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Spring 2020 Work-Study Position

Boston University Libraries are hiring a spring 2020 work-study Special Projects Assistant. While no special technical skills are needed, the student will need to be generally comfortable with a variety of office productivity tasks, including document preparation and data entry. Hours (6-10/week) are negotiable, but will mostly need to be between 9am and 4pm on […]

You’re invited: Data modeling book club

We all work with primary and secondary sources that can be usefully framed as data. BU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services invites you to join a group of BU faculty, staff, and librarians to begin a discussion of data modeling as an approach and a practical application. We will discuss Part I of The Shape of Data […]

Now in OpenBU: Mandinka Ajami & Arabic Manuscripts from Casamance, Senegal

Boston University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services are honored to announce the public release of over 18,000 pages of manuscripts from 58 different Mandinka scholars in Casamance, Senegal, which are now completely digitized and openly available in the African Ajami Library on OpenBU. The project initially focused on preserving endangered Mandinka Ajami manuscripts of the southern Casamance […]

Fall 2019 Work-Study Positions

The Boston University Libraries are hiring two Fall 2019 work-study Special Projects Assistant positions. While no special technical skills are needed to successfully complete this work, students will need to be generally comfortable with a variety of office productivity tasks, including document preparation and data entry. Hours (6-10/week) are negotiable, but will mostly need to be between […]

Inaugural Northeast IR Day 2019

BU Libraries Digital Scholarship Services, in collaboration with colleagues from UMass Amherst, UMass Medical School,  MIT, and Harvard, will be hosting the first ever Northeastern Institutional Repository Day conference on June 18, 2019 at Boston University. This event is free (registration required*) and open to everyone interested in the current and future state of institutional […]

Rights Reversion Workshop – POSTPONED

This workshop, originally scheduled for  April 23, 2019, is being postponed until Fall 2019. Please check back with us or join our mailing list to receive news about digital scholarship and open access events. Have you written a book that is now out of print? Would you like to open your book up to a […]

You’re Invited: Crowd Cafe, February 2019 Edition

This February’s installment of Crowd Cafe, a project co-presented by Boston University and Boston College, is co-sponsored by BU’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. If you’re local to us, please come in person if you can — we’d love to have you! If you’re not local, please join us online. Attending in person? Please […]

Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami and Arabic Manuscripts of Senegal

Re-posted with permission from The British Library’s “Endangered Archives Blog” (original post). The Endangered Archives Programme funded this digital preservation project (EAP 1042), and is supported by Arcadia, a charitable trust of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and administered by the British Library. =================== 14 November 2018 Mandinka Ajami and Arabic Manuscripts of Casamance, Senegal […]

OpenCon 2018 Boston

Boston University George Sherman Union Terrace Lounge 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA Map and Directions Friday, November 9, 2018 Boston University Libraries and Boston College Libraries are pleased to announce OpenCon 2018 Boston. OpenCon is an annual global event that helps educate and drive culture change around open access. Participants learn about open access, open education, open […]

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Friday, November 9, 2018, 2:30pm Boston University, George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Map and Directions A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, […]