Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Emory Libraries

Emory Libraries is pleased to celebrate Asian Amerian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. This event commemorates the important contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Did you know that there are more than 24 million people who identify as Asian or Pacific Islander in the United States today? The U.S. Census defines Asians…

Monitoring Library Collections Remotely

The staff of the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab is working remotely right now, but we still need to keep track of the environmental conditions in our important library collections spaces. During COVID-19 social distancing and remote work conditions, we no longer have direct access to our onsite data loggers, so we had to find creative…

Emory Libraries debuts Framing Shadows online exhibit

Emory Libraries debuted the online exhibit site on April 29 for “Framing Shadows: Portraits of Nannies from the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection.”     The online exhibit is based on the physical exhibit of the same name, which was on display in Emory University Woodruff Library throughout most of 2019. “Framing Shadows” was…

Libraries launch preview of new Emory Digital Collections resource

The Emory Libraries have launched a beta preview of Emory Digital Collections. This new online resource is a key offering of the Digital Library Program (DLP), a multi-year Emory Libraries strategic initiative to deliver long-term digital access to distinctive cultural heritage and scholarship collections from Emory University. The Emory Digital Collections site is the digital…

Emory mourns sudden passing of Rose Library curator Pellom McDaniels

We are mourning the loss of Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, who passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, April 19, 2020. McDaniels earned both his master of arts and PhD in American Studies from Emory University’s Institute of…

Libraries and LITS support faculty and students during transition to remote classes

by Maureen McGavin Since Emory announced the move to remote teaching on March 11 due to COVID-19 precautions and social distancing, the Emory Libraries and LITS have jumped into high gear, preparing faculty for online course delivery so students can complete spring semester classes off-campus while buildings remain closed. Various departments of the University’s Libraries…

Finding Online Access materials in discoverE

Here are some tools to try – one new, one improved, that can help you discover online versions of research materials in discoverE: We added a new feature, the Unpaywall service.  This creates a link to free or Open Access versions of content through the Unpaywall database, based on matching DOI identifiers (primarily used for…

PDC – New Database for Philosophy

Emory Library has recently acquired full access to the Philosophy Documentation Center’s journal holdings. The PDC is a small, non-profit publisher specializing in philosophy journals, conference proceedings, and professional society publications; roughly two-thirds of their titles are exclusive. A selection of their titles now available to the Emory community includes: Arendt Studies Augustinian Studies Chiasmi…

April is Citizen Science Month!

The Science Commons Library celebrates our 4th year in partnership with the  Atlanta Science Festival (ASF). This year, we teamed up with the ASF and SciStarter to introduce folks to science activities they can do at home or online. Whether you have a science background or not, you can get involved in the sciences by…

Request Library-owned Items to Support Remote Learning and Research

During this period of remote learning and research, Emory students, faculty, and staff may continue to submit requests for needed library materials through discoverE.  Library staff will make a concerted effort to identify a digital version for you and will contact you via email to confirm access options, digital or otherwise. If your request can only…

Conservation in the Age of COVID-19

My average work day as an assistant conservator for Emory Libraries is spent primarily at the bench, performing conservation treatment on special collections materials. So, what have these first weeks of working from home looked like for me? I brought home my work laptop and completed several crash courses on using Zoom and working remotely….