Library Gazette

During January 2007...

Looking for the Browsing Collection?

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:45 pm

Honorees Tom and Ruth Mullen in front of their bookcase with Elizabeth Phillips

Following a successful fundraising effort, the library’s Browsing Collection has moved from the 4th floor to the main atrium in ten beautiful new custom oak bookcases. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on January 12. Among those honored with bookcases are Maya Angelou, Ruth and Tom Mullen, Henry and Elizabeth Stroupe, David and Renate Evans, Sharon Snow and Jim Powell, Maggie Hurst, Mary McCabe Dudley, Merrill Berthrong, and Carlton West.

Second Successful Wake the Library Event

Sunday, January 28, 2007 1:46 pm

“Wake the Library” Graffiti Wall

“Wake the Library makes exams my favorite time of year” was the high praise that came to us from a student during ZSR‘s second all-night study period during exams. Library staff volunteers stayed up for five nights and fed students pizza and coffee. A graffiti board was added to the atrium to give students a diversion, but most students were grateful just for the food and a quiet place to study. We rely on donations for all of the food and supplies, so if you or your department would like to contribute to the Spring edition of Wake the Library, contact Lynn Sutton.

ZSR Abroad

Friday, January 26, 2007 1:47 pm

Flow House in Vienna

If you are teaching a course or conducting research abroad, you and your students can benefit from the new ZSR Abroad portal page. Gathered together in one convenient location are the key library services and resources you’ll need while abroad. Need to put something on reserve for a course? Course reserves are also available abroad.

First, no matter the place, our reference librarians can still be found. Have a question? Need an article? Contact a librarian. Second, no matter the time, all of our electronic databases and research resources are available online abroad. All you need is an internet connection. Third, no matter the distance, document delivery requests for items from ZSR and other libraries can be made for journal and magazine articles and book chapters. They will be scanned and sent to you electronically.

With many services and resources that extend beyond the reach of our campus, ZSR is ready, as always, to help you with your research and teaching abroad.

Black History Month

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:43 pm
Black History Month Using the idea of a “tag cloud” from social software web sites, I singled out terminology I found in the index of Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings. These terms, in a visible way said very much about the content of the Civil Rights Movement, and made the backdrop for the Black History Month exhibit in 2007.

Using the idea of a “tag cloud” from social software web sites, I singled out terminology I found in the index of Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings. These terms, in a visible way said very much about the goals, methods, and spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and made the backdrop for the Black History Month exhibit in 2007. The exhibit also contained photos and books about black history.

New Electronic Resources

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:48 pm
Walter Matthau in

Walter Matthau in “Awake and Sing!” courtesy of Theatre in Video

Featured Changes

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index searches the following sources simultaneously: Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, American Periodicals Series, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, ArchivesUSA, and Palmer’s Index to the Times.

Digital National Security Archive contains significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Contains declassified documents that have been gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Gift of the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence.

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw/Shoemaker is an electronic version of the Early American Imprints set. Includes the full text of 36,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the United States between 1801 and 1819. Periodical and newspaper articles are not included. Gift of the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence.

Historical Statistics of the United States contains over 30,000 data series covering all aspects of American life. You can view tables in HTML or PDF and you can create your own custom charts.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers contains three newspapers back to their first issues: New York Times (1851-three years ago), Chicago Tribune (1849-1985), and Wall Street Journal (1889-1989). More recent issues are available through other databases, such as ProQuest. Includes advertisements, illustrations, etc. as they were laid out on the original page. Gift of the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence.

Streaming Video! We have just added another exciting new database from Alexander Street Press to our collection at ZSR.The Theatre in Video database offers over 500 hours of streaming video for more than 250 plays and documentaries in their entirety, including the BBC Shakespeare Collection.Users can search by actor, production, company, theatre, or date, and can also create playlists of entire plays or just clips.One great aspect of this database is that it is easy to clip specific portions of a play and then use just that clip in class, or post it in Blackboard. Gift of the Presidential Trust for Faculty Excellence.

