The National Library of Scotland’s “The Private Lives of Books” website notes that “Books can tell all kinds of surprising stories through inscriptions people wrote in them, through the signatures of their owners, special bookplates and bindings.” Did you know that many of Gleeson Library’s books had “private lives” before they reached our stacks? Peruse … Continue reading The “Private Lives” of Gleeson Library’s Books
So God apparently has a special place waiting for Greg Mortenson when he gets to heaven. He did all this good like building over 50 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and he founded the Central Asia Institute, which he uses to promote education and literacy advancement for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In case God’s … Continue reading Three Cups of Tea: USF Book Club
The Gleeson Library’s Atrium is once again open 24/7. The Atrium is a great place for late night studying. The way it works: while the Library is open, anyone in the USF community can access the Atrium through the Library. As the library closes for the evening, access in and out of the Atrium via the library ceases … Continue reading Atrium 24/7 Study Resumes!
Starting immediately the library’s catalog, Ignacio, will include records that link to online U.S. government documents that are not distributed in print. This is a critical new service for USF because the U.S. government is increasingly distributing information solely online, and discovering these documents can be very difficult without the help of a catalog. The … Continue reading Do Mandrakes Really Scream? (and other online government documents!)
On March 6th the Donohue Rare Book Room hosted a Thacher Gallery talk that coincided with the opening of “Power Up: Serigraphs by Corita Kent.” The talk included a presentation by Sasha Carrera of the Corita Art Center, as well as presentations by Professors Amy Franceschini and Stuart McKee of the University’s Visual Arts Department. … Continue reading Donohue Rare Book Room Hosts Corita Kent Presentation
Dave Wolber and Colin Bean (USF Computer Science grad) were by the Gleeson library and presented the USF Live Directory Personos application to a packed audience of library staff. I know my description is far from ideal, but the way I think of Personos is Facebook meets del.icio.us with an academic/USF twist. The about USF … Continue reading USF Live Directory / Personos Presentation
Need to send a fax? Students and staff can send faxes at the University Center. Go to the Event Services and Information Desk Room 301, on the 3rd floor of the UC. (The office is right in front of you when you walk in the entrance from Harney Plaza.) It costs 50 cents per page. Continue reading Got Fax?
Version 71 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,250 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and … Continue reading Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
From a recent (Feb 28, 2008) Foghorn article… According to USF Project Management project planner J.J. Thorp, the conflict began in late December, when the library building underwent a routine inspection. When they got to the atrium, the officials noticed that the doorway between the atrium and the main library building was marked with a … Continue reading Atrium No Longer Offers 24 Hour Study Hours
The deadline to register for the AJCU 2008 Joint Conference on Information Technology Management, Libraries and Educational Technology has been extended to March 14. Continue reading IT Conference Deadline Extended