During January 2014

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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns (1787)

In December of 1786 a young country poet from the west of Scotland traveled to Edinburgh. Robert Burns hoped to drum up support for a second edition of the collection of poems that he had recently published by subscription in Kilmarnock. On 6 December Burns wrote to a friend I have now been a week... Continue reading “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, by Robert Burns (1787)”

Questions? You Had Questions!

ZSR Library has a new tool to help us assess the kinds of interactions we have with faculty, students and others when they ask for help with their research. Here are some findings from Fall 2013 semester about the questions we field: When? Students Start out Strong in September! Wednesday is the biggest day for... Continue reading “Questions? You Had Questions!”

ASERL Webinar: “Creative Commons: Open Education, Open Access, and Librarians”

On Wednesday, January 22nd, I attended an ASERL webinar led by Cable Green on “CreativeCommons: Open Education, Open Access, and Librarians.” I am a huge fan of Creative Commons, I always have a CC sticker on my laptop! This was a great review of the organization and the licenses, but I also learned about many... Continue reading “ASERL Webinar: “Creative Commons: Open Education, Open Access, and Librarians””

ZSRx Offers Online Course on Digital Publishing

In February, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will offer a free, open, online course called ZSRx: Digital Publishing. This informal, three-week course will explore the “past, present and future perfect tenses” of e-books, self-publishing and the digital publishing landscape. Anyone interested in the intersection of books, technology and commerce will surely find this a fascinating... Continue reading “ZSRx Offers Online Course on Digital Publishing”

Planning for the Future of the ZSR Building

A conceptual drawing of enhanced study and collaboration spaces A bold concept for the future of ZSR was unveiled at last semester’s launch of Wake Will, the University-wide capital campaign. As the busiest academic building and one of the original campus structures, ZSR Library is showing its age. Upgrading study rooms, expanding classrooms and designing... Continue reading “Planning for the Future of the ZSR Building”

Tablet Class Packs

For the past two years, the ZSR Library has offered two class packs of tablets, each consisting of five Apple iPads. These iPads have already been successfully used for a variety of projects, often outside of the classroom. The library just added a third class pack of 20 Kindle Fire HDs. These Kindles use “whispercast”... Continue reading “Tablet Class Packs”

Senior Showcase 2014

Winners of the 2013 Senior Showcase (L to R): Liu Cheng, Music; Alexander Pronko, Biology; Lani Domagalski, Politics & International Affairs; Jonathan Barker, Philosophy. On April 22, ZSR will host the fifth annual Senior Showcase to celebrate outstanding research and artistic theses or projects completed by Wake Forest undergraduates. Since 2010, the Showcase has featured... Continue reading “Senior Showcase 2014”

Spring 2014 ZSR Library Lecture Series

The ZSR Library Lecture Series will resume on Thursday, January 23, at 3 p.m. with Nancy Aguillon ’13. She received the WFU/WSSU Martin Luther King, Jr. “Building the Dream” Award in 2013. Two lectures are scheduled for February. Student Government President Jacqueline Sutherland and Blythe Riggan (The Nyanya Project) will speak on their experiences in... Continue reading “Spring 2014 ZSR Library Lecture Series”

Upcoming Workshops @ ZSR

Zotero: Introduction to Collecting, Managing and Citing Your Research Sources: Interested in an easy-yet-powerful alternative to EndNote for managing your citations? Come to a Zotero workshop. Using BrowZine to Browse Scholarly Journals: Want to browse journals in your discipline on that new iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD or other tablet? Register for a BrowZine workshop... Continue reading “Upcoming Workshops @ ZSR”

Database News

New Databases New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: A searchable database containing the full text of the 2008 New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, plus ongoing quarterly updates. InfoTrac Newsstand: Full-text access to more than 1,100 newspapers, including the New York Times (1985-present). Also includes selective coverage of the Winston-Salem Journal (1997 to June 2011) and other... Continue reading “Database News”