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Digital Commons - update after first two years

In January 2016, we launched Digital Commons @ Luther Seminary as a digital repository for the intellectual output and heritage of Luther Seminary. In the intervening two years we have added hundreds of student theses and papers, faculty articles, historic photographs, audio recordings of the Luther Seminary Choir, and more. These items have been downloaded more than 17,000 times! Our dashboard shows readership across over one hundred fifty countries. While a vast majority of downloads occur in the United States (9919), we also had over 600 downloads in the UK, 1523 in Europe, 1400 in Africa, 538 in Korea, and elsewhere worldwide. In 2017 we were able to add the complete journal Estudios Exegeticos Homileticos. This resource, not available elsewhere, was downloaded over 550 times. We also added the now ceased Journal for Christian Theological Research, and look forward to adding yet more content and spreading the word further in 2018!

Digital Commons - the first year

Late in January 2016, we launched Digital Commons @ Luther Seminary as a digital repository for the intellectual output and heritage of Luther Seminary. In the intervening twelve months, we have added 417 student theses and papers, faculty articles, historic photographs, audio recordings of the Luther Seminary Choir, and more that have been downloaded 3,846 times. Our dashboard shows readership across over one hundred countries. While a vast majority of downloads occur in the United States (especially Minnesota, California, Texas, and Kansas), we had over a hundred downloads in each of Korea, Kenya, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Looking forward to adding yet more content and spreading the word further in 2017!

Digital Commons @ Luther Seminary

Our institutional repository of digital scholarship, artifacts, and images launched earlier this year and is growing rapidly.  Graduate theses, D.Min. Ph.D., etc. from 2016 are now available.  The entire collection of China Missionary Oral Histories have been scanned and added as well.  Digital Commons @ Luther Seminary represents another avenue for disseminating student and faculty scholarly work both locally and world-wide.

Scribal Tradition

 

 

Rare Book Room Open House

Commencement Weekend

Saturday, May 21

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

 

On Display:

Leaves from the Olaf K. Storaasli

New Group Study Room

The Group Study Room is now equipped and ready for you! Using monies from the Endowment Lab grant given by students in Adam Copeland's Fall CL4560 class, the library has created a space with a video screen, white board, and movable teardrop-shaped tables on wheels. We have some temp chairs and are waiting for the chairs with wheels to arrive in late May!

Please reserve a time or just come in and kick the tires on this new campus workspace. Test it with your group, MOVE the furniture around, try your PowerPoint presentation, do some brainstorming with the white board!

Thanks again to CL4560 for your generosity!

Library hours

January-February 4, 2018
Monday–Thurs.: 7:45am–10:00pm
Friday: 7:45am –5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00–5:00pm
Sunday: 6:00–10:00pm
February 1-2: 8am–5:00pm
February 3 & 4: Closed

February 5–March 28: regular hours resume
March 29: 8:00am-5:00pm
March 30-April 1: Closed
April 2: 8:00am-5:00pm

April 3-May 15:
Monday–Thurs.: 7:45am–10:00pm
Friday: 7:45am –5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00–5:00pm
Sunday: 6:00–10:00pm

May 16-18: 8:00am–5:00pm

May 19 &20: Closed

May 21–25
Monday–Fri.: 8:00am–5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday, May 28: Closed

May 29-31: 8:00am-5:00pm