As we look forward to a new fiscal year starting in July, the UGA Libraries are seeking your recommendations. We have limited funds for major purchases like new journal subscriptions or databases, so we would like to make sure that we choose the resources best suited to your needs. If you’re a UGA student, faculty member, or employee, you can help us by completing this brief survey: Library Collections Survey. The survey will be open through the end of spring semester, so please take the survey soon to make sure your voice is heard. Thank you in advance for your participation!
BrowZine, the app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device, has added Android phones to its list of supported devices.
Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones, and Android phones.
BrowZine adds publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students. For more details, see our BrowZine guide.
The UGA Libraries introduce BrowZine, an app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device. Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, and iPhones (Android phones coming soon).
With BrowZine you can:
- Browse journals by subject or search by title
- Save journals and articles to a customized bookshelf
- Receive alerts when new issues are available
- Email and share journal articles
- Save to RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley
BrowZine is a new product that’s adding publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students.
You can now log into GALILEO and our other electronic resources using your MyID and password. If you don’t have a MyID, the GALILEO password also works.
Need help? Ask a librarian.
Open Access Week begins on October 21st, so please take the time to explore these issues in academic publishing.
The ASERL is hosting a live webcast/chat session with Peter Suber, author of the refutation to the “sting” of open access published in Science. The webcast is at 2PM EST on October 23rd. To register, please go to http://bit.ly/13yGkCC
The Journal Locator, which was down yesterday, is now functioning normally. If you encounter any problems, please contact Reference.
The Journal Locator is currently experiencing difficulties. If you run a search, you will get “Item not available online” for every journal. This applies whether you are searching on the Journal Locator page, or via the Journals tab on our home page.
The company that runs the software will be rebooting the system overnight, so it should be available after 11pm tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Reference.
The Digital Library of Georgia and the Cuba Archives of the Breman Museum are pleased to announce the expansion of the Southern Israelite Archive.
The Southern Israelite Archive now includes issues from 1959-1983, and spans the years 1929-1986, including over 48,000 images. Rabbi H. Cerf Straus established the Southern Israelite as a temple bulletin in Augusta in 1925. The publication was so popular, he expanded it into a monthly newspaper. Later in the decade, Straus sold the paper to Herman Dessauer and Sara B. Simmons, who moved the paper to Atlanta, where it began circulating state-wide and eventually throughout the South. In 1930, M. Stephen Schiffer, a former employee of the Atlanta Georgian, took over as sole owner of the Southern Israelite. Even in these earliest years, the paper not only covered the news of the southern Jewry, but also the issues that involved Jewish populations throughout the nation and world, including the Holocaust and later the creation of the Jewish state of Israel.
In October of 1934, the Southern Israelite began publishing a four page weekly edition, supplemented by its established monthly magazine edition. Ownership of the paper was turned over to a corporation headed by Israelite editor Adolph Rosenberg in 1951, while the paper continued its mission as the voice of the Jewish community in Atlanta. In October of 1958, the paper was at the forefront of the coverage of the Temple bombing in Atlanta, giving its readers a unique first hand perspective. The monthly edition of the paper was discontinued in 1973 in favor of its increasingly growing weekly edition. In 1987, the paper changed its name from the Southern Israelite to the Atlanta Jewish Times and guaranteed at least thirty-two page issues moving forward. The paper is today owned by Jewish Renaissance Media and continues as a weekly publication with a readership of over 25,000.
The Southern Israelite database is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO initiative that shares Georgia’s history and culture online. Digitization is made possible by the Cuba Archives of the Breman Museum and the generosity of the Srochi family of Atlanta.
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 Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspaper Archive (1808-1920), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006).
Beginning today, May 17, there is a new password for accessing GALILEO resources (databases, journals, etc.). This password will be valid until 06/15/2010. To access the new password, sign in to your account. Remember, passwords must be entered in all lowercase characters.
A patron contacted us this week wondering if we had issues of the magazines Ebony and Jet, for the period 1972-1974, for browsing.
We have digital access to Ebony and Jet from 1992 to the present through GALILEO databases. (To find out where, enter the magazine title in the Electric Journal Locator.) Not early enough for our needs, so next we checked GIL, the online catalog, for print or microfilm holdings. A “journal title” exact search revealed that we have both: we have print subscriptions to the current issues of Jet and Ebony (current issues can be found in the Current Periodicals area on the first floor of the Main Library) as well as microform available of all the issues back to the magazines’ foundings (1945 for Ebony, 1951 for Jet.) The microfilm issues are located in the Basement of the main library, where machines for reading the film and print selected pages are available (click to enlarge image).
On a hunch, the librarian then checked Google Book Search for these magazines. Google Books has been digitizing back issues of many (mostly popular) magazines lately, although there hasn’t been a whole lot of publicity for this project. As it turns out, Jet and Ebony for 1972-1974 are fully available in digital image format from Google Books. The contemporary cultural and political articles – as well as exciting fashions of the early 1970s featured in the ads – are available for perusal from any web browser. Other magazines available through Google Books include Life, Popular Mechanics, and even Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Years available will vary, but this is a wonderful resource for those looking for 20th century popular culture, and well worth a quick search or an extended browse.