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Unexpected Treasures in an Unexpected Place: Library Annex Preserves Rich and Diverse Materials

The Jordan Family collection holds more than just letters and photographs. That's why it takes a special kind of storage to preserve the collection's interesting and unexpected materials.

South Caroliniana Library Earns Preservation Honor Award

The renovated South Caroliniana Library has been recognized with a 2024 Preservation Honor Award.

Faculty in Arts and Sciences, Education Honored with 2024 SCoer Awards

Four USC Columbia faculty members have been recognized by University Libraries with 2024 SCoer Awards.

Music Library Panel Helps Students Navigate Evolving Role of AI in Academia

A recent panel on AI in academic research and writing organized by Dr. Ana Dubnjakovic gave students in the School of Music the opportunity to explore how they can benefit from AI and where it can get them into trouble.

2024 Roy Lecture Explores Patriot Rhetoric in Scottish Literature

The 2024 W. Ormiston Roy lecture, given by Dr. Robert Irvine of Edinburgh University, was featured during the 13th annual International Walter Scott Conference, which was hosted by University Libraries in May.

“A phenomenal resource for our community”: Mark and Mandy Ackerman on Why They Support University Libraries

The Ackermans have chosen University Libraries as a focal point of their giving both because they see the libraries as a valuable resource for the university and the state and because supporting the libraries was the most fitting way to honor their parents.

University Libraries Hosts 2024 ASERL Meeting

University of South Carolina Libraries hosted the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) 2024 Annual Meeting and Spring Membership Meeting last week.

Advanced Statistics Support Program Expanding in 2024-25

A pilot program at University Libraries to help researchers manage complex data has proved so successful that it will be expanded for the 2024-25 academic year.

USC Appoints University Historian

Dr. Evan Faulkenbury, associate professor of history at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, will join the University of South Carolina as its University Historian on August 16, 2024.

Join Us for the Fall Literary Festival 2024

Great writers, readers and friends will gather for three author visits in September and October for the University of South Carolina Fall Literary Festival.

University Libraries Joins Greater Western Library Alliance

University Libraries will have new opportunities for collaboration with libraries at peer institutions through its recent invitation to join the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA).

Open Access Publication in De Gruyter Publications Now Available to USC Columbia-Affiliated Authors

USC faculty and students have new opportunities to publish their work at no cost thanks to an agreement between University Libraries and De Gruyter to provide open access publishing and reading access to USC Columbia affiliates.

New University Libraries Website Showcases Rich History of South Carolina's Lumber and Furniture Industries

South Carolina's historic roots in the lumber industry are on full display in a new website launched by University Libraries.

Congratulations to This Year's Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Eleven students have won 2023-2024 University Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards.

Rare Books and a Rare Gift for Inspired Teaching: Librarian Jeanne Britton earns Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award

A University Libraries faculty member is one of four faculty members campus wide to be recognized with a prestigious undergraduate teaching award.

University of South Carolina Libraries Selects Skilltype to Manage Skill Development

Skilltype, the talent management platform for libraries, is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of South Carolina Libraries to manage skill development across their staff.

Dr. Michael Weisenburg Promoted to Director of the Irvin Department

After serving in increasingly responsible roles since he joined the department in 2013, Dr. Michael Weisenburg has been promoted to Director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Digital Humanities Working Group Offers Research Support for Scholars

Digital Humanities Working Group, an offshoot of USC’s Humanities Collaborative that’s supported by the Digital Research Services team at University Libraries, has developed a range of resources for faculty who want to explore the ways computational tools can enhance their research.

"Shifting the Rules": Thomas Cooper exhibits spotlights the role of women in Science Fiction

“Women in Science Fiction: From Frankenstein to Dungeons and Dragons,” an exhibit at Thomas Cooper Library curated by Rare Books Librarian David Shay, explores the rich history of female Science Fiction writers through University Libraries’ collections of works spanning from the 1600s through the present.

New Open Access Agreement Lets USC Columbia Authors Publish in Springer Nature Journals at No Cost

A new open access agreement between the Carolina Consortium and Springer Nature will allow current USC Columbia corresponding authors to publish articles in hybrid journals in eligible Springer Nature journals at no cost.

New Madama Butterfly Exhibits Brings Opera Out of the Archives and into Students' Hands

A special collection in USC's music library, a professor's innovative approach to teaching opera and a talented group of students have all come together to create a striking new exhibit in the School of Music.

Publishing the Letters of Ernest Hemingway

A scholar's long history of research in University Libraries' Special Collections is helping to shed new light on the works of one of America's most celebrated authors through the publication of new volumes of his correspondence.

University Libraries' Data Visualization Awards Recognize Outstanding Student Work

Three USC Ph.D. candidates are the winners of University Libraries' inaugural Graduate Student Data Visualization Awards.

Beyond Black Panther: USC's Watson Collection Reveals Rich History of African Americans in Comics

African American representation in comic books has a long and complex history. The Gary Lee Watson Comic Book Collection allows comic book researchers and enthusiasts a glimpse into that history.

Returning to "ground zero": Research in USC Archives Revives Forgotten Writer of the Lost Generation

While researching in the University Library Archives, Marsha Gordon discovered twentieth century author Ursula Parrott. Gordon's new book "Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott" brings Parrott back into the conversation, almost a hundred years after her career took off.


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