting project from Northeastern, TAPAS (TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service), is set to launch publicly October 1st! TAPAS is an open source, low cost, and collaborative repository service for TEI data. Users will have the capability to transform their TEI in a number ways, as well as share their data openly across the service. Digital […]MORE

LC Shares Free, Interactive eBooks

Posted by: on September 17, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Educational Resources
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The Library of Congress recently made available six interactive ebooks for use by educators, students, and the public.  The books, referred to as the Student Discovery Set, cover a range of topics including: the Constitution, the Dust Bowl,the Harlem Renaissance, Immigration, Symbols of the United States, and Understanding the Cosmos.  The books are available for the iPad and can be downloaded for free on iBooks.

Each book includes 15-20 primary sources.  Interactive tools let students zoom in for close examination, draw to highlight interesting details and make notes about what they discover.  The end of each book provides a detailed list of citation information for each source, as well as link to it within the Library of Congress collections.

This set is of interest to us in DPS for a couple of reasons.  It serves as an interesting model of publishing content using the iBook format, something we are also currently investigating.  It also demonstrates the power of curating digital collections as open educational resources for use in classrooms.

Visit the LC site to download the books! http://www.loc.gov/teachers/student-discovery-sets/

The Library of Congress recently made available six interactive ebooks for use by educators, students, and the public.  The books, referred to as the Student Discovery Set, cover a range of topics including: the Constitution, the Dust Bowl,the Harlem Renaissance, Immigration, Symbols of the United States, and Understanding the Cosmos.  The books are available for […]MORE

Welcome Back, From DPS!

Posted by: on August 29, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Image courtesy of Tulane University’s Public Relations Department. Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic.

Students and faculty are starting to arrive at campus for the upcoming academic year and we at DPS thought it would be nice to provide a re-introduction of what we do and a summary of what we’ve been up to the past few months.

Digital Publishing Services offers services and consultations for members of the Providence College community in a wide range of subjects: digitization; publishing and copyright; multimedia; and emerging library/publishing technologies. Come by our DPS Lab located in L111 of the Phillips Memorial Library and we would be happy to discuss our services and facilities with you further!

Over the summer, we’ve been involved in several projects. Earlier in June, we released 30 more text-encoded letters for the Dorr Letters Project. This new collection focuses on correspondence to and from John Brown Francis, the former governor and state senator of Rhode Island during Dorr’s time. We’ve also added more entries in the “ography” pop-ups – so now summaries appear for more important people, places and organizations when you hover your mouse over them!

We’ve also been involved in planning a statewide digital repository initiative. One potential facet of this has been digitizing our Special Collections’ material on the Army Service Training Program (ASTP) which was held at Providence College in World War II. In addition to scanning, OCR-ing, and transcribing the material, we’ve also begun research on Omeka as a platform for publishing exhibits on the ASTP collection. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the year!

And as a final reminder, we now loan multimedia equipment (camcorders, portable audio recorders, and more) through the MediaHub! So, if you have a project you’d like to enhance with media, feel free to stop by DPS to inquire about our equipment or visit http://www.providence.edu/library/Pages/media-hub.aspx.

From DPS – we hope you all have a wonderful academic year!

 

Image courtesy of Tulane University’s Public Relations Department. Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic. Students and faculty are starting to arrive at campus for the upcoming academic year and we at DPS thought it would be nice to provide a re-introduction of what we do and a summary of what we’ve been up to the […]MORE

New Media Hub Tutorials!

Posted by: on August 20, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard this summer creating new Media Hub video tutorials.  These tutorials emphasize equipment that is available for use in the library, or can be loaned out via the circulation desk.  Three tutorials have been added in the last 2 weeks. They include tips on using GarageBand, Audacity and options for backing up Video Media. Check them out!Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 9.07.36 AM

Digital Publishing Services has been working hard this summer creating new Media Hub video tutorials.  These tutorials emphasize equipment that is available for use in the library, or can be loaned out via the circulation desk.  Three tutorials have been added in the last 2 weeks. They include tips on using GarageBand, Audacity and options for […]MORE

Digital Commons at Providence College Nearing One Million Downloads

Posted by: on July 31, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

The Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College is part of a consortium of higher education and special libraries (i.e., Higher Education Library and Information Network / HELIN Consortium). In 2005, the HELIN Central Office, supported by the HELIN Board of Library Directors, was awarded a grant by the Davis Educational Foundation to support implementation of a consortium-wide institutional repository (IR). Grant funds provided that a distinct repository would be created for each HELIN institutional library. Each library’s IR would implement unique institutional domain names and branding.

