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LSU Libraries awarded for e-textbook platform


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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Middleton Library Open Saturday October, 22

Libraries Hours

The first floor of Middleton Library will be open to LSU students, faculty and staff only, on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  An LSU ID must be presented to enter, and staffing will be limited to

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

Mike the Tiger and Trainer

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

Nieves  Talk Flyer

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

Startup Stock Photo

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

students on computer

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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Spanish scholars complete research on Huey Long

Huey Long marches with drum majors, Russell B. Long Papers, Mss. 3700.

Mariona Lloret, who is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on Huey Long at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, offers an international view on Louisiana’s most famous governor. “Our aim is to understand the Kingfish in a broader framework, including

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Fall Break and Midterms week hours

Libraries Hours

LSU Libraries will adjust its hours for fall break and midterms week. Thursday and Friday (October 6 and 7), Middleton Library will open from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Hill Memorial Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The

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Reading Room Exhibit: John Earle Uhler and Cane Juice


Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1, 2016) is being celebrated by librarians, teachers and readers all across the country. This week represents a time to reflect on issues of censorship and challenges to academic freedom. Visitors to the reading room

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October 19: graduate student presentation on finding dissertations and theses

College Student Studying in Library --- Image by © Peter M. Fisher/Corbis

Graduate students are invited to a thirty minute presentation on October 19, from 11:30- noon in room 241A of Middleton Library.  Librarian Mitch Fontenot will demonstrate how to find dissertations and theses in the LSU Libraries. No registration is required.

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