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.
The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition. The exhibit was curated and installed by... MORE
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... MORE
The DPS Lab and Special Collections would like to take this moment to welcome our new GA (Graduate Assistant), Andrew Lavoie, to the library!
Andrew graduated in May 2014 from PC with a B.A. in History and a minor in Classics. He is from Manchester, NH and is attending PC’s Graduate Program to get a Masters in American History with a focus on Early Colonial America. As a PC undergrad, Andrew traveled to Greece with Dr. Thomas Strasser as a member of his archaeological dig team. He will be a G.A. in Special Collections and DPS Lab for the next 2 years as he works towards his Masters. After he graduates, he plans on either continuing his education or teaching at the high school level.
The DPS Lab and Special Collections are excited to have him as part of our team!
The DPS Lab and Special Collections would like to take this moment to welcome our new GA (Graduate Assistant), Andrew... MORE
Next week marks the second annual International Open Education Week and we are pleased to announce a series of events exploring Open Education (OE). If you are new to the idea of OE, this video gives a great summary:
Throughout the week we’ll look into some of the most prominent themes in the OE movement including Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and more. We hope the week’s events will prompt local discussion about the role librarians play in curating OERs (and OA collections) for students and faculty here at PC.
Here is the schedule of events. All are welcome, so please mark your calendars!
Webinar: Driving Adoptions of OER Through Communities of Practice Monday, March 11. 12:00 pm. Library LL104A
Communities of practice, or mutually supporting groups organized around a common subject area, have the potential to increase the rate of adoption of Open Education Resources. College Open Textbooks sponsors a number of such communities. In this webinar, members of four communities will present their experience in driving adoption of OER. They will present lessons learned and look ahead to how these communities can be strengthened and increase their influence in the battle for adoptions.
Library Staff Present: OER Show and Tell Friday, March 15. 10:00 am. Library E-Classroom
Wondering what OERs are and what they look like? Several library staff will demo how to find OERs, multi-media OERs, local OA collections, and review the major MOOC platforms.
Live Presentation, Developing MOOCs at Brown University Monday, March 18. 3:00 pm. “The Pit” Library First Floor
Kathy Takayama, Director of the Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, will lead a discussion on the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Brown. With courses scheduled to launch in June through the Coursera platform, Brown is currently developing their MOOC offerings. This interactive presentation will center on the valuable lessons Kathy and her colleagues have learned about planning for MOOCs. It will also emphasize important future considerations for faculty development and training in preparation for teaching and using MOOCs. Anyone with an interest in MOOCs, online education, or open educational resources is encouraged to attend.
Next week marks the second annual International Open Education Week and we are pleased to announce a series of events... MORE