Digital Commons at Providence College was officially launched on February 14th, 2007. Initially, the repository contained a small set of pre-prints, journals and special collection imaged artifacts. Through ongoing fruitful cross-departmental collaborations, the College can now boast four thousand digital objects in Digital Commons at Providence College representing a wide range of document types–College scholarly output and archival materials.

Digital Commons at Providence College is nearing the one million download mark; that is, collectively the four thousand resources now available will reach one million downloads. The Phillips Memorial Library Digital Publishing Services team will announce when Digital Commons at Providence College reaches one million downloads. Cause for celebration, methinks!

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The Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College is part of a consortium of higher education and special libraries (i.e., Higher Education Library and Information Network / HELIN Consortium). In 2005, the HELIN Central Office, supported by the HELIN Board of Library Directors, was awarded a grant by the Davis Educational Foundation to support implementation of […]MORE

Copyright for Educators & Librarians

Posted by: on July 24, 2014   |Comments (0)|Scholarly Communication

2Beginning this week, I along with three of my colleagues will participate in an online workshop held at Duke University and hosted by Kevin Smith (M.L.S., J.D.), Lisa A. Macklin (J.D., M.L.S.), and Anne Gilliland (J.D., M.L.S.).

All three instructors began as librarians and went on to get law degrees in order to better assist schools, colleges, and libraries with copyright matters. The principal objective of their current positions is to help sort out copyright issues that arise in educational institutions and libraries. From their introductory bio on the course’s site:

“In all of these situations, our goal is to help teachers and librarians accomplish their legitimate educational goals in ways that respect copyright and reduce the fear and uncertainty that sometimes hampers creative teaching. As lawyers, we strive to find responsible ways to say ‘yes’ when asked if a new teaching idea or library services can be considered within the confines of the copyright law.”

Over the next four weeks, we will learn about how the history, purpose, and structure of U.S. copyright law is relevant to educators and librarians. For more more information on this course, please visit the course’s website.

Beginning this week, I along with three of my colleagues will participate in an online workshop held at Duke University and hosted by Kevin Smith (M.L.S., J.D.), Lisa A. Macklin (J.D., M.L.S.), and Anne Gilliland (J.D., M.L.S.). All three instructors began as librarians and went on to get law degrees in order to better assist […]MORE

30 more letters! Working facets! It’s another Dorr Letters site update!

Posted by: on June 25, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Hello everyone!

I’ve got some great news for those who have been following the Dorr Letters site project. We’ve just finalized the encoding for 30 more letters, uploaded them to the Dorr Letters site, and updated some of the code to allow for faceting not only by date, but now by collection and author!

We’ve added more entries for the contextual “ography” popup content, and squashed a bunch of bugs and glitches!

Check out the new updates here: http://library.providence.edu:8080/xtf/index.xml

Per usual, we are not done with the site. Stay tuned for an updated home page that will be more user friendly and will make more sense of the different Dorr Letter collections!

    Hello everyone! I’ve got some great news for those who have been following the Dorr Letters site project. We’ve just finalized the encoding for 30 more letters, uploaded them to the Dorr Letters site, and updated some of the code to allow for faceting not only by date, but now by collection and […]MORE

Library Exhibits

Posted by: on May 27, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Digital Publishing Services has been working with the Special Collections on creating online galleries of present and past library exhibits.  There are presently fourlibexhibit_mockup2a gallery exhibits posted to the Digital Commons, our institutional repository.

The exhibits include two from our wooden case: presently, Nineteenth-Century British and American Book Covers, and previously, Select Tomes and Manuscripts from the William P. Bonniwell, OP Collection.  The other two are from our foyer exhibits: presently, The Social Art of John J. Fawcett and Frank B. Lanning, and previously, The Winter Days of Providence College.

We are excited to watch this collection grow with each new exhibit! Check it out!

