GALILEO Access Restored

GALILEO users at ASC,

We are pleased to report that GALILEO, the Digital Library of Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and GeorgiaInfo are now available again after this morning’s issues.

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If you continue to experience any issues, please use the GALILEO Contact Us (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact) feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Library Hours Around Fall Break

leafMcCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Fall Break, October 16 – 19, 2014:

Wed., 10/15         Open 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thurs., 10/16      Open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (No Classes)

Fri., 10/17            CLOSED (Campus Holiday)

Sat., 10/18           Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun., 10/19          1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our LibGuides and Instant Message/Chat Reference Service for help at a distance.  Enjoy the break!

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

Database Trial: The Vogue Digital Archive (through November 3, 2014)

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McCain Library has begun a 30-day trial of the Vogue Digital Archive and hopes that students will find it useful!  We envision it being relevant for the First Year Seminar “Fashion Matters,” and for projects in Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Women’s Studies, and more.

The trial period will end on November 3, by which time the library expects to proceed with a one-year subscription. Current students, faculty and staff may access it on or off-campus*:

More information:

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day. In addition to the editorial content, all covers, advertisements and pictorial features have been captured as separate documents to allow for searching and discovery.

For advertisements, the featured company and brand names have been assigned to the document records, and all image captions are captured to a high accuracy, allowing accurate retrieval of photographs and illustrations. Contributor names that appear in image credits, such as photographers, stylists and illustrators, are also indexed.

Near the top of the search screen, researchers will see the option to Browse Issues.  If there is a particular month or year of interest, click there to skim an entire issue of the magazine.

One may also limit a search by journal editor to find items published during the editorship of, say, Agnes Scott alumna Jessica Daves (1952-1962), Diana Vreeland (1963-71), or Anna Wintour (1988-present). The Vogue Archive also features specialist indexing of full-page images from photo features. This has been newly created by Condé Nast, with expert indexers using controlled lists to apply keywords to each separate image within a document. There are separate designated fields for Fashion Item (e.g. kimono, Breton jacket, scoop neckline), Person Pictured, Company/brand, Designer Name and Material (e.g. chiffon, wool, taffeta).

If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

*If you need the current GALILEO password for Agnes Scott College, see Moodle’s LIB 101.

Fall Hours for The Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center

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The Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center, located on Floor 2 of McCain Library, is a museum displaying historical documents, photographs and artifacts relating to Agnes Scott (the person and the institution) and the Scott family.

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Highlights of the Scott family collection on display include a child’s suit that was made by Agnes Scott for her son George Washington Scott, Agnes Scott’s spinning wheel, George Washington Scott’s Civil War cavalry sword, Agnes Scott’s family Bible, and other family books, letters and pictures. Highlights of the Agnes Scott College collection on display include the handwritten minutes of the 1889 meeting at which the school was founded, a picture of the student body in 1891, one of the first two diplomas ever issued by the school in 1893, student rules and regulations over the decades and a collection of rings, including rings from the early years before the adoption of the black onyx in 1935.

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A photo display tracks the development of the institution decade-by-decade from 1889 to the present, including campus buildings and student activities and fashions.  It also shows aerial views of the college over the years from the 1920s to the present.

Hours for fall semester 2014 are as follows:

  • Monday – 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Friday – 2:30-4 p.m.

If you would like access at other times, please contact Marianne Bradley.

Click here for more photos and information about the museum and the Agnes Scott historical materials on display.

Library Hours – Labor Day Weekend

McCain Library will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday but will be open this weekend as follows:

Friday                8:00 am – 6:oo pm

Saturday           9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday              1:00 pm – 2:00 am [Visitors must leave at 10:30 pm]

Monday             CLOSED

Tuesday             8:00 am – 2:00 am [Visitors must leave at 10:30 pm]

When you’re not studying here, don’t miss the free events at the Decatur Book Festival!