UGA Partners with Google Books for Digital Access

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 10/18/2019

University of Georgia Libraries’ books will soon transcend shelves and be available online to students, faculty and members of the community in Athens and around the world.

Through a new partnership with Google, about 120,000 of the Libraries’ 4.5 million volumes will be digitized, allowing further access to literary, historic, scientific and reference books and journals through UGA’s library catalog as well as one of the largest digital book collections in the world.

“The University of Georgia Libraries’ collection of 4.5 million volumes is a vast resource for students and scholars at our campuses, and the Google Books partnership extends those benefits to people across the globe,” University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham said. “The ability to search through the full text of these digitized materials will make it even easier for researchers to gain access to the knowledge that helps them to better understand our world.”

Student Projects Sought For Capturing Science Contest

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 09/19/2019

UGA Libraries is hosting the 2019 Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM communication in a diversity of formats. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $3,000 in prizes.

Guidelines: Explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any medium of your choice.

Prizes: The top three undergraduate and graduate submissions each receive prizes of $1,000, $350, and $150.

Deadline: 5:00pm, December 2, 2019

Eligibility: All currently-enrolled UGA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Students may submit works used for other class assignments. Multiple entries are acceptable.

Contest Criteria: Submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

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!

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.

UGA-wide network and information systems outage, March 9

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 03/05/2019

The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.

For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

GIL and GALILEO will only be accessible if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:

 

GIL-Find Catalog

The Affordable Course Materials Grants program sponsored by the Provost's Office

Submitted by burright on Wed, 01/16/2019

The Provost's Office is offering the newly created Affordable Course Materials Grants program to encourage the adoption of free and low cost course materials. Faculty will have the opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant to develop an Open Education Resource (OER). The Grants program is administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the UGA Libraries, and invite faculty applications by February 20, 2019.

Please see details for the Grants program and how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/AffordableUGA. 

Please see the full announcement in UGA Today: https://news.uga.edu/affordable-course-materials-grant/

 

Spring Semester Course Reserves Guarantee Date

Submitted by MaryP on Tue, 11/28/2017

The guarantee date for Spring Semester course reserves requests is December 11, 2017.  Requests submitted by this date are guaranteed to be available on the first day of class for the Spring Semester. Requests can be submitted at any time. Course reserves requests for the Spring Semester that are received after December 11, 2017 will be processed as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee the availability of the material by the start of classes. Course reserves materials may be available as print reserves or e-reserves.