 

Digital Publishing Services has been working with the Special Collections on creating online galleries of present and past library exhibits.  There are presently four gallery exhibits posted to the Digital Commons, our institutional repository. The exhibits include two from our wooden case: presently, Nineteenth-Century British and American Book Covers, and previously, Select Tomes and Manuscripts from the William […]MORE

Spring Publishing

Posted by: on May 14, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

As the semester comes to a close Digital Publishing Services has been busy publishing scholarship from a variety of Providence College conferences, events, and classes.  Here is a selection of the work being added to the repository:

Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society
In its fifth year, this conference attracts submissions from around the country.  Conference presenters are selected through a peer-review process.  This year’s topics included the Affordable Care Act and insurance marketplaces, challenges in contemporary global health practice, and gendered dimensions of health.

Second Annual Cleary Lecture
The annual lecture honors the memory of Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P., a professor of Political Science at Providence College for eighteen years and the director of the Latin American Studies program for twelve years.  This year’s lecture, Prospects for Peace in Colombia, was presented by Virgina Bouvier of the U.S. Institute of Peace.  A video of the lecture is available through Digital Commons.

Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity
This year marked the fifth Annual Celebration.  We are currently working with several students to publish their scholarship from the event.

Liberal Arts Honors Program
This Spring we are partnering with English faculty Bill Hogan to publish student scholarship from the Liberal Arts Honors Colloquium, Dostoevsky.

As the semester comes to a close Digital Publishing Services has been busy publishing scholarship from a variety of Providence College conferences, events, and classes.  Here is a selection of the work being added to the repository: Annual Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society In its fifth year, this conference attracts submissions from around the […]MORE

Try DIY, Not Green Or Gold Open Access

Posted by: on May 10, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Harvey Goldstein and John Bynner, writing in the Opinion section of the UK’s online weekly magazine reporting on higher education news and issues, Times Higher Education, take a very direct approach to the future of scholarly publishing: DIY (Do It Yourself). Goldstein and Bynner find the Green and Gold Open Access approaches unacceptable–both still conceding too large profit margins to commercial scholarly publishers. Goldstein and Bynner believe in time that high-quality publishing tools and academy-controlled journal publishing will “make the gold-green debate increasingly irrelevant.”

For more read their article here.

Harvey Goldstein and John Bynner, writing in the Opinion section of the UK’s online weekly magazine reporting on higher education news and issues, Times Higher Education, take a very direct approach to the future of scholarly publishing: DIY (Do It Yourself). Goldstein and Bynner find the Green and Gold Open Access approaches unacceptable–both still conceding […]MORE

Browse articles from your tablet with BrowZine

Posted by: on March 6, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

BrowZine is a great new service, available from the Phillips Memorial Library, that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals from an iPad or Android tablet.

From the BrowZine website:

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BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet.

BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Get started using Browzine in three easy steps:

  • From your iPad or Android tablet, go to your app store (Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon), search for “BrowZine” and download it for free
  • Open BrowZine and select our library from the list
  • Enter your username and library bar code (14 digit code on the back of your PC ID)

Then start browsing and reading your scholarly journals!

Browse your Discipline or favorite Journal title from here:

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Select an Article and Add to your own personal “Bookshelf”:

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It is recommended that you download a free PDF reader App (such as Adobe Reader), so you can save your PDFs and search within the article and edit as needed.

 

Happy browsing!

 

BrowZine is a great new service, available from the Phillips Memorial Library, that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals from an iPad or Android tablet. From the BrowZine website: BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in […]MORE

Cultural Anthropology Goes Open Access

Posted by: on February 10, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

This week, a prominent journal in anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, has gone open access. Cultural Anthropology is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which covers issues related to theory, research, public dissemination, and ethnography across a variety of perspectives in the field of anthropology. The journal going open access means that it has become freely available to the public without any cost associated. This status will allow for new opportunities in scholarship, communication, and dialogue to occur. The open access movement has arisen in part in protest to the privatization of intellectual work. For more about this development, please click here.

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This week, a prominent journal in anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, has gone open access. Cultural Anthropology is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which covers issues related to theory, research, public dissemination, and ethnography across a variety of perspectives in the field of anthropology. The journal going open access means that it has become freely available to the […]MORE

Copyright Myths and Guidelines

Posted by: on January 23, 2014   |Comments (0)|Open Access

 

On January 16th, DPS attended a workshop called, “Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarians Role,” hosted by the Association of Rhode Island Health Science Libraries at CCRI Lincoln.  Most of  the attendees were medical librarians and had important questions regarding the duplication of medical articles requested by doctors and practitioners. Many brought up the Contu Guidelines. Often citing the ambiguity surrounding what is the proper amount of photocopies to make of a certain article, and highlighting the ignorance of copyright knowledge shown by their requester.

