Friends of the UNCG Libraries
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Jennifer Keith to Give Lecture: "The Works of Anne Finch: Manuscript, Print, and Digital Transmission"
3/4/2014 4:26:00 PM
For the past few years the University Libraries have invited a UNCG faculty member whose work relates closely to the Libraries to provide a lecture for us. Dr. Jennifer Keith of the English Department worked with the Libraries' Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department to develop the Anne Finch Digital Archive. At 4 pm on April 7 in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library, Dr. Keith will discuss the significance of Anne Finch's work, the collaboration...
Tales from the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Melville Fort, Early Advocate of Art Education
3/10/2014 10:33:00 AM
Melville FortMiss Melville Vincent Fort taught art. She may not have been as fashionable as Latin professor Viola Boddie or as majestic as Lady Principal Sue May Kirkland, but she was witty, intelligent, and friendly - a favorite with the faculty and students. Yet while many members of the original faculty have had buildings and conference rooms named in their honor, Miss Fort seems to have eluded the campus recognition gained by others. Originally from Starkville, Mississippi, Miss Fort graduat...
Irma's World at UNCG
Keep up with Irma & the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Adobe Classroom in a Book
3/9/2014 1:32:00 PM
Jackson Library has a great series of Adobe software training books that can help you learn the basics of InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and more. The "Classroom in a Book" series can be found here. Some are available as e-books that can be viewed online, and some can be found in the Jackson Library stacks. Need help with your media projects? The Digital Media Commons in the Jackson Library basement is happy to help!xoxo,Irma
Irma's Suggestion Box
2/28/2014 2:52:00 PM
You asked: Please have more contestsIrma says: Great idea! First, here is information about one we have going on now -- the Undergraduate Research Award which has an award of $500. The deadline is March 21, 2014Last semester we sponsored a film festival for students.If you have other ideas for contests please submit them online or in the suggestion boxes on the first floor of Jackson Library or Schiffman Library.
Books Are Fun
Special Items = Special Boxes
2/19/2014 3:35:00 PM
Preservation Services receives some quite unique and interesting items that beg for special housing.We gladly comply.We recently received this wonderful panorama of London, produced as a scroll and needing support and protection.
UNCG's land of data releases, new data sources, fun stats information, and much more!
New from ICPSR: openICPSR!
2/27/2014 9:33:00 PM
An Orientation to openICPSR - ICPSR's Public Access Data CollectionJoin us for a Webinar on March 3Space is limited.Reserve your Webinar seat now at:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/783343850openICPSR has launched in its beta form for use by the ICPSR membership. This webinar will cover the reason behind the public data collection, why researchers might use the service, what other public access data services are in development as part of openICPSR, and importantly, why institutions will wan...
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,...
A New Exhibit Featuring Lois Lenski
3/6/2014 10:26:00 AM
The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to host a new exhibit on Lois Lenski. "Lois Lenski: Art, Illustration, Literature, Research" is an exhibit designed around four themes utilizing materials from the Lois Lenski Papers and collections housed in SCUA. The exhibit attempts to show some aspects of Lois Lenski's work that are familiar to many readers of her children's books, but also highlight other aspects of her work that are not so well known. Lois L...
Harold Schiffman Music Library at UNCG
"Haydn Seek" the Second
2/12/2014 8:09:00 AM
We interrupt the approaching snowpocalypse for a musical mystery!Time for another exciting "Haydn Seek" from Stacey Krim of the UNCG Special Collections, Cello Music Collection! You may remember that we shared one of these last semester and discovered...with the help of Zoltan Szabo (visiting cellist from Australia in residence last December) that the previous piece was NOT classical and perhaps a pedagogical tool used by Fritz Magg. Below find a quartet "Scherzo Divertissement" that...well...is...
Recent Faculty Publications at UNCG
Check out this blog for information on new faculty-authored works available in the University Libraries of UNCG.
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South
3/5/2014 2:40:00 PM
Cybercrime has become one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity throughout the world. The increasingly global nature of the internet and the availability of relatively inexpensive mobile technologies has broadened the scope and capabilities of cyber criminals, providing an international network for the perpetration of their crimes. In the past, cybercrime was typically committed by individuals or small groups; however, alarmingly, organized crime groups have recently begun to engag...
UNCG Digital Collections
Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries
March Update: Preserving Local History
3/9/2014 5:38:00 PM
After a long and crazy winter (weather-wise), the Preserving Local History team is hard at work completing our research and getting ready for a series of presentations and meetings. The Undergraduate Research Expo, which is coming up in the next few weeks, is one presentation that I in particular am excited to participate in – more details on those preparations and results will come over the course of the next few weeks.In the meantime, I have been making calls and sending emails to organizatio...