Want to learn more about the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project in particular and the digital future of Jesuit Studies in general? Check out the June 2015 (Vol 85, No 4) issue of the Catholic Library World, the peer-reviewed journal of the Catholic Library Association. In this issue there are six articles by Loyola faculty and students on the various digital projects launched in conjunction with the 2014 exhibition, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014. They tackle a range of different types of historical sources – maps, letters, books, and material artifacts — and use a range of open source digital platforms for making these objects and scholarship about them more accessible to scholarly and popular audiences. Articles include:
- Kyle Roberts, “Digital Future of Jesuit Studies”
- Edward Englestad, “De Smet’s Map: How Digital Tools Unlocked a Hidden Story”
- Michael Polowski, “Visualizing De Smet’s Correspondence”
- Jessica Hagen, “Jesuit Libraries Project: Digital Approaches to Analyzing a Historical Library Catalog”
- Evan Thompson, “Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project”
- Hope Shannon, “New Media at the Museum”
Each author shares her or his experience with the opportunities and challenges of doing a digital project on a different type of analog historical source and some of the lessons learned. You might find some inspiration to create your own project!