The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Henry L. Benning Civil War materials collection athttp://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/ghlb_search.html. The collection, which belongs to Columbus State University Archives, is available online thanks in part to the DLG's Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.
The UGA Libraries is participating in a massive, international online transcribe-a-thon today, Feb. 14, the day African American activist Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday. There's still time to join in -- until 3 pm!
The working celebration marks Douglass’ 200th birthday.This effort, organized by the Colored Convention Project, benefits the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Smithsonian Transcription Center, toward their goal to transcribe 19th-century records from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, known as the Freedmen's Bureau. UGA joined more than 60 host groups and 1,400 individuals helping to digitally preserve the documents from this crucial humanitarian program.
The Miller Learning Center network will be down Thursday, January 15, from 10-11 p.m. There will be no internet access or technology lending during this time. (You can, however, return checked out equipment.)
Continuing a program we began in the fall, we're doing more pop-up demos of our HTC Vive virtual reality system. Any UGA students, faculty, or staff are welcome to drop by and try out the programs we're featuring. We'll be set up outside the cafe on the first floor of the Main Library.
Dates of future demos:
Thursday, February 22
Monday, March 5
Tuesday, March 20
Wednesday, April 4
Thursday, April 19
UGA's two-step login solution required for access to several University systems will be implemented in March. Systems requiring ArchPass Duo will include ELC, Athena, Employee Self-Service site, the vLab, the Remote Access VPN, and other systems that hold sensitive or restricted data. There are now two videos available on the EITS ArchPass website to help explain the process.
Visit the ArchPass instructional videos:
The UGA Libraries are holding a Transcribe-a-thon in honor of Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday on Wednesday, February 14, from 12pm -3pm in the Main Library Instruction Lab.
We will be joining the Colored Conventions Project and the Smithsonian Institution and over forty other institutions to help transcribe the Freedmen's Bureau papers. No experience necessary. Stop in as long as you can, but expect to be there at least 20-30 minutes.
Power has been restored to the Science Library. It will resume normal operations at 9:00 a.m. this morning (January 31).
Due to a power outage, the Science Library is closing early today at 5:30 p.m. We will send an update tomorrow morning.
“White Ribbon Army: Women’s Crusade Against the Saloon” takes a look at the Temperance Movement of the 19th century.
The exhibit, in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library through May, draws material from several collections and is sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History & Law (circa 1550-1920).
As the United States became urbanized and industrialized, many became concerned with social issues such as poverty and the perception of declining morals. A series of social and religious reforms, including the Temperance Movement, swept the country.
Georgia HomePLACE, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System are pleased to announce the addition of over 10,000 digitized pages of African American funeral programs to the Augusta Public Library’s Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection. Spanning 1933-2017 and consisting of over 3,000 programs, the digital collection provides both a rich source of genealogical information and local history about the African American community. Programs are freely available online through the DLG.