New Gene Kelly Book

  Researchers and authors Earl J. Hess and Pratibha A. Dabholkar published a new biography, Gene Kelly: the Making of a Creative Legend. Their research gives new insight into the impact Kelly had on American culture through an exploration his life, career, personality, and passion for a wide range of arts. Eric Arnold, GIS Specialist collaborated … Continued

Gene Kelly Book Cover

Grant Awards to Three Faculty for Open Education

Are you concerned about the amount of debt students take on en route to graduation? Three faculty are moving to open textbooks and open educational resources (OER) this year in order to save students money and encourage student–and teaching–success. For a one-time investment of $4,750 grant dollars and faculty time, these adoptions of OER and … Continued

Students in front of a sign showing student savings

Libraries Help Faculty Start, Continue New E-Journals

Dr. Thomas Dailey in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries is editor of the National Quail Symposium Proceedings (NQSP) and has had a role with the publication since 1993. He and his fellow editors noticed that the proceedings, published as books, were not getting high citation counts.

Journal Cover

Digital Pedagogy

Tori Swanson, lecturer in the Department of English, wants to challenge her students to move beyond the traditional paper and create critical works in digital form. Her goal is to help her students develop both their writing skills and acquire digital skills, such as website creation, video editing, or digital annotation, to help them prepare for … Continued

Digital pedagogy

Knoxville Oral Histories

Liz Teston, UT professor of Interior Design, is actively collecting oral histories about the changing face of Knoxville’s Market Square over time. She wanted to find a way to showcase her work online, follow best practices for file preservation, and to increase visibility of her research. Former Scholars’ Collaborative librarian Ashley Maynor assisted Professor Teston … Continued

Knoxville oral history project

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a large-scale representation of the growth and layout of American cities. The University of Tennessee Libraries’ collection currently provides digital versions of the four earliest sets of Knoxville maps – 1884, 1890, 1903, and 1917. Go to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection

Sanborn Maps

William Derris Collection

The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940’s, ’50’s, and ’60’s by William Derris, owner of the Derris Motel in Townsend, TN. The images and video document landscapes, flora, wildlife, and people in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and … Continued

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The Open Sandbox

Join us for an exploration of open source digital research tools. Workshops are open to all.

The Open Sandbox is an exploration of open source digital research tools.