digital-archives-research-group-thumbnail-1The University Libraries’ Special Collections Department hosted an open house on October 12 from 3:30-5:00pm in McCain Library & Archives Room 305. During this time, Special Collections curators were available to discuss collection strengths, research assistance, and services offered for student and class use.

Special Collections houses collections relating to the history of the university, Mississippi history, children’s literature and many other areas of focus. Examples from the collections were on display with curators available to connect faculty, staff, and students to the primary sources and services offered in the library. This event was sponsored by the Digital Archives Research Group and Special Collections. The group focuses on the problems and possibilities raised by digital and paper archives for humanities scholars and teachers. For questions about the open house, contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347.

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