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New platform for Louisiana Digital Library

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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Ligatures to Lichen: Gravestone Letterforms

LSU Graphic Design Professor Lynne Baggett describes her research, the focus of a new exhibition at Hill Memorial Library, “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer,” on display through February 17, 2018. What is your background? I am originally

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Going viral, 16th century style: Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and the printed word

Whether or not Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in October 1517 is up for debate. However, the publications Luther produced for lay audiences in later years contributed to a “pamphlet explosion”

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A legacy of reading

In the summer of 2015, the LSU Libraries lost a great friend when an accident took the life of English professor Elizabeth “Lisi” Oliver. Oliver always took an active interest in the library, offering helpful input into the status of

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Raptors at the library

On Monday, August 28, from 11 a.m. until noon, visitors to the Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Creatures in the Collections exhibit in Hill Memorial Library will get to meet more than paper and biblio-animals. The Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana at

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“Night at the Museum” will highlight natural history collections

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Join us at 5:30 pm on August 29th for “Paper Tigers & Biblio-Beasts: Natural History Through the Ages” as evolutionary biologist Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty speaks about natural history, modern fieldwork, and the role of research collections – in both book

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 2)

Note: This is the second in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   Agora: A Student Journal of Thought and Opinion   |   1961 Hill Memorial Library LLMVC — LH1 .L55

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The LSU student press: an annotated bibliography (part 1)

Note: This is the first in a five-part occasional series on LSU’s official and unofficial student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and literary journals.   Since 1897, The Daily Reveille has served as LSU’s official voice for student news and opinion, joined

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