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Physical Course Reserves Unavailable in Pullman Libraries This Fall

In order to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and meet the quarantine recommendations of a national COVID-19 research partnership, WSU Libraries in Pullman will not offer physical course reserves this fall. Faculty who already placed requests have been contacted with alternative options, which include requesting that the libraries purchase the item in […]
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Summit Service Restarts on Aug. 3

The Summit service, which allows WSU Libraries’ patrons to request library materials from member libraries of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, will resume on Monday, Aug. 3, for the Pullman campus only at this time. Because the campus is currently closed, materials can be mailed to a physical location. The WSU Libraries are planning for onsite […]
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Rare Pamphlet Added to Library Collection

In 1942, London’s Hogarth Press published a pamphlet by British physician Isaac Harris called “The Calcium Bread Scandal,” a spirited denunciation of the Food Ministry’s proposal of adding nutrients, including calcium, to bread as a way to fortify the health of the British public during wartime. “In any case, the disease [osteoporosis] is so rare […]
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WSU Joins ACM Open-Access Publishing Model

WSU has joined an open-access publishing model with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. The agreement will ensure that articles and proceedings papers authored by WSU-affiliated personnel are published under an open-access license. ACM delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession, according to […]
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New Library Guide Offers Anti-Racism Resources

WSU Libraries offers a new library guide that serves as a starting point for resources to learn about and engage in anti-racism, compiled by librarian Erica Nicol. Patrons will find reading lists, as well as a list of books and more from the WSU Libraries’ collections. Nicol pulled titles for the guide from some recommended […]
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Libraries Continue to Serve During COVID-19 Pullman Campus Closure

Gone are the students walking through Holland and Terrell Libraries, mixed conversations and footsteps and the tantalizing smell of fries trailing in their wake. Also gone are the in-person exchanges between librarians and students searching for research help and answers, or the pleasant reverie that comes with handling an old text in Manuscripts, Archives and […]
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Kanopy Film Service to Transition to Request-Based Format

In response to budget concerns, WSU Libraries will transition from the Kanopy on-demand streaming film service to a request-based format. While the pay-per-view Kanopy program has been well used, it has become increasingly difficult to financially sustain. “The current budget uncertainties keep us from offering unlimited access to Kanopy at this time,” said Beth Blakesley, […]
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Online Museum Exhibition Highlights Founding Collections of Holland, Orton

In 1935, Washington State College President Ernest O. Holland wrote to Charles Duveneck, the brother of American figure and portrait painter Frank Duveneck, who created a portrait of Charles in 1890. Holland had acquired the portrait for his personal collection. “I am fortunate to have been able to purchase the pastel portrait of yourself; and I […]
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WSU Libraries to Receive Emergency Temporary Access to HathiTrust Collections

To alleviate impacts following library closures in March, Washington State University Libraries will receive emergency temporary access to specific collections of the HathiTrust Digital Library, a nonprofit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving more than 17 million digitized items. Based on WSU Libraries’ most recent print holdings, faculty, staff and students will have reading […]
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CDSC Archivist Anastasia Tucker Earns Mellon Fellowship

Anastasia Tucker, education and outreach archivist in the Washington State University Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC), has been chosen from among more than 60 candidates for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Heritage. Fellows will participate in a three-year program that includes an orientation, coursework through award sponsor Rare […]
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