Tag Archives: Books and Libraries

Chasing Clues: Identifying the First Homecoming

Determining when Homecoming began as a named “tradition” at Georgia State is not an easy task. Sources disagree, are unclear, and sometimes are mistaken. The Technite student newspaper (a name reflecting our origin as Georgia Tech’s Evening School of Commerce) … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Paper Folding, and Viruses

An intriguing, easy to read, and recent addition to the library is the book entitled “A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics” by Peter Hilton and Jean Pedersen.  This book examines polyhedral geometry, number theory, combinatorial geometry, and … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL [research]?

football with countdown clock

As GSU counts down to its inaugural football season, the following GSU University Library resources might come in handy for beefing up your football knowledge and for exploring the social significance of football in American society: College Football: History, Spectacle, … Continue reading

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Haunted Libraries

“Last year about this time (just in time for Halloween), George Eberhart of the American Library Association posted on this blog a list of libraries that are said to be haunted. Now the library ghosts are back, by popular demand. Each … Continue reading

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German Libraries Hold Thousands of Looted Volumes Stolen by Nazis

Hundreds of thousands of books stolen by the Nazis are still in German libraries. A few librarians are acting like detectives, searching for the books and hoping to return them to the former owners or their families. However, many libraries … Continue reading

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Digital Archimedes Palimpsest Released

“Ten years ago today, a private American collector purchased the Archimedes Palimpsest. Since that time he has guided and funded the project to conserve, image, and study the manuscript. After ten years of work, involving the expertise and goodwill of … Continue reading

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Modern Cabinet of Curiosities Stuns the Eye and Mind

Jay Walker, 52-year-old founder of the Internet think-tank Walker Digital (known for Priceline.com), has built a library celebrating human imagination. Books and artifacts from a Sumerian clay cone to a Kelmscott Chaucer to a German Enigma code machine and a … Continue reading

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