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,…

Does the library have my textbook?

Emory Libraries are pleased to welcome you back in 2017; we hope to help you be productive and successful this spring semester. If you are looking for materials from your course syllabi, below are some tips for finding them. Remember you can also search for answers in the libraries FAQ (Ask a Librarian) section or…

You Spoke. We Listened.

In February 2017, we surveyed students and faculty for feedback on library collections, spaces, and services. Roughly 600 faculty and 2,300 students participated for a response rate of 15%. Thanks to everyone who responded. Most of you expressed satisfaction with the Libraries. 91.6% of you said you are satisfied or very satisfied with the Libraries…

Welcome to the Academic Showcase

Woodruff Library is pleased to host the 2017 Academic Showcase for New Student Orientation on August 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.! The event will take place on the main floor of the library (Level 2). You have the chance to meet with the department representatives from 45 academic departments and ask them questions about their…

EaglePrint lowers pricing across campus

This marks the first price reduction of the pay-for-print service since being introduced in the 1990’s. EaglePrint, Emory’s pay-for-print service for students, is offering lower printing rates this fall in response to student requests for more affordable printing options. While Emory has supplied a pay-for-print service for students since the 1990s, it wasn’t until summer…

OpenCon 2017 Scholarship Deadline 9/1/17 – Apply Now!

OpenCon 2017 Travel Scholarship Call for Applications The Emory Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce a travel scholarship for OpenCon 2017 (http://www.opencon2017.org). OpenCon 2017, organized by the Right to Research Coalition, SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), and a committee of student and early career researcher organizations from around the world, is…