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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!

New elevator has arrived onsite!

Our new elevator for Gullixson Hall finally arrived today! Just a few more weeks to go until you can "get a lift" to the Luther Seminary Library. 

Building walls

Last week marked the end of the demolition and start of building walls for the new elevator, followed quickly by rebuilding to put the building back in usable order. This next phase will be less noise and less debris, but you will occasionally notice shorter times of drilling and hammering.

Cutting out the shaft

This week has been all about continuing to make room for the elevator shaft. This first picture is of the hole cut out between the roof and the 3rd floor ceiling. You can see the ceiling tiles, with the short wall above supporting the wood sheets that are temporarily keeping the elements out. The picture below shows another view of this hole as well as the hole in the floor connecting down to the 2nd floor. 

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