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Coates Library Digital Scholarship

The Coates Library Digital Scholarship Showcase highlights projects that faculty have developed to integrate digital technology into their courses. Faculty collaborated with librarians and library staff to help guide students through the use of library resources and technology tools. To find out more about each digital project, click the “Learn More” button under each project.

The Playing Field

The Playing Field – The Trinity University Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics History Project

This exhibit was created in Summer 2021 by the Mellon Institute. The Mellon Institute Project seeks to contribute to the overarching history project by creating a digital space to present findings and make resources on the topic available to the Trinity community. Students worked with the library to create the Omeka exhibit and access the archives.

Ursula Lauderdale Pioneering Texas Artist

Ursula Lauderdale Exhibit

This exhibit was created in Fall 2020 by the students in Prof. Lauren Turek’s HIST 3468 Public History class. The exhibit highlights the Ursula Lauderdale collection from the University Archives. Students worked with the library to create the Omeka exhibit and access the archives.

Creating an Online Gallery of the Library Mural

The Coates Library Mural

This exhibit was created by Mellon Summer Research Fellow, Peyton Tvrdy with the help of Digital Technologies Librarian, Elizabeth Poff. This project aims to categorize Sicner’s mural and explore themes, mediums, and artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré, and William Blake.

David Matias: Poet, Playright, Activist

David Matias Exhibit

This exhibit was created in Spring 2020 by the students in Prof. Lauren Turek’s HIST 3468 Public History class. Students worked with Special Collections to create the Omeka exhibit and access the papers of David Matias which were donated by Dr. Leonard Alberts in 2019.

Robert Thornton's Lyrics

Robert Thornton’s Lyrics

The work of transcribing, editing, and coding these texts was done by students in Andrew Kraebel’s seminar on Middle English lyric poetry at Trinity University in Fall 2019. Students also wrote short introductions to each poem, available in the “Info” tab of the edition.

Economics Podcast

International Trade Podcasts

Students in Dr. Arielle Knudsen’s ECON 3347: International Trade class created podcasts which not only served to demonstrate the students’  understanding of the course concepts but allowed them to take that knowledge to a broader audience with a published podcast.

150 Years of Experiential Learning at Trinity

150 Years of Experiential Learning at Trinity

This exhibit was created by the Summer 2019 Trinity University Mellon Institute and explores the history and evolution of Experiential Learning at Trinity. The online Omeka exhibit includes archival documents and interviews.

Claude and Zernona Black Exhibit

Claude and ZerNona Black Exhibit

Students in Prof. Lauren Turek’s  HIST 3468 Public History class worked with the Trinity University Coates Library Claude and ZerNona Black Papers to create an exhibit in Omeka. Students worked with Special Collections to explore the papers and create the exhibit.

Motion Poetry Project

Motion Poetry

Students in Prof. Jenny Browne’s Topics in Creative Writing: Ekphrastic Practice class worked on transforming written poems into motion poems by becoming editors, directors and producers of their own video.

Trinity University Athletics Histories

TU Athletics Histories

Over the the spring 2016 – 2020 semesters, students in Prof. Dominic Morais’ SPMT 3314 class were challenged to become historians. The students conducted research on a topic related to Trinity University Athletics and transformed their narratives into the engaging online exhibits.

The Middle English Lament of St. Anselm

The Middle English Lament of St. Anselm

The work of transcribing, editing, and coding was undertaken by students in Prof. Andrew Kraebel’s course on Middle English lyric poetry at Trinity University in Fall 2017.