During September 2014

Charting the growth of our Open Access Fund

The above infographic charts the growth of the university’s Open Access Fund since its creation in 2008. To request funding for your OA publication, submit an Open Access Fund Application. To view a larger version of the infographic, visit https://magic.piktochart.com/output/2458332-open-access-fund. more

The Hope of a Thick Rope Exhibit

The Hope of a Thick Rope exhibit is an exhibit about rural China brought to ZSR by WFU student, Eagle Jin ’16. This photography exhibit focused on the social customs of the Chun’an mountainous region in China. It attempts to draw attention to the socioeconomic disparity and ecological issues on this region. The photographs are... more

Systema Cosmicum, by Galileo Galilei (1635)

Banned Books Week  is observed each September by librarians, publishers, authors, educators, and readers to show “support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.” By calling attention to various attempts to restrict access to books and other materials, Banned Books Week reminds readers that freedom of... more

Early Issues of The Wake Forest Student now on DigitalNC

We are happy to announce that the first ten years of The Wake Forest Student is now available as a digital collection via DigitalNC. Begun in 1882 by the Euzelian Society, The Wake Forest Student is a fascinating slice of Wake Forest history. Read more about the DigitalNC project in the Digital North Carolina Blog. We plan on... more

Joseph Severn Watercolors

The recently completed Joseph Severn Watercolors digital collection is a beautiful addition to ZSR’s online content as well as another chapter in the story of these materials. Prompted by a researcher and Severn scholar, we have been researching the provenance of the three pencil and watercolor images and have come up with some surprising and entertaining results.... more

30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University, 1983–2013

2006–2007 Season Mailing During the week of the first Secrest Artists Series event of the 2014–2015 season, Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announced the online exhibit 30 Years of Performing Arts: The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest Univeristy, 1983–2013. Explore the exhibit This exhibit aims to capture the spirit of the Secrest Artists Series mission... more

The Google Glassroom: ZSR Has Glass

Beginning this fall, librarians will explore the educational uses of Google Glass in several sections of LIB 100: Accessing Information in the 21st Century. Google Glass is a wearable computer headset, similar to a pair of glasses, that displays information on a miniscreen in the upper right corner of the wearer’s field of vision. Wearers... more

New Web Developer Available for Your Projects

Do you have a great idea for a website, but need a little extra assistance getting it online? ZSR Library can help at low cost-recovery rates with a new Web Developer on staff, Geoff Groberg. Geoff recently relocated from Utah, where he worked at Brigham Young University’s Lee Library. Prior to that, he worked as... more

Assessment in Action

This year, ZSR will develop and implement an action learning project called Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success. First, recruited student participants will identify which measures of success are important at all points in their academic careers. Then the study will determine whether the programs, services and study spaces at ZSR help to... more

Course Reserves

Do you assign course readings from various sources? Looking for an alternative to costly course packs? Concerned about copyright? Let ZSR do the work for you! The Course Reserves system can consolidate your reading list materials into one easily accessible location. Course Reserves can manage print, electronic and media resources, and you can link to... more