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Winter 2013

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

Spring 2013 Library Lecture Series

(L to R) Andrew Smiler, Derek Hicks, Michelle Balaev In keeping with a tradition that began in 2010, the spring semester’s first lecture will feature the student winner of the previous year’s WFU/WSSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Building the Dream Award. Senior Bentrice Jusu, the 2012 recipient, will speak on her personal experiences on Monday,... more

A Gift of Literature: Jan Hensley’s North Carolina Authors Collection

Jan Hensley and Lynn Sutton ZSR’s Special Collections department received an exciting addition to its Southern American literature collections in 2012 with the gift of Jan Hensley’s personal collection of materials by and about North Carolina authors. Mr. Hensley, who attended WFU in the 1960s, is a photographer, author and collector who has been active... more

Senior Showcase Returns in April

Winners of the 2012 Senior Showcase (L to R): Perry Ransbottom, Theatre; Erin Cassidy, Religion; Dain Finke, Anthropology; Tim Brady, Health & Exercise Science On April 23, ZSR will host the fourth annual Senior Showcase to recognize outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Since its inception in 2010, the... more

Upcoming Technology Workshops

The library will host workshops this spring on: Google Apps for Instruction: Have you ever considered the power Google tools might have to enhance your classroom instruction? Open Educational Resources: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning objects like class activities, streaming videos, assessments, games, and even entire courses that educators around the globe... more

Database News

The following databases have recently been added. Please take a look and consider how you and your students might put them to use. New Databases SAGE Publications e-journal package: Through a recently negotiated arrangement, the library now provides online access to over 600 journals from SAGE Publications. Their journals cover a variety of topics, with... more

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