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Atlanta Constitution Historical Full Text from ProQuest (available to UGA faculty, students, and staff through GALILEO) offers full-text and full-image articles from the Atlanta Constitution dating back to 1868. Access is provided to digital reproductions of every page from every available issue in downloadable PDF files. Until recently, the coverage ended in the 1940s – however, it’s a joyous day today as the coverage has now been expanded to include content up to 1984.
What happened in Atlanta from 1945-1984? Well, the obvious and perhaps most historically important subject matter now available has to do with the Civil Rights Era. But you also get:
- The Braves and Hawks moving to Atlanta, as well as the formation of the Falcons.
- The beginning of Lewis Grizzard‘s beloved columns. (And including this recently recirculated gem.)
- The establishment of the Peach Bowl.
- The first Atlanta Gay Pride Festival (in 1971!)
- The first international flights out of ATL (also 1971!)
- The election of the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson (who will later have his name appended to the airport to make it Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.)
- The opening of MARTA.
- The launch of CNN.
To sum up: So. Much. Stuff. And the best part about the ProQuest coverage of historical newspapers is that it’s not just the article text, it’s also photographs, cartoons, advertisements, etc. Essentially, it’s every page of the paper, reproduced digitally and even searchable by type.
And, as always, more recent articles from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution can be found in LexisNexis Academic (selective content, 1991-present, UGA log-in required).
As a support service leading up to final exams, librarians in the Main Library are offering light proofreading of student papers. We’ll check your citations and give your paper a once-over for typographical errors and such. We’re not the Writing Center, so we’re not able to evaluate the concept, thesis, or organization of your paper, but we can spot an “it’s” when you need an “its.” We have all the citation style manuals right at our fingertips and we know how to wield a dictionary (they’re good for more than squashing bugs.)
Our proofing table will be set up in the Main Library on the first floor near the Reference Desk and will be available the following dates/times:
Monday, December 8, 6-8 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 3-5 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 10 AM-12 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 6-8 PM
Thursday, December 11, 6-8 PM
If you’d like to email the paper ahead of time (so we don’t have to read it while you watch – we promise it’s not that interesting to watch a librarian read) you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll print it, mark any errors we see, and have it waiting at the table during the times advertised above.
Also, you can come with your paper draft already printed out or we’ll print it out for you at the Reference Desk. If you make your corrections in the library, we’ll print the corrected paper for you as well.
No appointment necessary – first-come, first-served. We’ll help as many people as we can before the librarian goes home/runs out of red ink.
Now through Halloween, come by the Main Library and check out our scary book display. (The books are scary and the display kind of is too….)
If you’re not brave enough to reach into the clown, there are some books in front of him on the table too…
You can check out a full list of books on the display (although some may have already been checked out from the display) on LibraryThing
Earlier this year, we began a display of “Staff Picks” at the Main Library. Now it’s time for students to weigh in and tell us, and their classmates, what books are good.
To help inaugurate “Student Picks” we asked noted book club member and Bulldog football player Malcolm Mitchell to make our first pick. He’s chosen The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. In a rather timely coincidence, we received his pick at the beginning of Banned Books Week and Walls’s book is often challenged at libraries, according to data collected by the American Library Association.
If you’d like to recommend a book, please follow Malcolm’s lead and fill out our submission form. The only limitation we have on which book you can pick is that it has to be one we own. (Check our catalog.) But since we have more than four million items in the UGA Libraries, we hope that it won’t be a problem…
Both the Main and Science Libraries buildings have seen considerable renovations in recent years. However, there are still some spots we think could use some improving. We want to know what YOU would do with the spaces, given the chance.
The Big Ideas
We want you to show us what you’d do with the space. Lighting, furniture, wall coverings, floor coverings, decorations – all these and more are fair game.
And did we mention the prizes? First place: $100, Second place: $50, Third place: $25, AND every entry will also qualify the entrant for a random drawing for a $25 gift card to the UGA Bookstore.
Entries will be accepted until October 31, 2014.
Visit the contest web page for more details…
The Main Library, Science Library, and the Curriculum Materials Library in Aderhold are all hosting displays this week of Banned or Challenged books to celebrate Banned Book Week. Each book, while wrapped, has a label with a brief description of its plot/content, its publication date, and whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. The tag also tells you where, when, and why it was banned or challenged. We’ve included books banned around the world, historically and presently. The CML in Aderhold will have an extra display consisting specifically of children’s books that have been banned or challenged.
So stop by and pick up a book someone, somewhere thought you shouldn’t be allowed to read.
From the American Library Association:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Read the ALA proclamation regarding Banned Books Week.
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Athens Historic Newspapers Archive:
The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to nine newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1928 without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 77,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a view into the history of Athens in its early years as the home to the first state-chartered university in the nation and its eventual growth into the largest city in northeast Georgia.
The archive includes the following Athens newspaper titles: Athens Herald (1913-1923), Athens Banner-Herald (1923-1928), Southern Whig/Southern Herald (1838-1850), Clarke County Courier (1903-1913), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Athenian (1827-1832), Southern Banner (1832-1882), Southern Watchman (1855-1882), Daily/Weekly Banner-Watchman (1882-1889), Daily/Weekly Athens Banner (1889-1922).
The Athens 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. Digitization is also made possible through a grant provided by the Francis Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1819-1880), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html
The Main Library is experiencing a building-wide water outage today, Friday, June 27. The problem is expected to be resolved by noon.
Other buildings on North Campus appear to also be affected by the outage. Currently, the closest public restrooms available are in the Law Library.
As always, please fee free to call us with any questions or concerns. (706-542-3251)
The re-roofing of the Main Library will begin June 14, 2014. The parking lot next to the building, entered from Jackson St., will not be accessible on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The company will be bringing in a crane and roofing material during that Saturday that will be taken to the roof. The actual work will begin on Monday, June 16, 2014. It is estimated it will take 6 weeks to complete this job, not counting rain days.
As with all construction there will be some noise associated with the power tools, generator and the removal of the old roof. While the construction company will take every precaution against any leaks, should you discover one please notify Library Security immediately.
As always… “Please pardon our progress”.