Hours for Finals

Hours for Finals December 3- Dec 11th

Wednesday Dec. 3rd – 7:30 am -Midnight
Thursday Dec. 4th – 7:30 am -Midnight
Friday Dec. 5th – 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday Dec. 6th – 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday Dec. 7th – Noon -Midnight
Monday Dec. 8th – 7:30 am -Midnight
Tuesday Dec 9th – 7:30 am -Midnight
Wednesday Dec 10th – 7:30 am -Midnight
Thursday Dec. 11th – 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

UT Libraries Releases Smokies Photos Online

mountain-laural-photo-cropped1The University of Tennessee Libraries Digital Library Initiatives department and The Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project are proud to unveil the Thompson Brothers Digital Photograph Collection, an online collection of stunning images of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Prominent Knoxville-based photographers in the 1920s through the 1940s, brothers Jim and Robin Thompson began their careers at the family business, Thompson Brothers Commercial Photographers. The company was started by the Thompson brothers’ father in 1902 and continues operating in Knoxville today as Thompson Photo Products.

Except for the aerial photographs which were shot by Robin Thompson, most of the images were taken by Jim Thompson, an avid hiker and a founding member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Many of his photographs were taken while hiking with fellow club member and amateur photographer Albert “Dutch” Roth. So well did Thompson capture the beauty of the Smoky Mountains that his photographs were in demand as illustrations in popular magazines and technical journals as well as in reports to the federal government encouraging the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Thompson Brothers Digital Photograph Collection began as a partnership between the UT Libraries and the Calvin McClung Collection of the Knox County Public Library to digitize the Smokies photographs held in McClung’s Thompson Photograph Collection and UT Special Collections’ Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album, 1925-1937. In the interim, the curator of the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library Archives at Harvard University contacted Anne Bridges and Ken Wise, co-directors of the Smokies project, saying the library had a Thompson photo album in their collection. After a few email exchanges, the curator offered to loan the album for digitizing and pointed Bridges and Wise to a second Thompson photo album at Tutt Special Collections at Colorado College. The curator of the Tutt Special Collections agreed to loan their album to be digitized.

Although similar in content, the albums contain unique images not available in the McClung and UT Collections. Upon receiving the albums, the Digital Library Initiatives staff scanned each album and set to work on delivering the materials to the public in an online format that would preserve the integrity of the images. The online collection now features the two photograph albums with the single image collection to follow.

The breathtaking photography of the Thompson brothers is now available online at dlc.lib.utk.edu/thompson. Please visit us on the web for more information: Digital Library Initiatives at www.lib.utk.edu/dlc and The Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at www.lib.utk.edu/smokies.

CVM Photography Department Exhibit @ Pendergrass Library

Pendergrass Library on the Agricultural Campus currently features photographic works from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Photography team. Phil Snow and Greg Hiroshoren present personal and professional works from their collections that display their extensive experience and talent in the art of photography. The BioCommunications Association recently awarded Phil with Citation of Merit for fine art still media and Greg won the Award of Excellence for portraiture and Citation of Merit for clinical images still media. These honors compliment their many other achievements, publications, and awards.
Exhibit from November through December

CVM Photography Department Exhibit @ Pendergrass Library

Pendergrass Library on the Agricultural Campus currently features photographic works from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine’s Photography team. Phil Snow and Greg Hiroshoren present personal and professional works from their collections that display their extensive experience and talent in the art of photography. The BioCommunications Association recently awarded Phil with Citation of Merit for fine art still media and Greg won the Award of Excellence for portraiture and Citation of Merit for clinical images still media. These honors compliment their many other achievements, publications, and awards.

The exhibit is on display from November through December. Call Pendergrass Library at (865) 974-7338 for more information.

What is(n’t) Digital Humanities? Seminar Series Begins November 5 via Second Life

The University Libraries, its Newfound Press, the Office of Information Technology Innovative Technology Center, and the Department of English will provide local access for UT faculty and graduate students to the 2008-2009 UCLA Mellon Seminar, “What is(n’t) Digital Humanities?” Seminars will begin Wednesday, November 5 from 5-8 p.m., and follow monthly through June 2009. The topic for the November 5 session is “Visualization,” and will be led by Diane Favro and Chris Johanson from UCLA’s Cultural VR Lab.

The seminar sessions will be broadcast live into Second Life and may be viewed in the Practice Presentation Room in the Commons (2nd floor, UT Libraries). Attendees will not need to have computer access to participate.

For more information contact Chris Hodge, chodge5@utk.edu.