DigitalGeorgetown is the unified portal for Georgetown University’s institutional repository and digital collections, providing online access to scholarly academic resources, rare and unique digitized special collections, and more.
The Georgetown College Journal was the first printed newspaper produced by Georgetown students. A monthly publication, its inaugural issue appeared in December 1872. The paper was a combination of student newspaper, literary publication, and alumni bulletin and the printing of letters and reminiscences from "Old Boys" extended its coverage of campus life and events to well before the Civil War. Athletics received particularly extensive coverage in its pages, with a recurring Athletic Notes section with team rosters and scores beginning in the late 1880s. Commencement ceremonies for the Medical School and the Law School, as well as for the College of Arts and Sciences, are also very well documented.
Image: Detail of Georgetown College Journal, Vol. 48, no. 08
Yearbooks were first produced by Georgetown university students in 1901. Several of the pre-WWI volumes were created by Law School students; for these coverage is limited to that school. Varying titles were used initially but from 1908, a yearbook known as Ye Domesday Booke was produced.
The contents of the yearbooks provide a wealth of information about student life. Through images and text, they document athletics, student organizations and activities, and physical changes to campus, as well as individual students and faculty members.
Image: Detail of Domesday Booke, 2007
Football has been played on campus at Georgetown since at least 1830, with the first intercollegiate game being played in 1889. The University Archives houses various material about football at Georgetown dating back to these early days and includes game programs, media guides, posters, news clippings, team and player statistics, photographs, and game footage among other items.
The Georgetown University Football collection contains digitized materials about the Georgetown University Football Team. The first installment of digitized materials consists of game footage, in whole or in part, dating from 2007-2010. More material will become available as it is digitized. For questions about the material, or other questions related to the history of Georgetown University Football, please contact the University Archives.
Image: Still from Georgetown vs. Bucknell, 2010
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Over the last decade, libraries have taken advantage of emerging technologies to provide new discovery tools to help users find information and resources more efficiently. In the wake of this technological shift in discovery, privacy has become an increasingly prominent and complex issue for libraries. The nature of the web, over which users interact with discovery tools, has substantially diminished the library’s ability to control patron privacy. The emergence of a data economy has led to a new wave of online tracking and surveillance, in which multiple third parties collect and share user data during the discovery process, making it much more difficult, if not impossible, for libraries to protect patron privacy. In addition, users are increasingly starting their searches with web search engines, diminishing the library’s control over privacy even further.
Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Simple Finger Movements in Healthy Development and Aging and in Children with Dyslexia
The functional neuroanatomy of the motor system underlying finger movements has been thoroughly elucidated in young adults. However, less is known about this system at younger and older ages, and in disorders. This dissertation presents three studies that were designed to address the functional anatomy of simple finger movement in three groups, older normal adults, children and children with the reading disability developmental dyslexia. To investigate age-related effects, we first conducted a meta-analysis on within-group data from older and young adults performing regularly paced finger-movement tasks. In our second study, we investigated the motor system in children and young adults with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during irregularly paced finger movements of the thumb.
DigitalGeorgetown is a repository service offered and administered by the Georgetown University Library that provides access to scholarly content and unique digital resources. In production since 2009, the repository includes over 500,000 unique digital objects across more than 100 collections, and serves as a central place where Georgetown faculty, researchers, students, staff members, and librarians entrust the stewardship of their scholarship and other digital content. With an emphasis on curation and preservation, DigitalGeorgetown furthers the Library’s mission to shape the creation of knowledge, conserve culture for posterity, and transform learning and research. DigitalGeorgetown is powered by DSpace open source repository software.
There are many benefits to depositing works in DigitalGeorgetown, including:
- Stable and continual open access to works through redundant storage infrastructure and persistent URLs
- Visibility and exposure of content through Google Scholar, OneSearch, the Library’s catalog, and other search engines and databases
- Long-term preservation and archiving of collections, data sets, and scholarly works that ensures the authenticity of digital content
- A suite of tools and features that displays a multitude of content types, including articles, books, journals, photographs, films, and audio files
- Options for embargo and public access controls and support for intellectual property rights
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