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Spring 2017 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient

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Cynthea Corfah has been recognized as the Spring 2017 recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Corfah is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in print journalism. She has been a student worker in Access

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Emily Frank awarded OER Research Fellowship

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Emily Frank, Research and Instruction Librarian, received an OER Research Fellowship through the Open Education Group. Frank is one out of 20 scholars selected as a 2016-2018 OER Research Fellow. The research fellows will conduct research on the impact of open educational resources on

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Open Textbook Adoption Workshop to be held on Nov. 18

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LSU Libraries invites faculty to attend an Open Textbook Adoption Workshop on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9-11 a.m. This workshop will discuss the impact of high textbook costs on students and possible solutions through open textbooks. It will be useful

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Food for Fines: Pay library fines with food donations during November

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LSU Libraries’ popular Food for Fines initiative is back. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for payment of library fines during November 2016. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the Access Services desk in Middleton Library in exchange for

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Math professor has zero-cost course by using e-textbooks

Rick Moscatello, Instructor of Mathematics

LSU Libraries makes textbooks available at no cost and just one click away. This semester, 45 departments are using the service with 166 e-textbooks available to students now. Richard Moscatello is among several of the professors using the e-textbook service offered

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LSU Libraries awarded for e-textbook platform

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David Comeaux and LSU Libraries Technology Initiatives Department were awarded the Best Customized System Award at the LOUIS Libraries Conference. The award was given in recognition of LSU Libraries e-textbook web pages. The platform provides students with access to LSU-owned e-textbooks

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200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Detail of wood engraving by Barry Moser from the Pennyroyal illustrated edition of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, 1983.

Whether you are a horror fan or not, there is no denying the pervasive cultural impact of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Many consider it to be the first true work of science fiction and the beginning of a new genre in

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Students declared a holiday when Mike I arrived at the Ole War Skule

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October 21, 80 years ago, Mike I arrived on the LSU campus to much fanfare and revelry.  Students declared a holiday, and buglers who were stationed around campus sounded reveille at 5:45 a.m. Roadblocks were set up, and professors and

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Digital Scholarship Lab to host lecture and workshop on digital humanities Oct. 24-25

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The Digital Scholarship Lab invites you to attend a lecture, Intersectional Cartographies- Social Justice, Digital Humanities, Practices, and 3D Virtual Heritage in Soweto, Johannesburg, by guest speaker Angel Nieves. Nieves’ talk will address the question: Can the digital reconstructions of

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Open Access Week panel discussion

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LSU Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (Oct. 24-30, 2016) with a panel discussion to focus on implementing Open Access here at LSU. Open Access allows students and researchers to have free and immediate access to scholarly work.

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Browsing the bookshelves at Baker Street

Catullus. Tibullus. Propertius. (Roman Poetry), and Commentaries on the Laws of England.

Literary scholar and rare book dealer Madeleine B. Stern, best known for her scholarship on writer Louisa May Alcott, proposed the titles likely to inhabit the library of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in her 1953 article, “Sherlock Holmes: Rare-Book Collector,

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LSU launches institutional repository

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LSU Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development have collaborated on the establishment of an Institutional Repository though bepress Digital Commons. Digital Commons (DC) is the leading hosted institutional repository software, and is used by more than 400

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