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The Shape of Emotions, a DH@Wake Event

Please join us on March 9, 3:00- 4:00 pm, for a DH@Wake Speaker Series Event, The Shape of Emotions: A Sentiment Analysis of Cicero’s Speeches in Latin. Dr. Caitlin Marley, Department of World Languages and Cultures at Bowling Green State University, will share her research on Marcus Tullius Cicero, in which she applies distant reading... Continue reading “The Shape of Emotions, a DH@Wake Event”

ZSR Reopens at 4pm on Sunday

ZSR will reopen for student use at 4pm on Sunday, February 21. We will resume our regular operating hours. Some of our more remote areas of the library (Reynolds room 611 and Wilson wing, level 1) will be unavailable as study space, but we will continue to have nearly 300 socially distanced spaces for students.... Continue reading “ZSR Reopens at 4pm on Sunday”

SCA Resources for Black History Month

Blog post written by SCA student employee Kendall John. From ZSR Special Collections & Archives, happy Black History Month! The month of February is all about learning about Black history and celebrating Black excellence, and to help you do that, we have compiled some fascinating history from the archives of Wake Forest University. While thinking... Continue reading “SCA Resources for Black History Month”

From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum

Join us for an exploration of artifacts and 3-dimensional objects in the holdings of both ZSR Library’s Special Collections & Archives and the Wake Forest Historical Museum. We will be sharing a wide variety of athletics uniforms, equipment, photographs, and memorabilia from the old and new campus, highlighting some of the most exciting times in... Continue reading “From Tigers to Speedos: Athletic Artifacts from Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library) and the Wake Forest Historical Museum”

Love Data Week 2021

Research data curation aims to give scholarly data context and ongoing care. Curation is a critical part of making data available and understandable to the researchers who collect it and to the broader scholarly community. Data curators have been working hard to ensure that the datasets associated with scholarly research live on and are “FAIR”... Continue reading “Love Data Week 2021”

Improving Accessibility in Virtual Spaces

For almost a year, we’ve been rushing from one virtual meeting to the next, and learning to schedule and host Zoom meetings as we go. One aspect of organizing virtual events that may get lost in the rush to learn and adapt to new technologies is accessibility. The Wake Forest Accessible Working Content Group has... Continue reading “Improving Accessibility in Virtual Spaces”

Restricted Access to ZSR

Access to ZSR Library is currently restricted due to University health concerns. Continue reading “Restricted Access to ZSR”

ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access

During times of more restricted access where COVID protocols impact library operations and access, there are still many ways you can get help from the library. Requests & Pickup Request items from the library catalog. They will be pulled and put in the smart lockers, in the 24/7 room at the front of the library... Continue reading “ZSR Services Available During Restricted Access”

A Year(ish) at Home, Working on Collections

Hello from the collections side of SCA, where we work on appraising, organizing, and describing physical, digitized, and digital primary sources. A covid-19 collections plan is drastically different from a normal one, as you might imagine. During a normal school year, between four and eight students work on collections processing and description projects aimed at... Continue reading “A Year(ish) at Home, Working on Collections”

ZSR Spring Update #3: Spring Hours

The ZSR Library started spring semester hours on Wednesday January 27.  The weekday hours are 8am to 11pm Monday through Thursday, (extending weekday hours one hour later than in the Fall) and 8am to 5pm on Fridays. Our weekend hours at the beginning of the semester will be limited.  To start with we will be... Continue reading “ZSR Spring Update #3: Spring Hours”