UT Libraries News

Independent Magazine: 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill

Independent Magazine has highlighted the work of UT professors and filmmakers Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill. The duo recently debuted a web documentary, The Story of Stuff, about grief and mourning. Read the story here. Maynor is a UT digital humanities librarian. Harrill is an associate professor in the School of Art.

In the News: Libraries New Digital Collection Showcases Smokies History

Several media outlets have highlighted the Libraries’ new online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies that were taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The story appeared in outlets including the Associated

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UT Libraries’ New Digital Collection: Smokies Photos, Film Clips Set to Music

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The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The William Derris Collection, composed of 334 slides and twelve film clips, is available online for free.

UT Joins Digital Public Library of America

UT Libraries has partnered with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tenn-Share statewide library consortium to become a service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Dean of Libraries Joins Tenn-Share Board

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Steven Escar Smith, dean of UT Libraries, has been appointed to the executive board of Tenn-Share, the statewide library consortium. He will serve as a member and secretary to the board through 2016.