Monthly Archives: April 2019

Updating the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab

In 1990, the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab occupied a modest footprint of space. It was one-third the size of our current lab, which limited the treatment possibilities. Eight years later, construction of a larger lab expanded the overall space and the conservation work. After twenty years, our lab has been updated and refreshed again. Conservation…

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Woodruff Library on Emory’s Commencement Weekend 2019

Commencement Weekend at Emory University is such a busy time, with so many events going on, that it can get overwhelming for graduates and visitors alike. At the Emory Libraries, we recommend escaping to the Woodruff Library to refresh, regroup, and relax a bit before rejoining the crowds and the festivities. Here are the top…

End of Semester Survival Guide for Robert W. Woodruff Library

Quiet Study Areas There are several designated Quiet Study areas throughout the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Some of these areas include the Matheson Reading Room, accessible via the Level 3 bridge, and Level 4, 5, and 8. While these areas are unable to accommodate group study and conversation, we have many other spaces available for collaboration….

Court Levies Hefty Fine Against Publisher

In recent open access publishing news, a federal judge ordered “predatory” publisher OMICS and conference organizers iMedPub (both owned by Srinubabu Gedela) to pay fines totaling $50.1 million in a summary judgement that concludes a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In its press release about the lawsuit, the FTC charged that both…

Welcome KIC Bookeye book scanner

On April 8th, the LITS Student Digital Life team, in partnership with the Library Service Desk, added a new service to the Woodruff Library in the form of a KIC Bookeye book scanner. It sits across from the Library Service Desk, in place of one of the EaglePrint multi-function printers (MFP’s). The new book scanner…

Preserving the Telugu Manuscript

Emory Libraries recently acquired the Kōṭikalapūḍi Vīrarāghavakavi (1663-1712) manuscript. The online edition of this book is in the public domain, not protected by copyright, and has been made available by Emory University. The text is a work of poetry based on the Udyoga Parva of a Telugu Mahabharata by Kotikalapudi Viraraghavakavi (1663-1712). The Mahabharata is…