Christina Boyles to present at the CT Library Association Annual Conference

Our Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Christina Boyles, will be co-presenting “Digital Humanities across the Libraries: A Hands-on Guide to Programs and Workshops” at the Connecticut Library Association’s Annual Conference. She will discuss how the digital humanities apply to libraries, outline strategies for incorporating digital humanities programs into library offerings, and offer some practical ideas for DH […]

Digital Collections & Services Projects Update

The student staff working for Digital Collections & Services has been busy this semester completing two projects: the George Watson Cole Postcard collection, and the Trinity College Bulletins, housed in Watkinson. Students have digitized hundreds of postcards this semester, with just a few hundred remaining which will complete Trinity’s digital collection of Cole’s 10,000 postcards. […]

Streaming Films from Swank Motion Pictures

As part of a pilot program started last September Trinity College made arrangements to purchase streaming licenses for thirty films from Swank Motion Pictures.  Now twenty seven of these films are available to view!  Selected by professors for use in their courses, these films run the gambit from comedies to documentaries.  You do not need […]

Join Our Transcribe-a-Thon for Douglass Day on 2/14

On 14 February 2018, please join us in the Trinity College Library’s new Digital Scholarship Studio (LITC 182) for a transcribe-a-thon in honor of Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday. Following the lead of the Colored Conventions project, we’ll be transcribing records of the Freedmen’s Bureau. The Transcribe-a-thon is from 12-3pm, and is open to the public. […]

Chemistry Lecture Notebooks, 1863

Chemistry Lecture Notebooks   The Trinity College Archives has just acquired two volumes of chemistry lecture notebooks from 1863.  These notes were taken by William T. Currie—Class of 1863.  The lectures were delivered by Thomas R. Pynchon—Class of 1841.  Pynchon was President of the College from 1874-1883 and Scovill Professor of Chemistry and Natural Sciences […]

Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company

Sometimes described as the “Gutenberg Bible” of photographic printing, Photographs from the Collection of the Gilman Paper Company #1173 reproduces 200 photos from the highly regarded collection of the same name acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005.  Illustrating the history of photography, the photogravure images were hand-printed by Richard Benson, Dean of […]

ToW: Digital Scholarship Studio Now Open!

The Digital Scholarship Studio is now open! Located directly above Peter B’s in the library, this suite includes a 30-person classroom, a digital scholarship space, a one-button recording studio, a digitization lab, and two conference rooms. We are excited that this space will help us scale up our digital scholarship offerings by providing a space […]

Watkinson Awarded Preservation Assistance Grant

We are excited to announce the Watkinson Library has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities! The preservation assistance grant of $6,000 will help care for a growing collection of American almanacs. The award will be used to purchase preservation-quality supplies to rehouse 1,700 almanacs, predominantly published in the 19th […]