Thursday, September 19 • 9:10am - 10:00am
Giving an Old Book New Life: Creating a Searchable Name Database from the Book of Concord

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This session will discuss a digital humanities project to create a searchable database of the Lutheran subscribers to the 1580 Book of Concord. What began as a faculty member's interest in discovering the provenance and printing history behind the institution's 16th century Book of Concord, soon became a cross-departmental project working with students, faculty, and staff to transcribe 8600+ subscriber names and turn them into a searchable database. This session will discuss the project's inception, importance to the institution and Lutheran scholarship generally, the process, and project's future goals. Presenters will discuss the use of Google Apps for project management and database creation. The session will also focus on how collaboration among various departments on campus increased the visibility of the project and paved the way for additional opportunities.

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Megan Johnson-Saylor

Public Services Librarian & University Archivist, Concordia University St. Paul
Megan Johnson-Saylor is Digital Scholarship Librarian and University Archivist at Concordia University, Saint Paul. Since completing her Masters in Library and Information Science in 2012, she has had the pleasure of digging around in the archives of CSP and excavating treasures as... Read More →

Dr. Suzanne Hequet

Dr. Suzanne Hequet currently serves the students of Concordia University St. Paul, where she focuses on Reformation Studies and church history in the Department of Theology and Ministry. Her publications include The 1541 Colloquy at Regensburg: In Pursuit of Church Unity (2009) and... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 9:10am - 10:00am
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