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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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Remembering Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

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The prolific, prophetic and ever popular works of Ray Bradbury have delighted, frightened and amazed audiences for nearly 80 years.  From short stories to novels, poetry to screenplays, children’s books to non-fiction, he possessed an imagination unmatched coupled with a

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Mossville Oral History Project available online

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The Mossville Oral History Project collection, a series of interviews which documented the history of Mossville, Louisiana, is now complete and available online. More than 75 interviews may be watched or heard, in which 58 people shared stories on their

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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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Oscar René Courrege Papers

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Anisyla Pinon* Note: Anizy-Pinon train station located in northern France at Pinon near Anizy-le-Château. Possible graffiti translation: Keller 15M with arrow. [Cellar 15 meters in direction of arrow] *Transcription of handwritten notation is true to original. The Oscar René Courrege

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Mardi Gras Ephemera

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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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Electronic Theses and Dissertations available through Digital Commons

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LSU Libraries and LSU Graduate School have successfully migrated the Graduate School’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) database to the new LSU Digital Commons platform. As of January 2017, 4084 doctoral dissertations and 4281 master’s theses are online, totaling 8365 publications.

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LSU’s first edition of Isaac Newton’s Opticks

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In 1704, physicist Isaac Newton published his second major book, Opticks: or a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. Also Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. Considered one of history’s great scientific

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History and beauty: The development of LSU’s campus

By 1950, the campus landscape was maturing and beginning to be recognizable to present-day eyes.  Steele Burden began planting trees and creating gardens in the early 1930s on what was once pasture and farmland.  Burden planted most of the trees and other plants shown here, except for the grove near the Pentagon Barracks (upper right), the Memorial Oak Grove (center left, planted in 1926), and the trees along Highland Road.  Note the gardens behind the Faculty Club (center) and the old President’s House (immediately to the left).  How many buildings do you recognize? (LSU Photograph Collection)

The idea for Louisiana State University’s present campus was envisioned by President Thomas Boyd in the early 1900s. The former Baton Rouge military post, a 200-acre complex that served as LSU’s campus from 1886 to 1925, had been adequate.  By

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