Center for Research Libraries FOCUS on Global Resources newsletter, Spring 2012 issue (“2012 CRL Primary Source Awards”) is now available online.
IN THIS ISSUE
Comments from CRL President Bernard Reilly
CRL PRIMARY SOURCE AWARDS
A brief overview of the program.
AWARD FOR ACCESS
Dan Reboussin, Head, African Studies Collections, University of Florida
Nominated by Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Florida
For developing access to the Jean-Marie Derscheid Collection, a rich set of manuscripts documenting pre-colonial and colonial events in Burundi, Eastern Congo, and Rwanda.
AWARD FOR RESEARCH
Amy Brady, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
For creating hyperspectral digital images of New Deal Federal Theatre Project primary sources at the Library of Congress that made visible handwritten notes and other time-faded marginalia and disclosed the unconventional political views of avant-garde artists participating in the program.
AWARD FOR TEACHING
Dr. Sayre Greenfield, Professor of English, University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg campus)
Nominated by Amanda Folk, Reference/Public Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Required students in a History of the English Language course to produce a research paper that tracks the changes in meaning and usage over the centuries of a single word (of their choosing) using primary sources.
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