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Georgia Tech, Emory University begin work to tie libraries together

“If you take the books out of a library, is it still a library? That’s the question the Georgia Institute of Technology pondered — and eventually answered in the affirmative — when administrators, faculty members and librarians there in 2013 began to define their vision of what the institute’s library should look like by 2020.”(via Inside Higher Education)

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“Emory University officials say the school has acquired the archives of American author Flannery O’Connor. They said in a news release that Emory’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library acquired the archives of the novelist and short story author from the Mary Flannery O’Connor Charitable Trust in Milledgeville, Georgia.” (via The Associated Press)


Emory’s university librarian sees ‘endless’ possibilities for libraries, technology

“It was while working in the graduate library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that Yolanda Cooper felt her first stirrings around the idea of building a career within academic libraries. She was a college student at the time, and though she’d grown up in a family that valued books and reading, there was something about the stately brick building, with its millions of volumes, special collections and cavernous reading rooms, that Cooper found especially inspiring. She had arrived at a historic moment, as the library — one of the nation’s largest university research libraries at the time — was just beginning to enter the world of automation, among the first university libraries in the U.S. to offer an online catalog.” (via Emory University)

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MARBL expands LGBT collections

“The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University has launched a concerted effort to expand its collection of historically significant lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) materials, particularly as they relate to Atlanta, its history, and its response to the AIDS crisis. “Our focus is on collecting materials that document LGBT history, culture, politics, and community well-being and public health,” says Randy Gue, curator of MARBL’s Modern Political and Historical Collections.” (via Robert W. Woodruff Library)

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Emory to unveil Walker literary archive this week

The Associated Press – “Emory University is unveiling the literary archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker for the first time since she donated the collection to the Atlanta school a year ago. The university is holding a two-day symposium starting Thursday to honor Walker. The event will feature a panel discussion featuring feminist Gloria Steinem and activist and author Howard Zinn.”

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