The Music Library has adjusted its loan periods on all CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. Any undergraduate student, graduate student, or UT staff may now check out three items of each type of audio-visual item for three days at a time.
Faculty continue to have no limit on the number of items they have out.
Newfound Press expands access to specialized works by publishing online books, journals, and multimedia for general and scholarly audiences. All Newfound Press publications are open access, freely available to anyone via the internet. Content is evaluated by subject experts to ensure quality scholarship, and published online in easily searchable pdf files. Newfound Press books can be discovered via Google, ISBN, and Library of Congress cataloging.
Many readers and authors recognize the benefits of printed books which can be annotated, read without electricity or an internet connection, and represent tangible evidence of achievement. To order print versions of Newfound Press books, a reader clicks a button at the online book home page which connects to the UT Press shopping cart. UT Press uses a Chicago Distribution Center publishing service, BiblioVault, for digital print runs in small quantities.
UT Press launched its print-on-demand service with the Newfound Press title, To Advance Their Opportunities: Federal Labor Policies Toward African American Workers from WWI to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by former U.S. Labor Department Historian Judson MacLaury. The book sells for $24.95, plus shipping. Newfound Press titles appear in the UT Press catalog.
University publishing in the digital age expands access to scholarship for a global audience. UT’s library and university press partnership promises ongoing innovations in today’s rapidly changing publishing culture.
The volume covers primarily the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, and the subjects included are predominately, though certainly not exclusively, North American and Western European. Little Richard and Tchaikovsky, Dusty Springfield and Dame Ethel Smyth, Hildegard of Bingen and Cris Williamson, Maud Allan and Rudolf Nureyev, disco and vaudeville, divas and directors: all may be found here.
Available again after a period of downtime, this public domain score library wiki has approximately 4000 files. Entries are user submitted with some scores from composers that wish to share their music free of charge. You can browse by composer’s name, time period, work’s genre, as well as search.
The Special Collections Reading Room will relocate to accommodate upcoming renovations in The Kefauver Wing of Hoskins Library. The Reading Room will be closed from December 15-26, 2008, as materials and staff members are moved.
The new, temporary home of the Reading Room will be the Audiger Room in the southeast corner of the second floor of Hoskins Library. The Reading Room will reopen in its new location on December 29, 2008, following the university holiday and administrative closing. Starting December 29, new hours for Special Collections and Archives will be Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Plans are underway for a temporary relocation of Special Collections and Archives materials and services from Hoskins Library to the former periodicals area (Room 120) on the first floor of John C. Hodges Library. Special Collections and Archives will be closed during the tentative move dates of April 24, 2009 through June 19, 2009.
As these dates are tentative, visiting researchers are urged to call ahead to confirm operating dates and hours. Visit Special Collections and Archives at www.lib.utk.edu/spcoll/ or call 865-974-4480.