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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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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.

"A Rush to Judgment" Explores Overlooked Piece of the Warren Commission

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Mon, 11/13/2017

When: 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday November 16th.

Where: Auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia
 

What happens when the documents that preserve our collective history are lost or excluded from the official record? A panel discussion Nov. 16 takes up this question and more in the context of U.S. Sen. Richard B. Russell’s role on the Warren Commission which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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.  

Digital Library Hits 1 Million Newspaper Pages

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/24/2017

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is celebrating its 1 millionth digitized historic newspaper page. The premier issue of the Georgia Gazette, Georgia’s first newspaper, published from 1763-1776 in Savannah, will become the 1 millionth page of historic newspapers to be made freely available online through the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN):

https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn83016182/1763-04-07/ed-1/seq-1/. James Johnston, the first printer in Georgia, published the state’s first newspaper issue on April 7, 1763.

Public libraries around the state are being provided with printed materials, including  bookmarks, rack cards, and temporary tattoos, as well as a freely downloadable digital press kit to encourage local celebrations of the milestone.

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.