The mission of the Loyola Marymount University Digital Library Program (DLP) is to create an enhanced learning and research environment for all within the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) community by creating persistent digital objects that are of high quality and meet currently accepted technological standards. The Digital Library Program supports the university’s mission by fostering access to research and knowledge materials. The DLP comprises of Loyola Marymount University Digital Collections and Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School Scholarship Repository.
Digital Commons is an initiative of the William H. Hannon Library and the William M. Rains Library. The repository serves faculty and institutional interests by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating faculty scholarship and creative works in a digital, open-access environment. This initiative is consistent with the library's archival role and responsibility in preserving publications and other artifacts documenting the university's history and the activities of its faculty, students, staff, and administrators. Visit the Digital Commons FAQ for more information.
The Digital Collections currently feature unique materials digitized from the William H. Hannon Library’s Department of Archives & Special Collections. The digital resources represent historically significant documents, photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, scrapbooks, slides, maps, and diaries. They cover a variety of subject areas including the history of Southern California, Catholicism in Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University; postcards from around the world; medieval manuscripts and so on. DLP follows Digitization Guidelines, Best Practices for Descriptive Metadata and File Naming Convention that have been created in house following current professional standards and to ensure consistency in the creation of digital objects and metadata. Please refer to the Copyright and Reproduction Policy in order to request reproductions of digital images.
The DLP supports and facilitates digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) on campus. DS is the use of digital means to conduct, to present and to advance scholarship. It involves such things as digital methods of inquiry (e.g. data analysis and data visualization), digital publishing and presentation tools and digital curation. DH may be seen as falling under the umbrella of digital scholarship. It involves using digital tools and methods to analyze, synthesize, present and teach humanities scholarship. DH is inherently methodological and interdisciplinary. Like all forms of DS, DH scholarship can widely vary in scope.
To learn more about how the DLP can support DS and DH in the classroom or in faculty research, contact Melanie Hubbard, Digital Scholarship Librarian. Additional information, including suggestions on digital tools and articles about DS, can be found on the Library’s Digital+Scholarship Libguide. For more on DH, visit DH@LMU.
Shilpa Rele Digital Program Librarian(310) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie HubbardDigital Scholarship Librarian(310) email@example.com
To request more information about our collections, please contact Digital Collections and Digital Commons.
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