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Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources

10/16/2014 11:16:00 AM

 (click image to enlarge)We invite you to attend the upcoming Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum, which will address to the topic: "Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources." October 23rd 3:30 - 5:00 EUC Kirkland Introduction by UNCG Provost and Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn Speaker - Nicole Allen - Director of Open Education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Panel discussion to follow.

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Spartan Stories

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

Basketball before Co-Education

10/20/2014 9:00:00 AM

October is North Carolina Archives Month, an annual observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The 2014 NC Archives Month theme is "North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” All of our Spartan Stories in October will focus on this theme.  From its founding in 1891, the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) emphasized physical activity and pers...

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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

10/21/2014 3:01:00 PM

ANIMATEDAvatar, the last airbender. Book 2, EarthOne piece. Film ZMeganebu! : complete collectionMr. Peabody & ShermanThe thief and the cobblerDOCUMENTARYBurt's buzzWhitey : United States of America v. James J. BulgerSCI-FIX-men. Days of future pastTHRILLERA nightmare on Elm StreetTVAmerican horror story, Coven. The complete third seasonFargo. The complete first seasonPenny dreadful. The complete first seasonDead like me. The complete collection

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Irma's Suggestion Box

Textbook costs

10/21/2014 11:02:00 AM

You asked: Can the Library buy the textbooks used in classes?Irma says:  We realize that textbooks are very expensive and are working to promote open access online textbooks.  Check out this video with students talking about textbook costs and join us for a forum this Thursday:"Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources"October 23rd, 2014Kirkland Room, EUC3:30 - 5:00 pmProvost Dana Dunn will provide an introduction to the topicSpeaker - Nicole Allen, Director of Open Educat...

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Books Are Fun

The Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Item

10/10/2014 10:09:00 AM

Last week we finished the conservation treatment of a very special volume. Méthode Elémentaire de Violoncelle: Suivie de 92 Études: Oeuvre 60 by Friedrich August Kummer and Adolphe Le Dhuy (translater).  It is part of our Cello Music Collection of Janos Scholz, dating back to the second quarter of the XIX century. We are one of two OCLC libraries worldwide to have this particular edition in our collection.The book arrived with the original cover in a very poor condition. It was bound in a quar...

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UNCG's Dataland

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

Bring Data to the Classroom Webinar Series – Using Data for Instruction

9/23/2014 3:17:00 PM

Bringing data into the classroom early (undergraduate) and often in support of quantitative literacy and just plain fun is the goal of these sessions.  ICPSR hosts a wide variety ofResources for Instructors as well as several data tools that can be used to get students interested in data and data analysis without the intimidation factor. Part of the 2014 Data Fair, webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following: Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!Broadcast t...

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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,...

Social Media, Outreach, and SCUA

10/15/2014 10:28:00 AM

Through blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and other outreach activities, University Archives spreads stories from the records of the University's past and promotes our work to preserve and provide access to these important records in new and exciting venues.In addition to this blog, staff write weekly posts on the Spartan Stories blog, published each Monday morning. These posts, typically about 500 words in length, detail one specific person, place, event, or action in the University's history, f...

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Harold Schiffman Music Library at UNCG

HSML Holiday Happenings

9/25/2014 3:53:00 PM

Well, actually this is a holiday competition, but that doesn't start with an H, right?This is a story with photos, so sit back and enjoy...Once upon a time we had a couple of creative student employees, H David:And Amanda:It all started rather innocently with a hat...on, well, this is it (it says "squeeze for service:):We have this tradition of squeezing creatures for service (in case nobody is in sight at the desk - someone comes running when we hear the creature, most of the time) and we reali...

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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.

All I Have in This World

10/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

UNCG Catalog"Part empathetic portrait of troubled souls and part Springsteenian ode to the promise and heartbreak of the highway... told with... emotional complexity and subtlety.”(The New York Times)“Two strangers meet on a windswept car lot in West Texas. Marcus is fleeing the disastrous fallout of chasing a lifelong dream; Maria is returning to the hometown she fled years ago, to make amends. They begin to argue over the car that they both desperately want—a low-slung sky-blue twenty-year-old...

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UNCG Digital Collections

Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries

Urban development, pamphlets, slavery records, and Civil Rights Greensboro

8/27/2014 4:11:00 PM

Annual report and map, City Of Greensboro, North Carolina, 1965-1966There are many changes and updates afoot in out digital collections, and more are on the way.Civil Rights GreensboroThis collection, online since 2009, has recently been migrated into our CONTENTdm hosting platform. This move provides some significant benefits, including faceted search capability, full-text search within the oral histories and many other documents, and higher-resolution images. The move will also allow this coll...

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