“An Itinerary of Discovery – Tracing the Bartrams Across the South”

August 3, 2015 – 1:47 PM - Jean Cleveland

The second in  a series of events marking the 250th anniversary of John and William Bartram’s natural history expedition. Retracing the route of the Bartrams through the Southeast is as challenging as it is rewarding. An academic challenge is that the Bartrams travelled through regions of Georgia and Florida that were either uninhabited or so thinly settled that roads were not well documented on contemporary maps. Another challenge is that, in many places, what was wilderness in 1765 is now urban and suburban communities with modern roads and a lot of traffic. Brad Sanders will discuss the maps and historical resources that can be used to recreate the route of the Bartrams and the rewards of getting on the road and actually following in their footsteps.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The presentation will be followed by a reception and gallery tour, led by Brad Sanders and Mary Ellen Brooks, curator emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Brad Sanders is author of Guide to William Bartram’s Travels and the publisher of Traveller, the newsletter of the Bartram Trail Conference. He is on the board of the Bartram Trail Conference and is the web master of their web site. Sanders lives in Athens and is a retired high school teacher.

A full schedule is at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/bartram/itinerary.html


MLC Hours 8/3-8/16

August 3, 2015 – 11:47 AM - amber

MLC will have shorter hours between summer and fall semesters.

Aug. 3-8, Mon. – Fri.: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aug. 9-10, Sat. – Sun.: CLOSED

Aug. 11 -14, Mon. – Fri: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aug. 15, Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Aug. 16, Sun.: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Our 24/7 schedule resumes at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 17.

 


GALILEO@UGA interface unavailable from 9pm on 8/3/15

August 3, 2015 – 10:47 AM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

We are updating the software on which our GALILEO@UGA subject lists and class guides run, this evening (Monday, August 3rd), beginning 9pm. It may be down for a few hours.

During that time, you can still get to our databases through the statewide GALILEO interface: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/ugalibs/search/

In addition, Multi-Search on the Libraries’ home page will be unaffected.


Graduate Student Open Houses

August 3, 2015 – 10:00 AM - Kristin Nielsen

Are you a new or returning graduate student?

The UGA Libraries are holding open houses especially for graduate students on Wednesday, August 12 between 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet your librarians, learn about key online resources, and tour the buildings. Representatives from various Libraries’ departments will be available to answer questions and demonstrate research tools including the GIL Find catalog, GALILEO system of databases, and citation management tools EndNote and RefWorks.

Main Library database introductions and tours will begin at 2:15, 2:45, and 3:15.
Science Library database introductions and tours (including the MakerSpace) will begin at 2:15 and 3:15.
…but you can stop by anytime between 2:00-4:00.

Also: door prizes and light refreshments!

Main Library: social sciences, humanities, arts, business; North Campus at the end of the quad
Science Library: sciences, technology, agriculture; South Campus inside Boyd Graduate Studies


Graduating Student Information from the UGA Libraries

July 31, 2015 – 5:05 AM - maryp

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Before leaving campus, please check your library account and clear outstanding obligations by doing the following:

Check your “My Account” record.

Return all books (including GIL Express and Inter-library Loan books) before leaving campus even if they are not due.

Pay fines and fees. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card.

If you have any questions about your account, please contact:

Access Services – Main Library
Phone: 706.542.3256
Email: maincirc@uga.edu

Access Services – Science Library
Phone: 706.542.4535
Email: science@uga.edu

After graduation, you can borrow books from the UGA Libraries through the following programs:

Alumni Association
Outside Borrowers Program

Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, alumni and outside borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO databases through the University of Georgia.


“Undisputed” : New exhibit at Special Collections Libraries

July 30, 2015 – 11:45 AM - Jean Cleveland

A new single, “Bulldog Bite,” was playing on everyone’s radio. Buck Belue headed up UGA’s potent offense, along with the season’s breakout star, future Heisman winner Herschel Walker.  The “Track People” were cheering for the “Silver Britches” in a final, boisterous hurrah.

It was 1980 and the University of Georgia Bulldogs were on their way to being “Unbeaten, Untied, Unbelievable“ and capturing a national championship. Those glory days are being revisited this fall at the Russell Special Collections Libraries with an exhibit of materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives.

Guided tours of the exhibit, “Undisputed,” will be offered Fridays at 3:30 p.m. before each home football fame, beginning Sept. 4.

