This is starting to look like a re-run: Taylor & Francis materials are currently difficult to access online. Again, they’re working on it. Stay tuned….
Good news! The issues with Taylor & Francis access have been resolved. Please let the Libraries know if you encounter problems.
Georgia’s First Lady to discuss book on Governor’s Mansion at UGA
Athens, Ga. – Georgia’s First Lady, Sandra Deal, will be joined by her co-authors Oct. 28 on a visit to the University of Georgia Libraries to discuss “Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion,” published by the UGA Press.
The book talk will be held at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries beginning at 10 a.m. A reception will follow.
“All homes have a story to tell, and the Georgia Governor’s Mansion is no exception,” Deal said.
Deal wrote the book with Kennesaw State University history professors Jennifer W. Dickey and Catherine M. Lewis to chronicle the history of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, which opened in 1968 and includes a distinguished collection of American art and antiques. The book contains personal anecdotes and more than200 color photos from the collections of former first families of Georgia.
Former first families Maddox, Carter, Busbee, Harris, Miller, Barnes and Perdue, shared stories and photographs about what it was like living in the “people’s house.” The foreword by Betty Foy Sanders details the complicated process of planning the new mansion.
Atlanta architect A. Thomas Bradbury’s neoclassical design features a 30-column colonnade to evoke southern charm and grandeur while accommodating state functions and family living quarters. The mansion opened in 1968.
“The mansion has one of the most valuable collections of early federal era art and antiques in the world, and its origin is now recorded for posterity.” said UGA Press Director Lisa Bayer. “As a unit of Georgia’s flagship university, the UGA Press is honored to have published this rich, meticulously documented, utterly engaging story of our state’s current history through its first families.”
Just a heads up if you’re trying to access Taylor & Francis publications through the Find it @ UGA Link: Taylor & Francis Online is currently experiencing some technical difficulties, which we are working to fix.
We apologise for this downtime and hope to restore access to the site as soon as possible.
The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 21 & 22 in the second floor rotunda of the MLC and is open to all staff, faculty and students for their personal computers. Technical volunteers will provide security checks and free virus and malware removal for PC and Mac laptops. They will also install the latest software and security updates, ensure that firewalls are enabled and update antivirus and operating systems. Volunteers will also examine other software problems, such as slow performance and unknown error messages.
This fall, the fair will have a separate line for faculty and staff seeking help for their personal computers, to move them through the check-up process faster.
For more information, see the story on the EITS website (http://eits.uga.edu/stories/eits_to_offer_free_computer_security_checks_troubleshooting/)
A three-day conference at the University of Georgia will explore how writers, readers, and performers from around the world adapt the 400-year-old works of Shakespeare and make them their own.
“Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare,” will bring together four of the leading experts and other scholars of Shakespeare for panels, roundtables, workshops, brown-bag talks and readings. The symposium is sponsored by the UGA Libraries, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of English, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, the Office of Service Learning, and the University of Georgia Symposium on the Book.
The conference commemorates the 10th anniversary of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, the award-winning, scholarly, multimedia journal, founded by UGA English professors Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar.
More information and a complete schedule is available at: https://shaxandapp2015.wordpress.com/
Capping the first day of the symposium will be an address by Alexa Huang of George Washington University: “Others Within: Ethics in the Age of Global Shakespeare” at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Huang is founding co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute and director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare program. She has received the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies. She is founding co-director of the Global Shakespeare Video and Performance Archive, and was Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick, 2014-2015.
The second day of the symposium will conclude with a staged reading of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet, a play that appropriates Shakespeare’s Othello, Friday, 5:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 300).
Chakrabarti’s play creates imagined experiences based on the little-known, but true, story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the 19th century, built an incredible reputation on the stages of London and Europe. Red Velvet received its world premiere at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in 2012, starring Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. This staged reading is directed by Professor Ray Paolino (department of theatre and film studies)
The final event is “New Town Revue: Shakespeare Remix” on Saturday evening. All performers will be riffing on the Bard in their own unique way. The lineup features Cindy Watkins, poetry; and Laura Leidner, prose. The music was composed by Richard Hunsinger and performed by the UGA New Music Ensemble, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Historic Athens Fire Hall #2 at the corner of Hill St. and Prince Ave.
“Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare,” is part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, a 10-day event highlighting UGA units and facilities, from visual arts and creative writing to music, dramatic arts, dance and more to foster an awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.
Did you know the Curriculum Materials Library, 207 Aderhold Hall, has nearly 200 titles to help you celebrate Halloween with your children, students or just for yourself? One of our student workers, Senior Student, Stephanie Duque, a senior Geography major, has created book displays and a bulletin board to get everyone ready to trick or treat. Drop by to see what we have to offer. With the new delivery request option in GIL-Find you can request materials from the CML to be delivered to the Main or Science Libraries. But, then you’ll miss seeing our cool things, like the fake food & human torso, and the thousands of other children’s books & classroom materials. You just need your UGA ID or Outside Borrower’s card to check out items from us. Happy Halloween!
The Main and Science Libraries will close on Saturday, October 3, for the home football game – Alabama @ Georgia. The libraries will resume regular semester hours on Sunday, October 4.
During World War II, the U.S. Government Printing Office faced and met unprecedented demands for its services, as printing was vital to the war effort. Many of the items GPO printed in wartime were distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. After the war, surplus and captured maps were distributed to academic institutions throughout the country, including the University of Georgia.Seventy years after the end of World War II, these maps and documents remain the core of the UGA Map and Government Information Library’s collections.
Visit the Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) for an exhibit and discussion of these fascinating materials to learn about the role maps and government documents played in this extraordinary time Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m.
MAGIL is located in the subbasement of the Main Library.
Do you need a book from the Main Library but can’t make it to North Campus? Not sure where the Curriculum Materials Library is located but really want to read Divergent? We can help with that.
On September 2, the UGA Libraries launched a book retrieval service for UGA students, faculty, and staff. Requests may be made online through the UGA Libraries’ catalog (GIL) for available items in the Main, Science, and Curriculum Materials Libraries. We will deliver the books you request to any of several library locations. You will be notified by e-mail when books are ready to be picked up.
Contact the UGA Libraries’ Access Services department for more information at 706-542-3256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.