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Build.ZSR: Library-Faculty Partnerships for Scholarly Digital Projects

Build.ZSR enables faculty to partner with librarians to develop scholarly digital projects in support of research, teaching and learning. ZSR provides considerable expertise in project development, from simple course blogs and online exhibits to more complex and experimental digital initiatives. ZSR can help by providing Web hosting and Web development or even by implementing a... more

How does Home Movie Day work?

We’re counting down the days to the first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day! How does Home Movie Day work? We’re glad you asked! The Details WHAT: 2014 Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 1:00–5:00 p.m. WHERE: Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (Room 404), Wake Forest University WHO: Sponsored by Wake Forest... more

Save the date! Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day

The first ever Piedmont Triad Home Movie Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 404) of Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University. This year’s event is sponsored by Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Davidson College’s E.H. Little Library, and A/V... more

Beneath the binding of an astronomical treatise, scraps of a Wake Forest campus publication revealed

How did a literary magazine from Wake Forest wind up in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology? Until recently, neither the Dibner Library nor Special Collections & Archives at Wake Forest University knew that it had. In a post on the Smithsonian Libraries Unbound blog, Vanessa Haight Smith (Head of... more

ZSR Contributes Collections to the Digital Public Library of America

Earlier this year, ZSR Library began contributing items from ZSR Digital Collections to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). DPLA provides access to the digital collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies across the United States. DPLA home page The Wake Forest University contribution includes digitized copies of student newspapers, photographs, letters, diaries... more

FYS: Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought

For the Spring 2014 semester, Chelcie Rowell worked with Lisa Blee (Assistant Professor in the Department of History) to incorporate a digital exhibit and interactive map into the first year seminar, Nature, Environments, and Place in American Thought. Over the course of the semester, students in this course will develop place studies and photo essays... more

Humanities for the Environment

In August 2013 David Phillips (Associate Professor of Humanities) invited Chelcie to join the Web Team of the Humanities for the Environment project funded by the Mellon Foundation. The Humanities for the Environment project is animated by questions about the role of the humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene, a concept developed by scientist... more

Alexander’s feast; or, The power of musick (1750)

The following is a joint post by Megan Mulder (Special Collections Librarian) and Chelcie Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian). History of Alexander’s Feast The 18th century edition of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast has one of the most interesting provenances of any book in Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections department. The work is based on an ode... more

Government Shutdown Impacts Online Resources

Due to the federal government shutdown, many online resources administered by federal agencies are either unavailable or not being updated. This post relays information compiled by the Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. The following resources are unavailable:, American FactFinder, and Fedstats USATradeOnline database Library of Congress (including many digitized collections,... more

ZSR at Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2013

On Thursday, August 29 eight women of the ZSR Library swung hammers, raised walls, and lugged lumber as part of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County’s Labor of Love Building Blitz. Two special builds took place during Labor of Love – the Hospice Healing Build and the Women Build – and this year the ZSR... more

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