Here are a few interesting links presented at the workshop:

downloadCopyright Myths-a publication of the Graphic Arts Guild: This is a great article that helps to debunk some of the myths surrounding the copyright of creative works, such as music, arts, literature, etc.  Often creating scenarios that  people might be confronted with when wanting to use someone else’s piece of music, photograph, etc. for their own purpose and explaining what the actual laws are regarding those scenarios, and not the “assumptions” of what is correct.

download (1)Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in academic and research libraries: The ARL was created in 1932 to address common issues that university and research librarians might be dealt with. The ARL Code of Best Practices is a set of eight situations that are designed to help librarians make informed decisions regarding what materials can be shared and duplicated for educational and research purposes. And it is important because it enables librarians to have a clearer understanding of what items are fair use and what are not. Here are a few FAQs regarding Best Practices.

  On January 16th, DPS attended a workshop called, “Copyright Skills as Risk Management Tools: The Librarians Role,” hosted by the Association of Rhode Island Health Science Libraries at CCRI Lincoln.  Most of  the attendees were medical librarians and had important questions regarding the duplication of medical articles requested by doctors and practitioners. Many brought […]MORE

Dorr Letters site, big update!

Posted by: on January 17, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Do you remember awhile back we posted a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features of the Dorr Letters site? If you don’t, no worries, check it out here. Well, we have finally gone live with those changes!

The Dorr Letters project site now includes:

  • Contextual, informative popups for most persons, places, and organizations within the letters
  • Working date facets, you can now filter letters by the date they were written
  • Working formatting templates, the plain text now mirrors some of the formatting of the actual letters.

Go to the Dorr Letters project site, and check out the updates!

Do you remember awhile back we posted a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features of the Dorr Letters site? If you don’t, no worries, check it out here. Well, we have finally gone live with those changes! The Dorr Letters project site now includes: Contextual, informative popups for most persons, places, and organizations […]MORE

Happy New Year

Posted by: on January 10, 2014   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Happy New Year from the Digital Publishing Services Team!  For us, the new year has meant welcoming a new team member – Stephen Mattos.  Stephen has extensive digitization experience and photography skills.  Most recently, Stephen worked at Roger Williams University where he was the Digital Imaging Specialist in the Architecture Library.  He focused on the digitization and archiving of their slide collection.  We welcome Stephen and look forward to working with him.

There are lots of exciting projects on our horizon for Spring 2014, including:

  • an update to the Dorr Letters Project
  • further collaboration with Special Collections and Archives on digitization projects including digitization of the Army Specialized Training Program collection
  • launch of the Art Journal in Digital Commons, a journal created and edited by PC Art History and Studio Art students
  • continued development of the MediaHub
  • and much more!

We will highlight many of these projects here on the Digital Publishing @ PC Blog.  Hope to see you again soon!

 

 

Happy New Year from the Digital Publishing Services Team!  For us, the new year has meant welcoming a new team member – Stephen Mattos.  Stephen has extensive digitization experience and photography skills.  Most recently, Stephen worked at Roger Williams University where he was the Digital Imaging Specialist in the Architecture Library.  He focused on the […]MORE

Digitizing Frankenstein

Posted by: on November 7, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

Phase one of the Shelley-Godwin Archive has recently launched with digitized versions of all the known manuscripts of Frankenstein. The Archive is the result of institutional partnerships: New York Public Library, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, Oxford’s Bodleian Library, with contributions from the Huntington Library, the British Library, and the Houghton Library—totaling over 90% of all known relevant manuscripts.

Subsequent Shelley-Goodwin Archive project phases will include digitization of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, “bringing together online for the first time ever the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers.”

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Phase one of the Shelley-Godwin Archive has recently launched with digitized versions of all the known manuscripts of Frankenstein. The Archive is the result of institutional partnerships: New York Public Library, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, Oxford’s Bodleian Library, with contributions from the Huntington Library, the British Library, and the Houghton Library—totaling over […]MORE

The Library Publishing Directory, 1st Edition

Posted by: on November 1, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Last week, the Library Publishing Coalition publicly announced the first edition of the Library Publishing Directory, a “snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries (primarily in North America).” Detailed in the document are various methods of publication, services offered, staffing and funding data, and prospective projects. Sharing documentation of this nature will not only inform the practices of library publishing departments, but will also offer scholars and authors a useful means of identifying higher-ed publication options. As stated in the LPC’s announcement:

In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities…

On first glance, it certainly seems likely to satisfy many of those aims, a development we here at DPS would be pleased to see!

