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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.

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Image:Policemen in Seattle wearing masks made by the Red Cross at the time of the Spanish flu outbreak, December 1918. (Culver Pictures via Washington State Archives)

Bioethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Digital Collection

This This collection consists of the work of Georgetown faculty on bioethical issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes articles (written for both the general public and the scholarly community) and recordings of lectures and webinars that have been presented in the wake of the pandemic. A number of Georgetown University affiliated institutions are represented in the collection, including the Kennedy Institute of Ethics; the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics; Global Engagement; the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs; and the Catholic Health Association. Works produced by Georgetown scholars that have been published by external organizations are also included in the collection. 

Image: Policemen in Seattle wearing masks made by the Red Cross at the time of the Spanish flu outbreak, December 1918. (Culver Pictures via Washington State Archives)

Social distancing signage on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library

COVID-19 Georgetown University Campus Community Project

This digital collection documents the experiences, in their own words and images, of Georgetown University faculty, staff, and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in February 2020. The stories, reflections, and images found here are being collected as a record of how this unique time impacted University operations, as well as how it disrupted the normal, day-to-day life of members of the Georgetown University community and of how they responded and adapted to those disruptions.

If you would like to add your story, please fill out this Google form. Submissions will be kept as a permanent records of Georgetown's history in the University Archives, whose mission is to collect and preserve material which tells the story of Georgetown University and of its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

Image: Lynn Conway, Social Distancing Signage on the 5th Floor of Lauinger Library

Detail: Title page of Declaration of Religious Freedom, 1966

Selected Works of John Courtney Murray, S.J. 

This collection contains a near comprehensive bibliography of the published and unpublished works of John Courtney Murray, S.J. One of the premier Catholic political theorists and theologians of the 20th century, Murray is perhaps best known for his contributions during Vatican II, serving as a key shaper of the Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae. This collection includes material that has long been out of print, as well as copies of speeches and talks found only in the John Courtney Murray Papers, housed within the archives of the Woodstock Theological Library.

Image: Detail from title page of The Declaration on Religious Freedom, 1966

About DigitalGeorgetown

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

Please contact us to learn more about DigitalGeorgetown.

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