OSU Library August 2009 Update
August 20, 2009
For Immediate Release
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In this Update:
- New Library Hours
- Oklahoma Oral History Research Program has new leader
- ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online
The Library will continue to stay open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, but will close at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, rather than 9 p.m.
For a complete schedule of Library hours, visit www.library.okstate.edu or call the Hours Line at 405-744-5029.
The OSU Library welcomes Mary Larson, professor and head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program. From 1992 to1998, Mary worked with the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and for the last decade, she has served as assistant director of the University of Nevada Oral History Program.
Much of Mary's work in oral history has centered on evolving technologies, including best practices, ethical concerns and the utilization of new media formats for accessibility. For the last fifteen years, she has been involved in the technology dialogue on a national level, presenting papers, writing book chapters and articles, and teaching workshops. She is an active member of the Oral History Association.
The OSU Library has added Eighteenth Century Collections Online, an important digitization project within the humanities. It delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
The American Revolution. The French Revolution. The Industrial Revolution. The Eighteenth Century saw what many scholars believe to be the three most significant events in world history. Eighteenth Century Collections Online vividly brings this period to life with materials ranging from books and directories to Bibles, sheet music, sermons and advertisements.
- 26 million pages of text from more than 136,000 titles (155,000 volumes)
- Full-text search capabilities
- Well-known and lesser-known authors
- Canonical titles of the period as well as contemporary works that analyze and debate those titles
Questions regarding ECCO and how to use it may be directed to Dr. David Oberhelman, 405-744-9773.
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Last Updated: 26 August 2009