Author Archives: Kathryn Michaelis

Access to Digital Objects Through Finding Aids

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GSU Library’s Special Collections and Archives finding aids were recently updated to provide better access to digital collections items. Users can now click a button above the finding aid document and retrieve all of the digital items from that particular collection. For example, if a … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

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Digital Library Services is pleased to announce the publication of a new digital collection: the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Collection. GSU Library has partnered with the transit agency to digitize these rare items, which include transit station area development plans, publications … Continue reading

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Georgia State University receives NHPRC grant to digitize Uprising of ’34 footage

Image from the 1934 strike, courtesy of Atlanta History Center

The documentary The Uprising of ’34, released in 1995, tells the story of the General Textile Strike of 1934. The strike, one of the largest in American history, was a defining moment in the South’s relationship to organized labor. The … Continue reading

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New Digital Collection: Works Progress Administration Maps of Atlanta

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Digital Library Services is pleased to announce a newly published digital collection: the Works Progress Administration of Georgia Atlanta Maps. The collection contains over 950 maps from several map series documenting Atlanta in the late 1930s. These include the 1940 Report of … Continue reading

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Fair Use: The Four Factors

Fair Use Week

As we announced yesterday, this week is #fairuseweek2015. All week, libraries everywhere are highlighting the ways that fair use supports scholarly and creative work. So what exactly is fair use? Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows … Continue reading

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Library Offering Digitization Services To Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

The Georgia State University Library is now making specialized digitization equipment services available to GSU faculty, staff, and graduate students. Oversize scanners, a digital camera, and players for a variety of audiovisual formats are available for creating content to support academic projects. Examples … Continue reading

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Back Issues of The Signal Now Online

Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the completion of a very large and very important project. The Digital Projects Unit, working closely with Special Collections and Archives, has completed the digitization of The Signal, Georgia State University’s student … Continue reading

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Unexpected Connections in Digital Collections

Stone Cutters' meeting

The Digital Projects unit of Digital Library Services recently received a request from Special Collections and Archives to digitize a set of ribbons and buttons. These artifacts from the Southern Labor Archives were originally stored in a display case and … Continue reading

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GSU Library’s Digital Collections Now Include Video

Audience member speaking during youth violence community forum

The first of Georgia State University Library’s digital collections to feature video content is the Research Atlanta, Inc. Reports. This collection includes eight video recordings, which were received on VHS tapes and digitized at the library. Access to the video … Continue reading

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