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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 The DigitalGeorgetown Institutional Repository is a service of the Georgetown University Library that preserves and makes available scholarly research by Georgetown's faculty, staff, and students. The open access repository includes conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, technical reports, theses and dissertations, working papers, and more.
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The Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Maryland Province Archives or MPA, represents a crucial primary source for the study of the Jesuit Order from its arrival in the English colonies in 1634 through its expansion along the eastern seaboard, and, more broadly, for the study of Catholicism in America. The MPA also documents the history and development of Georgetown University. Of particular significance is the documentation of the Jesuits’ and Georgetown University’s connection to slavery, most notably the 1838 sale of 272 slaves by the Maryland Province, proceeds of which benefited what was then Georgetown College.
The MPA consists of the organizational records of the Province in its various iterations: the Mission of Maryland (1634-1773), the Mission of the American Federation/Maryland (1814-1832), the Maryland Province (1833-1878, 1943-2020), and the Maryland-New York Province (1879-1943), as well as documentation from the Jesuit Suppression (1773-1814). In addition, the MPA contains records of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen (CRCC) - the legal entity formed in 1783, and chartered by the state of Maryland in 1793 - which is authorized to make property transactions and initiate lawsuits on behalf of the Province. The collection also contains diaries and personal manuscript material from individual priests and prominent Catholic families, published and unpublished histories of the order, and materials formerly part of the Maryland Province Collection. The series arrangement for the bulk of the MPA reflects the organizational structure of the Maryland Province, as established by The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus.
The MPA is on deposit at Georgetown University and is the property of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. Access to the Archives is governed by the Maryland Province. As stewards of the Archives, the Georgetown University Library’s Booth Family Center for Special Collections is responsible for managing access to the material based on policies set forth by the Maryland Province.
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The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. The Institute engages in rigorous research, hosts global convenings, advances strategic partnerships, and nurtures the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.
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This paper explores a proposed large mixed-use development project in Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study to identify potential linkages between privately conceived urban development, community benefits, and the corresponding roles played by the private sector, municipalities and community stakeholders. Following a literature review and review of case study precedent practices, research was conducted through unstructured interviews with public and private stakeholders in Raleigh and analysis of project-based scenarios. This paper argues that when receiving proposals, cities must embrace partnerships to maximize positive community-based development outcomes.
Robust bicycle infrastructure not only improves the safety of cyclists, but also improves the mobility of the populace and improves their access to urban amenities. With a small land area, numerous shared bicycle services, and mild topography, Washington, D.C. should be simple to traverse by bicycle. Unfortunately, the bicycle facilities of Washington, D.C. are inequitably concentrated in the central business district, and poor and non-white populations have reduced access to the bicycle facilities network. Through complete analysis and evaluation of Washington, D.C.'s bicycle infrastructure using GIS mapping, the deficiencies of Washington, D.C.'s current network are laid bare. As is, Washington, D.C.'s bicycle infrastructure fails to fill the most important role of bicycle infrastructure in a multimodal transportation system: failing to connect riders to needed destinations and links to high capacity transit. By understanding the deficiencies of the current systems and potential solutions, Washington, D.C. can become a world leader in bicycle infrastructure while better integrating all residents into a complete multimodal transportation network.
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, HoyaSearch, 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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