2019 Lillian Smith Book Award Winners Announced

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Wed, 06/26/2019

Virginia Eubanks, Rachel Devlin, and Vanessa Siddle Walker are the 2019 recipients of the Lillian Smith Book Awards. An award ceremony will take place at the Center for the History of the Book on Sunday, Sept. 1st at 2:30 p.m. 

The Southern Regional Council established the Lillian Smith award after Smith's 1966 death. Internationally acclaimed as author of the controversial novel, Strange Fruit (1944), Lillian Smith was the most outspoken of white, mid-20th century Southern writers on issues of social and racial injustice. Today the University of Georgia, the Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College join the SRC in presenting the awards. 

New Exhibit to Explore the History of Convict Labor in Georgia

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Thu, 06/20/2019

The University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will take a closer look at Georgia’s carceral history in the new exhibit The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia, opening July 26 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The display examines the forced labor of prisoners in the state from the start of the convict lease system in 1868 until the abolition of the chain gang in 1945.

New U.K. Parliamentary Papers Database

Submitted by knielsen on Tue, 06/04/2019

Research in British history and Parliament just became easier at UGA! 

The U.K. Parliamentary Papers database from ProQuest contains historical and current content from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, including papers, debates, journals, bills, and acts. Also included are command papers, Hansard (Official Report of debates), and public petitions to Parliament. Coverage begins in the 1600s.

Find it at the link above or in our Databases A-Z menu on the Libraries' homepage.

Life and Career of Athens Poet with Worldwide Connections Explored in New Exhibit

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Tue, 06/04/2019

Poet Coleman Barks has spent the past sixty years exploring the possibilities of American ecstatic poetry. His life and work is the subject of a new exhibition, Praying Aloud in Public: The Papers of Coleman Barks, opening in the Rotunda Gallery of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on Friday, May 24.

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Barks studied English literature at University of California, Berkeley, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1967. He taught at UGA until his retirement in 1997.

UGA Athletics Materials on Tour

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Tue, 05/14/2019

athletics graphic The University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library will be hitting the road this summer with a traveling exhibit of materials from the UGA Athletic Association Archive.  Jason Hasty, UGA Athletics History Specialist for the Hargrett Library, will bring historic materials to several public libraries in east and central Georgia.“This is a great chance for everyone to see materials – uniforms, equipment, photographs –  that represent UGA’s rich athletics heritage”, said Hasty.  “I’m especially excited that this travelling exhibit will feature a mix of older artifacts as well as some items donated from our recent student-athletes and teams.” 

Kanopy Changes

Submitted by knielsen on Thu, 05/09/2019

Beginning Monday, May 13, most Kanopy streaming videos will need to be requested before viewing.

Previously, UGA users were able to view many films on the Kanopy site simply by opening them. After a film received a small number of views – no matter how brief – the UGA Libraries had to pay a substantial annual license fee for that film. As use has increased, our costs have risen sharply to the point that we can no longer afford to offer unmediated access.  While moving to request-based (mediated) access may not be as convenient, we are making this change to enable us to continue to provide access to Kanopy films but in a more sustainable way.

New Display at CML

Submitted by amywatts on Thu, 05/02/2019

The Curriculum Materials Library is hosting a display of materials on disabilities, thanks to the generosity of the Institute on Human Development and Disability, in the College of Family & Consumer Sciences. The materials, books & DVDs, are free to all and includKeeping Promises: Georgia Stories, a book about families & neighbors working together to help people with disabilities to live & thrive in their own communities. There are many different titles and all are free. Stop by and see the wonderful things that are possible!

Intermittent Google Scholar access problems

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 04/26/2019

UGA users are having intermittent problems accessing Google Scholar. The Google Scholar search box on our homepage directs all Google Scholar searches through our proxy server, so that it recognizes you are coming from UGA and shows you links to full text articles provided by UGA Libraries. Unfortunately, in some cases Google Scholar is blocking these searches and displaying an " Invalid domain for site key" error message. You may also experience it if you start at https://scholar.google.com, rather than the Libraries homepage.

This problem is being experienced by other libraries as well. We believe it's a Google Scholar problem, but we are continuing to try to find a solution.

There are a couple of options you can try, which might work to get you in:
 

Option 1: Add our institutional ID to your search:

First, close your browser window and start a new session.