During May 2013

Here @ ZSR

Wake Forest Commencement Programs are online!

The Special Collections and Archives department is happy to announce that the Wake Forest Commencement Programs are now digitized and available online! We took our programs to UNC-Chapel Hill to be scanned as part of the Digital NC project. These are some of the most requested items in our collection and are a great help... Continue reading “Wake Forest Commencement Programs are online!”

Preserving the Jonathan W. Cameron Civil War letters

For the past few months, I’ve been preserving a collection of letters written during the American Civil War. These letters are all written by Major John W. Cameron, and were written during April and May of 1862. All the letters were sent from Goldsboro, NC by Major Cameron. These letters are what I believe to... Continue reading “Preserving the Jonathan W. Cameron Civil War letters”

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Last month, I was happy to announce the availability of Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD), otherwise known as the 1.6-million record bibliographic database I’ve been building on my laptop, and that we’re hosting at http://oatd.org/. It won’t be news to anyone that libraries and grad schools have worked hard over the last decade or... Continue reading “Open Access Theses and Dissertations”

New Popular Magazines In Mandlebaum Room

Over the course of the last few years, several publications that had lived in the Mandlebaum Room on the popular magazine shelves either ceased publication or were cancelled. That left us ten slots to fill with new titles. The Research and Instruction team looked at usage data for our current popular titles and print periodicals... Continue reading “New Popular Magazines In Mandlebaum Room”

ZSRx Mini-MOOC is a Great Success!

In March and April, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library conducted a successful mini-MOOC (massive, open, online course) for 700 Wake Forest University parents and alumni. ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web was designed as a free, open, online course for the external Wake Forest University community. The course engaged participants in a fun, collaborative,... Continue reading “ZSRx Mini-MOOC is a Great Success!”

Meet the New Director of Special Collections & Archives

Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director, Special Collections & University Archivist Tanya Zanish-Belcher in her own words… I am so pleased and proud to join the ZSR Library as Director of Special Collections & University Archivist! My professional career path has led me to Winston-Salem after 17 years as Head of Special Collections at Iowa State University. I... Continue reading “Meet the New Director of Special Collections & Archives”

Relax this Summer in the Outdoor Reading Room

This spring, two outdoor reading “rooms” opened on campus. One is just outside the east (Starbucks) entrance to the library. The other is located on the patio near the south side of Reynolda Hall. ZSR Library sponsors the collections in both locations. Each reading room features a selection of books (mostly fiction) as well as... Continue reading “Relax this Summer in the Outdoor Reading Room”

Highlights from the Fourth Annual Senior Showcase

At the most fundamental level, how are humans defined? What stories are being told within the musical compositions of great composers? How are unions and businesses reacting to legislation addressing collective bargaining? How do fish locomote on land to capture prey? Representing a rich array of research across disciplines, four Wake Forest students addressed these... Continue reading “Highlights from the Fourth Annual Senior Showcase”

Database News

Please consider how you and your students might use these new databases to benefit your work. ARTstor – Database containing over 1.5 million searchable, high-resolution images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. ARTstor images may be used for educational or scholarly purposes, including presentations and printed handouts, but may not be otherwise distributed or... Continue reading “Database News”

Spring 2013 Academic Archivist

Special Collections and Archives is once again making news in the SAA College and University Archives Section Spring 2013 newsletter “The Academic Archivist.”┬áIn this publication we announce the completion of Clarence Herbert New and Wayne Oates’ Papers. Stay tuned for Fall 2013! Continue reading “Spring 2013 Academic Archivist”