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New platform for Louisiana Digital Library

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The LSU Libraries has developed a new online platform for the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL). Based on the open-source Islandora digital library software, the LSU Libraries Technology Initiatives team developed the updates to include enhanced features, allowing for greater access

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Math journal launched on LSU Libraries ejournal platform

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In collaboration with LSU Mathematics Professor emeritus Hui-Hsiung Kuo, LSU Libraries has launched the journal Communications on Stochastic Analysis (COSA) on its journal hosting platform on LSU Digital Commons. COSA joins Journal of Latin American Geography on the platform, with

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New subscriptions to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

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Thanks to a partnership between LSU Student Government and the Libraries, students, faculty and staff now have full access to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times through the respective native web sites, and for The Wall Street

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Historical dissertations and theses now available through LSU Digital Commons

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Historical dissertations and theses produced by LSU graduate students are now freely available through LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses collection in LSU Digital Commons. The collection consists of more than 7,400 titles produced by graduate students between 1935 and 2001.

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Omohundro Institute awards Lauren Coats and Andrew Sluyter grants to digitize collections

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Lauren Coats, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, and Andrew Sluyter (Geography and Anthropology), have been awarded a grant by the Omohundro Institute to fund the digitization of the Carlos Trudeau papers and the Vincente Sebastian Pintado papers. The Lapidus Fellowship

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LSU Libraries joins ACRL Diversity Alliance

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LSU Libraries recently joined the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Diversity Alliance. The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries that share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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Mardi Gras Ephemera

Detail of "September" float from the Daily Picayune broadside for Comus 1896. Theme: "The Year"

Mistick Krewe of Comus, 1902. “Princess Sunshine in the Enchanter’s Castle” float. The Daily Picayune.  Special Carnival issue: Feb. 11, 1902; Comus. (New Orleans, La. : F.A. Lumsden & G.W. Kendall) LLMVC MCAGE F379 .N5 D27 SUPP With Carnival season

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2016 Book Bazaar proceeds used to purchase historical research material

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LSU Libraries recently purchased Parts III-V of the British Library Newspapers using proceeds from the Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar. The British Library Newspapers are digitized versions of key 19th century British newspapers. Parts III-V provide more access

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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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Individual study spaces now available

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Students can now book individual study spaces located on the third and fourth floors of Middleton Library for the entire day, with a maximum reservation length of 2 weeks. Thirty-five individual study spaces are available for booking. Students book individual

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LSU Libraries Special Collections is world-class when it comes to landscape architecture

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One of the LSU Libraries Special Collections‘ remarkable treasures is a spectacular collection of 232 Margaret Stones watercolor drawings depicting “Native Flora of Louisiana.” The collection is unparalleled in any other state, and just one of the resources Special Collections

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Studying Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection

A large selection of Sherlock Holmes fiction, scholarship, and memorabilia was recently donated to the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections by Russell Mann, a retired professor of journalism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mann started building the collection in

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