Digital Forensics Comes to the UT Libraries

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Archivists at the UT Libraries recently received training in the same digital forensics used to investigate cybercrimes. They are using forensic techniques and the Libraries’ new Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device (better known as FRED) to recover and preserve digital content that is stored on outmoded hardware and software.

Today, the record of most work in the sciences, humanities, and government is born digital. And the hardware and software on which they are created become obsolete at an alarming rate.

It is particularly alarming to the librarians and archivists charged with preserving the scholarly and cultural record. That is why the UT Libraries purchased FRED and sent University Archives staff to a two-week workshop on using the device.

FRED can safely inventory and access files from outmoded hardware and software without damaging or altering the content. Whether migrating digital content already in the Libraries’ collections, acquiring donated materials in obsolete formats, or preserving the scholarly work of faculty, the UT Libraries is now better equipped to serve the evolving needs of its users.

For more details on the inner workings of FRED, visit our Scholarly Communication webpage.




Account link is back!

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We’ve been receiving lots of feedback on the new website over the past week. So far, it has been largely positive.

Your Library AccountsIt became clear over the past week that the biggest concern among users was the inability to find a link to “My Account.” We’ve had enough requests for this that we feel it makes sense to address the issue. You should now see a link to “Your Library Accounts” on the bottom left side of the home page. The “Your Library Accounts” button will take you where you need to go to renew books, request materials and otherwise manage your own library-related information.

We have also created a new form to provide feedback on the website. Drop by there and let us know what you think.

 

 




Nicholas Delbanco to Read at UT Libraries

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DELBANCO WILL READ AND PAY TRIBUTE TO WRITER AND FORMER UT PROFESSOR JON MANCHIP WHITE

delbancoDistinguished author Nicholas Delbanco will read at the University of Tennessee’s Writers in the Library on Monday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium.

Delbanco is the author of more than twenty books across several genres. His novels include What Remains, Spring and Fall, and his celebrated Sherbrookes trilogy. He has also written two short story collections and numerous works of nonfiction, including, most recently, The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts, which profiles prodigies who produce their major work at an early age. Delbanco is currently at work assembling a collection of literary correspondence between himself and Jon Manchip White, former Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. White, the author of over 30 books and many plays, poems and film scripts, died earlier this year, at age 89. White and Delbanco’s epistolary collection covers more than three decades and chronicles the men’s friendship and literary careers. In addition to presenting his own work, Delbanco will pay tribute to White by reading from a selection of the correspondence.

Nicholas Delbanco is Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. He has served as Chair of the fiction panel for the National Book Awards, received a Guggenheim Fellowship and, twice, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship.

Delbanco will hold an informal chat with interested students, 3:00–4:00 p.m, Monday, September 16, in 1210 McClung Tower.

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Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@utk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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Fall Semester Hours

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During the fall semester (8/21/13-12/12/13), Pendergrass Library will be open the following hours:

  • Sunday: 1:00 PM-Midnight
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM-Midnight
  • Friday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Exceptions to the regular hours include:

  • 9/2/13: Closed for Labor Day
  • 10/16/13: Open 7:30 AM-6:00 PM for Fall Break
  • 10/17/13-10/18/13: Open 8:00 AM-6:00 PM for Fall Break
  • 11/27/13: Open 7:30 AM-6:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/28/13-11/29/13: Closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/12/13: Open 7:30 AM-6:00 PM for last day of final exams

 

During Winter Break (12/13/13-1/7/14), Pendergrass Library hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: Open 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed on the following days:

  • December 23-27
  • January 1

All UT Libraries hours can be found here.




Welcome!

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Welcome to the University of Tennessee and especially welcome to Pendergrass Library!  We hope to see you often throughout the year.  Here are some important things to know about Pendergrass:

We will be open more hours during the 2013-2014 school year.  During fall and spring semesters, the library will observe the following hours:

  • Sunday: 1:00 PM to Midnight
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM to Midnight
  • Friday: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Need equipment for a class or project?  We have nearly 100 different pieces of equipment you can check out.  Visit our guide for more information.  We also have a 32-computer lab and provide large format printing upon request.

If you have a group that needs a quiet place to study, reserve one of our five study rooms.  Study rooms must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.  Find more information and reserve rooms here.

Working on a project or paper and need some help?  Our librarians can provide assistance in finding resources, managing citations, and anything else you may need along the way.  Contact Peter Fernandez (CASNR) or Ann Viera (Veterinary Medicine) with any questions.  A representative from the Writing Center will also be in Pendergrass on Wednesdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, so stop by if you need some help with a paper.  You can also meet with one of OIT’s statistical consultants in Pendergrass.

