Archive for the ‘Scholarly News’ Category

RefWorks workshop, Wed Apr 2

Monday, March 31st, 2014 - Amy Watts

As part of the "Your Friends for Finals" series, the Libraries will be hosting a workshop for students to learn how to collect, format, and add citations to research papers. You can learn on our computers or bring your own laptop. No RSVP required. If you do not already have a ...

Two new collections featuring the papers of the Alexander H. Stephens family

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the opening of two new collections of Alexander H. Stephens family material, ms3823 and ms3828: The collections consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, artifacts, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is largely family letters between Alexander H. Stephens, his father Andrew Baskins Stephens, ...

‘An Encounter with Lillian Smith’ to be presented Saturday

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

Atlanta actress Brenda Bynum will present a “Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith,” a solo performance drawn largely from unpublished autobiographical writings by the author. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...

Lillian Smith papers now open for research

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

The papers of anti-segregationist Lillian E. Smith are now open for research at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The papers have been closed to researchers without prior approval from the representatives of Smith’s estate. The collection was given to the UGA Libraries in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Earlier ...

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 ...

Futures of the Book symposium

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Brian Croxall, an Emory University English professor whose research explores representations of technology within fiction and philosophy, is the featured speaker at the Futures of the Book Symposium April 27. The symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Building. Croxall’s talk is ...

Georgia well-represented as National Digital Public Library launches

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An exciting new initiative began today when the Digital Public Library of America launched its first six service and content hubs. The hubs promise to unleash millions of historical, scientific and cultural documents from many of America’s national and state institutions, making them easily searchable as digital records to anyone with an Internet ...

UGA Libraries’ Media Archives preserves only known films of stage actress

Friday, March 29th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Three reels of early home movies showing theater actress Annie Russell (1864-1936)—the only moving images of her known to exist—have been discovered in the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the only public institution in Georgia devoted entirely to preserving moving images. Born in ...

Ethics, Law & Access: Larger Implications of Aaron Swartz

Monday, March 25th, 2013 - Ian Thomas, Science Library

Wed. March 27, 2013, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM - Miller Learning Center, Rm 171 Speakers: Prof. William Lee (Journalism/Mass Communication) & Prof. David Shipley (Law School). The death of hacker-activist Aaron Swartz has sparked conversations around the issues of open access, intellectual property, and copyright law. Our panel will ...