Digital Initiatives @ the Library

The William H. Hannon Library's Digital Initiatives is comprised of the Loyola Marymount University Digital Collections, Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School Scholarship Repository and Digital Scholarship services. Our mission is to create and enhance learning and research environments 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.  


Digital Collections

Loyola Marymount University's Digital Collections feature unique materials digitized from the William H. Hannon Library. The digital resources represent historically significant documents, photographs, audiovisual recordings, manuscripts, scrapbooks, maps, postcards, and diaries. Many of our collections center on the history of Southern California, Catholicism in Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Rare books and manuscripts include works that highlight the early centuries of Jesuit imagination as well as key polemics of the Protestant Reformation. Other collections showcase LMU’s distinctive holdings, such as the Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection.

Digital Commons

Digital Commons at Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School, the institutional repository, is an initiative of the William H. Hannon Library and the William M. Rains Library. The repository is a central access point for LMU scholarship and creative works, as well as a tool to promote LMU faculty and student research to a global community.

Through Digital Commons, Systems and Digital Initiatives can help faculty manage, share, and preserve scholarly materials or creative works such as articles, author manuscripts, data sets, reports, audio and video files, working papers, conference papers, presentations, and digital books. Digital Commons is also a publishing platform for journals and conferences. If you are interested in contributing publications, hosting a conference, or starting a journal, contact

Digital Scholarship

The William H. Hannon Library supports and facilitates digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) on campus. 

In the Classroom

The Library and Instructional Technology Services support DS in the classroom. To learn more about how each department can help you, please complete the Class Project Technology form.

Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Research Projects

The William H. Hannon Library permanently archives and makes available the electronic theses, dissertations and research projects (ETDRPs) of graduate students and the University Honors Program to the Loyola Marymount University community and the general public via Digital Commons, the university's institutional repository. View Loyola Marymount University’s collection of theses, dissertations, and research project is a service created by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab to prevent link rot (404 Error). This service allows users to archive web content by capturing an image of website and generating a URL. If a cited online source is edited or removed, readers of the publication can refer back to the site as the author saw it. Learn more through the LibGuide.

Web Archiving

In 2018, the William H. Hannon Library began a partnership with the Internet Archive’s Archive-It solution to begin comprehensively archiving LMU webpages. This process includes capturing websites and ensuring the information is managed and preserved for future researchers and the wider public.