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Newly Processed and Recently Updated Collections, Spring 2019

Summer greetings! We’ve been working away at collections all semester, per usual, but this summer, Special Collections and Archives has had an exciting (to us) change: we’ve upgraded the software that we use to track and describe our materials, from the once-popular Archivists’ Toolkit software to the newer, more fully supported ArchivesSpace program. For now,... more

Congratulations to the SCA UNCG MLIS Graduates!

Congratulations to the SCA (Special Collections & Archives) UNCG (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Studies) graduates Ashelee Gerald Hill and Finley Turner! Graduating in May 2019 and May 2018 respectively, Ashelee and Finley have also been working part time in Special Collections & Archives, proving themselves invaluable information... more

Announcing the DH@Wake 2019 Summer Institute Cohort!

ZSR Library will be hosting its second annual DH@Wake Summer Institute next week, May 13-17. The Digital Initiatives &  Scholarly Communication team is excited to announce our 2019 cohort and to share the week’s schedule. Faculty Cohort Rian Bowie, English Benjamin Coates, History Rowena Kirby-Straker, Communication Amy Lather, Classics A. Z. Obiedat, Middle East &... more

Summer Reading at ZSR

We’re gearing up for another season of summer reading– that glorious time of the year when we can kick back and embrace our leisure reading pursuits! Here are a few programs to help you get a jump start on your recreational reading this summer: ZSR Summer Reading Challenge Looking to step outside of your reading... more

North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection Annual Reports for ALABI

Every late spring I submit an annual report for our North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection to the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions (ALABI) in preparation for the annual meeting.  The reports for 2017 and 2018 follow and a special thanks to Rebecca, Beth, Kevin, Mel, and Stephanie, who all contributed to this... more

Spring 2019 Book Repair Workshops

On April 24th at Archdale Public Library and April 25th at Sheppard Memorial Library in Greenville , I taught back-to-back book repair workshops. These workshops are sponsored by the North Carolina State Library and are funded using LSTA Grant funding. The participants are primarily from public libraries and are eager for any knowledge they can... more

Lynn Book Project: Digitizing Performing Arts Materials

Along with digitizing materials from our Special Collections & Archives for our Digital Collections, another important function of ZSR’s digitization lab is providing digitization for WFU faculty who require their materials digitized for research or instruction. A recent notable project is with Lynn Book, professor of Theatre and Dance. The Lynn Book project dates back... more

Performing the Archive Salon

Q: What does digital scholarship and performance art have in common? A: The Lynn Book Projects collaboration between ZSR’s DISC team and Theatre & Dance faculty member Lynn Book! Lynn Book, an interdisciplinary, transmedia artist is working with the DISC team to catalog and archive materials from her 40 years of artistic life. Through digitizing... more

WakeHacks 2019

On Friday, March 29th, 2019, the ZSR Library served as the location for the WakeHacks 2019, a 24-hour “hackathon” that began at 7 pm and continued until 7 pm Saturday! More than 40 students attended this event, with 42 present for the opening ceremony. On Saturday there were sponsor and partner talks, and an escape... more

Triad History Day and the Garden Party to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou

Busy Weekend for Special Collections & Archives! This past weekend, Special Collections & Archives participated in two different outreach events around the Triad. We started the weekend on Saturday in Greensboro at the Greensboro History Center, and finished up on Sunday in Winston at Bailey Park. For those who didn’t make it out to the... more