Numerous photographs, many rarely, if ever, seen; the gleaming Silver Britches worn by the heroes of the day – Lindsay Scott,  Rex Robinson, Carnie Norris, Scott Woerner; a piece of the railroad tracks made famous by its rowdy fans are among the artifacts visitors will see. In addition to an homage to the Track People, who lost their free seats when the east end of the stadium was enclosed after the 1980 season, tribute is also paid to the late Erk Russell, Georgia’s beloved defensive coordinator who coined the term “Junkyard Dogs,” leading the Redcoat Band to break into Jim Croce’s “Bad, bad Leroy Brown” after big plays.

The Russell Special Collections Libraries, at 300 S. Hull St., are open free to the public Monday through Friday and Saturdays 1-5 p.m., except on home football game days. In addition to the football exhibit, on display through November in the rotunda, there are three museum galleries with items from each library – the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

www.libs.uga.edu/scl


Opening event for “Set Off for Georgia…”

July 27, 2015 – 1:53 PM - Jean Cleveland

A series of presentations at the University of Georgia will mark the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram in Colonial Georgia.

Based on John Bartram’s journal account of their travels, this celebration marks their sojourn in Georgia between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 1765.

“John Bartram’s journal of his time in Georgia reveals a man interested in far more than botany,” said Dorinda Dallmeyer, who is leading the UGA observance. “His descriptions run the gamut from weather and mosquitoes to life in the backwoods and in Savannah. Fossils and millstones are as noteworthy as the settlers’ struggle to cultivate silk and herd their free-range cattle.”

John Bartram was a third-generation Pennsylvania Quaker with a curiosity and reverence for nature as well as a passion for scientific inquiry. In 1765, Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years.

A companion exhibit at the UGA Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries features original manuscripts, engravings, and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as specimens from the Georgia Natural History Museum.  The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 23.

All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule can be found at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/digital/bartram/index.html. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the special collections building, which is open free to the public Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Opening the observance August 22 at 7 p.m. will be actor and playwright J.D. Sutton who brings William Bartram to life, sharing tales of his adventures and his awe-struck wonder of the mountains, cascading streams and remarkable beauty of the southern states.

“Traveling from the wilderness of Florida to the mountains of North Carolina and the banks of the Mississippi, Bartram took extensive notes of what he saw and the people he encountered, leaving us a remarkable time-capsule of our country’s early frontier,” Sutton said.

The audience will have an opportunity to ask “Mr. Bartram” questions as part of the performance, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Russell Special Collections Building.  A reception and gallery tour will follow.

 

This theatrical performance illuminates Bartram’s encounters with Indians, his vivid descriptions of plants and animals, and the wonders of nature he experienced.

The presentation will be followed by a reception and gallery tour led by Mary Ellen Brooks, curator emerita of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Bartram conference to reflect on 250th anniversary of expedition

July 9, 2015 – 4:12 PM - Jean Cleveland

 

 

In 1765, John Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years.

Based on John Bartram’s journal account of their travels, this celebration, which begins Aug. 22,  marks their sojourn in Georgia between September 3 and October 8, 1765. A gallery exhibit at the UGA Special Collections Library features original manuscripts, engravings, and maps from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as specimens from the Georgia Natural History Museum. A series of six lectures will further explore the natural and cultural history the Bartrams saw in colonial Georgia. All events are free and open to the public.

A full schedule is here: http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/bartram/

This 250th anniversary observance is sponsored by the Bartram Trail Conference, the UGA Special Collections Library, the Georgia Natural History Museum, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the UGA College of Environment and Design, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held at the Special Collections Library, Richard B. Russell Building, 300 South Hull Street, on the University of Georgia Campus. Parking is available at the Hull Street parking deck immediately adjacent to the Library.

 

 


Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

July 7, 2015 – 9:05 AM - Jean Cleveland

The electronic archive of Savannah’s historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries.

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to 17 newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of more than 103,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Additionally, the site is compatible with all current browsers without the use of plug-ins or software downloads.

The archive now includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Daily Morning News (1850-1864), Daily News and Herald (1866-1868) and Savannah Daily Herald (1865-1866), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Daily Georgian (1835-1847), Daily Republican (1839-1840), Daily Savannah Republican (1829-1839), Georgian (1819-1823, 1829-1835), Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger (1809-1816), Savannah Daily Georgian (1853-1856), Savannah Daily Morning News (1868), Savannah Daily Republican (1818-1824, 1840-1852, 1855-1858, 1866-1867), Savannah Georgian (1825-1829, 1847-1849), Savannah Georgian and Journal (1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah National Republican (1865), Savannah Republican (1816-1818, 1824-1828, 1853-1855, 1858-1865) and Weekly Georgian (1839-1841). The archive is available athttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/savnewspapers.

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006) and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed athttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html.


Main and Science Libraries – Holiday Hours

June 30, 2015 – 10:35 AM - maryp

The Main and Science Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.