Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With New Look, 15 Years of Updated Content

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 09/09/2022

A premier online compilation of digital civil rights content is relaunching with a new look and thousands of additional pieces of history.

The milestone marks a new era for the Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL). This project brings together more than 200 libraries, archives, and museums to provide free online access to historical materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. These collaborative partnerships are the bedrock of this national project.

New Digital Resource on the History of Slavery at UGA

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Mon, 08/22/2022

On These Grounds: Slavery and the University of Georgia, a new digital resource available through the Hargrett Library, highlights the role of slavery on campus and the lives of the enslaved as documented in University Archives, Digital Library of Georgia, and other Libraries resources. This project is part of a nationwide collaboration for universities to identify and describe records of slavery on their campuses and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Delta Air Lines Documents Available Online Through the Digital Library of Georgia

Submitted by deborah on Wed, 03/23/2022

Historical records detailing the growth of one of the world’s largest airlines are available to the public online through the Digital Library of Georgia, thanks to a partnership between the Delta Flight Museum, the University of Georgia Libraries, and GALILEO.

The Flying D airplane and crew on the runway in 1950
The Flying D DC-6 propeller plane and crew on the runway in 1950

The collection contains Delta Air Lines’ digitized timetables, flight maps, and annual reports for the past century through its expansions, moves, and mergers with other airlines to become the aviation industry leader in the United States. 

Digital Library of Georgia Reaches Milestone of 2 Million Pages of Historic Georgia Newspaper Digitized Online

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 06/15/2021

The Digital Library of Georgia has made its 2 millionth digitized and full-text- searchable historic newspaper page available freely online. The title page of the May 27, 1976 issue of the Augusta News-Review will become the 2 millionth page digitized by the Digital Library of Georgia. The newspaper, published by Mallory Millender from 1971 to 1985, identified itself as a “community paper with a predominantly Black readership” that presented the issues of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) from a “Black perspective.” The digitization of the title was made possible by Georgia Public Library Service

We have developed an online press kit, available at bit.ly/dlg2million which includes:

Extended Hours Coming to UGA Libraries, Miller Learning Center

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 03/15/2021

Students will soon be able to hit the books into the early morning hours at three key University of Georgia study spots. Extended hours at the Main Library, Science Library and the Miller Learning Center will begin April 5 and continue through spring semester finals.

The Miller Learning Center, the busiest academic building on campus, will close two hours later Sundays through Thursdays, closing at 2 a.m. from April 5 through May 10. The Main and Science Libraries will transition to a closing time of 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays April 5 through April 25, and the hours will extend to a 2 a.m. closing time April 26 through May 10.

A Note on Student Late Fees

Submitted by Camie on Fri, 03/12/2021

As part of the UGA Libraries’ commitment to affordable access to learning materials, the Libraries recently ceased the collection of late fees from students who return overdue books.

“Overdue book fines are educational materials costs borne directly by our students. Those with the least ability to pay feel the effect of fines most keenly, as do graduate students who are particularly heavy users of the Libraries’ print collections,” said Toby Graham, associate provost and university librarian. “This step will save students about $25,000 per year.”

UGA Network and Internet Outage, March 6

Submitted by Kristin on Tue, 03/02/2021

EITS will conduct campus-wide network maintenance on Saturday, March 6 from 6:00 a.m. - midnight. As a result, there will be periodic outages of campus Internet 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 access to the following will be intermittent or unavailable: GALILEO databases; online journals and ebooks; ILLiad interlibrary loan requesting; Aeon special collections requesting; EndNote installation; the Digital Library of Georgia and New Georgia Encyclopedia sites; and the Libraries' website.

The campus wireless network and Libraries' computers will also be unavailable during outages.

Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award Offers Students Cash Prizes

Submitted by Camie on Tue, 02/16/2021

UGA students can earn more than an A by meeting with a librarian. They can also win some cash, thanks to the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards.

With a top prize of $800, the awards provide an extra incentive for students to sign up for a free online research consultation with a librarian. Students are eligible to enter the contest for their work on any research project, including a policy paper, a scientific study, a music composition, a thesis, whether it is for a class or not.

Library Services on Display During Spring into Research Virtual Workshop Series

Submitted by Camie on Mon, 02/15/2021

All of the tools that students need to write dynamic papers and create innovative projects will be on display in a series of workshops from the University of Georgia Libraries.

In the Spring into Research workshop series, librarians and staff will lead virtual discussions on navigating library resources, from the latest online journals to historical material held in digital archives, as well as using citation management software and technologies available for data visualization, map-making, virtual reality, and more.