During September 2013

Here @ ZSR

Wake Forest supports FASTR access to research

On Friday, September 27, 2013, Provost Rogan Kersh made a public commitment to Wake Forest University’s ongoing support of open access by signing the “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community,” in support of the proposed Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) bill. FASTR, introduced to both the House and Senate in... Continue reading “Wake Forest supports FASTR access to research”

Featured Collection: David Needham Gore Papers

This Featured Collection post was written by Paige Horton, student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. The David Needham Gore Papers (MS192) is a small, but worthwhile collection housed amongst hundreds of larger collections in Personal Collections & Manuscripts. We should all know by now not to judge a book by its cover or a... Continue reading “Featured Collection: David Needham Gore Papers”

Banned Books Week @ ZSR

This week (September 22-28, 2013) is Banned Books Week, a week set aside to take note of books that are banned across our country. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read for everyone without censorship. Because we had a book banned right here in North Carolina, I chose to focus our exhibit on The... Continue reading “Banned Books Week @ ZSR”

What Are You Working On? With Katie Paige

Our student assistant Katie Paige has worked in Special Collections since she started at Wake Forest and her dedication is greatly appreciated. Today, Katie is working on pulling material for our collaborative digitization project “Religion in North Carolina.” Project partners include The Divinity School Library at Duke University and The North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. You can read... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? With Katie Paige”

Changes to ZSR’s Print/Copy/Scan Stations

Printing and copying will be unavailable in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, in the Professional Center Library, and in Farrell Hall on Monday, September 23 starting at 8:30AM and continuing to Tuesday, September 24, mid-day while we change over the machines on campus to new Xerox multifunctional devices. Please plan accordingly! Once the new machines... Continue reading “Changes to ZSR’s Print/Copy/Scan Stations”

Four New Finding Aids Published

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the completion of four new finding aids! From the University Archives: President’s Office, Francis Pendleton Gaines Vertical Files (Printed Materials) Collection From Personal Collections and Manuscripts: Julius Carlyle Powell Papers William Bailey Royall Papers We will continue working hard to make our collection searchable online and to... Continue reading “Four New Finding Aids Published”

ARTstor Digital Library

The ARTstor Digital Library is one of the newest databases available at ZSR. This collection includes over 1.5 million images from museums, artists and archives, which can be used for research in a variety of disciplines. While the use of images seems clear for the study of the arts, images can also make an impact... Continue reading “ARTstor Digital Library”

Death of a Naturalist, by Seamus Heaney (1966)

When poet Seamus Heaney died last month at age 74, obituaries hailed him as the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats. The New York Times noted that Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, was renowned for work that powerfully evoked the beauty and blood that together have come to define... Continue reading “Death of a Naturalist, by Seamus Heaney (1966)”

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore exhibit on Twitter

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore was written by San Francisco writer Robin Sloan. It created quite a buzz when it was written and that buzz found its way into ZSR Library. I first heard of the book from Kevin Gilbertson, who mentioned he thought I might like it because of the content, which included books, bookbinding... Continue reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore exhibit on Twitter”

Search tip #23: Truncation!

Raise your hand if you’ve been here before: stuck in a library database, wondering why your search for articles about something like the role of computers in childhood development isn’t returning any really good results. Your search might look like this: computers childhood development Seems like a good search, right? Here’s the thing, though: if... Continue reading “Search tip #23: Truncation!”