During July 2012

Improving the Format Facet in the Catalog

by Kevin Gilbertson and Carolyn McCallum Earlier this year, Carolyn and I embarked on an ambitious project to revise VuFind’s format facet. This facet – Book, eBook, DVD, etc. – powers the main search box on the library’s homepage and provides enhanced browsing in the catalog itself. While the immediate reason for the project was... more

Rising awareness

With the 2012 Summer Olympics underway, many eyes and ears are turned toward London, anxiously awaiting news of much hoped-for victories. But for many involved in scholarly publishing, our attention has been drawn across the Atlantic for some weeks now, as open access news has been coming from both the UK and the EU throughout... more

ZSR Zone finishes the Biggest Winner (Summer Olympics)!

The ZSR Zone (formerly the Zephyrs) competed in another Biggest Winner (formerly Summer Olympics) and had a wonderful time! This year’s team was a hybrid Library and Bridge team made up of Felicia Bottoni, Anna Dulin, Tony Johnson, Molly Keener, Rebecca Petersen, and Rachel Weaver. Only one member had participated before so the team was... more

The Henlee H. Barnette correspondence series finding aid is online!

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce that the first segment of the Henlee H. Barnette papers finding aid is now online! The correspondence series of the Barnette papers fills 27 boxes, and spans the years 1943-1996. It gives great insight to Dr. Barnette’s life while he was a student, father, minister, professor, and... more

Creative Writing Adventure Draws Students to Campus

This morning I had the pleasure of giving a library tour to 15 students who are participating in the Great American Writers’ Camp for grades 5-8. This is my second year working with Catherine Coelho (’10, MA ’12). Unfortunately, this year they did not have as much open time as they did last year so... more

Summer Art in ZSR

Each summer, the Asolare Art Foundation, led by WFU Piano Tuner and Technician, John Chapman, adds a wonderful twist on the text-heavy exhibits of the academic year. When this happens, a breath of fresh air arrives and enlightens our visitors with unique and locally-grown images. This summer is no different as we welcome the art... more