Constellation, Dominican’s online repository of scholarship, is back. And, it’s better. Though it never really went away, it has received a facelift, has more functionality and includes many new items. The previous instance of Constellation has been decommissioned and all content migrated.
New items include the masters’ theses from students who, in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, studied at Villa Schifanoia, an Italian estate, and publications on the history of the Dominican order from the Mary Nona McGreal OP Center for Dominican Historical Studies.
Constellation is still a consortial repository, allowing Dominican to partner with other institutions in LIBRAS to share knowledge and resources and ensure that the great research done at our liberal arts schools is preserved and shared.
This revitalization of Constellation comes in conjunction with a change in title and responsibilities for me. I am now the Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives Librarian and will devote most of my time to Constellation and other online collections, and to working with faculty, students and staff on publishing, copyright and open access.
Look for more posts about the repository and scholarly communication, and feel free to ask me any questions: