motive magazine: The Plan Going Forward

A publication from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosted at Boston University School of Theology


This website was launched in September of 2015 with the majority of motive magazine issues available on the website. As with any large project, some of the finer details have not yet been completed. Metadata creation, the information that is used to search for or find a specific item, is the most labor-intensive and time-consuming section of a digital project of this sort. There are several types of metadata that are still being created for this project. Currently, only some issues have fully navigable Tables of Contents. Only some volumes have detailed information about each issue. As this data is created, this website will be updated.

In addition to adding information to this website, the School of Theology Library has a database system for our special collections. Information about motive will also be entered into this searchable database system, to provide users another path to discovering content in this important publication. A link will be provided when that part of the project is completed.


If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact the Theology Library.