Meet 2017-2018 Woodruff Fellow – Grace Park

This is the first post in a series of interviews conducted by the Woodruff Library with the 2017-2018 Woodruff Library and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) Fellows. Funded by the Laney Graduate School, the library and ECDS award fellowships to advanced graduate students expecting to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship…

Horror Haiku Contest Winners!

The Horror Haiku Contest for undergraduates, co-sponsored by the Emory Integrity Project and the Robert W. Woodruff Library, was held on Halloween at both the Farmer’s Market and the Library. We are excited to announce – and publish – the winning entries of the nearly 100 that were submitted.  The contest was inspired by the…

Data-Planet–Massive Data Repository Trial

Emory is currently in the midst of a trial with a well-known data resource, Data Planet Data-Planet Statistical Datasets is a web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. With this dynamic tool, you can scan the contents of the collection,…

Love the Libraries? Give thanks to Emory Libraries donors this Thursday

EmoryThanks is Thursday, Nov. 9, at stations all over the Emory campus! It’s a chance for students, faculty, and staff to write a thank-you note to Emory donors. Come to the front of the Woodruff Library on Nov. 9 between 10 am and 2 pm (inside the lobby if it’s raining) to thank an Emory…

You Spoke-We Listened Continues

The You Spoke/We Listened campaign continues in November and December with a focus on how the Libraries can help you with your classes. Many of you told us you aren’t aware of all the resources and services the Libraries offer. The Libraries’ Outreach and Education team has developed a new research guide called Find It,…

Sharing your research despite the ResearchGate dilemma

Over the course of this month, we’ve seen a good deal of news around sharing scholarly research on the ResearchGate platform. October 6, 2017 A new alliance of academic publishers formed the Coalition for Responsible Sharing, in order to combat the unauthorized distribution of published articles. Two of the Coalition’s members, Elsevier and the American…

Open Access and the Book

In honor of Open Access Week 2017, the Scholarly Communications Office and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry have curated the exhibit Open Access and the Book, exploring the benefits of open access books for authors and readers. If you are an Emory faculty member interested in publishing your next book as open access, the…

Streaming Video Additions at Emory University Libraries–Fall 2017

Emory University Libraries has added significant new streaming video content to its collection, by way of Kanopy.  We currently have access to the distributors and collections noted below (over 3,900 films; just over 500 added in the last few weeks): Individual titles are available in DiscoverE (just search for Kanopy, or do a keyword search),…

Umatic Tape, VHS, RuPaul: Audio & Video Preservation

Video and audio recordings are an important part of the collections at Emory University. As recording formats change, user accessibility can become problematic.  Currently, we are in the middle of an ongoing project to digitize many out of print videos on Umatic tape, an obsolete format that has been out of use since the 1980s,…

Preservation In Emory University’s Libraries

Emory University’s libraries are home to many impressive and diverse collections of historic and educational resources. Students and researchers at Emory University rely on the libraries to provide educational materials and access to unique manuscripts and artifacts. Like any other historic artifact, books and archive materials need specialized treatment to ensure that they will be available…

Seamus Heaney’s Desk

The Preservation Office regularly works with the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, home to many books, works on paper, and even historic artifacts. An interesting historic artifact that recently came to the conservation lab for rehousing was poet Seamus Heaney’s writing desk which consists of two long wooden planks. Because of…

Emory’s Research Data Distribution Fund

The Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce that we are launching a new fund to support research scholarship. Have you published an article with a journal and been asked to make your underlying data available? A recommended approach is to place that research data in established data repositories that provide a sustainable information infrastructure,…