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 Kristin 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.

Traveling Exhibit of Board Books for Young People

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 04/16/2019

 A traveling exhibition from the International Board of Books for Young People of wordless picture books from around the world is currently on display in the CML. The display is from now until late afternoon of April 18th. The books are non-circulating, but may be viewed in the CML. Please stop by to see this charming & enlightening display of books from 20 countries. No translation needed!

Thanks to Dr. Petros Panaou from Language & Literacy Education, & the CML staff for making this possible.

Keep Current with Journals in Your Field Using BrowZine

Submitted by Kristin on Fri, 04/12/2019

BrowZine lets you browse many of our scholarly journals on your phone or tablet. You can set up a bookshelf of favorite journals and receive alerts when they publish new articles or issues.

All you need to do is download the BrowZine app under the UGA Libraries’ subscription. The app is free for all UGA affiliates.

For details, see our BrowZine guide.

Science Library's Makerspace Contributes 3D-Printed Personal Protective Equipment to Hospitals

Submitted by amywatts on Sun, 04/07/2019

The Science Library's Makerspace staff is contributing to the University of Georgia's efforts to produce medical face shields for Athens-area medical professionals at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Health Care System. 

Andrew Johnson, an emerging technologies librarian, reached out to faculty and staff with 3D printers to let them know about the initiative. He was able to borrow printers from across campus – including the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Entrepreneurship Program in the Terry College of Business, and the Innovation Gateway in the Office of Research – to combine with the 3D printers at the Makerspace and create a fabrication hub. Makerspace associate Ariel Ackerly calibrated the equipment and set up the Makerspace for scaled-up PPE production. Ackerly and Johnson anticipate being able to 3D print between 80-100 headbands per week.