Group Study Room Locator Launches at UGA’s busy Miller Learning Center

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 08/14/2023

Finding a group study room at the University of Georgia will be a little easier this fall, thanks to a new Group Study Room Locator system installed at the busiest academic building on campus, the Miller Learning Center.

Large digital screens on each floor of the building display how many of the 95 group study rooms are available at any given time. Maps will show a red dot if the room is occupied and a green one if it is empty, while a quick-finder lists information to determine which area of the building has the most availability. The solution enables students to find an area with the most availability without having to scour all four floors.

New York Times Access Added to UGA Libraries Free Resource Offerings

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 08/04/2023

UGA faculty, staff, and students now enjoy full digital access to the New York Times via free online subscription through the UGA Libraries. The subscription also includes access to The Athletic, the online sporting news publication owned by the publisher. Register for your New York Times account at this link, by choosing University of Georgia — Athens, GA from the drop-down menu and entering your UGA email address.

How To Access Materials During McBay Library 4th Floor Renovation

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 07/21/2023

A renovation of the fourth floor of UGA’s McBay Science Library will replace the original 1968 climate control and lighting systems and improve study space for our students.

While the project requires temporary relocation of fourth-floor materials, our priority throughout will be to ensure that the University community can access the scholarly resources they need in a timely manner, either through digital access or print retrieval.

Georgia Newspaper Project transitions to digital preservation

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 07/10/2023

For decades, microfilm stations at local libraries have unlocked history for Georgians. Scanning through the old editions of newspapers preserved on film, a grandmother can find her favorite childhood dessert recipe because she remembered her mother read it in the newspaper, siblings can piece together their family tree and genealogy projects for the next generation, and schoolchildren can look up what happened in their town on the day they were born and how much groceries cost in the advertisements.

Since 1953, the Georgia Newspaper Project at the University of Georgia Libraries has microfilmed more than 100 community newspapers, providing free access to the stories of the state’s small towns, big cities, and close communities. But with an 11-year backlog and outdated equipment no longer in production, the future of the project is in flux, and librarians are seeking partnerships to transform the practice using 21st century technology.

Local kids featured in "The Fourth Grade Project," on display at UGA Special Collections Libraries

Submitted by Camie on Thu, 06/22/2023

A traveling exhibit at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries celebrates children from across the globe — including children from Athens area elementary schools — with portraits and insights into cultural similarities and differences.

The exhibit, entitled The Fourth Grade Project, features interviews and photographs taken by acclaimed artist Judy Gelles from 11 countries on five continents. She asked all of the students the same three questions: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? What do you worry about? Their varied stories touch on the human condition and urgent social issues.Photos of 8 children facing a brick wall, with their words on the wall around them.

The Art and the Artifacts: Georgia Museum of Art Anniversary Exhibit on Display at UGA Special Collections Libraries

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 06/16/2023

The story of the Georgia Museum of Art isn’t only found in the art; it can be found in artifacts. Those historical records, photographs, and other memorabilia are on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, as part of a campus-wide celebration of the 75th anniversary of the museum.

This summer, the public is invited to trace the growth of the official state art museum by visiting the free exhibit, entitled It Goes to the People: 75 Years of Free Inspiration at the Georgia Museum of Art.­­

UGA’s Russell Library Awarded NEH Grant to Contribute to National Political Digital Archive

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 04/28/2023

Through a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Georgia Libraries will partner with other academic institutions to expand a nation-wide online congressional archive with content from many of the nation’s most influential politicians.