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Jackson Society Growing and Making a Difference in the University Libraries

4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Spartan Stories

Tales from the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Outdoor Gymnasium

4/21/2014 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor GymnasiumPhysical education was an important part of the curriculum of the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG). The program was expanded in the early 1920s to include gymnastics, outdoor sports, and folk and aesthetic dancing. New space was desperately needed to provide a sheltered area for outdoor sports and additional room for indoor activities. Previous space for indoor gymnastics had included a room in the Administration Building (later named the Foust Building), the Curry Bu...

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Irma's World at UNCG

Keep up with Irma & the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

New DVDs

4/22/2014 1:35:00 PM

ANIMATEDYu-Gi-Oh!. Season 4Guyver-the bioboosted armor. Complete seriesCOMEDYMunster, go home!, and The Munsters' revengeThe secret life of Walter MittyDRAMAThe robeKing of KingsGreat expectationsPhilomenaFOREIGNThe last ElvisBeyond outrageRussian arkCommitmentMUSICALBlack nativityTHRILLERHere comes the devilTVThe Bible : the epic miniseriesThe Addams family. Volume 2The Addams family. Volume 3CSI: NY. The complete seventh seasonPsych. The complete sixth seasonRipper Street. Season twoContinuum....

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Irma's Suggestion Box


4/23/2014 5:30:00 AM

You asked:  Will you be getting Blu-ray to add to the DVD collection?Irma says:  At this time we don't have plans to add Blu-ray.  If films start to only be released on Blu-ray and it becomes the predominant format we'll certainly reconsider. 

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UNCG's Dataland

UNCG's land of data releases, new data sources, fun stats information, and much more!

Free ICPSR summer workshop on Measures of Effective Teaching Database

4/4/2014 1:15:00 PM

ICPSR has just announced this free summer workshop. Please see below for contact information and application materials.The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database: A Review of the MET Project and Available DataJune 9-11, 2014At ICPSR, Ann Arbor, MIApplication deadline: May 1, 2014This three-day workshop will offer a broad summary of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project and resulting Longitudinal Database (MET LDB), including the design and original goals of the MET Proje...

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UNCG Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA collects, preserves, and makes accessible rare, unique, or otherwise significant materials outside the scope of the general UNCG library collection. We also deliver presentations, classes, tours,...

Celebrating the Class of 1964 at Reunion

4/14/2014 8:46:00 AM

On Friday, April 11, University Archives joined UNCG's Reunion Weekend celebration of the Class of 1964. On Friday morning, archivists Kathelene Smith and Erin Lawrimore created an exhibit in the lobby of the EUC Auditorium featuring photographs, publications, textiles, and other materials related to the Class of 1964's time on campus. Events highlighted included Rat Day, the opening of Grogan and Reynolds Residence halls, and the school's transition from Woman's College to UNCG.In the afternoon...

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Scholarly Communications and Data Services at UNCG

Open Library of the Humanities

4/21/2014 1:51:00 PM

Here’s some exciting news for readers interested in experiments in academic publishing: the Open Library of the Humanities has just received a substantial Mellon Foundation grant to build its technological platform, business model, journal and monograph pilot scheme.The Open Library of the Humanities (OLH) — run by the enterprisingMartin Paul Eve (@martin_eve) and Caroline Edwards (@the_blochian) — is an ambitious project to replicate the Public Library of Science (PLoS)project for the humanitie...

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Recent Faculty Publications at UNCG

Check out this blog for information on new faculty-authored works available in the University Libraries of UNCG.

Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians

4/12/2014 4:22:00 PM

Librarians today must be creative managers of their time and resources, in order to maintain some semblance of sanity in this world of increasing demands coupled with significant budget cuts.  The logical (and who, if not librarians, are logical?) response to this environment might seem to be something like, we can only do so much with so little; however, as librarians strive, on a fundamental level, to serve their patrons, this seems to be an impossibility.  Instead, professionals in the field ...

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UNCG Digital Collections

Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries

New digital collections

4/22/2014 12:10:00 PM

The Digital Projects team announces the debut of several new digital collections:Charles Duncan McIver RecordsThis collection makes available the papers of UNCG's founder and first president, largely in their entirety. Comprising over 123,000 pages of material, the McIver Records document the founding and early years of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) and include material on early construction, the typhoid epidemic, and the fire that destroyed Brick Dormitory. Th...

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