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ZSR Resumes Pickup Operations

ZSR Reopens for Pickup Beginning Monday, June 8, faculty and staff who would like access to ZSR’s collections can now request physical items through the library catalog. Requested items will be pulled from our collection and placed in the 24/7 Reading Room in ZSR for your pickup. The 24/7 Reading Room is the room to... Continue reading “ZSR Resumes Pickup Operations”

ZSR Joins JSTOR Open Community Collections

ZSR contributed its first digital collection to JSTOR’s Open Community Collections. Our World War I Posters collection now joins over 30 other institutions’ unique primary resources collections on the JSTOR platform. The ZSR collection contains 134 propaganda posters pertaining to World War I. The posters publicize efforts of organizations including the United States Food Administration,... Continue reading “ZSR Joins JSTOR Open Community Collections”

Behind the Scenes of Our Coronavirus Collection

Special Collections and Archives does not need to tell you about these “unprecedented times,” a phrase working overtime these days. But we want to share our efforts to capture what is happening during the pandemic, both collecting records of the University’s efforts and administration as well as snapshots of life outside the boundaries of campus.... Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of Our Coronavirus Collection”

DH@Wake 2020: Community and Collections

ZSR’s Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication team is pleased to announce this year’s DH@Wake Summer Institute: Community and Collections, a 3-day webinar series on connecting communities through building digital collections. The webinar will take place July 13-15, 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET, and is free and open to the public. Registration is now open at... Continue reading “DH@Wake 2020: Community and Collections”

Teaching Films Online: Courses & Copyright Conundrums

This is the first post in a new blog series, Courses & Copyright Conundrums, to address common questions about teaching and copyright. Posts will appear on ZSR and CAT blogs. For additional support, consider attending one of the Faculty Commons pedagogy workshops.  Films and other streaming media are course materials commonly screened in class and... Continue reading “Teaching Films Online: Courses & Copyright Conundrums”

Digital Collections Homepage Update

It’s been just over two years since we redesigned our Digital Collections homepage. Since that time, we have continued to add new collections. As a result, an update was completed this month to enhance browsability. Each digital collection is now sorted into one of the seven Collection Groups on the homepage: Manuscript Collections, NC Baptist... Continue reading “Digital Collections Homepage Update”

Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA

We have talked about the complicated and sometimes contradictory histories that we find in the archives before, and we will again. I wanted to share today how the Special Collections staff and our descriptive practices continue to evolve as we work with artifacts of trauma and suffering. As purveyors of primary documents, the archives are... Continue reading “Describing Sensitive Materials at SCA”

Returning Books to ZSR

There are several options for returning checked out materials to Z. Smith Reynolds Library. We will work with you to find the best alternative. Regardless of the method, we will not be putting holds on accounts or assessing fines during this period. How to Return Materials to ZSR 1. On Campus For students returning to... Continue reading “Returning Books to ZSR”

The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources

Maya Angelou was an author, poet, singer, screen director, playwright, and dancer. In 1969 she published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of her autobiographical works, for which she is best known. Angelou went on to publish four more books of memoirs, as well as many volumes of poetry. In 1993 she... Continue reading “The Life of Maya Angelou: Special Collections & Archives Resources”

Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social

To kick off the start of summer reading season, ZSR librarians hosted a virtual Summer Reading Social on Tuesday, May 5th. This inaugural program allowed us to share our favorite titles from the past year and offer literary genre recommendations. Participants were also eager to share favorite titles and suggested reads for summer. We had... Continue reading “Book Recommendations from Our Summer Reading Social”