UGA Libraries’ Capturing Science Contest Encourages Creativity

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/17/2020

When most people think of climate science, their only visual reference is a disaster movie. But Alison Banks knows that things are more complicated. As she modeled scenarios in her work as a master’s student in geography, Banks was inspired to create her own representation of the possibilities.

With an image in her head that draws from Dante’s journey in “Inferno” through the circles of hell, Banks set to work on an art project that combines the positives and the negatives that could occur based on various models developed through her research.

The finished project earned Banks $1,000 and first place in the graduate student category of the Capturing Science Contest, sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and Office of Research.

Special Collections Fellows to Design Archives-Based Courses

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/17/2020

Twelve University of Georgia faculty members have been chosen as 2019-2020 Special Collections Fellows. The fifth cohort of the program represents six schools and colleges with interests ranging from art and education to social work and population health.

Sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the program guides faculty members as they develop courses that apply archives-centered pedagogy and allow their students to engage with the rich array of materials held in UGA’s three special
collections libraries.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Added to Online Collection

Submitted by amywatts on Tue, 02/11/2020

The Digital Library of Georgia has just made Sanborn fire insurance maps produced between 1923-1941 for 39 Georgia towns and cities in 35 counties freely available online. The maps, which are now in the public domain, can be retrieved at dlg.usg.edu/collection/dlg_sanb, and complement the DLG’s existing collection of the University of Georgia Map and Government Information Library’s 539 Sanborn maps dating from 1884-1922 that have been available since 2005. The DLG has also upgraded its image viewer, which will allow better access and improved navigation to the new and older Sanborn images from this collection.

Call for Student Participation in Research Behavior Survey

Submitted by amywatts on Fri, 02/07/2020

When you research a paper for a class, how do you go about doing it? Do you ask a friend or professor? Do you start with Google and then a library database, or vice-versa? Do you do your research in a coffee shop? The library? The bathroom?

UGA Libraries is interested in learning about how you interact with information when you research. Through February 17, UGA Libraries is conducting a research study on information behavior. All you have to do to help us out is fill out a quick survey:

tinyurl.com/sdg5q7f

Valdosta State University Archives Map and Plat Collections Now Available Online

Submitted by amywatts on Wed, 01/29/2020

Three map and plat collections featuring historical maps, plats, deeds, records, and correspondence pertaining to South Georgia land holdings dating from 1767 to 1899 are now available in the Digital Library of Georgia.

These resources belong to Valdosta State University Archives. They have been made available online thanks in part to the DLG's Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.

The three digital collections are:

UGA Network and Internet Outage, January 25

Submitted by Kristin on Thu, 01/23/2020

The University of Georgia will conduct campus-wide network maintenance on Saturday, January 25 from 6:00 a.m. - midnight. As a result, there will be intermittent outages of campus Internet access and information systems. Since the exact timing of outages on Saturday will be unpredictable, please assume that online resources will be unavailable. 

For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to log into our computers or use the wireless. Our systems (e.g., websites, databases, e-journals) will be inaccessible from campus.

You will still be able to check out books.

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

GIL-Find Catalog

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Anniversary Event Features Author Philip Lee Williams

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 01/21/2020

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame will begin celebrations of its 20th anniversary with a reading of inductee Philip Lee Williams’ 20th novel.

Williams’ book launch event is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, the acclaimed writer’s 70th birthday, at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.

Hargrett Library Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Anniversary in New Exhibit

Submitted by Camie on Wed, 01/15/2020

The University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library will pay homage to the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage this spring. An exhibit entitled The Strategies for Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women’s Rights opens at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on Jan. 17.

The exhibit, curated by Sidonia Serafini, a doctoral student in UGA’s department of English in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, explores the nearly century-long story of how women secured enfranchisement and campaigned for women’s civil rights in the United States.

UGA Libraries to host book reading for Grady alum Oakley

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 01/13/2020

Author Colleen Oakley will return to her alma mater to read from her latest novel.

The book event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of Georgia’s Miller Learning Center. Sponsored by UGA’s Libraries, the event is free and open to the public, and a light reception will follow.

Oakley’s latest novel, You Were There Too, is one of O Magazine’s Top 22 Romance Books of 2020, a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review and a Library Reads January 2020 pick. Oakley will read from the book and sign copies afterward.