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Longtime Friends of the LSU Libraries member passes away

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Former President of Friends of the LSU Libraries, Marion Crawford Spann, passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The Baton Rouge native graduated from LSU in 1948. While at LSU, she was a member of

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Virginia Archer joins LSU Libraries

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Virginia Archer has joined the LSU Libraries as the Director of Development. Archer is an LSU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and political science. After college, she moved to New Orleans where she learned various functions of non-profit

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Sherlock

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Our latest is a guest post by LSU’s Kristopher Mecholsky, a crime fiction scholar who has published on Sherlock Holmes: Some people are recognized by a single phrase (“Dr. Livingston, I presume”), others by a single name (Cher) or nickname

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French Studies conference attendees visit Special Collections

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Carte de l’Isle de la Martinique from Guillaume de L’Isle’s Atlas nouveau, contenant toutes les parties du monde. Amsterdam: Chez Jean Cóvens & Corneille Mortier, [1742]. LLMVC G5080 1742 .L57 MCAGE CATALOG RECORD LSU’s Center for French and Francophone Studies

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How a New Orleans industrialist challenged Hitler’s Olympics

A cartoon against American participation in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin

The recent documentary, The Nazi Games: Berlin 1936, which premiered on PBS on August 2nd, describes how members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conspired to ignore human rights abuses by the Nazi government in Germany and actively collaborate with

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Spring 2017 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient

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Cynthea Corfah has been recognized as the Spring 2017 recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Corfah is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in print journalism. She has been a student worker in Access

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Emily Frank awarded OER Research Fellowship

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Emily Frank, Research and Instruction Librarian, received an OER Research Fellowship through the Open Education Group. Frank is one out of 20 scholars selected as a 2016-2018 OER Research Fellow. The research fellows will conduct research on the impact of open educational resources on

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Open Textbook Adoption Workshop to be held on Nov. 18

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LSU Libraries invites faculty to attend an Open Textbook Adoption Workshop on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9-11 a.m. This workshop will discuss the impact of high textbook costs on students and possible solutions through open textbooks. It will be useful

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Food for Fines: Pay library fines with food donations during November

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LSU Libraries’ popular Food for Fines initiative is back. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for payment of library fines during November 2016. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the Access Services desk in Middleton Library in exchange for

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Math professor has zero-cost course by using e-textbooks

Rick Moscatello, Instructor of Mathematics

LSU Libraries makes textbooks available at no cost and just one click away. This semester, 45 departments are using the service with 166 e-textbooks available to students now. Richard Moscatello is among several of the professors using the e-textbook service offered

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LSU Libraries awarded for e-textbook platform

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David Comeaux and LSU Libraries Technology Initiatives Department were awarded the Best Customized System Award at the LOUIS Libraries Conference. The award was given in recognition of LSU Libraries e-textbook web pages. The platform provides students with access to LSU-owned e-textbooks

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200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Detail of wood engraving by Barry Moser from the Pennyroyal illustrated edition of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, 1983.

Whether you are a horror fan or not, there is no denying the pervasive cultural impact of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Many consider it to be the first true work of science fiction and the beginning of a new genre in

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