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Sprawling of Atlanta: Visualizing Metropolitan Area Change, 1940s to Present

Sprawling of Atlanta: Visualizing Metropolitan Area Change, 1940s to Present ATLANTA—”The Sprawling of Atlanta” is an interactive Web map created by Georgia State University Library that enables researchers, students and the public to visualize the extensive built environment and demographic … Continue reading

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Yanni Loukissas’ Data in the ATL talk discussed Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society

Data in the ATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university community with prominent members of the Atlanta data community. Invited speakers show the importance of data science in making informed decisions and how they … Continue reading

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Shana Latimer travels to two university archives to complete dissertation research

The Georgia State University’s Dissertation Library Travel Award, which grants doctoral students with financial assistance to support their research travel, helped Ph.D. student Shana Latimer travel to Texas to gather research for her dissertation topic titled, Disambiguating Dystopia: Readjusting the … Continue reading

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Upcoming panel discussion will usher in a new library exhibit titled: Out in the Archives

Atlanta native Pat Hussain helped to establish the city’s first GLAAD chapter, and while working for the Gay and Lesbian Task Force, she helped to organize the first March on Washington. She served as the first co-director of Southerners on … Continue reading

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Doctoral student Lashonda Slaughter-Wilson uses the Dissertation Library Travel award to study a 16th century manuscript held in Washington D.C.

Lashonda Slaughter-Wilson, a Ph.D. ABD (all but dissertation) Candidate in the Department of History at Georgia State University, was awarded with Georgia State University’s Dissertation Library Travel Award. The award grants doctoral students with financial assistance to support their research … Continue reading

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David St. John hopes to propose a new way of looking at the environment through the lens of traffic.

Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport

David St. John, a Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at Georgia State University, was awarded a Georgia State University Dissertation Library Travel Award. The award, which grants doctoral students with financial assistance to support their research travel, aided St. John’s … Continue reading

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Remembering Aaron Swartz

Today, we remember Aaron Swartz on the sixth anniversary of his death. Although Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) initially saw copyright as an obscure issue not worthy of his energies, he grew to view aspects of copyright law as tools in larger … Continue reading

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Free digital textbooks from the University of North Georgia Press

In partnership with the Affordable Learning Georgia initiative, the University of North Georgia Press offers a number of free digital textbooks. Most of the free digital textbooks include a Creative Commons license that allows them to be uploaded to iCollege … Continue reading

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Oral History Project Planning 101

“An oral history interview generally consists of a well-prepared interviewer questioning an interviewee and recording their exchange in audio or video format.” -Donald Ritchie, Doing Oral History Oral histories can include official interviews with important figures. They can include family … Continue reading

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Announcing Textbook Transformation Grants Round Thirteen, Due Jan. 14, 2019

Affordable Learning Georgia is issuing a new Request for Proposals for Textbook Transformation Grants with applications due by January 14, 2019. Projects have a maximum Final Semester of Spring 2019. Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants are intended to: Explore and expand new and … Continue reading

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