Special Collections News

New UGA Libraries Agreements Expand Open Access Publishing Opportunities

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New University of Georgia Libraries’ agreements have expanded free open access publishing opportunities for UGA researchers, now covering more than 3,000 titles from prominent academic journal publishers.

Increasingly, researchers prefer open access options in order to expand the visibility, use, and impact of their work, and federal funding agencies require that grant-funded research be made openly available. UGA Libraries’ agreements with eight publishers cover the open access charges normally passed to researchers. These new arrangements are called “publish and read” agreements, as they address terms both for subscriptions to a publisher’s e-journals and support for open access. 

UGA Libraries Seed Grants Support Scholarship in the Humanities

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Three UGA professors have been named the inaugural recipients of UGA Libraries’ Fairchild-Holcomb Awards for Innovation in the Humanities. The seed grants, totaling $8,600, will kick-start projects aimed at creating educational materials and a podcast or documentary drawing upon archival materials from UGA’s Special Collections Libraries.

UGA Special Collections Archivist Recognized by Georgia Association of Museums

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UGA Special Collections Libraries were highlighted as part of the Georgia Association of Museums Conference, held in Athens this January.

Bearded man smiles, receives applause from audience

In addition to several workshops and tours hosted by our archivists, the conference featured Ryan Lewis, the Georgia Music Exhibit Coordinator for the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as the keynote speaker for the event. 

UGA Libraries Welcomes New Leaders

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The University of Georgia Libraries are pleased to announce the naming of three new leaders who join University Librarian and Associate Provost Toby Graham in providing direction-setting and oversight for the libraries.

Newest to UGA is Sara Wright who started her role as Associate University Librarian for Learning Services and Academic Engagement in January. Wright formerly served as director of Cornell University’s Mann & Science Cluster Libraries, and her career at Cornell included stints as Academic Technology Librarian; Head of User Services and Engagement; and Head of Learning, Spaces, and Technology.

‘An art show or a science exhibit’: UGA Exhibit on Coral Displays History, Ecology of Ocean Creatures

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Part history lesson, part ecological treasure trove, a new exhibit on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries explores the marine lives of coral and the expeditions and efforts to document the curious creatures over centuries, from Darwin to modern day.

UGA Libraries Offer Help to Reach 2024 Resolutions

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As UGA students and faculty set their 2024 New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to remind you that UGA Libraries have the resources and services to help you reach your academic goals. Through the Libraries, you can access tools to enhance your research, take your projects to the next level, and reach your next steps.

Here are a few examples of how we can help you achieve your 2024 resolutions:

  1. Get started early on research for my thesis or publication. 

Libraries Website Redesign Underscores Access to Resources

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The University of Georgia Libraries has launched a website redesign, giving a fresh look and better mobile functionality for patrons and researchers accessing a vast array of electronic academic resources.

The website, located at libs.uga.edu, includes streamlined menu options and updated homepage design to highlight library hours and services, study space options, and special collections events and exhibits. Most of all, the new design furthers the website’s mission to provide access to the Libraries’ electronic resources, which results in UGA students and faculty conducting as many as 11 million annual database searches and downloading 5.5 million full-text articles annually.