Friends of the UNCG Libraries
The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are advocates and supporters of the Libraries. Our Friends make a real difference in our ability to serve the campus and the local community.
Benefits of the University Libraries at UNCG - A Personal Appreciation
12/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friends Member Charlie Brummitt recently shared these comments about the University Libraries at UNCG with us.Jackson Library made it easy for someone who had not been in a college library in forty years, someone exploring parts of life he had missed.A career full of focused nights, days and weekends ended on a cross-country flight with Carl Sandburg’s biography of Lincoln in my lap. Sandburg led me to look for more of the books I missed or did not know existed and that led me to an eclectic l...
Tales from the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Warren Ashby Residential College
12/9/2013 9:00:00 AM
Today's Spartan Stories post was written by Sophia Kranz, a graduate student in UNCG's Library and Information Science department. In Fall 2013, Sophia interned in Special Collections and University Archives, processing a number of collections, creating finding aids, and developed an online exhibit on the history of computing on campus. The Warren Ashby Residential College Records, an archival collection Sophia processed during her internship, provided historical information for this post.Lo...
Irma's World at UNCG
Keep up with Irma & the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
DMC Student Film Festival
12/5/2013 3:07:00 PM
Calling all aspiring filmmakers -- The Digital Media Commons is hosting their 1st Annual Student Film Festival!Entries can be submitted by UNCG students who have used software available in the DMC. They must have at least one consultation with the Digital ACT Studio. Films can be on any topic, so get creative! Submissions must be received by December 15th, and we'll be announcing the winner on January 17th. 1st prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble! More information can be found here.G...
Irma's Suggestion Box
card readers and color printing
11/21/2013 1:09:00 PM
You said: We need more than one card reader and color printer.Irma says: The card reader was placed in the Libraries by the SpartanCard Center. Any requests for more machines will need to go to them.Color printing is available in the SuperLab in Jackson Library which is administered by Information Technology Services. Color print is also also available from Spartan Printing.
Books Are Fun
NEW COLORED BOOK COVERS IN THE LIBRARY STACKS
12/5/2013 4:10:00 PM
As book lovers and conservationists we don’t like to remove original bindings. We work hard in the Preservation Room trying to save as many books as possible from a new binding and restoring them to their original aspect whenever it is possible. Many times we don’t have a choice other than to remove the original covers as the extent of the damage, or massive use, has made the book unable to return to our stacks. Thus, we have been carefully rebinding them in a stronger conservation cloth (Line...
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New ICPSR webinar on data access plans
11/25/2013 1:58:00 PM
Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans - Providing Public Access to Federally Funded ResearchJoin us for a Webinar on December 9Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/805855322In February 2013, the Executive Office of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy published a memo entitled "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research," which directs funding agencies with an annual R&D budget over $100 million t...
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,...
Hodges Reading Room Hosts Public History Exhibit and Reception
12/11/2013 9:24:00 AM
On the afternoon of December 10th, the Hodges Reading Room played host to a reception celebrating the opening of an exhibit featuring the work of students in History 627, a course in the Department of History's museum studies graduate track. The exhibit, titled "Everyday Change: Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973" featured oral history interviews, photographs, textiles, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting various forms of student activism on the UNCG campus during the 1960s and early 19...
Scholarly Communications and Data Services at UNCG
SPARC Applauds Senators Durbin and Franken for Bill to Make College Textbooks More Affordable
11/15/2013 8:04:00 AM
SPARC Applauds Senators Durbin and Franken for Bill to Make College Textbooks More AffordableWashington, D.C. – The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) today applauded Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Al Franken (D-MN) for introducing the Affordable College Textbook Act of 2013, which would reduce the cost of college textbooks by expanding the use of open educational resources - academic materials that everyone can use freely."Higher education is calling for solutions to...
Harold Schiffman Music Library at UNCG
Blayne's Skulltistic Halloween Art!
10/29/2013 9:04:00 PM
There is a competition in the UNCG University Libraries for Halloween. The talented Blayne Ziegenfuss agreed to represent the HSML this year and here is the awesomeness that he created!!! THANKS, Blayne! (and note the lovely Halloween decorations by Eric Langer - thanks, Eric!)I had to see it against the orange wall...pretty cool, yes?Blayne created the piano for a previous HSML exhibit last summer and repurposed it most excellently:The artist with his creation:And the ever favorite aerial view...
Recent Faculty Publications at UNCG
Check out this blog for information on new faculty-authored works available in the University Libraries of UNCG.
12/12/2013 2:37:00 PM
"In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, 'Man's warfare on the trees is terrible.' Like Sigourney, many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice" (UGA Press).In her recently published book, Fallen Forests, English Professor Karen Kilcup examines nineteenth century American women's environmental writing "to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional int...
UNCG Digital Collections
Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries
Preserving Local History Update
12/2/2013 12:53:00 PM
We have had some exciting developments with the Preserving Local History project since our last post. We finished our photography and scanning of the items at CPUMC and have proceeded with the next steps in our process. We sent out an online survey several weeks ago asking about the needs and wants of local organizations in terms of preservation and potential cooperation with other groups. We received quite a few responses and part of the process was a planned meeting with interested groups. On ...