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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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Don’t Let Your Laptop Walk Off


Five unattended laptops have been stolen in Middleton Library over the past two weeks.  Never leave personal belongings unattended in the library, even for a few minutes, including study rooms. Take valuable items with you when you leave your seat,

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Text Alerts Available for Laptop Availability


As part of the Gear 2 Geaux program, laptops bought with tech fee money are available for students to check in Middleton Library. This program has been in place for over a decade and has always been popular with students.

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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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“Curses! Foiled again!” How To Keep Your Books Safe, 18th-Century Style


Librarians love acronyms. One of the best is for Stanford University’s digital preservation program LOCKSS (“Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe”). Several hundred years ago, “Lots of Curses Keep Stuff Safe” would have rung true as well. First used in

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Rare Books Enrich Students’ Classroom Experience

Love Digital, Live Analog. That was the theme of a recent class visit to Special Collections. Doctoral students in Music 7800 (Introduction to Research in Music) have an assignment to research something from our collections that relates to music. Curator

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Middleton Library Books Reorganized in Advance of Renovations

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In preparation for a math lab on the third floor of Middleton Library, many third floor books are being reorganized within the library. Other library renovations and improvements will also start soon, and may cause some noise and the relocation

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Faster, Greener, and More Reliable


LSU Libraries recently upgraded its online catalog and related library systems by moving them to new servers on the cloud. The move was part of a statewide migration conducted by LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, which had been hosting the

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Rachel Tillay, Digital Projects Librarian

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Last spring, LSU Libraries welcomed Rachel Tillay as Digital Projects Librarian. Rachel is a Louisiana native, born and raised in Destrehan, Louisiana. She holds a bachelor’s of arts in music from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She discovered a passion

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Cleaning up after Katrina: A Special Collections Perspective

As a repository of historical materials about Louisiana, it’s only natural that Special Collections look back and remember those harrowing and heartbreaking days after Hurricane Katrina. The library and archives community in Louisiana is a relatively small one, and many

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Comics Symposium Explores Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes


On Tuesday, September 22, at 4:00 PM, LSU’s Hill Memorial Library will host 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

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Randa Lopez Joins LSU Libraries

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Randa Lopez joined the LSU Libraries as the Agricultural Support Librarian in early May, after working for two years as a graduate assistant in Middleton Library’s Research and Instruction Services Department. Lopez grew up in Stonewall, Louisiana, and is the

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