Learning Commons Renovation Summer 2014

This summer Level 2 Learning Commons in Woodruff Library will undergo major renovations, the first phase in a multi-year project to update the Learning Commons spaces in Woodruff Library.  These renovations will create a comfortable and flexible environment that supports student collaboration and increased use of mobile devices.  Included in these renovations on Level 2…

Statistical Abstracts of the World–Now Available Online

The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a collection of the statistical abstracts of approximately 40 countries. These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations are included.  You can search for breakdowns by various…

Librarians celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week was observed April 13-19, 2014 with the theme, “Lives change @ your library®. Emory Librarians celebrated with a party and by collected library-related quotes to share: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  — Jorge Luis Borges  (writer, and National Librarian of Argentina. (b1899)   “The very…

April 14th Panel on Conducting Research in International Archives

Please join us at the Library for a panel discussion, Conducting Research in International Archives, Monday, April 14th, 4-6 p.m in the Jones Room (third floor, Robert W. Woodruff Library)   This panel will explore strategies for effectively navigating international archives. Panelists will discuss their experiences conducting research in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia….

April 9th Archives and Copyright Workshop

Please join us at the Library for a Archives and Copyright Workshop to be held, Wednesday April 9th 9:30-11 a.m in Room 312 (across from the Jones Room, third floor Robert W. Woodruff Library. ) This workshop is open to all and will include information and discussion about copyright, fair use, the permissions process, orphan…

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) Classics

Several years ago, when Zotero was young, scholars recognized open citation software’s potential to create online, sharable, free subject bibliographies that could aid students and  scholars across the globe.  One such endeavor was Ancient World Open Bibliographies.   The blog supports their project to collect bibliographies about subjects relevant to studies of the ancient world (as…

Announcing 2014 winners–Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award (URA) winners have been selected by our panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded to the following students: Fiona O’Carroll —“’The Instinct of Every Real Woman’: The Ideas of the Anti-Suffrage Movement in the U.S., 1868-1920″ Faculty sponsor: Patrick Allitt Laurabeth Goldsmith…

What are OERs?

OERs  (open educational resources) are teaching and learning materials freely shared online and freely available for everyone to use, whether instructor, student or self-learner. Emory faculty and instructors eager to expand their use of open educational resources (OERs) in support of student learning can apply for funding to make it happen.    A maximum of 10…

Why isn’t my laptop connecting?

Today (March 11th) at 6AM, the Bradford Network Access Control solution was deployed on EmoryUnplugged within Woodruff Library. Wireless users connecting their computers to EmoryUnplugged should anticipate a Bradford Networks system message asking them to register their computer using their Emory Network ID and password prior to being granted network access.  This required authentication should…

New Open Data Policy at PLOS

PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is implementing a new data access policy that will affect Emory researchers seeking to publish with the widely regarded publisher of open access journals for science and medicine. Beginning March 3rd, 2014, a Data Availability Statement will be required with all prospective articles submitted to any PLOS journal. The…

Emory Shakespeare classes and “Finding Richard”

In 1996, Al Pacino released Looking for Richard, a film chronicling the actor’s long-term fascination with Shakespeare’s Richard III.  At that time, the title was largely metaphorical.  Pacino and his fellow actors were “looking for” the dramatic figure, trying to make sense of his complicated representation in Shakespeare’s renowned play. Less than a decade later,…

Sir Run Run Shaw and Wuxia films

The recent passing Sir Run Run (Renren) Shaw (1907-2014) was noted in major media outlets such as the New York Times, as befits someone who made a major contribution to global film culture during his extraordinarily long life. Run Run Shaw was born in China to a merchant family, one of six brothers. In 1925,…