Monthly Archives: January 2022

Emory Digital Collections update for December 2021

Since the launch of Emory Digital Collections in April 2020, thousands of items from Emory’s rare and unique holdings have been uploaded to the platform. Each month, staff in Library Technology and Digital Strategies will provide an update sharing what has been added to EDC during the preceding month. Here’s what was added in December…

Online event spotlights mistreatment of Black patients in Jim Crow-era mental hospitals

In recognition of Black History Month in February, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library will present a thought-provoking online event called “Jim Crow in the Asylum: Contesting Custody and Care in Southern Psychiatric Hospitals after WWII,” with Dr. Kylie Smith, PhD, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 12 p.m. The event is open to both Emory…

Creating a Culture of Privacy Begins with You

January 28 marks the annual Data Privacy Day. Actually, the National Cybersecurity Alliance has been observing Data Privacy Week all week, but today’s the official day. By now we’re all aware that unscrupulous individuals are after our personal information, but it’s not just about keeping our credit card and Social Security numbers safe to avoid…

Thank you for being a friend, Ms. White

Monday, January 17th would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. Like many of her adoring fans, I was planning on throwing a Golden Girls bash, which consisted of my wife, our 3 cats, and me. I wanted to invite more people, but as you know, Omicron has put dents in many people’s plans for socializing,…

National Day of Racial Healing 2022 is Jan. 18

The 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing is today, Jan. 18. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action “on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to…

Sign up for One Book, One Read

Have you read “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson? It’s the selected book for One Book, One Read, a national program with a local partnership led by the Atlanta Fulton Public Library Foundation (AFPLF) and the Fulton County Library System, with support from the Emory Libraries. An Oprah’s Book Club pick and…

Public Domain Day 2022: Welcoming works from 1926 to the public domain

Works from 1926 are now open to all, as is a cornucopia of recorded music: An estimated 400,000 sound recordings from before 1923! On January 1, 2022, copyrighted, published works from 1926 entered the US public domain, where they are now free for all to copy, share, and build upon. The lineup this year is…

Remote Alternatives for Spring 2022 Course Support

Greetings. We are republishing this blog post to assist you with the pivot to remote teaching for January 2022. Here are some alternatives and tips for online content to use in your courses, along with remote support for students and researchers. Consider access and affordability of course materials, including Open Educational Resources (OERs) as alternatives…