Other New Databases

All of these databases are available from our Find a Database page.

and courtesy of the Carpenter Medical Library…

New Electronic Journal Packages

Individual titles in these packages are linked from our e-journal page.

  • Annual Reviews Back Volumes
    Coverage back to volume 1 of 36 titles in the sciences and social sciences.
  • Project Muse
    Upgrade to Premium Collection, adding 37 new titles in the humanities and social sciences.

New Online Reference Books

All of these titles are available from our Find a Database page.

Databases on the Move

These databases have changed URLs and/or vendors lately.

As always, up-to-date URLs are available on our Database page.

Cancelled and Ceased Titles

ZSR has dropped in order to fund some of our new business databases. These additional databases have ceased publication: Consumer’s Index, FactSearch, and Media Review Digest.

Library Lecture Series

Monday, January 22, 2007 1:49 pm
Drs. Tedford, Wilson, and Sligh during their Banned Books readings in the fall

Drs. Tedford, Wilson, and Sligh during their Banned Books readings in the fall

ZSR‘s Spring Lecture Series is in full swing. Come hear your colleagues or volunteer to give your own talk. Upcoming speakers include:

  • Tony Parent: Rebels in the Reel (Real): Hearing the Rebellious Message in Slave Corn-husking Songs, February 7, 3:00 pm, Library Room 204
  • Earl Smith and Angela Hattery: Social Stratification in the American Deep South, February 27, 3:00 pm, Library Room 204
  • Charles Kimball: When Religion Becomes Evil, March 21, 3:00 pm, Library Room 204
  • Sharon Andrews: A Skit from Romeo and Juliet, March 28, 5:00 pm, Library Atrium

Faculty Technology Training

Saturday, January 20, 2007 1:50 pm

New Faculty Technology Training Classes this semester include a technology talk on the new features of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 and a class on creating and posting podcasts! Register online for these and other faculty classes.

Looking for the Photocopiers?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 1:51 pm

To provide better copy service, the library has moved five photocopy machines into the main floor lobby of the Information Technology Center where there is always someone available for assistance. The remaining public copiers are located on Level 4 in the Reynolds Building, in the East 24 Hour Study Room, and in the Reference Department. Some older photocopiers have been removed from service. Remember, ZSR makes and delivers photocopies of journal articles and book chapters for a modest fee. To submit requests, please visit our Document Delivery page, login to your account, and choose Request a Delivery, Request a Photocopy, or Request Pickup. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan department at x5006 or through email.

Harold Hayes Manuscript Collection Featured in Vanity Fair

Sunday, January 14, 2007 1:52 pm
Harold Hayes

Harold Hayes, WFU alumnus and Esquire Editor

The Rare Books & Manuscripts Department of the library is the home of the Harold T.P. Hayes Manuscript Collection. The collection encompasses the life of Hayes from his student days at Wake Forest College to his final work on wildlife conservation in Africa. Last summer, author Frank DiGiacomo spent a week in the Rare Books Department uncovering a wealth of material for his article on Harold Hayes. The article appears in the January 2007 (number 557) issue of Vanity Fair.

Hayes, a 1948 graduate of Wake Forest College, led Esquire magazine to pre-eminence in the turbulent 60s. As editor, Hayes secured prominent writers to document history in the making. James Baldwin, William Burroughs, John Berendt, and Norman Mailer were but a few of the writers and journalists with whom Hayes conversed for stories, headlines, and editorial opinions. The Harold Hayes Manuscript Collection includes hundreds of files and folders of original manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, drafts of articles, and cover designs for Esquire. Hayes’s work in the 1980s on wildlife conservation in Africa is also fully documented with original source materials as well as monographs.

Gerald R. Ford exhibit

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 3:13 pm
Gerald R. Ford exhibit The death of President Gerald R. Ford in late 2006, led to an exhibit on his presidency and his association with Wake Forest University.

President Gerald Ford assumed the presidency at a difficult time, just after the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, in August, 1974. This exhibit covered Ford’s presidency, the events during this time (1974-1977), and his association with Wake Forest University.

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