Month: May 2018

Digital Scholarship Spotlight: A Brief History of the African American Press

Graduate students in English Literature must fulfill a Book and Media History course requirement for their degree program. In Winter 2018, this course took on a new aspect by combining book history with digital humanities. Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English John Shanahan partnered with Dr. Ana Lucic, Digital

More Specialized Work Spaces Available at JTR

The availability of new spaces and services offered as part of Phase 3 of the John T. Richardson Library renovation continues. Earlier this year, we launched the 1581 Media Studios: sound-buffered rooms for 1-2 people to record and edit audio-visual projects for either class assignments or personal interest. With over

DePaul University Transfer Students

Information Literacy and Transfer Student Success

A commitment to student success was a core component of Vision 2018, one seen in the library through the establishment of our Learning Commons partnerships and our work with colleagues to identify undergraduate learning goals for information literacy in first-year programs including Chicago Quarter and WRD 104. As we move

Tell Us About Textbooks (Faculty Edition)

While there are many components to the educational affordability problem, the high cost of textbooks is one area where faculty, students, and staff can make a difference by participating in the conversation and initiatives. On March 6, 2018, as part of Open Education Week activities, the DePaul University Library welcomed

Un/Common Copies: Zines in Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is home to a wide variety of research materials that are rare, unique, and valuable (think vellum, embellished leather bindings, university records, one of a kind letters and photographs, etc.). So why are collections of photocopies getting so much attention? Our zine collections have  attracted recent