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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

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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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Exhibition: “Investigating Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection”

Watson and Holmes: A Study in Black. Volume 1. (2013)

On view Oct. 3, 2016 – Jan. 28, 2017 Main Gallery, Hill Memorial Library When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887, he could not have known that within a decade, his fictional detective would

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The science of photography

Title page for Anna Atkins' "British Algae"

The world today is awash in images. Everyone has a camera, including anyone that owns a smartphone. Nearly everyone can create a photograph, and almost instantly distribute it via online applications and cell phone apps. It hasn’t always been like

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LSU’s first edition of Isaac Newton’s Opticks

Optiks 1 Cropped

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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Special Collections to host book talk and reception for The Golden Band from Tigerland: A History of LSU’s Marching Band

Mike the Tiger and tuba player, 1980 Gumbo.

LSU football season is upon us, and that means game-day traditions like the march down Victory Hill, the goosebumps-inducing Pregame Salute, and “Hey Fightin’ Tigers,” all courtesy of the celebrated Golden Band from Tigerland. Kick off Homecoming Week and join

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