• 2022 SCRC Faculty Fellows Program Call for Proposals

    April 12, 2021

    The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries is now accepting proposals for two Faculty Fellows who would like to provide students with an opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes. Proposal applications for the development or revision of a 3-credit course to be taught in the Fall ...

  • Libraries Receive Two Access and Digitization Grants

    April 12, 2021

    Cross-campus collaborations led by Syracuse University Libraries’ Digital Library Program has resulted in two Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) access and digitization grants. One grant is for $1,000 to create metadata for 200 objects from the collection of La Casita Cultural Center, and the other grant is for $5,000 to digitize and transcribe ...

  • SU Libraries Collections Review, 2020-2021

    April 9, 2021

    Overview SU Libraries, as well as other University units, received a reduced budget for 2020-2021. Reductions were therefore implemented across all areas of the Libraries’ budget, including collections. Since the collections budget is such a significant portion of the Libraries’ overall budget (over 40%), it was not possible for it to be exempted. As a result, Libraries’ ...

  • Syracuse Hosting Hult Prize Regional Impact Competition

    April 7, 2021

    On Friday, April 9, Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars will virtually host approximately three dozen teams from 19 countries and all five continents for the prestigious Hult Prize Regional Impact Summit competition. This year’s Hult Prize 2021 Challenge is centered around the theme “Food for Good.” Hult Prize Impact Summits are hosted in ...

  • Celebration of National Libraries Week 2021

    March 26, 2021

    The Syracuse University Libraries will celebrate National Libraries Week April 4 – 10, 2021. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library,” and it promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the walls of a building. During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding ...

  • Virtual Living Library Event Scheduled for April 7

    March 26, 2021

    The Syracuse University Libraries will host its first virtual Living Library event on Wednesday, April 7 from noon to 5 p.m. on Zoom. During this event, “living books” representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds and life experiences will share their stories in conversation with individual “readers.” The Syracuse University Living Library, now in its ...

  • Message from the Dean

    March 19, 2021

    I join the Chancellor, our Chief Diversity Officer, colleagues across campus, and my fellow Syracuse University Libraries’ staff members in condemning the recent hate crimes against Asian and Asian American women in Atlanta, who were six of the eight victims who lost their lives in this recent xenophobic attack.  I had the chance to see yesterday ...

  • Libraries to Adopt Quartex, an Adam Matthew Digital Platform, for its Digital Collections

    March 12, 2021

    Syracuse University Libraries recently selected Quartex as its new platform for in-house digital collections. Quartex, designed by Adam Matthew Digital, is a flexible and responsive hosted digital asset management platform with extensive front-end capabilities that enables organizations to showcase, share and celebrate their archival materials with a global community of users. Déirdre Joyce, head of ...

  • SU Selected to Host Hult Prize Regional Competition

    March 4, 2021

    The prestigious Hult Prize Foundation has selected Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars (LaunchPad) to host the Hult Prize Regional Summit. Hult Prize Impact Summits are hosted in 100 locations around the world, and this year Syracuse is one of only three regional hosts in North America. Winners of the regional campus competitions go ...

  • Data Tool Expands Support of News Text Mining

    February 24, 2021

    Syracuse University Libraries is pleased to announce that enhanced text mining for newspaper content is now available within the ProQuest database platform called TDM Studio.  The Libraries is an early adopter of this researcher-friendly text mining tool.  One component of the tool, ProQuest TDM Studio Visualizations, does not require advanced coding skills and supports point ...