Access Mast

volume 12| no. 1 | fall 2006

Bruce Feiler Coming to Waco Nov. 9 for Library Fundraiser
Connect w/BU Authors Program Announced
Hightower Exhibit to Open at Poage in October
Royce-Darden Digitization Project Moves Forward

Central Libraries Change and Rearrange to Improve Services
Library Research Workshops Scheduled for Fall
Changes Implemented in PawPrints Printing Network
Check It Out: New Tools and Resources
Wiki and Blog Tools Now Available Through Blackboard
On The Cutting Edge: Read the Fine Print: Author's Rights

Upcoming Events

From the Dean


I hope that you will mark your calendars and make plans to be with us for the Ferguson-Clark Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Waco Hall. In light of current events in the Middle East this will be a very timely lecture by Bruce Feiler.

In response to an op-ed piece in the New York Times and his 2004 book People Get Ready! A New History of Black Gospel Music, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden attracted the attention of businessman and philanthropist Charles Royce. The result is a project to digitize this rare and quickly disappearing music.

Other stories of note include the opening of the Hightower exhibit in the BCPM in October and an important piece co-authored by Billie Peterson-Lugo and Beth Tice on the current state of scholarly communication - something all faculty will find interesting.

Finally, you will want to read the story detailing the moves and rearrangements in the Central Libraries that occurred over the summer to better serve you, our clients.

These are but a sample of the interesting and informative articles in this issue of Access. Enjoy!

Bill Hair
Interim Dean of Libraries