Out Loud

Written by Alex Thomas and Laura Sorvetti today

9 Halloween costume ideas from University Archives

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We had fun going through the University Archives collections to find photos to inspire your last-minute Halloween costumes (or to look at just because they are AWESOME). And there’s more where these came from.

Written by Michele Wyngard yesterday

Archiving Gems

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October is California Archives Month! Celebrate with the students and staff of Robert E. Kennedy’s Special Collections and Archives as we share some of our favorite discoveries in the archives… Archives hold the promise of discovery. Not just discovery of

Written by Laura Sorvetti yesterday

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

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This post was written by Amy Strickland (ME ’15), a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This summer I worked on several projects in Special Collections and Archives, including scanning all the aerial photographs of campus in the University Archives Photograph

Written by Alex Thomas yesterday

The Sound of Yesterday

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“… President Carter has asked Congress for standby power to ration gasoline…” “Hello! You’re on 91 Talkback.” “Hi, I’d like to talk about the draft…” “…law enforcement officials had predicted that UFW leader Cesar Chavez would lead thousands of striking

Written by Derrick Usher yesterday

Appreciating Special Collections and Archives

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October is American Archives Month and California Archives Month, a time for us to focus on the importance of record keeping and to enhance public recognition for the people and programs that are responsible for maintaining the vital historical records

Written by Jan Kline a few days ago

Two books, two marriages, two psychopaths: You Should Have Known, and Gone Girl

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These two books could put you off marriage altogether. Every married person has the occasional “who ARE you??” moment with their spouse, but both of these books take it to extremes. Maybe it’s because I do a lot of my

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Council of Library Deans supports goals of historic state legislation

California is the first state to pass legislation to ensure that publicly funded research is made available to the public. California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Legislation (A.B. 609) was signed into law on September 29, 2014, by Governor Jerry Brown. This new law requires public access to research funded by the California Department of Public Health within 12 months of initial publication. This way, doctors, patients, researchers, educators, students, entrepreneurs, and others can benefit from the research.

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Exploring Open Data: Campus and city perspectives

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Open data has begun to rapidly transform business, government, the sciences, and citizen engagement in the 21st century. Built on the principles of open access, open data promotes free access to datasets to use, re-use and distribute for an ever-growing

Written by Rachel Scott a few weeks ago

Getting into the “school mindset” and starting your quarter off the right way

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Fall quarter can be a tough transition. Coming from a relaxed, summer state of mind into a hectic, busy, this-is-due-tomorrow mindset is a hard adjustment. However, this transition is something that has to be done sooner or later, and I

Written by Tyler Deitz a few weeks ago

Introducing our updated and integrated Out Loud blog

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Hey everyone! This is Tyler Deitz, the library’s new web developer student assistant. Starting this summer I have been working on a new iteration of our library’s excellent Out Loud blog, with the main task of unifying the blog’s layout with

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