Today’s world of always-online smartphones and ubiquitous Wi-Fi makes it hard to imagine the online landscape faced by North Carolina libraries in April 1998, when NC LIVE was first available. A Pew Research Center report from that year showed only 41% of American adults used the internet, 35% used email, and only 13% had ever made an online purchase.
Your new library is closer to being a reality! The contract for construction has been awarded and the chosen firm, New Atlantic Contracting, Inc., will begin their work shortly. Completion of the new library is expected in the Summer of 2014. The new library will provide a comfortable, beautiful, and dynamic place for students to study, research, collaborate, and gather for intellectual and artistic interaction. Our students deserve the best environment and collections to support their artistic and academic work and the new library will provide this environment.
The original story of the Pickle mascot is alive and well in the UNCSA archives to enlighten and entertain. Presented to the archives in 1992 on the 20th anniversary of the second Homecoming weekend, the story tells of two humble music students who delighted their mates with a story of the best pickles in town and yielded up a now famous mascot for the young school. Enjoy!
NCLIVE, the statewide library database available to all residents of North Carolina, has developed a portal to provide easier access to its e-book collections. The new portal makes it easier for users to search the six collections of e-books which provide access to over 20,000 titles in fields like history, literature, career information and self-help. The link is accessible under Browse Databases by Title on this website or at http://nclive.org/browse/eBooks.
"It is fitting that the library, the heart of any campus, should be named in honor of the two persons who have provided the heart of the School of the Arts since its inception. Their constant devotion and tireless spirit made possible the full birth and growth of an incomparable dream."
Chancellor Robert Suderburg
The Semans Library is pleased to announce the addition of recorded books to our database offerings. The selections are available through NCLIVE under the title Recorded Books One Click (General Reference Databases). The downloads are currently available only to PC users; Mac users should have access soon. Please contact the library if you have questions.
The Semans Library is pleased to announce the addition of four new databases through NCLIVE. They are Art and Architecture Complete (Art Databases), Biography Reference Center (General Reference Databases), Environment Complete (Science and Math Databases) and Legal Information Reference Center (Legal Databases). These resources add full-text articles and books in numerous subject areas. Please contact the library if you have questions regarding the use of these sources or need the NCLIVE password for off-campus access.
The Semans Library announces the launch of more than 100 new PBS videos available now through the NC LIVE Video Collection website, including the complete 14-part award-winning Civil Rights Era documentary, Eyes on the Prize. The new videos also include the popular Ken Burns’ series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and Masterpiece Theater titles including Wuthering Heights, Turn of the Screw, Wind in the Willows, A
The library is pleased to announce its online subscription to the Historical New York Times with Index. The full-text database covers the years 1851 – 2007 with the index covering 1851 – 1993. The link is under the heading for General Newspaper Articles on the library’s website. The index is searchable by subject, location, person or organization. Abstracts from the New York Times Index are included. The library currently has the New York Times on microfilm from 1950 through 2009. Current articles are included in the Inf