Monthly Archives: October 2016

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

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

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

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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Students declared a holiday when Mike I arrived at the Ole War Skule

October 21, 80 years ago, Mike I arrived on the LSU campus to much fanfare and revelry.  Students declared a holiday, and buglers who were stationed around campus sounded reveille at 5:45 a.m. Roadblocks were set up, and professors and

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Digital Scholarship Lab to host lecture and workshop on digital humanities Oct. 24-25

The Digital Scholarship Lab invites you to attend a lecture, Intersectional Cartographies- Social Justice, Digital Humanities, Practices, and 3D Virtual Heritage in Soweto, Johannesburg, by guest speaker Angel Nieves. Nieves’ talk will address the question: Can the digital reconstructions of

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Open Access Week panel discussion

LSU Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (Oct. 24-30, 2016) with a panel discussion to focus on implementing Open Access here at LSU. Open Access allows students and researchers to have free and immediate access to scholarly work.

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Browsing the bookshelves at Baker Street

Literary scholar and rare book dealer Madeleine B. Stern, best known for her scholarship on writer Louisa May Alcott, proposed the titles likely to inhabit the library of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in her 1953 article, “Sherlock Holmes: Rare-Book Collector,

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LSU launches institutional repository

LSU Libraries and the Office of Research & Economic Development have collaborated on the establishment of an Institutional Repository though bepress Digital Commons. Digital Commons (DC) is the leading hosted institutional repository software, and is used by more than 400

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Spanish scholars complete research on Huey Long

Mariona Lloret, who is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on Huey Long at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, offers an international view on Louisiana’s most famous governor. “Our aim is to understand the Kingfish in a broader framework, including

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Fall Break and Midterms week hours

Libraries Hours

LSU Libraries will adjust its hours for fall break and midterms week. Thursday and Friday (October 6 and 7), Middleton Library will open from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Hill Memorial Library from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The

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