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Augmentation and Enhancement of Crowdsourced Metadata for the Our Marathon Digital Archive

When I first entered my MLIS program at Simmons College, I never imagined that I would become a cataloger. I envisioned myself working at a reference desk, not sitting alone in a back room consulting volumes of arcane rules and standards. But after taking one cataloging course my entire perspective shifted. I realized that the  Continue Reading »

“Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience”: reflecting on the role of community archives in the Boston Marathon bombing

On Monday, April 23 – five years and a week after tragedy struck Boston in the form of the Boston Marathon bombing – faculty, staff, students and members of the community gathered in Alumni Center to share reflections on remembering traumatic events and processing grief through collections and digital archives. The event commemorated five years  Continue Reading »

DRS Collection Profile: RISE Research Posters

Since 2012, the Center for Research Innovation has hosted the Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE), an annual exhibition for students and faculty to present their research to the Northeastern community and “industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts“. Each year RISE participants create nearly 400 posters to describe research activity at Northeastern covering  Continue Reading »

Boston DH Week at the DSG and NULab

During the week of March 12-16, Northeastern University will join with other local universities to participate in Boston Digital Humanities Week, bringing an array of programming about and for the digital humanities to the greater Boston area. Check out our upcoming on-campus events hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab for Texts, Maps  Continue Reading »

2018 Call for CERES Classroom Proposals

  Apply here  Deadline: April 30, 2018 For more information visit: https://dsg.neu.edu/ceres/2018-ceres-cfp/     It’s that time of year again – time for the CERES Call for Proposals! This year we’re looking for faculty to submit project proposals for classroom use of the CERES Exhibit Toolkit in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. The deadline for proposals is  Continue Reading »

Celebrating Frederick Douglass’ Birthday With a Transcribe-a-Thon

On February 14, the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, the Women Writers Project, the Digital Scholarship Group and Snell Library’s Open Access programming teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day celebration—a transcribe-a-thon and birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Faculty, staff and students from various disciplines across Northeastern gathered in the Digital Media Commons to  Continue Reading »

DRS Collection Profile: The “Power, Privilege, Perseverance” Podcast

In December 2017, students from Moya Bailey’s Fall 2017 Gender, Race, and Medicine course published 15 episodes of a new podcast: “Power, Privilege, Perseverance: How the next generation is shaping society“. Each 10-minute episode is an engaging and insightful exploration of how health is impacted by issues of race, sexuality, and gender.     Episode  Continue Reading »

Browse the Updated CERES: Exhibit Toolkit Documentation Site

Thanks to the hard work of DSG intern Kaley Bachelder, the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit Documentation site has a fresh new look and updated, improved content that will help toolkit users edit their sites. Some highlights of the updated User Guide include clearly labeled screenshots of various processes, examples of the toolkit in use, and a  Continue Reading »

Design for Diversity Opening Forum: A Reflection

The first Design for Diversity event was held at Northeastern on October 16 and 17 to begin the collaborative process of building the Teaching and Learning Toolkit. My takeaway questions, inspired by the presentations and discussions, were: When working with learners to teach technologies and systems, how can we teach learners to be critical of  Continue Reading »

Select Archives and Special Collections materials are now available in the Digital Public Library of America

Nearly 9,000 primary source documents and images curated and digitized by Northeastern University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections are now available in the Digital Public Library of America. The DPLA is a national resource that brings together digital materials held by American libraries, archives, and museums. Northeastern University Libraries’ contribution to DPLA was made possible  Continue Reading »

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