During July 2014

Sarum Breviaries (1555, 1556)

One of the shelves in my office has a small label that reads “Problems.” On it are books that were found, in a recent inventory of ZSR’s Rare Books Collection, to have incorrect or nonexistent catalog records. One of my summer projects this year is to evaluate and create records for this small collection of... more

Network Downtime, 7/26 and 8/2

Due to scheduled hardware upgrades, Internet connections will be down for most or all of the Reynolda campus on: Saturday, July 26, from 4:30pm to 2:00am Saturday, August 2, from 7:00am to 5:00pm During these times, users in ZSR will likely have no access to the ZSR home page, library catalog, databases, or e-books and... more

Summer 2014 Recap of “Humans V. Zombies” and “Capture the Flag” events at ZSR!

Last summer, the Library began hosting “Humans V. Zombies” and “Capture the Flag” events for the LENS summer program, the new students who attend Summer II, and both the SPARC and International students who come to campus early! This year, we continued those programs, with a June “Capture the Flag” event for the 51 LENS... more

How the HathiTrust Ruling Aids Libraries

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling in the Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust case, loudly cheered by libraries for its affirmation of a lower court’s ruling that digitization for the HathiTrust Digital Library constitutes fair use. ARL Policy Notes posted a good synopsis of the ruling, and HathiTrust... more

The ABCs of Special Collections and Archives : F is for…

F if for… President Francis Pendleton Gaines (April 21, 1892- December 31, 1963) Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines was unanimously selected to be the President of Wake Forest College in 1927. Prior to being selected as President, Dr. Francis Pendleton Gaines was a professor at Furman University in South Carolina where he primarily taught courses in... more

What’s New with the ZSR Film Collection

This handout was created by Craig to promote the DVD Collection. If you would like copies, contact Mary Reeves. The historic image is from the early film, A Trip to the Moon, by George Melies. Also, at the end of each semester I remove books and films from the Course Reserves shelves and return them... more

Mail Art Exhibit

Mail art? It sounds made up, but it is a real, though niche art movement. Mail art grew out of the Fluxus movement during the 1950’s and has grown ever since. Mail art can be envelopes, postcards, found objects, rubber stamped and collaged images or virtually anything that can be mailed. The mail art in... more

More Processed Collections!

Special Collections and Archives has been busy this first Summer session! With the help of Kristin Weisse and Martha Fulton, we have been processing (and re-processing) lots of collections. This includes appraisal and rehousing. We are thrilled to publish finding aids for the following collections: David L. Smiley Papers Percival Perry Papers Doris Walters Papers... more

Summer Reading 2014

As you look for reading materials for your summer adventures, here are 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction books that have been showing up on summer reading lists! Fiction The Snow Queen: A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks... more