During February 2012

New code to help libraries exercise Fair Use

In late January, ARL released the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The code “enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library... more

Get Your Research Help Here

Now that we are a month into the semester, some of the deadlines on your syllabus that once seemed so far away are becoming more real! Before you panic, remember that the librarians of ZSR are here to help. We have reference librarians who cover each of the subject areas on campus, so no matter... more

ZSR and the 2012 Oscars!

It’s that time again! The 84th Academy Awards will be on Sunday, February 26 and ZSR has several of the movies that were nominated already in its collection. These are the films that are available as of Tuesday, February 21 and the nominations that each has received. Beginners (DVD 9945): Best Supporting Actor – Christopher... more

What are you working on?

Lindsey has been working in Special Collections for two years now and we couldn’t be luckier to have her. She is currently working on the tremendous “Bio File” project that includes creating a finding aid and digitizing thousands of biographical files. This is a highly used collection and will be a great online resource when... more

From the Suggestion Box: Suggestion Box: Staff Directory

It’s impossible to find information on the library staff- who works on what, how to contact them, etc… It would be great for staff bios and information to be searchable and accessible. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have put a link to the staff directory on the ZSR home page and... more

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by Charles Dickens (1836-37)

The author’s object in this work, was to place before the reader a constant succession of characters and incidents; to paint them in as vivid colours as he could command; and to render them, at the same time, life-like and amusing. Charles Dickens In February of 1836 the young publisher William Hall dropped in unannounced... more