Friday, July 31, 2015

Boost Your Scholarly Profile: Get Started with Twitter

We hope you enjoyed the Boost Your Scholarly Profile web series! Our final post focuses on academic/professional micro-blogging! If you don't yet have a Twitter account, the guide walks you through how to get started. If you already Tweet, the guide provides tips and additional readings for increasing your professional visibility with Twitter.

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Resource: Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool created for libraries that provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique primary resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.  Off-campus users will log in with their regular username (before the @catamount or @wcu) and password.

Image credit for featured item: Family portrait from Hunter Library Digital CollectionsAll rights reserved. For permissions, contact Hunter Library Special Collections, Western Carolina U, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Boost Your Scholarly Profile, Task 4: Submit your scholarship to the institutional repository

This task has a high impact on the discoverability of your scholarly work. The guide, created by our Digital Initiatives Librarian, will walk you through the process of submitting your scholarship to the institutional repository, NC DOCKS, and give you information about open access and your author rights.