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Open Access Week and webcast by the ASERL

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Liz

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 ...

Help with usability testing, get free print card!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Undergrads: Would you like to help us to improve our web site? Would you like to earn a free $10 print/copy card? If so, please consider helping us out with some usability testing of our web site. The test involves sitting down with one of our staff and trying to ...

LibQUAL +® Survey underway

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - Amy Watts

The UGA Libraries will be surveying its users October 7 - October 21, 2013 in an effort to assess and improve library services. Undergraduates,  graduates, faculty, and staff will be surveyed using LibQUAL +®, a web-based tool offered by the Association of Research Libraries. The UGA Libraries has conducted the survey ...

More about government databases and websites during shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Which government databases and websites can you access after the government shutdown? Because of the government shutdown, several data repositories and websites run on government servers are unavailable. Those include: ERIC, USATradeOnline, Library of Congress, and all Census websites (including American Factfinder). Other essential sources of information are up and running, ...

US Census Bureau websites unavailable

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the government shutdown, all US Census Bureau websites will be unavailable until further notice. This includes American FactFinder and USATradeOnline.

Govt. shutdown and govt. document availability

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Due to the government shutdown, the Map and Government Information Library will not receive new US government documents from the Government Printing Office (GPO). However, new documents related to the legislative process such as Congressional Record will be available online via GPO's content management system FDSys. Please contact the Map ...

Borrowing periods extended for faculty and graduate students

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 - maryp

Are you a graduate student or a faculty member? Have you checked out books today?  You may have noticed a change in the due dates.  Beginning Monday, 9/23/2013, the borrowing  period for graduate students changed to 125 days (1 semester) and the faculty borrowing period changed to 1 year. For more information about the Libraries' borrowing policies, check out this web page.

Football exhibit featured in today’s R&B

Friday, September 20th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Lauren McDonald | Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:00 pm Herschel Walker’s jersey, a football signed by the 1980 championship team and tickets to a 1929 football game are on display along with other pieces of University of Georgia football history at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. The ...

Opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and Fuller Center for Housing records

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Millard and Linda Fuller papers and the Fuller Center for Housing records. Millard and Linda Fuller together founded Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing ministry, in 1976. In 2005 they established the Fuller Center for Housing. These two ...

Exhibit honors centennial of birth of Eugene Odum

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An archival selection of materials celebrating the centennial of the birth of Eugene Odum, the father of modern ecology, will be on view at the UGA Special Collections Libraries through December. A UGA Professor of biology from 1940 until 2002, there are many monuments around the state to Odum, including the ...