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….

Workshops for Faculty and Instructors: Maintaining Community and Connections Online

As the Emory University community transitions to a remote teaching and learning environment, we know many faculty and instructors are considering how to best maintain community and connections in their classes in a now remote environment. At the end of every week of remote teaching, CFDE and the Emory Libraries want to provide a space…

Announcing the 2020 Elizabeth Long Atwood Undergraduate Research Award

Dear undergraduate students, did you work on a stellar research paper or digital project this academic year? If your answer is yes, please consider submitting it for the Elizabeth Long Atwood Award. The Woodruff Library is again sponsoring an award for undergraduate research. A panel of faculty and librarians will award up to three prizes…

A message from the Dean of Libraries on COVID-19

Dear Emory Libraries Friends and Patrons, The university continues to prepare for remote teaching and learning for online classes to begin March 22. The library staff has done a wonderful job helping faculty to move their instruction online, and we will continue to assist students and their instructors in getting the materials they need to…

Access and Borrowing Updates for Robert W. Woodruff Library

During this difficult time of reappraisal and adjustment due to the COVID-19 virus, library staff are focused on ensuring the safety of library users and staff. As a result, Woodruff Library is implementing the following changes: Library Access, Carrels, and Studies As of 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20, we will close all library buildings…

Copyright Considerations in Shifting Your Course from In-Person to Online

Moving your course online? Not sure how to show that movie you had lined up for next week? Concerned you can’t share your lecture slides now? Wondering if you can share a recording of your lecture that contains all those music clips? The Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office has created a site to help address…