The document is available as a PDF, EPUB, or print copy (by order):

http://www.librarypublishing.org/resources/directory-library-publishing-services

 

Last week, the Library Publishing Coalition publicly announced the first edition of the Library Publishing Directory, a “snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries (primarily in North America).” Detailed in the document are various methods of publication, services offered, staffing and funding data, and prospective projects. Sharing documentation of this nature […]MORE

Dorr Letters Site: Update In The Works

Posted by: on October 16, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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The Dorr Letters site will be looking a bit differently in the coming weeks. We’ve been at work creating and implementing some new content that will be weaved into each letter. The goal is to allow users the ability to click on the name of a person, place, or organization and be served a quick morsel of information about that person/place/organization. We’re currently working on setting up this workflow for all three information types as well as filling out the content behind the curtains so that none of the popups come up empty!

We took a bit of inspiration from the Colonial Despatches website created by the Humanities Computing and Media Centre, University of Victoria:

Check out their work here: http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/index.htm

The Dorr Letters site will be looking a bit differently in the coming weeks. We’ve been at work creating and implementing some new content that will be weaved into each letter. The goal is to allow users the ability to click on the name of a person, place, or organization and be served a quick […]MORE

HELIN Digital Collections Now on Twitter (#digHELIN)

Posted by: on September 27, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Following a series of discussions about promotion and outreach, the HELIN Digital Collections Affinity Group has now joined Twitter (@digHELIN) and started an associated hashtag (#dighelin). One intended purpose of the #dighelin campaign is to further interconnect and aggregate HELIN’s digital collections, similar in effect to the HELIN Digital Commons site. By using hashtag mobilization though, the platform-open campaign additionally allows for aggregation on multiple platforms (e.g. Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) and allows patrons and other viewers further interaction. It is hoped that the the #dighelin campaign will be a meaningful way of engaging the HELIN community and beyond. So please considering following and keep an eye out for any upcoming posts by the Phillips Memorial Library (@clubphil_pc)!

Following a series of discussions about promotion and outreach, the HELIN Digital Collections Affinity Group has now joined Twitter (@digHELIN) and started an associated hashtag (#dighelin). One intended purpose of the #dighelin campaign is to further interconnect and aggregate HELIN’s digital collections, similar in effect to the HELIN Digital Commons site. By using hashtag mobilization […]MORE

Studio Art Majors: Student Work Collection

Posted by: on August 28, 2013   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

The Department of Art and Art History and the Phillips Memorial Library have been collaborating on an exciting project this summer—the creation of a digital collection representing Providence College Art Studio students’ work, presented at student senior shows. Each year, images from senior shows in Ceramics, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture will be added to the evolving collection, reflecting a diversity of intellectual, creative expression and of formats from Providence College Art Studio students. To view the collection, visit Studio Art Majors: Student Work.

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The Department of Art and Art History and the Phillips Memorial Library have been collaborating on an exciting project this summer—the creation of a digital collection representing Providence College Art Studio students’ work, presented at student senior shows. Each year, images from senior shows in Ceramics, Digital Imaging, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture will be […]MORE

Dorr Rebellion site update!

Posted by: on August 21, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Hello all!

I had mentioned awhile back that the Dorr Rebellion site would be getting a bit of a facelift. Well, after a few meetings and some brainstorming, I present, the new, updated Dorr Rebellion site! The architecture has been optimized to highlight some of the newer Dorr Rebellion project developments and we’ve added a cleaner solution for the videos in the gallery as well as a dynamically generated updates page!

Check it out!

