Kanopy Changes

Submitted by Kristin on Thu, 05/09/2019

Beginning Monday, May 13, most Kanopy streaming videos will need to be requested before viewing.

Previously, UGA users were able to view many films on the Kanopy site simply by opening them. After a film received a small number of views – no matter how brief – the UGA Libraries had to pay a substantial annual license fee for that film. As use has increased, our costs have risen sharply to the point that we can no longer afford to offer unmediated access.  While moving to request-based (mediated) access may not be as convenient, we are making this change to enable us to continue to provide access to Kanopy films but in a more sustainable way.

The new Kanopy will look the same as the old version. Films already licensed and paid for by the Libraries may be viewed immediately. If we have not licensed a film, you will be directed to a brief request form where you can explain why you need the film. The Libraries will strive to meet all requests for classroom or research use within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

Please note that most Kanopy licenses expire after one year. If you plan to screen a film for a class, you may wish to check with the Media Department to confirm that the film will still be under license on the date needed.

The Russell Library Remembers Lonnie King

Submitted by Ashton Ellett on Tue, 03/05/2019

Photo of Lonnie King talking

Lonnie King, an Arlington, Georgia, native and co-founder of the Atlanta Student Movement died early this morning (Tuesday, March 5, 2019). He was 82 years old.

While a student at Morehouse College, King, along with other members of the Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights, penned "An Appeal for Human Rights," which rebuked Atlanta for failing to live up to its self-styled slogan as "The City Too Busy To Hate." King and company led marches, sit-in protests, and boycotts across Atlanta in the early 1960s in an effort to end segregation and improve the social and economic standing of African Americans in the city and across the state. Both Lonnie King and Dr. Martin Luther King (no relation) were among the dozens arrested at Rich's Department Store in October 1960 for staging a sit-in at the segregated Magnolia Restaurant in Rich's Department Store. Following a protracted, student-inspired boycott, Rich's began desegregating its facilities in late 1961.  

Lonnie King also participated in the first organizational meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in May 1960 at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. That organization produced such prominent civil rights icons as Marion Berry, James Lawson, John Lewis, Charles McDew, and Diane Nash. King continued advocating for expanded civil and voting rights throughout his life.     

King sat down with Bob Short in 2009 to reflect on his experiences in and memories of the civil rights movement in Atlanta. That interview can be viewed at http://ohms.libs.uga.edu/viewer.php?cachefile=russell/RBRL220ROGP-086.xml. A full transcript of the interview may be viewed and downloaded at http://russelllibrarydocs.libs.uga.edu/ROGP-086_King.pdf. 

UGA-wide network and information systems outage, March 9

Submitted by Deborah on Tue, 03/05/2019

The University of Georgia will conduct network maintenance on Saturday, March 9 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This means that both campus internet and campus information systems will be down, possibly all day.

For the Libraries, this means that you will not be able to login to our computers, and our systems (e.g., websites and other resources) will be inaccessible. You will still be able to check out books.

Special Collections will also be affected. The outage will impact their ability to provide access to materials. If you would like to view materials on Saturday, please contact Special Collections at sclib@uga.edu or 706-542-7123 by 12pm on Friday, March 8th.

GIL and GALILEO will only be accessible if you are using a *non-UGA internet service provider* at the following URLs:


GIL-Find Catalog

GIL-Find should be accessible at https://galileo-usg-uga-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?tab=default_tab&vid=UGA&sortby=rank&lang=en_US. We have created a shorter link to it at https://bit.ly/2tSilo1.


Go to http://www.galileo.usg.edu. You will only be able to log in with the GALILEO password, not MyID. You will need to get the GALILEO password *before Saturday* by logging into GIL-Find and going to your library account. GALILEO password lookup will not be available on Saturday.






Frankenread Fun for Halloween!

Submitted by cleveland on Tue, 10/30/2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the UGA Libraries are joining forces with the English Department to offer a host of Frankenstein related activities in the month of October. The Frankenreads events are part of an international celebration organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.

On Halloween, Wednesday October 31st our Frankenread will begin in UGA’s Main Library at 8am and continue until 6pm. In the spirit of the novel’s multiple voices, readers will be drawn from across the campus and the larger Athens community. The Frankenread will be accompanied by a slideshow of images drawn from popular culture and curated by Dr. Christopher Pizzino (UGA English).

The final 30 minutes of our epic reading will take place at Ciné, Athens’s local independent movie theater, and just prior to a screening of Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The Frankenstein read-a-thon is sponsored by the UGA Colloquium in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature, directed by Dr. Roxanne Eberle (Associate Professor, UGA English) and Dr. Casie LeGette (Associate Professor, UGA English), in collaboration with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Ciné, and UGA’s Undergraduate English Association.

In addition to this epic “read-a-thon,” the library will host a movie marathon throughout the day in Lab A of the Main Library. There will be free popcorn and the opportunity to make your own Frankenstein memorabilia. 

During the entire month of October, the library will also present curated exhibits of Frankenstein texts and related materials.

Visit Hargrett Signature Gallery to see Making a Monster: A Writer’s Inspiration Installation as part of their History of the Book display.