Libraries at Villanova and La Salle partner, provide online access to biblical literature collection
by Darren Poley
Falvey Memorial Library has partnered with Connelly Library, La Salle University, for the purpose of digitizing rare Bibles and other printed material from its world-class Susan Dunleavy Collection of Biblical Literature.
This digital partnership agreement conveys the salient message that two major universities run by two different religious orders — Villanova University by the Augustinians and La Salle University by the Christian Brothers — are willing to use advanced digital technology whenever possible to preserve a significant part of the cultural patrimony of the Christian tradition.
Further, the libraries of two Catholic Universities in the Philadelphia region can, in the spirit of fellowship and of academic collegiality, work together to promote the study of books precious to many different kinds of scholars interested in the sacred scripture of Christianity and its related literature, without doing harm to the books themselves. (more…)