There will be no parking available in the Libraries’ parking lot all day Saturday (5/18) and most of the day Sunday (5/19). The North Deck will be open.
The Hot Country : a Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller by Robert Olen Butler
PS3552.U8278 H68 2012
Christopher Marlowe Cobb, the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent, travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta, El Chacal (The Jackal). Covering the war in enemy territory and sweltering heat, Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress, who is not as innocent as she seems. The intrepid war reporter soon witnesses a priest being shot. The bullet rebounds on the cross the holly man wears around his neck and leaves him unharmed. Cobb employs a young pickpocket to help him find out the identity of the sniper and, more importantly, why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from ammunition ships docked in the port.
The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte
PS3562.I648 F86 2013
Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of “the real-ass jumbo,” and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986.
The campus-wide Bulldog Bucks outage is still in effect Monday, May 13. This means the Libraries and the MLC cannot accept Bulldog Bucks or VTS (visitor) cards for printing or copying.
- Printing may only be done using a credit or debit card on the WEPA kiosks.
- No photocopying is available. As an alternative, we have free public scanners at both the Main and Science libraries.
Bulldog Bucks hopes to have the problem resolved by the end of the day.
Visitors to the UGA Special Collections Libraries should be aware of potential traffic delays if traveling on Lumpkin Street or Baxter Street to reach the Russell Special Collections Library Building. Travel from Broad Street via Newton and Hull Streets will not be affected.
Construction advisory: Lumpkin and Baxter Streets lane and road closures (Ongoing)
When: May 13, 2013 - June 13, 2013
Details: Lanes of Lumpkin and Baxter Streets adjacent to the Bolton Dining Commons construction site will be closed to traffic at various times during the period May 13 through June 13. Through traffic will be slowed, but will be maintained except for the following planned road closures: The block of Lumpkin Street adjacent to the Bolton site will be closed to all traffic on Sunday, June 2 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 3. The block of Baxter Street adjacent to the Bolton site will be closed to all traffic on Sunday, June 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, June 10. During these closures, motorists must find an alternate route.
The University of Georgia Libraries present The 2013 Lecture on Scholarly Communication
Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, Director, Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office
“Copyright and the Academy: The Battle turns to the Courts”
For many years, universities and some copyright owners have sparred over interpretations of fair use and other critical provisions of the law. The disagreements have been played out in congressional hearings, negotiations over guidelines, and efforts by leading organizations to influence policymaking at educational institutions. The debates have been robust, but ultimately more of a standoff than a true clash of powers. Much has changed in recent years. Cases involving copyright and education are heading to the courts. The litigation is costly and demanding, but it also is a chance to learn for the first time the view of the courts about the state of copyright law in higher education. The recent court ruling about fair use at Georgia State University (implicating the policies of the entire University System of Georgia) is a leading of example. However, cases are also challenging videostreaming at UCLA, the preservation of digital books at the University of Michigan, and even the ability of libraries to keep foreign books and other materials in their collections. This presentation will offer insights into these cases and pending developments in Congress. It will also examine reasons why the copyright issues that were once the domain of respectful agreement have escalated (or deteriorated) into litigation.
The speaker will be Dr. Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University in New York City, where he also teaches in the Columbia Law School. Crews served as the expert witness for the university defendants in the Georgia State case involving fair use of materials for teaching.
Monday May 20 10-11:30 am Refreshments available 9-10 am
271 Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
(please note: no food and drinks permitted in Auditorium, only water bottles)
About the Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office: http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/about/director-and-staff/
An upgrade of the Bulldog Bucks system this weekend will affect both printing and photocopying in the Libraries. We will not be able to accept payments via Bulldog Bucks or VTS (visitor) cards on Saturday, May 11.
- Printing may only be done using a credit or debit card on the WEPA kiosks.
- No photocopying will be available. As an alternative, we have free public scanners at both the Main and Science libraries.
Please ask at the Reference Desk for help with WEPA or scanning.
Bulldog Bucks estimates that the system will be working again by 6:00 a.m. Monday May 13, so the above limitations only affect the Libraries on Saturday. (We are closed on Sunday, May 12.)
The Main and Science Libraries are transitioning to semester intersession hours today. The intersession hours are:
(Last day of finals) Tuesday, May 7 – 7:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 8 – Friday, May 10 – 8am to 6pm
Saturday, May 11 – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, May 12 – Libraries are closed
Monday, May 13 – 8am to 6pm
Maymester begins on Tuesday, May 14.
If you are graduating Spring Semester 2013, CONGRATULATIONS!!
Things to do before you graduate:
Check your library “My Account” record and clear all outstanding obligations.
Return all books (including GIL Express) before you leave campus even if they are not due.
Pay all fines and fees. You may pay by cash, check or credit card.
Remember that your records will be flagged with the Registrar if outstanding library obligations are not cleared.
If you have any questions about your account, please contact:
Access Services – Main Library
Access Services – Science Library
You can use the UGA Libraries after you graduate! Here’s how:
Access to the Libraries’ GALILEO password is not available through these programs.
Information about Registration, Records, Academic Calendars, and Graduation can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s webpage.
Our first day of Paws & Relax was a roaring (barking?) success. So many students came out and enjoyed the study break with some furry friends.
Day 2 of the event is tomorrow, May 2, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m, on the lawn in front of the Main Library. The following dogs will be there, but there could be some surprise guests/gate crashers like today. You never know…
Marley – Great Pyrenees
Gunner – Fluffy Black Dog from Athens Canine Rescue
Winnie – Miniature Schnauzer
Fozzie and Riley – Black Labs
Maggie – Yellow Lab
Billy – Golden Retriever
Riot – Dalmatian
Nanuk – Pitbull
Pocho – Schnauzer
PLUS: some pups from Animal Control!
Check out pictures of Thursday’s dogs, also on Facebook.
Just got word that coverage of the discovery of the oldest known film of African-American baseball players will be on both “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” This is after coverage in the New York Times today.
If links become available to view the segments, we’ll update this post with links.