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DiSc is hiring for 2018-19 Work-Study positions!

Digital Scholarship Services is hiring for two 2018-19 work-study positions. We are looking for keen-eyed, curious, and dedicated students to work on special projects, reporting to a member the Digital Scholarship Services team as appropriate to each specific project. This position will be part of the Anita M. Greene Library Work Scholars Program, which encourages […]

An Invitation to Crowd Cafe

Dear area knowledge workers, Starting this month, the digital scholarship groups at Boston University and Boston College are co-hosting a monthly informal gathering for people wishing to contribute to crowdsourced projects. We invite you to join us, once or a few times or regularly, from wherever you like. We’re calling this Crowd Cafe. We will […]

Upcoming Events: Boston DH Week

BU DiSc is pleased to announce the 2018 Boston DH Week, coming up 12-16 March. Please join us and our colleagues at Boston College, Northeastern, MIT, Tufts, and Harvard for a week of free learning and discussion events. Please take a look at the offerings and register to attend (or in some cases, just attend) as […]

Spring 2018 Workshops and Events

DiSc is pleased to announce workshops and events for Spring 2018, aimed at humanities and social sciences scholars and those who collaborate with them at all levels of expertise. Event descriptions and a registration form are below. Don’t see a workshop you would like offered? Contact us, and we’ll try to put it on the roster for the […]

October is Open Access Month

This October, Boston University will be celebrating Open Access Month with a line-up of activities all about sharing knowledge with a global community. Read about our planned events and register below. For questions about events, contact Anna Newman, Open Access Specialist, at newmanaa@bu.edu or 617-358-8563. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Wednesday, October 11, 12-2:00pm, Thurman Center (lower level […]

Fall 2017 Fundamentals Workshops

DiSc is pleased to announce the second Digital Scholarship Fundamentals workshop series, aimed at digital humanities and social sciences practitioners, and scholars at all levels interested in becoming one. Each one-hour workshop is being offered twice with the same content each time. With a single exception, they will take place in Mugar Library’s Estin Room (Rm 302). […]

BU Libraries Wikipedia Meetup #2: How to Edit Wikipedia

Join us on Wednesday, August 23 at Mugar Library, where we’ll be showing you how to edit Wikipedia by cleaning up and adding references of reliable sources to Wikipedia pages. No experience necessary! Time: 12:00-2:00pm Place: Mugar Library Conference Room Food: Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP using the form below. Please register […]

DiScussion: Wikipedia and Info Lit

Please join us for our upcoming DiScussion reading club meetup on Wednesday, August 16 at Mugar Library where we’ll be talking about Wikipedia and Information Literacy. The readings we will discuss are: Oliver, J. T. (2015). One-shot Wikipedia: an edit-sprint toward information literacy. Reference Services Review, 43(1), 81–97. Seligman, A. I. (2013). Teaching Wikipedia without […]

Announcing the First BU Libraries Wikipedia Meetup

Join us on Thursday, June 8, for our first BU Libraries Wikipedia Meetup, where we’ll be adding references of reliable sources to Wikipedia. No experience necessary! If you’ve always been curious about how content is created in Wikipedia, please drop by. Thursday, June 8 12-2:00pm Mugar Library Conference Room Pizza and drinks will be available […]

Dissidence and Self-Publishing in the Soviet Union

Join us for a discussion of samizdat, free culture, and censorship on Thursday, April 6, at 12:30pm, in Mugar Library, Room 302. We’ll be speaking via Skype with Ann Komaromi, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, about the Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat, a digital project that has […]