Hello all! I had mentioned awhile back that the Dorr Rebellion site would be getting a bit of a facelift. Well, after a few meetings and some brainstorming, I present, the new, updated Dorr Rebellion site! The architecture has been optimized to highlight some of the newer Dorr Rebellion project developments and we’ve added a […]MORE

Digitization Process for INTI

Posted by: on August 8, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

As described in my last entry, digitizing the Inti journal is an ongoing project for DPS. For this entry, I thought we could take an inside look at the digitization process. Here are the steps we take to make the paper journal digital:

1. Remove binding from the journal: We remove the journal’s binding so we can lay the pages flat on the flatbed scanner.

2. Scan pages: We use Microtek scanners to scan the pages. We scan photographs and book covers in color mode and pages that are text-only in grayscale mode, adjusting histogram settings as needed to eliminate bleed-through from ink on reverse sides of pages.

3. Run Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software on the scans: Optical character recognition is a technology that converts image documents into editable and searchable text. We run OCR on our scans using a program called ABBYY FineReader. Once the pages have been scanned by ABBYY, we proofread the text, then export to pdf.

4. Upload to Digital Commons: Once PDFs are created, we upload them to Digital Commons along with associated metadata so they are available for download.

As described in my last entry, digitizing the Inti journal is an ongoing project for DPS. For this entry, I thought we could take an inside look at the digitization process. Here are the steps we take to make the paper journal digital: 1. Remove binding from the journal: We remove the journal’s binding so […]MORE

Introducing Digital Commons

Posted by: on July 2, 2013   |Comments (0)|Open Access

Digital CommonsWhat is an institutional repository?

Digital Commons is Providence College’s institutional repository.  Well, what does institutional repository mean, and why is having one useful for an academic community?

Scholar Raym Crow defines institutional repositories (IRs) as, “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community”  (Crow, 2002 SPARC position paper, “The Case for Institutional Repositories”).

Basically, an IR is a place where scholarship written by a given institution’s students, faculty, and staff is made freely accessible online.  IRs are usually managed through an institution’s library.  IRs expand access to research, increase the institution’s visibility online, and provide long-term preservation of the institution’s digital scholarship.

What makes Providence College’s Digital Commons unique?

Providence College Digital Commons Discipline WheelProvidence College’s Digital Commons contains over 2964 records, which have been downloaded a total of 590088 times.  Items include research, scholarship and creative works by Providence College faculty and students in a variety of media and formats including articles, monographs, white papers, proceedings, presentations, theses, artworks, performances, and multimedia products; as well as digitized primary source materials from the library’s Special and Archival Collections.

The content in PC’s Digital Commons comes from a range of academic disciplines.  Click on the discipline wheel image to the right to explore the range of content that’s represented.

What kind of content is added to the repository regularly?

The Digital Publishing Services Department is adding content to Digital Commons all the time.  Here is a selection of items we have added recently:

 Want to publish?  Have questions?

Contact me, Hailie Posey (hposey@providence.edu), with questions about publishing in Providence College’s Digital Commons.

 

What is an institutional repository? Digital Commons is Providence College’s institutional repository.  Well, what does institutional repository mean, and why is having one useful for an academic community? Scholar Raym Crow defines institutional repositories (IRs) as, “digital collections that preserve and provide access to the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community”  (Crow, 2002 […]MORE

INTI in Digital Commons @ PC

Posted by: on June 28, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The Inti journal 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 and for 39 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish literature, creative writing by Latin and Spanish authors, and works of art by visual artists.

Digital Publishing Services has been working on digitizing the journal for the past several years. An archive of the digitized issues can be found in PC’s institutional repository, Digital Commons. In addition to the journal archive, DPS has created the Inti Gallery, a collection of photographs and images featured in Inti’s issues. Please take a look and take advantage of being able to view Inti in digital form!

The Inti journal 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 and for 39 years, Inti has been in publication without interruption. Inti features research and scholarship on Latin and Spanish literature, creative writing by Latin and Spanish authors, […]MORE

Charles Darwin / Joseph Hooker Correspondence

Posted by: on June 18, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

1,200 letters between Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker, 300 of which have not been published before, are being made available in more than 5,000 images by Cambridge’s Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/). Their decades of correspondence include Darwin’s most famous letter, where he first reveals not only that he thinks species change, but also that he has worked out a completely new theory as to how.

“No single set of letters was more important to Darwin, or is more important now, than those exchanged with Hooker over 40 years.” — Alison Pearn

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For more information, and links to selected letters see: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/darwin-hooker-letters.

