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March 8: Next steps in text mining workshop


Join John Laudun, Associate Professor of English at University of Louisiana – Lafayette, for a workshop on text mining on March 8, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Middleton Library room 295. The talk is part of a series

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Feb. 26: Introduction to Text Mining Workshop


This workshop is full.  Charles Pence, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at LSU, will give a workshop introducing text mining on February 26, 2016,  from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Middleton Library 295. The talk is part of a series hosted

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Oct. 21: Webinar on copyright essentials: Rights and Responsibilities

Hoon, Peggy (candid)

Join us October 21 at 11:30 a.m. for “Copyright Essentials: Rights and Responsibilities,” a webinar presented by Peggy Hoon, Director of Copyright Policy and Education at LSU Libraries. Understanding rights and responsibilities is crucial to teaching and scholarly efforts for

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Ebook ecosystems talk, October 19


On Monday, October 19th, at 10:00 a.m., October Ivins, Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions, will deliver a presentation, “Exploring the eBook Ecosystem and an Overview of the Charlotte Initiative: Permanent Acquisitions of eBooks for Academic Libraries.” The talk will

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Digital Scholarship: Upcoming talk and workshop


What are the digital humanities? How can you start a digital project, and incorporate it into your research or teaching? Join Dr. Emma Annette Wilson from the Alabama Digital Humanities Center to discuss the possibilities, realities, and workflows of digital

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Afternoon in the Archives: A Remembrance of Huey Long


LSU Libraries Special Collections will feature materials related to Governor and Senator Huey P. Long in its next “Afternoon in the Archives,” which will be held 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in Hill Memorial Library. A

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Comics symposium explores race, gender, and the future of superheroes


On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, LSU Libraries Special Collections hosted a symposium entitled “New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes.” Recent years have seen increasing attention from critics, readers, and publishers to issues of diversity

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Tempests Talks: Storms in the archives, an exhibition program series

Tempest Talks at Hill

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, LSU Libraries presents “Tempests Talks,” a series of public programs held in conjunction with the Lecture Hall Gallery exhibition, “Tempests: Storms in the Archives.” The line-up includes three brown

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On passing time with Harper Lee

Photograph of Harper Lee and  Jessica Lacher-Feldman (off camera, left), from the New York Times, January 30, 2006 (Photo credit: Dana Mixer for the New York Times)

To Kill a Mockingbird was, until today, the only novel published by American author Harper Lee. It is the story of Scout, a young girl, confronting the deep-seated racial prejudice that existed in pre-Civil Rights Alabama. Go Set a Watchman,

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A Little Bird Told Me! Audubon Day at LSU Libraries Special Collections


The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838). The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus,

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Afternoon in the Archives, March 31

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections’ next “Afternoon in the Archives” will feature a sampling of rare books and manuscripts that chronicle more than 500 years of women’s history. The event will be held in

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Book talk and reception: Steward of the Land

Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturalist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014)

A talk, reception, and book signing for Lake Douglas’s new book, Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of 19th century Horticulturist, Thomas Affleck (LSU Press, Hill Series, 2014) took place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Hill Memorial Library. “In the

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