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Trump Approves OPEN Government Data Act

Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, a sweeping, government-wide mandate requiring U.S. federal agencies to publish all non-sensitive government information – including federally-funded research – as open data. “This bill is a huge win for innovation, transparency and openness – and most of all, for taxpayers […]

Audio Recording Studio in JBD!

The James B. Duke Library now has an audio recording studio thanks to the Information Technology Services department. The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center. The room is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. Faculty, staff […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Nathaniel DeSantis (’19)! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Nathaniel wins a private study room in the library for the month of January. Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall • large study table with 4 chairs • super-duper […]

New Database: Ethnic NewsWatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a collection of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database includes the module Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989. This hard-to-find content provides primary source […]

Rare Book Acquisitions in 2018

The following rare books, letters, and tracts were acquired by Furman’s Special Collections and Archives over the past year.  

Winter Interim Hours

Jan 2 Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 3 Thu 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 4 Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 5 Sat CLOSED Jan 6 Sun CLOSED Jan 7 Mon 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 8 Tues 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 9 Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 10 Thu 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 11 Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm Jan 12 Sat 1:00pm – 5:00pm Jan 13 Sun 1:00pm – 9:00pm