1,200 letters between Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker, 300 of which have not been published before, are being made available in more than 5,000 images by Cambridge’s Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/). Their decades of correspondence include Darwin’s most famous letter, where he first reveals not only that he thinks species change, but also that he has […]MORE

DPS Presents on Inti at Conference

Posted by: on June 10, 2013   |Comment (1)|Scholarly Communication

On May 31, 2013 Mark Caprio, Christiane Marie Landry, and Marc Mestre presented Publishing Inti: a Suite of Services Case Study at the first annual Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference at Rhode Island College.

For more on Inti be sure to check out the Inti web site and the Inti Archive.

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Other presentations at the conference covered: converting EPUBS to PDFS, open access and the institutional repository, the role of the conservator in the digitization program at BC, building digital libraries, using technology to promote active learning, and more.  It was a fruitful and interesting day and we hope to be involved again next year.

On May 31, 2013 Mark Caprio, Christiane Marie Landry, and Marc Mestre presented Publishing Inti: a Suite of Services Case Study at the first annual Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact conference at Rhode Island College. For more on Inti be sure to check out the Inti web site and the Inti Archive. Other […]MORE

Dorr Letters and XTF

Posted by: on June 7, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Just recently, Digital Publishing Services finished a semester long endeavor to put together a website with the purpose of sharing both the digital transcriptions and the original scans of the Dorr letters. The site is built on XTF (eXtensible Text Framework), which is a free, open source platform that provides a super customizable framework for working with the transforming and display of TEI (and many other encoding languages). The beauty of XTF lies within it’s text indexer tool, it automatically creates an index of your documents which then allows for search-ability across the entire collection, or within each document. XTF can be a bit daunting to learn for a newcomer as there are very many moving parts, that said I’d still recommend it, there are a number of helpful tutorials and documentation and the XTF community is strong and usually quick to help. If you’re working with XTF I’d suggest joining the XTF User List on Google groups immediately!

At present the project includes digital transcriptions of thirty letters from the Dorr Correspondence files in the Sidney S. Rider Collection at the John Hay Library (Brown University), the James Fowler Simmons Papers at the Library of Congress, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, and one letter from the private collection of Richard Slaney. These letters illustrate aspects of race, reform, antislavery and proslavery politics, and, of course, the Dorr Rebellion.

To see our XTF implementation in action, visit the Dorr Letters project page. You can browse or search through the Dorr letters. Once on a letter page you can then click “view page #” to see the original scan of that page. There also exists an option to view the raw TEI.

The letters were selected, edited, and transcribed from the original manuscripts by Dr. Erik J. Chaput and Russell DeSimone, with the assistance of Dr. Edward E. Andrews.

The letters were encoded by the Phillips Memorial Library + Commons Digital Publishing Services team including Deborah Angelo, Mark Caprio, Rachel Golub, Christiane Marie Landry, Marc Mestre, and  Hailie Posey.

Also, be sure to visit the Dorr Rebellion project page to learn more about the Dorr Rebellion. The site was recently updated with lesson plans created specifically for interaction with the Dorr Letters site. We will be doing some more updating to the site later this summer, so be sure to check back in.

Project questions or comments may be sent to dps@providence.edu

Just recently, Digital Publishing Services finished a semester long endeavor to put together a website with the purpose of sharing both the digital transcriptions and the original scans of the Dorr letters. The site is built on XTF (eXtensible Text Framework), which is a free, open source platform that provides a super customizable framework for […]MORE

DP @ PC: Summer Research Edition

Posted by: on May 28, 2013   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

Isn’t it wonderful how things slow down in the summer?  Often, the summer season allows us to dig into projects and explore interests that have been set aside for more pressing tasks during the academic year.  I tend to make a list of digital publishing tools to research and gain facility with over the summer.  Here are four tools you might enjoy exploring as well:

prismPrism, an effort of UVA’s Scholars Lab, is a tool for collecting and visualizing crowd-sourced interpretations of texts.  “Users are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different categories, or “facets.” Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users.”  Prism’s creators envision it as a tool for both pedagogical use and scholarly exploration.

 

metadata gamesFunded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Metadata Games is an online game system for gathering useful data on photo, audio, and moving image artifacts, enticing those who might not visit archives to explore humanities content while contributing to vital records. Furthermore, the suite enables archivists to gather and analyze information for image archives in novel and possibly unexpected ways.”  For more information, see this interview with Mary Flanagan, one of Metadata Games’ creators.

