Boston College Libraries Faculty Newsletter


FALL 2005

eScholarship@BC Update

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The eScholarship@BC Repository continues to grow as more and more Boston College faculty partner with the BC Libraries to reclaim ownership of their scholarship. The Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of three new openly accessible publication series in eScholarship@BC: the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning’s journal, “Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations;” the Urban Ecology Institute’s journal, “Cities and the Environment;” and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice’s affiliated faculty publications.


eScholarship@BC continues its commitment to make scholarship openly accessible and encourages faculty to retain their ownership of the scholarly materials they author. Materials in eScholarship@BC are available by searching the eScholarship@BC Repository. Moreover, because the eScholarship@BC system is built through the creation of static HTML pages and is compliant with open archive retrieval protocols, materials are available through Google searches and through open archive portals like OAIster – an Open Archive portal.


The journal “Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations” – a collaboration between the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College (“CCJL”) and the Council of Centers in Jewish-Christian Relations (“CCJR”) – publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations and reviews new materials in the field. The publication provides a vehicle for exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment in the field of Christian-Jewish studies and relations. The first issue appeared in November 2005.


“Cities and the Environment” – a publication of the Urban Ecology Collaborative (UEC), along with its partner, the Urban Natural Resources Institute – will facilitate the rapid dissemination of cutting-edge research in urban ecology and education. It will provide a unifying international forum for urban researchers and practitioners to explore ecological theory, share relevant data from basic research and exchange best practices. Targeted areas include the biophysical, social and educational aspects of understanding urban ecosystem dynamics, urban management, landscape transformation and educational practices and programs. The first issue is due in spring 2006.


The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College addresses the increasingly interdisciplinary needs of human rights work. Through multidisciplinary training programs and applied research and the interaction of scholars with practitioners, the Center aims to nurture a new generation of scholars and practitioners in the United States and abroad who draw upon the strengths of many disciplines, and the wisdom of rigorous ethical training in the attainment of human rights and international justice” [taken from the Center’s site 10/07/2005,

</centers/humanrights/about/>]. Many of the scholarly contributions of the Center’s faculty will be made accessible through the Center’s eScholarship@BC Community publication series.


Mark Caprio, eScholarship Program ManagerMark Caprio
eScholarship Program Manager

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