Monthly Archives: October 2015

LSU Libraries acquires eighteenth century collections online

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce that it now provides access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) database. ECCO contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of

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Government Publishing Office honors Louisiana and Texas libraries

LSU Libraries, together with Louisiana Tech University’s Prescott Memorial Library, have been honored by U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) as 2015 Libraries of the Year. The 2015 Libraries of the Year are regional Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) libraries recognized

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LSU Libraries survey

LSU Libraries and Ithaka S+R have partnered to field a standardized national survey across LSU’s campus. Today, LSU faculty members and students will receive an email message from the Dean of Libraries, Stanley Wilder, asking for participation in this study,

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Oct. 21: Webinar on copyright essentials: Rights and Responsibilities

Join us October 21 at 11:30 a.m. for “Copyright Essentials: Rights and Responsibilities,” a webinar presented by Peggy Hoon, Director of Copyright Policy and Education at LSU Libraries. Understanding rights and responsibilities is crucial to teaching and scholarly efforts for

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The Fine Print: LSU Press and The Southern Review

October 19th marks the opening of the exhibition “Advancing Scholarship & Learning for 80 Years: LSU Press and The Southern Review” at Hill Memorial Library. The timing is particularly appropriate, as October is American Archives month, a celebration of the

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John Miles joins LSU Libraries

John Miles has joined the LSU Libraries Special Collections as Professional-in-Residence with a joint appointment in the Department of English. Originally from Danville, Kentucky, Miles earned a PhD in American Literature from Duke. Prior to his arrival at LSU, he

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Ebook ecosystems talk, October 19

On Monday, October 19th, at 10:00 a.m., October Ivins, Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions, will deliver a presentation, “Exploring the eBook Ecosystem and an Overview of the Charlotte Initiative: Permanent Acquisitions of eBooks for Academic Libraries.” The talk will

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Middleton Library open to LSU Students 24/7 for midterms

Libraries Hours

Middleton Library will be open this weekend, even on game day, for LSU students and staff only. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday the 9th, only the first floor will be open and an LSU ID will be required to

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Collections in the Classroom: LSU Librarians talk about teaching with archives

Class visits to Special Collections have skyrocketed over the past several years. In the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15, we reached 2,500 students, almost triple the number of the year before! On October 5, LSU librarians Tara Laver, Jennifer

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Students experience the Dutch Golden Age in Special Collections

A little slice of the seventeenth century exists right here on the LSU campus. That’s what students in Professor Christine Kooi’s course on the Dutch Republic and Empire discovered this week when they visited Special Collections. The students worked closely

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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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Death in the Deep South: Historical Louisiana Mystery Fiction

Louisiana has never been a stranger to murder, mystery, and mayhem. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, violence was so commonplace that only the most unusual incidents received much public scrutiny. “The mere fact of a man being shot

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