Need help finding us?  Find us by viewing the campus map and clicking on Pendergrass Library on the right.




Music Library Reopens in Haslam Music Center

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The George F. DeVine Music Library reopens tomorrow (Wednesday, August 21) in the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

The Music Library’s holdings include books, scores, and audio and visual materials representing nearly every aspect and genre of music. The library is open to all UT students, staff, and faculty as well as to members of the local community and researchers around the world. The Music Library website — lib.utk.edu/music — provides 24/7 access to articles, databases, catalogs, and streaming music and video.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is the new home of the university’s School of Music. In addition to the Music Library, it houses a new recital hall, band room and office suite, computer labs, a recording studio, 40 performance studios/offices and a variety of technology-enhanced practice and rehearsal rooms.

For high quality music collections, information and research assistance, visit the new Music Library in G04 Haslam Music Center. Or chat online with a librarian at lib.utk.edu/music.
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During Fall and Spring Semesters, the library is open:
8 – 10, Monday – Thursday
8 – 5, Friday
(Closed Saturday)
2 – 10, Sunday




Browse Journals on your iPad or Android Tablet

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browzineThe UT community has a new way to read scholarly journals: on a tablet. The UT Libraries now subscribes to BrowZine, an application that lets users browse and read journals in a format that is optimized for their tablet devices. The BrowZine app is available for the iPad and tablets running Android.

To get started, just search for “BrowZine” in the app store on your tablet. Simply register your NetID and password, and you’ll have access to all the UT Libraries’ electronic journals (issues back to 2005) and lots of useful features. BrowZine users can create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals, be alerted when new editions of journals are published, and easily save to Zotero, Dropbox, and other services. Remember to update your password with BrowZine whenever you change your NetID password.

If you have further questions, contact Gayle Baker at the UT Libraries (865-974-3519, gsbaker@utk.edu)).




More Historic Tennessee Newspapers Scanned and Preserved

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HeraldTribuneFor the past two years, the UT Libraries has been scanning historic Tennessee newspapers as part of a nationwide project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that aims to preserve this “first draft of history.” The digitized newspapers are available to the public at the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. The historic newspapers are fully searchable.

Chronicling America was updated last week and now contains over 6.6 million pages from more than 1,000 titles published between 1836 and 1922 in 30 states. This latest update brings newspapers from new awardees West Virginia, Michigan, and Iowa.

A further 27,400 pages of Tennessee newspapers have been made available, bringing our overall total to just over 126,000 pages. The update includes the following titles:

    Union and American [Greeneville], 1875-1877
    Herald and Tribune [Jonesborough], 1869-1897
    Union Flag [Jonesborough], 1865-1869
    Memphis Daily Appeal, 1877-1885
    Public Ledger [Memphis], 1875-1883
    Sweetwater Forerunner, 1868-1869
    Sweetwater Enterprise, 1869-1872
    Weekly Herald [Cleveland], 1876- 1881
    Winchester Daily Bulletin, 1862-1863
    Winchester Home Journal (and its many title variations), 1857-1882

Click here for a list of all Tennessee newspapers currently available on Chronicling America.

For more information about TNDP and other historical newspaper curios, visit the project’s blog at http://www.lib.utk.edu/tndp/news/.




Libraries’ Redesigned Website Launched August 12

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beta18JulyThe UT Libraries has a new website! Redesigned using the university’s new templates, our new site launched on the morning of Monday, August 12. The new site is sleek and easy to use, and will be up and ready to go for the students as they return for the fall semester. As part of the Libraries’ site, the Library Friends pages have been updated and redesigned as well.

Use the link to the Library Friends at the bottom of the Libraries’ main page at lib.utk.edu. New information and links will be up when the site is launched on Monday and will be added throughout the fall.




Library Will Host Open House for Graduate Students, Aug. 23

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Graduate students are invited to an Open House at the library.

OPEN HOUSE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Friday, August 23, 1:00-2:30 pm
John C. Hodges Library
Main Street (2nd floor)

* Learn how the library supports your research and teaching.
* Meet your department’s subject librarian and learn more about resources in your field.
* Learn about citation management tools like Zotero and Endnote.
* Register for interlibrary loan and Library Express delivery.
* Bring your laptop and activate your wireless account.

Join us for refreshments and a potlatch of donated books. We will give away door prizes — including an iPad mini — that will help graduate students with their research and teaching.