African-American teacher reports now available via DLG

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/09/2018

The Teacher’s Monthly Reports Collection, monthly teacher reports from African-American rural and city schools operating from 1930 to 1939 in Laurens County, Georgia, is now available online, thanks in part to the DLG's 2018 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.

 The link is: https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/zhe_tmr.

These monthly reports were created by individual teachers to be submitted to the Laurens County Superintendent. The reports list student names, age, grade and attendance for the month. Many of these records also show teacher salaries, addresses, and other information. The DLG has digitized 126 folders with reports for 58 schools. 

First student publication of now-Valdosta State University is digitized

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/09/2018

 The Pinebranch, the first student publication of South Georgia State Normal College and Georgia State Woman's College (both earlier names for Valdosta State University) is now available online.

The Pinebranch was a literary magazine published from September or October of 1917 to May of 1934. In addition to stories and poetry, the magazine included editorials, and news from campus and alumni. The digitized issues are available at https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/720/discover thanks in part to the DLG's 2017 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects. 

HathiTrust at UGA

Submitted by knielsen on Fri, 01/05/2018

UGA is now a HathiTrust Digital Library partner institution.

HathiTrust preserves and provides access to content digitized from research library collections. “Full View” items may be viewed by anyone since they are no longer protected by copyright or have been given open access permission. “Limited (search only)” items are still under copyright protection. Although “Limited” items cannot be viewed online through the HathiTrust, you are searching their contents when you run a search.

Chicago Manual of Style New Edition

Submitted by knielsen on Wed, 11/15/2017

The famed Chicago Manual of Style recently published their 17th edition. UGA students, faculty, and staff can find it in the Chicago Manual of Style Online or under the Databases A-Z menu on the Libraries' homepage. 

The Chicago website has a quick guide as well as an outline of significant changes. If you're a CMOS obsessive, immerse yourself in the Q&A or test your knowledge with the Chicago Style Workout.

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: