Eastern Apps: Visualizing Historic Prison Data

The APS Library holds admission books of the Eastern State Penitentiary, from roughly 1830-1850. The admission books contain the names, offences, sentences, places of origin, and race/ethnicity of inmates, as well as comments about the moral standing of the prisoners. This gallery presents a collection of interactive apps that explore trends in the data from the books. See the gallery here.

Eastern Apps:Visualizing Historic Prison Data

Open Data: Beyond Digitization

The APS Library has an active Open Data Initiative. Under this initiative, we (1) identify content in the APS Library that is conducive to being reconfigured as a dataset; (2) encourage the use and reuse of the data by opening the data to all, and by easing access to the data. Learn more about our open data.

Open Data at the APS Library moves beyond digitization by making separating content from from

Come Work With Us: Partners, Fellows, Interns

We partner with scholars, institutions and students to further the APS Library’s mission to promote the use of our collections. We offer two Digital Humanities Fellowships a year, open to scholars using the APS collections in new and engaging ways, and two Digital Library Interns, open to students and new graduates interested in digital librarianship and digital scholarship. Learn more about working with us.

The APS Library works with scholars, institutions and students to promote the use of our material in digital format.