New Library Exhibits Now Available

New Library Exhibits Now Available

Posted by: on April 12, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Digital Publishing Services has been busy capturing the library’s most recent exhibitions and adding them to our Digital Commons image galleries. Exhibits include: Sister Saints of the Dominican Order, featuring seven female saints rotated throughout the Spring semester 2017, Albertus Magnus: St. Albert the Great, in honor of a lecture in Providence College’s Aquinas Hall on November 10, 2016, Opening Ceremonies of Providence College, September 18, 1919, featuring photographs from Providence College’s opening, and Providence College Charter Day, created in honor of Providence College celebrating its centennial of the signing of its charter on February 14, 2017.

Albertus Magnus: St. Albert The Great Exhibit Case – Photo 1, Fall 2016

Harkins Hall Dedication Ceremonies, May 25, 1919

Charter Day Exhibit Case – Photo 2, Spring 2017

St. Rosa of Lima – Reproduction, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, ca.1670

Digital Publishing Services has been busy capturing the library’s most recent exhibitions and adding them to our Digital Commons image galleries. Exhibits include: Sister Saints of the Dominican Order, featuring seven female saints rotated throughout the Spring semester 2017, Albertus Magnus: St. Albert the Great, in honor of a lecture in Providence College’s Aquinas Hall on November […]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

Providence College Centennial Library Exhibit In Digital Commons

Posted by: on September 15, 2016   |Comments (0)|Digital Asset Management

The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition.  The exhibit was curated and installed by Special and Archival Collections, and photographed and archived by, Digital Publishing Services.  It features items on loan or donated by alumni that span the College’s first 100 years.  The exhibit is available through Digital Commons’ Image Gallery.  Items in this collection include: a basketball signed by the winners of the NIT Championship’s from 1961 and 1963, a Friars Club jacket circa 1964, and an address to the first Honorary Degree recipient given out at the school, General Armando Diaz, former Minister of War and Chief of Staff of the Italian Army from 1917-1924.  Check out the online exhibit or come visit the library to see it. The exhibit runs through the Fall semester of 2016.

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The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition.  The exhibit was curated and installed by Special and Archival Collections, and photographed and archived by, Digital Publishing Services.  It features items on loan or donated by alumni that span the College’s first 100 years.  The exhibit is available through Digital Commons’ Image Gallery.  Items […]MORE

Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas – Library Exhibit

Posted by: on January 22, 2016   |Comments (0)|Open Educational Resources
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St. Thomas Aquinas (Reproduction), Artist: Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1481-82

DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas- is now available through Digital Commons here.

Almost eight hundred years ago, in December of 1216, the birth of a new religious order also took place. Father Dominic de Guzman, a Spanish priest, petitioned Pope Honorius II successfully for a new religious order, which would come to be called the Order of Preachers. Founded to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, the teaching activity of the order and its scholastic organization placed the Preachers in the forefront of the intellectual life of the Middle Ages. The catapult for this success was the very same Dominic de Guzman who had petitioned the Pope. In honor of this divine historical event and to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the life of the Catholic Church, this year’s Christmas Exhibit focuses on two pillars of the Dominican Order, St. Dominic de Guzman and St. Thomas Aquinas.

The exhibit consists of reproduction paintings by early renaissance artists, such as Diego Velazquez, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, and others depicting various scenes of the two Saints. In addition, the exhibit features the College’s 1632 printed edition of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, of which only a handful of copies are still in existence today. There is also one case in the exhibit highlighting the life of St. Martin De Porres, patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony.

This exhibit celebrates the birth of our Savior, the coming eight hundredth year anniversary of the Dominican brotherhood, and the blessings these Saints have brought into the world as seen through the eyes of Renaissance artists.

You can also visit our previous library exhibits through Digital Commons here.

 

 

 

DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas- is now available through Digital Commons here. Almost eight hundred years ago, in December of 1216, the birth of a new religious order also took place. Father […]MORE

SelectedWorks is Getting an Upgrade

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

 SelectedWorks, the faculty webpage builder from Bepress, is receiving an upgrade very soon! Digital Publishing ServicesScreen Shot 2015-11-20 at 11.29.16 AM will be trained and updated on the exciting new features.  In the meantime, have a look at Providence College’s present SelectedWorks site.

Stay tuned!

 SelectedWorks, the faculty webpage builder from Bepress, is receiving an upgrade very soon! Digital Publishing Services will be trained and updated on the exciting new features.  In the meantime, have a look at Providence College’s present SelectedWorks site. Stay tuned!MORE

Freshmen: Then and Now Exhibit

Posted by: on September 9, 2015   |Comments (0)|Spotlights

Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen over the years.  The exhibit is called: Freshmen: Then and Now.  You can visit the physical exhibit, located in the glass cases next to ‘The Pit.” But you can also conveniently browse the online exhibit as well.  The exhibit is included as part of our Digital Commons Exhibits and Events page.

Enjoy browsing what the freshmen experience has been like over the years!

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Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen over the years.  The exhibit is called: Freshmen: Then and Now.  You can visit the physical exhibit, located in the glass cases next to ‘The Pit.” But you can also conveniently browse the online exhibit […]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

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

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

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

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: 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.

Digital 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 […]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

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

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 within DPS. I thought we would take an inside look at the digitization process for Inti. Here are the steps we take to make the paper journal digital:

Separate journal – First, we cut up the journal by removing its binding and separating pages from one another.

Scan – We use Microtek scanners to scan each page. We scan photographs/covers in color and text in grayscale, adjusting histogram settings as needed to eliminate bleed-through from ink on the reverse sides of pages.

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Run OCR & proofread – OCR, or optical character recognition, is a technology that converts image documents (PDF files, images captured via scan) into editable/searchable data. We run OCR in a program called ABBYY Finereader, and after that step , we proofread the text yielded for errors and export to PDF (text-under-image).

Create complete issue & article PDFs – Once exported to PDF, we combine sections of text, using Adobe Acrobat Pro, into a complete issue PDF and article PDFs, cropping off excess material from sides of pages.

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

As described in my last entry, digitizing the Inti journal is an ongoing project within DPS. I thought we would take an inside look at the digitization process for Inti. Here are the steps we take to make the paper journal digital: Separate journal – First, we cut up the journal by removing its binding […]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   |Comment (1)|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, 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.

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Over the past several years, and on an ongoing basis, the journal has been digitized by the Digital Publishing Services staff. An archive of the digitized issues can be found in PC’s institutional repository, Digital Commons. In addition to the journal archive, the Digital Publishing Services staff has created the Inti Gallery, a comprehensive collection of covers, photographs, and graphics contained in the volumes of Inti since its first issue. Please visit the links above to 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, 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 […]MORE