Providence College’s Digital Commons, an open-access repository of faculty and student scholarship, has been redesigned! The new homepage features a gallery of some of the collections that we are digitizing and journals we are publishing, including the archive of PC’s student newspaper, The Cowl and The Providence College Art Journal, which publishes the Art History and Studio Art senior theses along with original student artworks in a variety of media. Check it out at: http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/.
Providence College’s Digital Commons, an open-access repository of faculty and student scholarship, has been redesigned! The new homepage features a... MORE
The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition. The exhibit was curated and installed by Special and Archival Collections, and photographed and archived by, Digital Publishing Services. It features items on loan or donated by alumni that span the College’s first 100 years. The exhibit is available through Digital Commons’ Image Gallery. Items in this collection include: a basketball signed by the winners of the NIT Championship’s from 1961 and 1963, a Friars Club jacket circa 1964, and an address to the first Honorary Degree recipient given out at the school, General Armando Diaz, former Minister of War and Chief of Staff of the Italian Army from 1917-1924. Check out the online exhibit or come visit the library to see it. The exhibit runs through the Fall semester of 2016.
The Phillips Memorial Library is celebrating Providence College’s Centennial with a grand exhibition. The exhibit was curated and installed by... MORE
St. Thomas Aquinas (Reproduction), Artist: Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1481-82
DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order: St. Dominic de Guzman & St. Thomas Aquinas- is now available through Digital Commons here.
Almost eight hundred years ago, in December of 1216, the birth of a new religious order also took place. Father Dominic de Guzman, a Spanish priest, petitioned Pope Honorius II successfully for a new religious order, which would come to be called the Order of Preachers. Founded to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, the teaching activity of the order and its scholastic organization placed the Preachers in the forefront of the intellectual life of the Middle Ages. The catapult for this success was the very same Dominic de Guzman who had petitioned the Pope. In honor of this divine historical event and to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the life of the Catholic Church, this year’s Christmas Exhibit focuses on two pillars of the Dominican Order, St. Dominic de Guzman and St. Thomas Aquinas.
The exhibit consists of reproduction paintings by early renaissance artists, such as Diego Velazquez, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, and others depicting various scenes of the two Saints. In addition, the exhibit features the College’s 1632 printed edition of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, of which only a handful of copies are still in existence today. There is also one case in the exhibit highlighting the life of St. Martin De Porres, patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony.
This exhibit celebrates the birth of our Savior, the coming eight hundredth year anniversary of the Dominican brotherhood, and the blessings these Saints have brought into the world as seen through the eyes of Renaissance artists.
You can also visit our previous library exhibits through Digital Commons here.
DPS is proud to share that a digital version of the library’s current exhibit – Pillars of the Dominican Order:... MORE
Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen over the years. The exhibit is called: Freshmen: Then and Now. You can visit the physical exhibit, located in the glass cases next to ‘The Pit.” But you can also conveniently browse the online exhibit as well. The exhibit is included as part of our Digital Commons Exhibits and Events page.
Enjoy browsing what the freshmen experience has been like over the years!
Welcome, Class of 2019! The library’s Special and Archival Collections department has thoughtfully curated an exhibit dedicated entirely to PC freshmen... MORE
Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s!
Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of two years in the 1940’s during World War II
We will continue to digitize the Cowl up to the point that it became a ‘born digital’ newspaper. At that point, we hope to collect all of the born digital copies and archive them in Digital Commons as well.
Digital Publishing Services’ ongoing digitization of back issues of the Cowl has enter a new phase, the 1980s! Providence College’s... MORE
Learn more about what contemporaries of the Dorr Rebellion thought about the conflict by exploring these 16 pamphlets written during or shortly after the rebellion took place.
One great example is “An Address on the Right of Free Suffrage'” written by Seth Luther, an antebellum workers’ and suffrage organizer from Providence, RI. In this pamphlet, Luther speaks at length about the discrepancies surrounding the rights of free men in this still young government and it’s constitution.
This material adds an important additional layer of complexity to the Dorr site. It allows readers to explore what those for and against the Dorr Rebellion were writing before, during and shortly after it took place.
Digital Publishing Services recently added 16 pamphlets to the Dorr Rebellion website titled: Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion.... MORE
Digital Publishing Services is proud to share that our newest journal collaboration has launched. Sociology Between the Gaps is a new, innovative, peer-reviewed, open-access, cross-disciplinary, independent online journal being published using the Digital Commons platform. The journal also aims to reflect the intersections of social class, race, gender, age, and cross-disciplinary views by encouraging sociologists and professionals in related fields to submit work on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or areas of specialization but effectively link disciplines to provide a multi-disciplinary perspective on the topics addressed. The first issue, Adoption and Families: National and International Perspectives, is currently open for submissions.
Digital Publishing Services is proud to share that our newest journal collaboration has launched. Sociology Between the Gaps is a... MORE
Recently added to Providence College’s Digital Commons, courtesy of Phillips Memorial Library’s Special Collections, is a specialty section of historic Catholic and Dominican documents, including selections by Pope Benedict XV, Reverend John Proctor, and the Catholic Church. Visit the site to take a look!
Recently added to Providence College’s Digital Commons, courtesy of Phillips Memorial Library’s Special Collections, is a specialty section of historic... MORE