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Unique view of Athens arts and music scene from 1987-2012 in Flagpole Magazine

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 11/20/2017

Flagpole Magazine, Athens' popular alternative newsweekly, is the latest addition to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN), at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn94029049/, part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The release of this new collection coincides with the 30th anniversary of Flagpole.

Athens is unique as a small college town that became nationally prominent in the 1980s thanks to the emergence of breakthrough local music acts that were initially popularized during college radio's heyday, and later gained traction on mainstream pop radio and MTV.

Vintage Microphones now an online exhibit

Submitted by cleveland on Mon, 11/20/2017

A popular exhibit of microphones has debuted online via the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. In displays at the Russell Special Collections Libraries room allows for only a portion of the Steele Microphone Collection but the  online exhibit shows the entire collection and puts the microphones in more historical context.

In addition to a look at the advent of broadcasting history and evolution of the microphone, biographical information on the collection creator, the late James "Jim" U. Steele, is provided. 

https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/scl/exhibits/show/steel_vintage_mics

 

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GIS Day at Main Library

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 11/02/2017

The University of Georgia will celebrate the second annual GIS Day 10 am - 2 pm Nov. 15.

The event will feature lightning talks on real-world GIS applications, UGA Map and Government Information Library tours, internship information, and free snacks.  This year, the event will also feature a Mapathon and a Map Contest with prizes for the winners. The Mapathon will map Africa with PEPFAR in support of World AIDS Day. The Map Contest will judge student-produced maps on creativity, technicality, and clarity of content. To participate in the Mapathon, contact djk69301@uga.edu or search for “UGA Mapathon Marathon” at www.Eventbrite.com.  To sign up for the Map Contest, visit https://goo.gl/kJ8SF4.  

2017 Ga Writers Hall of Fame events announced

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 10/19/2017

A scholar of southern culture and two poets will come together Nov.  5 to discuss their craft and more at the Author Discussion Series, a moderated panel discussion and  prelude to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 6.

Moderated by Hugh Ruppersburg, University Professor Emeritus, of the UGA English department, the discussion will take place at 5 p.m.  in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow.

UGA Libraries sponsor Home Movie Day at the Russell Special Collections Libraries

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 10/04/2017

Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day Oct. 21 when National Home Movie Day 2017 will be observed  in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October.  The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.

The event will be 2-4 p.m. at the Richard b. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull Street, on the University of Georgia campus.  Free parking is available in the Hull Street parking deck. This year’s event is being sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries’ Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

Odum School of Ecology presents “Darwin, Odum, and Ecological Challenges for the 21st Century” on Sept. 14

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 09/06/2017

  The Odum School of Ecology kicks off a celebration of its tenth anniversary—and the fiftieth of its precursor, the Institute of Ecology—with a lecture, discussion and pair of exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Betty Jean Craige, University Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita and Director Emerita of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts; David C. Coleman, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ecology; and James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology Emeritus.

Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush

Submitted by cleveland on Fri, 05/12/2017

Gold nuggets, historic maps, photographs, postcards and other artifacts help tell the story of Georgia’s antebellum gold rush – which preceded the frenzy in California by two decades – in an exhibit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Opening June 5, the exhibit features a complete set of Dahlonega Mint coins and illustrates how this  early development of southern industrialization, while profitable, was also destructive as it remade local economies, societies, and environments. In pursuit of wealth, miners ripped apart stream beds and hillsides, cut down forests, and erected miles of wooden flumes and towns of wooden shacks. Public and private mints sprang up to transform precious metal into currency and, with the help of the state and federal governments, speculators obsessed with the prospect of riches drove the Cherokee from Georgia.

COMING SOON - New Library Catalog System

Submitted by cleveland on Sat, 04/22/2017

The UGA Libraries, along with all other USG libraries, will be getting a new online catalog system on May 26. The new GIL-Find will combine the best features of both the current GIL-Find and GIL Classic. The new system is from Ex Libris, a global leader in library automation with a long history of working with the UGA and USG libraries.

Service interruptions are expected to be minimal, but users should be aware of these dates:

Panel to discuss NCAA tennis in Athens

Submitted by cleveland on Thu, 04/20/2017

The Hargrett Library and the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the history of the NCAA Tennis Championships in Athens on Wednesday, May 3, at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Special Collection Libraries. The discussion is free and open to the public, and will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

When the NCAAs return to Athens for the 29th time beginning May 18, it will mark the 45th anniversary of the championships’ first appearance at Georgia’s tennis facility, now called the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Georgia men’s tennis coach Manuel Diaz was a Bulldog freshman playing for Magill when the NCAAs first arrived in 1972; he’s now in his 29th season as the Bulldogs’ head coach and has won three of his four national championships on the Dogs’ home courts.

Lillian E. Smith Symposium will examine the role of public art

Submitted by cleveland on Wed, 02/01/2017

The second Lillian E. Smith Symposium on Arts and Social Change will examine the role of public art—murals, graffiti, outdoor art installations, and more—as a form of cultural expression and inspiration for social justice.

The one-day conference will be held at Piedmont College in Athens on Saturday, March 18, and will include a panel discussion of artists moderated by author Barbara Brown Taylor. Registration is $45 and includes breakfast and a box lunch. For more information, visit piedmont.edu/symp or contact Craig Amason at 706-894-4204 or camason@piedmont.edu. The Piedmont campus is located at 595 Prince Avenue in Athens.

Speakers for the symposium will include