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During January 2013

Clarence Herbert New Collection announced in Archival Outllook

In the November-December 2012 issue of The Society of American Archivists publication, Archival Outlook it was announced that the Clarence Herbert New (1862-1933) Collection had been processed. Now, the world knows. New was a prolific writer and world traveler. The C. H. New Collection is very rich with albums of photographs, coats of arms, maps... more

Introducing the ZSR Plagiarism Tutorial!

It is my honor to introduce you to one of the most amazing tools that I’ve seen in a long time! After several months of research and hard work, the ZSR Plagiarism Tutorial is up and running! Productions of this quality do not happen overnight, and this is no exception. When we began the LIB100... more

What Are You Working On?

It is with great excitement that we share this “What Are You Working On?” Tessa and Bill are both working on digitizing and creating metadata for the University Archives Photograph Collection (RG10.1). This photograph collection is extremely valuable in content ranging from the Old Campus to modern events. The provenance and organization of this collection... more

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1813)

On 29 January 1813 Jane Austen (1775-1817) wrote to her sister Cassandra with exciting news: “I want to tell you that I have got my own darling child from London.” The “darling child” was a copy of her newly published book Pride and Prejudice. On this the 200th anniversary of its publication Pride and Prejudice... more

Capture the Flag, Spring 2013

On Friday, January 18th, the Library hosted another successful “Capture the Flag@ZSR”. We had 45 participants who were excited, energetic and ready to play! We also had one virtual participant, John Walsh, who checked in from the Flow House in Vienna via Facebook Video! We played three games, one with human flags, and a good... more

The Signal and other digital preservation resources at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is doing a great job of developing best practices for digital preservation-both for individuals and libraries. The National Digital Information Infrastructure Program (NDIIP) has a very good digital preservation site which focuses on a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in... more

Librarian’s Book “Unglued;” Now Open Access

Lauren Pressley Readers often ask why e-books come with price points similar to print books, but with fewer rights to lend and share. In academic circles, some ask why scholarly and professional e-books are not published as Open Access (OA) texts, a publishing model that removes access and reuse barriers by granting those rights to... more

ZSR Joins HathiTrust

The ZSR Library has recently joined HathiTrust as a sustaining partner. HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of 13 universities to establish a repository for archiving and sharing library collections that were digitized as part of the initial Google Book project. Today, over 60 research libraries worldwide have committed to long-term availability of the... more

Particle Physicists Converting Journals to Open Access

CERN and the international particle physics community, which previously brought us the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson discovery, have launched an initiative to make their journal literature Open Access. ZSR will participate in this project, dubbed SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. Under the plan, CERN has negotiated... more

ZSR Renews – In Your Office!

ZSR staff member Travis Manning can renew books in your office. ZSR takes seriously the stewardship role of its book collection. However, faculty engaged in long-term research projects may need books longer than the one-year checkout and one-year online renewal. Hauling all of your books back to the library for on-site renewal can be an... more

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