Monthly Archives: October 2008

Upcoming patent workshop

Monday, November 17th, 7 PM EBR Public Library—Bluebonnet Branch Learn how to develop a patent search strategy and navigate the USPTO website and the classification system. Also, learn what resources the library and the community have to offer. A patent

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New databases available

The LSU Libraries has recently started subscriptions for the following databases: Oxford Scholarship Online Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library, which now offers quick and easy access to the full text of 2,257 Oxford books.

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New acquisition: The Tower of Babel

Like Leonardo da Vinci, the German scholar Athanasius Kircher (ca. 1601-1680) was a true “Renaissance man.” Interested in both the arts and sciences, he wrote several dozen books on everything from medicine and geology to Egypt, cryptography, Noah’s Ark, and

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Dr. Moon’s Alphabet for the Blind

When most people think of printing for the blind, Braille is the first thing that comes to mind. Few are aware that another system was developed almost at the same time. In 1845, William Moon, a young man who had

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LSU Libraries 2008 Online Banned Books Tour

Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, was observed September 27 – October 4, 2008 by libraries, bookstores, schools, and others concerned with freedom of speech. The theme for this year’s observance was “Closing Books Shuts

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New Orleans photographer Donn Young to give presentation

In the weeks and months after Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, photographer Donn Young worked to document the disaster and its effect on the people of New Orleans. Young will show and talk about his work on

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Middleton Library is extending its hours

Beginning this Sunday, October 5, for one month only, Middleton Library will stay open until 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays (i.e., midnight Sunday until 2 a.m. Monday, and so on).  The longer hours will be provided on an experimental basis,

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Special Collections acquires rare 16th-century editions of Vergil and Calvin

In 1513, Gavin Douglas, a son of the fifth Earl of Angus, completed his translation of the Aeneid, Vergil’s epic account of the founding of Rome, into Scots, a dialect of English spoken in the area around Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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