 

scoop itAccording to the creators of Scoop It, everyone is a publisher.  This tool allows users to curate content from the web around a specific theme or topic.  The pages you can create in Scoop It have an eye-catching layout bring images and multimedia to the foreground.  Scoop It is rapidly being adopted as a tool for creating content in academic libraries and educational institutions.

 

learnistYou may have heard of Pinterest?  Learnist is is a similar tool with an intellectual bent.  It acts as a visual repository of all your favorite articles, videos, ebooks, maps, surveys, blogs, podcasts, and images. You can create boards based on your interests and curate content around a chosen theme.

 

 

What do you plan to explore this summer???

Isn’t it wonderful how things slow down in the summer?  Often, the summer season allows us to dig into projects and explore interests that have been set aside for more pressing tasks during the academic year.  I tend to make a list of digital publishing tools to research and gain facility with over the summer.  […]MORE

Inti Web: Inti 75-76 Coming Soon!

Posted by: on May 3, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

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Inti: Revista de la Literatura Hispánica is a 39 year old academic journal started by Roger Carmosino. It has published research and analysis in all areas of Spanish and Latin literature and has often included creative writing written by Latin and Spanish authors and artists.

I’ve worked with my fellow Digital Publishing colleagues and Roger to revamp the Inti website that was originally created by web dev guru Chris Gubata. The goal of Inti web is to act as a digital extension of the themes surrounding each issue of Inti. We try to keep it up to date with pertinent links to multimedia (photos and videos), news articles, and interviews. The site is, by default, set to be viewed in Spanish, but not to worry, if you can’t habla Espanol, there is a handy toggle up at the top of the site that will automatically translate the page into English for you.

Check out Inti web here:
http://library.providence.edu/dps/publications/inti/

Check out the site for the latest issue of Inti (73-74) here:
http://library.providence.edu/dps/publications/inti/inti-73-74/index.php

Stay tuned for new updates as we finalize the content for Issue 75-76!

Inti: Revista de la Literatura Hispánica is a 39 year old academic journal started by Roger Carmosino. It has published research and analysis in all areas of Spanish and Latin literature and has often included creative writing written by Latin and Spanish authors and artists. I’ve worked with my fellow Digital Publishing colleagues and Roger […]MORE

In Honor of Earth Day a Look at “Earth as Art”

Posted by: on April 21, 2013   |Comment (1)|Digital Publishing

earth as art logoIn honor of Earth Day we invite you to take a minute and marvel at the beauty of the Earth.  One way to do this- explore satellite images of the Earth through one of NASA’s digital publishing ventures.  In late 2012 NASA published a book called Earth as Art.  The book is available for free download in PDF format.  NASA also created a free iPad App for the book.

In the book’s foreword, NASA Earth Scientist and editor of the volume Lawrence Friedl eloquently states:

“In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This book celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. Earth-observing environmental satellites can measure outside the visible range of light, so these images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime. Truly, by escaping Earth’s gravity we discovered its attraction.”

Here is a selection screen shots from the App.  We highly recommend you check it out.  Happy Earth Day!

Bombetoka Bay, Madagascare as art 7

Bogda Mountains, Chinae as art 5

Lena River Delta, Russiae as art 3

Himalayas, Central Asiae as art 2

Garden City, Kansas, United Statese as art 1

 

 

 

In honor of Earth Day we invite you to take a minute and marvel at the beauty of the Earth.  One way to do this- explore satellite images of the Earth through one of NASA’s digital publishing ventures.  In late 2012 NASA published a book called Earth as Art.  The book is available for free […]MORE

Digital Public Library of America Launches!

Posted by: on April 18, 2013   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal today, delivering millions of freely available materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public. Read and discovery more at dp.la.

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal today, delivering millions of freely available materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public. Read and discovery more at dp.la.MORE

Faculty Authors Series: Adrian Weimer

Posted by: on April 10, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons.

The interview with Adrian Weimer is currently featured on the Faculty Authors Home Page. Watch her interview there, or here!

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons. The interview with Adrian Weimer is currently featured on the Faculty Authors Home Page. […]MORE

Faculty Authors Series: Bob Hackey

Posted by: on March 20, 2013   |Comments (0)|Digital Publishing

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons.

Bob Hackey was the first to be showcased in the Faculty Authors Series. Check out his interview!

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons. Bob Hackey was the first to be showcased in the Faculty Authors Series. Check […]MORE