Chertsey Breviary Digitized

The Donohue Rare Book Room’s Chertsey Breviary, a fourteenth-century liturgical manuscript, was recently digitized and is now available online in the Library’s Digital Collections.  The vellum manuscript is a psalter, a volume containing the Book of Psalms. Psalters were frequently owned by wealthy individuals and were often richly illuminated. The Donohue Rare Book Room manuscript, … Continue reading Chertsey Breviary Digitized

Locke Morrisey

[Information about Locke’s memorial fund has been added at the bottom of this post.] Locke was Head of Collections, Reference & Research here at Gleeson Library, and his impact has been widely felt, both professionally and personally.  The character and service of the Library’s Reference Department as it exists today is largely due to Locke’s … Continue reading Locke Morrisey

Muir Manuscripts Digitized

Three John Muir manuscripts from the Donohue Rare Book Room have been added to the Gleeson Library Digital Collections. John Muir (1938-1914) was a naturalist and key advocate of preserving wilderness areas in the western United States. His writings inspired the U.S. Congress to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and King’s Canyon National … Continue reading Muir Manuscripts Digitized

USF’s Digital Media Productions Class Captures Gleeson

David Silver’s Digital Media Productions class (#dmp10 on Twitter) has been shooting the library as part of a class assignment. The photos have been amazing. But more importantly, their insights into how Gleeson Library fits into their lives on campus are inspiring. From banned books to studies in color and texture, they have captured the … Continue reading USF’s Digital Media Productions Class Captures Gleeson

The iPads Are Here!

Its official! Starting October 1, 2010 USF students, faculty and staff can check out an Apple iPad from the Gleeson Library circulation desk. The iPads will circulate for 5 days and you can read all the fine print here. If all three of the iPads are all checked out, you can make a reservation (booking) … Continue reading The iPads Are Here!