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Spring Zotero Workshops for Faculty and Students

Are you looking for a way to organize your research or streamline the citation process? Are you ready to migrate from Endnote or RefWorks to an open source solution? Perhaps you want to encourage your students to compose better citations. Zotero can do all these things, and ZSR is once again offering numerous Zotero workshops... more

Digital Humanities @ Wake Returns this Summer

Mark your calendars for the second annual DH@Wake Summer Institute the week of May 13-17. The focus of this year’s institute will be textual data and digital texts, with experimentation at both the micro and macro levels. Participating Reynolda campus faculty will receive a $500 stipend for attending the weeklong workshop, with lunch and coffee... more

Electronic Resources News

New Resources American Historical Periodicals (Series 1-5): Documents from the Colonial Era through the Civil War, Reconstruction and the twentieth century. Capital IQ: Provides research, data and analysis of private and public companies. IOPscience E-books: Collection consists of IOP Concise Physics, IOP Expanding Physics, Physics World Discovery and AAS-IOP Astronomy. MGG Online: Digital version of... more

Valentine’s Day Matchmaking @ ZSR: Blind Date with a Book Returns!

As per library tradition, ZSR hosted its annual Blind Date with a Book (BDWAB) event on Thursday, February 14th. The event promotes leisure reading and engagement with the literary arts for the Wake Forest community and is a favorite among many students! What’s especially entertaining is that each book is wrapped and given a brief... more

Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black

Lawton Manning has worked in ZSR’s Digitization Lab since his freshman year. He has performed digitization and completed metadata on several projects, beginning with the University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection. He even remembers the name of the first person’s file that he digitized. “I remember the first file I worked on was that... more

Newly Published and Updated Collections, Winter 2019

I know it’s February but – happy new year! I’m here to provide a look at some newly published or recently updated finding aids for Special Collections and Archives manuscript and University records. Just in case your New Year’s resolutions include archival research, here are some collections that might attract your attention. The following is... more

SCA’s New Baptist Portal!

As SCA continues to expand access to its Baptist collections from sources throughout North Carolina, including analog (paper), digitized, and born-digital in varying formats and hosted by different sources, we knew we needed an easy and user-friendly way for our researchers to find what they needed. A new Portal would include links to online digital... more

Well Crafted NC: Documenting the Craft Beer Industry

ZSR’s Special Collections & Archives hosted Erin Lawrimore, UNCG University Archivist and Associate Professor, who presented yesterday on the project “Well Crafted NC: Documenting the Craft Beer Industry: The History, Business, and Culture of NC Beer.” Increasingly, archives and archivists are partnering with community businesses and organizations to document their shared history. An audience of... more

OUTBREAK at ZSR – Spring 2019

On Friday, January 18th, 51 students joined volunteers from the ZSR Library for two fun, fast-paced games of OUTBREAK! We left our Nerf Blasters at home and yellow foam balls became the necessary item to stop the zombie horde! We couldn’t host these events without our dedicated volunteers from the ZSR staff and faculty! We... more

Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Wait Chapel, October, 1962

[O]n Thursday, October 11, 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest College as part of the College Union Lecture Series.[i]  This was not the first time a black person had spoken on the campus, but it was the first time a black man had been invited to speak after... more