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Tags: One Small Step for Course Reserves, One Giant Leap for Our Users

Who doesn’t love Course Reserves? Faculty love it because they can get their students the course materials they need on the very first day of class, without having to worry about running afoul of copyright law. Students love it because it gives them no-cost access to their course materials, including DVDs, scans of articles and... more

Exhibit Commemorates World War I

In 1917, the United States Congress approved a resolution declaring war on the German empire, and Americans suddenly became active participants in the Great War raging in Europe. The First World War was a watershed event in American and world history, and ZSR Special Collections & Archives commemorates the war’s 100th anniversary with an exhibit... more

WFU Homecoming 2017, Special Collections & Archives Edition

Happy Homecoming, Deacs! Special Collections & Archives has some fun and exciting events, exhibits, and collections that might make your pilgrimage back to Mother So Dear that much more nostalgic. Enjoy our Homecoming Open House or visit our World War 1 exhibit if you are on campus. If you didn’t make the trip this year,... more

Dolmen Printing Plates Processing Adventure: Part 2

When we last left off, I had spent many hours (hundreds?) creating data while processing the collection. Now I had to clean up my own work. I should mention, I have not yet earned my master’s in library and information science. I am due to begin this September at University College Dublin in Ireland. As... more

Thank You Note Workshop

On Tuesday March 28th, from 5 pm to 7 pm, ZSR and OPCD co-hosted the Say Thanks Workshop. This event featured how to’s and general guidelines from, Jennifer Richwine, the author of With Gratitude: The Power of a thank you note. So many people arrived to take part in the workshop that extra chairs had to... more

The Wake Forest Student: Catalog Cards Receive Digital Revival

The traditional use of catalog cards has been phased out of most modern libraries. However, catalog cards associated with The Wake Forest Student have been given new life—in digital form. This will benefit researchers who are trying to unearth the hidden works tucked away within the university’s historic literary magazine. We began uploading these digitized... more

Juanita Casey – Author, Artist, and Horse Breeder

Undated photo of Juanita Casey from the Dolmen Press Collection Juanita Casey was born under the name Joy Barlow in 1925 to what she referred to as “Traveling People.” Her father, Jobey Smith, was from the English Romany group and her mother, Annie Maloney, was from the Irish Travelers. Juanita’s mother died when she was... more

Jean Ring Cude Collection, donated by Caron and Danny Gray Myers

Special Collections & Archives is dependent on the many donations we receive from our very generous donors. All of the collections we do accept follow our Collection Development Policy, which guides our work in this area. This past April, we had the good fortune to cross paths with Caron and Danny Gray Myers. Danny, known... more

Radical Changes to MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

If you use MLA style, then you should know about the significant changes in the new MLA Handbook, Eighth edition and its approach to citing sources. MLA has shifted from a fixed set of rules to a system based on general principles to use with any type of source. ZSR librarians have created a local... more

Innovations in Scholarly Communication

In 2015-2016, WFU participated in the Innovations in Scholarly Communication survey developed at Utrecht University. This instrument assessed tool usage across 17 research activities in the scholarly communication cycle. The local and international results are now available for analysis. Over nine months, the survey collected 20,663 responses. Responses came from 151 different countries, and the... more