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ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore

Over the past months, we have added a variety of digital collections to our site, as well as adding new materials to established collections. As a result, we are happy to have recently surpassed 70,000 items within our digital collections. Here are some of our most recent additions. Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center... Continue reading “ZSR Digital Collections: More to Explore”

Meeting James McDowell through His Records

Today’s blog comes from student assistant Immanuel Eggers. Before campus operations were indefinitely suspended due to the pandemic, I had the honor of processing late WFU professor James Gordon McDowell’s manuscripts as a special project. Dr. McDowell’s intellect was striking: I recall slowing down my work at numerous points to comb over the easily thousands... Continue reading “Meeting James McDowell through His Records”

What Are You Working On? with Parker Beverly

SCA students assistants wrote end-of-year “What Are You working On?” blog posts to share over the Summer months. Enjoy a write-up from Parker Beverly. Hi, I’m Parker Beverly, a sophomore here at Wake Forest with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies (American Studies) and a minor in Film and Media Studies. When I first set out... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Parker Beverly”

Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)

Special Collections & Archives is often busier during the spring and summer months as we receive new collection donations and transfers. Donors include university offices, Wake Forest alumni, and community members, and we appreciate them thinking of us as a repository home for their donations. Some of our newer collections are listed below, but please... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives: New Collections (Summer 2021)”

Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening

Special Collections & Archives (ZSR Library Room 625) is pleased to announce our plans to reopen to the public on June 1, 2021 through August 12, 2021, with the following requirements: Appointments are required. Fill out this request form to schedule an appointment. Walk-in researchers will not be admitted. Masks are required. Cleaning station and... Continue reading “Special Collections & Archives Summer 2021 Reopening”

ZSR’s Summer Reading Challenge

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! This summer, in an effort to highlight diverse literature and minority authors, we are hosting a new summer reading challenge that focuses on promoting diverse authors, Own Voices titles,... Continue reading “ZSR’s Summer Reading Challenge”

ZSR Summer Hours 2021

Welcome to summer! We are excited to offer the following hours. Summer Hours Monday-Thursday 8AM-10PM Friday 8AM-5PM Saturday Closed Sunday 4PM-10PM Holiday Hours and Closures May 28 (Friday) Closing at 3PM May 30-31 (Sunday-Monday) Closed for Memorial Day June 18 (Friday) Closed for Juneteenth July 4-5 (Sunday-Monday) Closed for Independence Day For more hours, see... Continue reading “ZSR Summer Hours 2021”

What Are You Working On? with Justin Cabiltes

SCA students assistants wrote end-of-year “What Are You working On?” blog posts that we will share over the Summer months. First up is Junior Justin Cabiltes. Greetings! My name is Justin Cabiltes and I am currently a Junior majoring in Economics. I have been an assistant in Special Collections and Archives since my sophomore year.... Continue reading “What Are You Working On? with Justin Cabiltes”

Core Principles of Access, Equity, & Intention

The Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team is pleased to share our Core Principles of Access, Equity, and Intention. These Core Principles are the ideals that underscore our work within our team, with colleagues in ZSR and the Faculty Commons, and with Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students. At our team retreat in February 2020,... Continue reading “Core Principles of Access, Equity, & Intention”

Update on ZSR’s Streaming Video Policy: Good News!

Beginning immediately, ZSR Library will again be able to fulfill faculty requests for streaming videos, regardless of whether those videos are available for commercial rental by students. Over the past year, due to budget constraints, we have had to ask instructors to assign students to view films independently via Netflix subscription, rental from Amazon Prime,... Continue reading “Update on ZSR’s Streaming Video Policy: Good News!”