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Biology Commons

Clare O’Connor teaches an upper level laboratory course, and wanted to make a collection of methods available online so that it could be shared with her class, as well as colleagues at BC and other institutions. The web site she is creating includes visual tutorials as well as written instructions in pdf form, and links to resources for further study. A further stage of development will include publication of data from student experiments.

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First Hand Exhibit

Shelia Gallagher and Judy Bookbinder of the Fine Arts department developed the Becker Collection website, a unique online archive of hitherto un-exhibited and undocumented Civil War era drawings that offer rich insight into history and culture of the 19th Century America. To enable the public to view these pieces in person for the first time, they collaborated with the university art museum to host an exhibit of selected drawings from the collection called “First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection." Gallagher received an Academic Technology Innovation Grant to incorporate technology in ways that would enhance visitors' experience of the exhibit.

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GAA Oral History Project

As it celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding, the Gaelic Athletic Association is working with Boston College - Ireland on an oral history project to create a record of what the Association has meant to the culture and people of Ireland. The project will collect interviews with everyone connected with the games, from players and coaches to grounds-staff and fans, as well as photographs and other related documents. Highlights from this emerging collection are displayed on a web site, where members of the public can watch video and listen to audio clips and view other content. The site features a different theme each month and includes information about how people of...

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Irish Studies Repository

The Irish Studies Program at Boston College offers courses in history, language, sociology and the arts. Codirectors Robert Savage and Marjorie Howes worked with other instructors to develop a repository where common resources for teaching can be stored, browsed and searched in ways that promote the interdisciplinary vision of the program. Featured content will include images and rare texts drawn from faculty members' collections and the BC Libraries, as well as resources gathered for exhibits and other special events.

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Korean americans and the "Forgotten War"

Ramsay Liem collaborated with several artists, an historian, and a documentary film maker to create a multi-media exhibit of installation and performance art, documentary film, archival photographs, and oral histories that explores memories and legacies of the Korean War. The exhibit traveled around the country for several years, but because he anticipated the day when it would stop touring, he wanted to create an online version that would enable visitors to continue experiencing the exhibit even if it was no longer possible to view it person.

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Student Research on the Becker Collection

Shelia Gallagher and Judy Bookbinder of the Fine Arts department developed the Becker Collection website, a unique online archive of hitherto un-exhibited and undocumented Civil War era drawings that offer rich insight into history and culture of the 19th Century America. To integrate this material into their teaching, they worked with IDeS to develop another version of the site that would enable students not only to learn from the collection but also to conduct original research on the drawings.