‘The Tangible Past’ reading, reception

November 18, 2014 – 11:28 AM - Jean Cleveland

A reading and reception to mark publication of The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, a collection of 18 essays by a variety of Athenians, will be held Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

More than 200 years after its beginning, Athens has grown from some hardy adventurers near the western boundary of the United States, on “Indian lands,” into a diverse and appealing city approaching a population of 125,000 known nationally and beyond for its vibrancy, erudition and good living, according to contributor Milton Leathers, a member of the original committee organized in 2010 to document the changing architectural composition of the town.

“Although this book is largely concerned with the built environment,” Leathers said, “without people there would be no buildings. Therefore, lots of families are included in these pages.”

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library served as the source of much of the material and Steven Brown, university archivist emeritus, contributed to the research and writing for the project.

The hefty, handsome volume was edited by Charlotte Marshall and designed by Kenneth Storey. It contains more than 700 illustrations and eight appendices.

The event, open free to the public, is sponsored by the University Libraries.

BrowZine adds Android phones

November 11, 2014 – 8:49 AM - Kristin Nielsen

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.

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Editor Mary Bryan’s papers available for research

November 1, 2014 – 3:10 PM - Jean Cleveland

The Hargrett Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mary Edwards Bryan collection.


Mary E. Bryan (1838-1913) was born in Jefferson County, Fl. to John D. Edwards and Louisa M. Houghton. Her family later moved to Thomasville, Ga. for her to attend Fletcher Institute; however, at the age of fifteen she eloped with Iredell E. Bryan of Louisiana. She completed her education after her marriage and received her master’s degree from College Temple in Newnan, Ga. Bryan published her first works at the age of fourteen and was a regular writer for the Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader. She lived in Clarkston, Ga. from 1874 to 1884 and worked as an associate editor for Sunny South. Her first novel, Manch, was published in 1880. Bryan moved to New York in 1885, where she worked as an editor for several magazines published by George Munro including the Fireside Companion and New York Fashion Bazaar. In 1895, Bryan returned to Clarkston and served as an editor for Uncle Remus’s Home Magazine and later worked for a number of Atlanta magazines including Half HourGolden Age, and Old Homestead.

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and printed material related to Mary E. Bryan and her writings. The majority of the personal correspondence is between Bryan and her son Fred. The printed materials include an index for Bryan’s works and a bibliography of known works is available. Published books by Mary E. Bryan are available in Special Collections Hargrett Rare Books and searchable in GIL-Find.

The majority of the collection was preserved by Ada Bryan Johnson (1885-1952), granddaughter of Mary Edwards Bryan. Ada Bryan Johnson’s grandson, Albert Sydney Johnson, who continued to add to the collection and gather research materials, donated the collection to the Library earlier this year.

Celebrating Abbott Pattison: 60 Years of the Iron Horse, 1954-2014

November 1, 2014 – 1:48 PM - Jean Cleveland

Please join the Brown Media Archives next Friday for a screening and discussion of Atlanta filmmaker Bill VanDerKloot’s
1981 documentary, IRON HORSE, the story of sculptor Abbott Pattison’s 1954 modern sculpture, its placement
on the UGA campus, and the shocking events that followed, as told by those who were there.

Panelists for the event are
Dr. William Eiland, Director of the Georgia Museum of Art
Dr. Georgia Strange, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Special Guest: Filmmaker Bill VanDerKloot
Friday, November 7, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Auditorium – Russell Special Collections Building
Reception to follow.

Part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival (arts.uga.edu).

Important News for eLC Users

October 30, 2014 – 2:09 PM - Deborah Stanley, Web Editor

Students are now automatically logged into GALILEO when they log into eLC and can search GALILEO directly from eLC without having to enter their MyID and password. Give it a try!

Please note: Some databases still require the additional MyID and password login.

Fall Break Library Hours

October 30, 2014 – 2:07 PM - maryp

It’s Fall Break! The Main and Science Libraries are operating on the break schedule as follows:

  • Thursday, October 30 – 7:30am to 9pm
  • Friday, October 31 – 8am to 6pm

Happy Halloween!


Scary Book display up at Main Library

October 23, 2014 – 11:45 AM - Amy Watts


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

Writers Hall of Fame events Nov. 9 and 10

October 23, 2014 – 11:32 AM - Jean Cleveland

Mary Hood, Alfred Uhry and the late Olive Ann Burns will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 10 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The annual observance begins Nov. 9:

At 2 p.m., Hood will read from selected works. A Brunswick native, Hood has won awards for her short stories and poetry. She continues to write reviews and essays. Her novel “Familiar Heat” was published in 1995.

At 4 p.m., Hood and Uhry will participate in a discussion moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, UGA English professor and senior associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

At 7 p.m., UGA’s theater department will present a staged reading of the Tony-award-winning “Last Night of Ballyhoo,” the second play in Uhry’s Atlanta trilogy. A panel discussion including Uhry and UGA faculty will follow.

The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

The three were elected to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame by a board of judges appointed by the University of Georgia Librarian. The board includes academics, civic leaders, librarians and the heads of the University of Georgia Press and The Georgia Review and recent Hall of Fame inductees.

All events are open free to the public and take place in the second floor auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Building. Registration is requested at https://gail.uga.edu/events/libs/gwhof-2014 or by contacting Leandra Nessel at lnessel@uga.edu or 706-542-3879.

For more information on the authors, see http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For the complete schedule, see www.arts.uga.edu


Vault Tour at Special Collections

October 23, 2014 – 11:08 AM - Jean Cleveland

Special tours of the cavernous subterranean vault holding the archival treasures of the UGA Special Collections Libraries will be part of the regular Tuesday Tours at 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

Normally closed to the public, staff will take visitors to see the 30,000-square-foot chamber which is kept at 50 degrees to provide optimum preservation for materials from the three libraries.

Visitors should  meet at 2 pm in the Rotunda of the Russell Special Collections building on Hull St.

In addition to tours of the vault, visitors will see an exhibit looking back at former football Coach Vince Dooley’s 50 years in Athens, learn how the school lunch program began and evolved, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of Gone with the Wind and hear about the  creative environment that birthed the Athens music scene of the late 1970s, early 1980s, including REM, the B-52s and Pylon.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For the complete schedule, see www.arts.uga.edu.



November 5th: Libraries offer TWO Free Workshops on Preparing NSF Data Management Plans with DMP TOOL

October 23, 2014 – 11:01 AM - mariann

Preparing Data Management Plans: Workshops on Nov. 5
North Campus: 9-11 a.m., Miller Learning Center, Rm 348

South Campus: 1-3 p.m. , Coverdell building, Rm 175

Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and NSF, require that grant applications contain data management plans for projects involving data collection. To support researchers in meeting this requirement, UGA is offering two workshops on creating such plans.

These workshops will guide participants in writing effective data management and data sharing plans for research and training proposals. The session will include a brief introduction on what is required to write a data management plan, a demo of the DMPTool followed by hands-on use of the tool, and feedback on content for data management plans.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend, graduate and postdoctoral students are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The sessions will be recorded. Seating is limited so please reserve your space now.

Workshops will be led by Sherry Lake, Senior Data Consultant in the Data Management Consulting Group (DMConsult), a unit of Research Data Services, at the University of Virginia Library.

These workshops are sponsored by The UGA Libraries, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, The Department of Computer Science and GrantSMART (of OVPR).

Workshop goals:

· Learn about available resources online

· Plan the needs and expenses of data sharing and management
into your proposal

· Bring your laptop (charged) to get started right away!

Register here: http://research.uga.edu/grantsmart/training/
Questions? email Mariann Burright mariann@uga.edu