University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Libraries Join HathiTrust

University of Arkansas: University of Arkansas Libraries Join HathiTrust. “The University of Arkansas Libraries have joined HathiTrust, a non-profit global collaborative of more than 200 research and academic libraries with a mission of ensuring that the cultural record is preserved and accessible in the future. The U of A campus will benefit from an increase in digital resources as well as enhanced accessibility. Specialized features facilitate access by persons with print disabilities and allow users to gather subsets of the digital library into collections that can be searched and browsed.”

University of Arkansas: Providing Context: Fulbright’s History Now Online, To Be Added Near Statue

University of Arkansas: Providing Context: Fulbright’s History Now Online, To Be Added Near Statue. “An overview of key events in former university president and U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright’s life and political career is now available online. The new resource includes an overview of Fulbright’s political and civil rights record, links to educational resources and a summary of events that led the university to this point.”

University of Arkansas: Online Mapping Tool to Accelerate Access to Critical Data on Agriculture Commodity Supply Chains

University of Arkansas: Online Mapping Tool to Accelerate Access to Critical Data on Agriculture Commodity Supply Chains. “The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) reported today that they will be transforming their existing manually-operated commodity mapping tool into a web-based, self-guided resource that will rapidly increase the number of companies that can access commodity data points. This new online tool will enable companies to self-map risk assessment and action recommendations of all food and fiber-based commodity supply chains, covering the global production of over 200 commodities. This work is made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation.”

University of Arkansas: New Digital Collection Celebrates History of Campus Buildings

University of Arkansas: New Digital Collection Celebrates History of Campus Buildings. “The Libraries Special Collections Division and Digital Services Department have teamed up to create the digital collection Campus Life and the Life of the Campus: 150 Years on ‘The Hill’ in celebration of the U of A’s sesquicentennial. The collection contains 114 digitized objects documenting the transformation of the U of A’s buildings and spaces over the last 150 years.”

SameSport.Arkansas Launch & Panel: Sports as a Tool for Social Change (University of Arkansas)

University of Arkansas: SameSport.Arkansas Launch & Panel: Sports as a Tool for Social Change. “SameSport-Arkansas is an inclusive two-sided community marketplace that makes it easier for people with disabilities to find accessible sports and activities in the area. A one-stop online database, samesport.org, hosts a curated user-friendly database with search filters (sports, inclusivity, level, age, disability, availability online), and description of each location with photos, price and schedule.”

University of Arkansas: Tyson Family Foundation Gift to Create Digital Library and Art Publication Funds

University of Arkansas: Tyson Family Foundation Gift to Create Digital Library and Art Publication Funds . “Mike Bieker, director of the U of A Press and assistant vice chancellor and director of operations and finance, said, ‘As the University of Arkansas Press celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are grateful for this tremendous gift from the Tyson Family Foundation. These funds will be used for two purposes: to digitize our entire collection of books, making them more widely available and accessible than ever before, and to advance our potential in the field of art publishing by supporting scholarship that explores the history and meaning of art and its effect on our lives. These fantastic initiatives would not be possible without the continued support and generosity of the Tyson family.’”

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize Largest Collection of University Photos to Date

University of Arkansas: Libraries Digitize Largest Collection of University Photos to Date. “The University of Arkansas Picture Collection (MC 2467) contains around 5,500 photos and negatives depicting the U of A campus and scenes from around the state. Now, over 1,300 of these items have been digitized and made available to the public online at no cost. Images will continue to be added to the digital collection over the course of this multi-year project.”

University of Arkansas: Arkansas Doctors, Gov. Hutchinson and U of A Professors to Teach on COVID-19

University of Arkansas: Arkansas Doctors, Gov. Hutchinson and U of A Professors to Teach on COVID-19. “The University of Arkansas Honors College will present a daily online forum titled Pandemic, which will bring together medical professionals, faculty experts and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to provide context on the global health crisis. Pandemic, to be offered May 11-22, is one of the first college courses in the nation to focus on COVID-19 and will examine the crisis from multiple perspectives, from public health to supply chain management and economic impacts. Honors students across the state may enroll in the course, and anyone who is interested may sit in.”

University of Arkansas: Webinar Series to Give Caregivers Tips for Teaching Children With Disabilities During Pandemic

University of Arkansas: Webinar Series to Give Caregivers Tips for Teaching Children With Disabilities During Pandemic. “University of Arkansas professor Peggy Schaefer-Whitby has teamed up with the state’s Center for Exceptional Families to support caregivers who are educating children with disabilities at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly a dozen special education experts across Arkansas — and two other states — have created a three-part webinar series to assist parents who may be struggling.”