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Baylor's New Webex Launches Earlier than Anticipated
Due to the great partnership with Cisco Webex and excellent preparation, Baylor's new Webex was launched in just 40 minutes earlier today. Baylor faculty and staff can experience the new Webex at

Libraries Announce “Info To Go” Service, Includes Curbside Pickup, Delivery Options
The University Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, Info To Go, which offers a range of options for connecting library resources with Baylor scholars working remotely from the Waco campus. Information on the options available can be found at

Subscription Renewal Retains Wall Street Journal for the Baylor Community
The Libraries are pleased to announce that all Baylor students, faculty and staff will continue to enjoy access to The Wall Street Journal as a result of a recent subscription purchased by the university. Members of the Baylor community can utilize this online subscription from The Wall Street Journal website and the WSJ app.

Baylor Libraries Aid Waco’s Coronavirus Fight by 3D Printing Devices for Family Health Clinic
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2020) – Thanks to the resources of the Baylor University Libraries, health care professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Family Health Center Waco have received 550 3D-printed surgical mask tension-relief bands produced on equipment from the libraries’ Experiential Learning Commons (ELC).

Baylor Introduces Zoom to Enhance Support of Online Teaching, Learning and Working
Baylor has officially added Zoom to its suite of videoconferencing applications, which also includes Cisco’s Webex and Microsoft Teams. This enterprise license allows students, faculty, and staff to leverage Zoom’s features using a Bear ID, password, and Duo two-factor authentication in support of online teaching, learning, and teleworking.

Libraries Expand Access to Important Resources Through Participation in HathiTrust’s “Emergency Temporary Access Service”
The Baylor Libraries’ membership in HathiTrust – described as “a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world” on their website – is expanding access to digital copies of the Libraries’ holdings through a special Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), effective immediately.

Libraries Announce New Workshop on Test Integrity, Design & Accommodations for Online Learning
New workshop aims to help faculty ensure integrity in evaluations for online classes

Libraries Digital Collections Unveil New Look, New Platform with Move to Quartex from AMDigital
The Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP) team of the University Libraries unveiled a revamped and enhanced interface for the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections this week. The upgrade comes thanks to a switch from the CONTENTdm platform to Quartex from Adam Matthew Digital, and it brings functional as well as aesthetic upgrades to more than 60 digital collections hosted by the University Libraries. The collections are available for research at

UPDATED: Libraries Close to Walk-In Traffic, Continue Support and Services Online in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
UPDATE: The Libraries continue to restrict access to the Central Libraries to Baylor ID Card swipe access and to allow access to its special collection libraries by appointment only. In addition, areas within the Central Libraries are closed to traffic and materials should be returned to external drop boxes.

Two Baylor Librarians’ Research Published in the Journal of Creative Library Practice
Two Baylor librarians in the research and engagement department had their research published as a co-authored article in the March issue of the Journal of Creative Library Practice.

Baylor University to Receive Bishop College Historical Archives
Alumni from Bishop College, a historic university established in 1881 in Marshall, Texas, for African American Baptist students, have graciously agreed to donate the college’s archives to Baylor University. These archives will be held in The Texas Collection, adding to its holdings that encompass the rich history of Baptist institutions established in our state as well as African American historical archives.

Tumbleweed Smith, Creator of “Sounds of Texas,” Signs Agreement to Donate Archives to Oral History Institute
In a move that brings one of the largest privately-owned collections of oral history interviews to Baylor University, the Institute for Oral History has signed an agreement with Tumbleweed Smith, founder and host of “Sounds of Texas,” to bring his recordings to the Baylor Libraries.

Research Spotlight: Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition Creators Highlight Baylor Libraries
A blog post from the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition team highlights the Baylor Libraries' use of the Saint John's Bible in research and outreach

New Dedicated Search Feature Allows for Enhanced Use of Newspaper Collections
The Baylor Libraries announce the launch of a new Featured Newspapers tool in OneSearch, the unified search tool that queries the Libraries’ holdings. Users can now search directly within more than one billion newspaper articles across hundreds of newspapers.

Jeffry Archer Appointed Dean of University Libraries at Baylor
Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announces that Jeffry Archer, Associate Dean of User Services at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, will join Baylor University as Dean of University Libraries, effective June 1, 2020.

Celebrating the life of Rev. Clay Evans
The world lost a titan in the field of African-American religion on November 27 when the Rev. Clay Evans passed away at the age of 94 in his home city of Chicago. Evans was the founder and long-serving pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and an accomplished recording artist and songwriter.

New Subscription Broadens Access to <em>The New York Times</em>
Baylor's new digital subscription to The New York Times enables students, faculty and staff to enjoy free, year-round access to and NYT mobile apps.

Research & Engagement Librarian Hosting Series of Systematic Reviews Workshops
Vedana Vaidhyanathan, MSLS, hosting series of workshops centered on systematic review process

Presentations for 2019 Fundamentals of Data Research Fellows Set for September 16 in Moody 104 Active Learning Lab
Event honoring the 2019 FDR scholars set to showcase digital poster presentations of 15 data research projects

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Retired Dean of Libraries, Dr. Avery Sharp
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Avery T. Sharp, Ph.D., who served in several roles at Baylor, including assistant director of Moody Library, dean of University Libraries and reference librarian of Armstrong Browning Library, until his retirement in 2013. Dr. Sharp died July 25.

Updated: Renovations Continue Throughout the Central Libraries This Summer
Renovations to an area on the second floor of Moody Memorial Library are underway and will extend in stages through August

Baylor Libraries and SCELC Consortium Partners Announce Affiliation with The Open Library of Humanities
The Baylor Libraries have joined a growing number of academic institutions that seek to expand opportunities for academic publishing in the humanities through the Open Library of Humanities’ partnership subsidy system.

Evans Receives Prestigious Nancy B. Olson Award
At this year's ALA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Associate Librarian and Assistant Director for Library Collections Services Bruce Evans received the Nancy B. Olson Award (formerly called the "OLAC Award")

Baylor Institute of Oral History Joins the Baylor Libraries
As of June 1, 2019, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History became part of the Baylor Libraries

University Libraries Announce 2019 Teaching Fellows
The University Libraries announce the fifth cohort of libraries teaching fellows who will spend time this summer conducting research in the libraries' special collections.

Emeritus Professor Rita S. Patteson Honored as Mace-Bearer for Baylor Graduation Ceremony

Associate Professor Emeritus and former Armstrong Browning Library Director Rita S. Patteson has been chosen as mace-bearer for the Baylor graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon, May 17.


Baylor Libraries Acquire Research Collection of New Testament Scholar Eldon Jay Epp
Baylor Libraries announce acquisition of research collection of New Testament scholar Eldon Jay Epp

Baylor University Libraries Acquire Heritage Edition of Saint John’s Bible, The First Hand-Illuminated Bible Created Since the Invention of the Printing Press
Baylor Libraries acquire Heritage Edition of the Saint John's Bible, a very rare, hand-illuminated edition of the Bible conceived and led by a former calligrapher to the Queen of England

Gift from Schumacher Foundation Supports Baylor Libraries
$80,000 gift from the Schumacher Foundation of Columbus, Ohio supports technology in Moody 104 Active Learning Lab

Baylor Libraries and the Institute for Oral History Launch Women's Collections Site
The Baylor Libraries and the Institute for Oral History, in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies program, launched a new research resource that makes archival collections featuring women more accessible.

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