UT joins more than 200 sites around the globe to celebrate Open Access Week, October 19-23. Research institutes, colleges, universities and advocacy organizations will host events to express their support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research. UT’s celebration will include a screening of video contest entries on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
UT Libraries News
The University of Tennessee Libraries announces the launch of Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange, a digital repository which will expand access to the university’s intellectual capital and help preserve the creative work of its scholars and researchers.
The UT Libraries’ Special Collections have relocated to Hodges Library and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 3. Special Collections will be open to the campus community and the general public in room 121 of Hodges Library from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The News Sentinel ran this front-page story on a UT Libraries project to scan, digitize and post online the Civil War diary of Henry Pippitt, who was in a Union Army regiment that fought battles around Nashville as well as in other states.
Faculty, staff and students at University of Tennessee campuses across the state can now borrow library materials at any UT campus by presenting the identification card from their home institution.
UT Libraries invites faculty to participate in a focus group to assist in improving the Libraries’ main Web page. The focus group discussion session will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in Hodges Library.
The latest addition to the University of Tennessee Libraries’ digital collections provides an intimate look into the daily life of a Civil War soldier. Three journals kept by Union soldier Henry Pippitt describe life in Company G of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which fought in battles in Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., during the American Civil War.
The University of Tennessee Libraries has received a certified reproduction of the United States Bill of Rights, and invites the public to a ceremony this week celebrating the donation.
UT Libraries’ Special Collections will close for several months and reopen in a new location within the John C. Hodges Library. Services and collections will be unavailable from May 6 through August 2. During the move, manuscript collections, rare books, and the university’s archives all will be inaccessible.
UT Knoxville faculty have written nearly 90 books over the last year, on topics ranging from textbooks on analytical statistics to the history of American cinema. The university recently recognized and celebrated that accomplishment with a reception held at Hodges Library, and with a new Web page featuring their books.