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  • Posted: August 24, 2018
    Randall Library: Aura of Mystery

    Randal Library is pleased to announce a new augmented reality library experience, Randall Explorer: Aura of Mystery! This game uses augmented reality technology to guide players through the library as they seek out the visual triggers that will lead them to their next clue. Learn about some of the library’s most important locations and how to navigate our collections while collecting badges and solving a mystery!

     

    To begin your experience, start with the Randall Explorer tutorial: https://library.uncw.edu/web/ar/tutorial.php

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  • Posted: August 20, 2018
    50+ Database subscriptions

    Randall Library has added over 50 new database subscriptions for the 2018-19 academic year, expanding research resources for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Notable new databases include Westlaw Campus Research, Springer Nature Experiments, and AAS Historical Periodicals Collection.

    Browse the list of new databases, or find databases by subject.

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  • Posted: August 20, 2018

    Thirteen UNC System Libraries, including UNCW’s Randall Library, have been awarded a $100,000 grant for creating an infrastructure for long-term preservation of books as part of a shared collection. 

    This funding is part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program – federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that are awarded by the State Library to eligible North Carolina libraries as investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities.

    “The LSTA grant will sustain the cultural legacy of the print record by helping us identify at-risk collections and formalize a method for retaining them,” said UNC-Asheville’s University Librarian Leah Dunn, who is leading the project. Through analysis of overlap and uniqueness of titles, a framework for identifying, marking, and sharing titles tagged for long-term retention will be developed. This “collective collection” concept that will be developed as a result of this project will lead to cost-effective, collaborative preservation strategies and collection development strategies.

    Partner libraries in this effort are UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, NC A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University.

    This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-18-0034-18).

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. This year’s federal allotment to North Carolina was $2.6 million and the grant awarded here was one of the 53 for fiscal year 2018-2019 awarded to North Carolina libraries.

    For more information about UNCW’s Randall Library, visit https://library.uncw.edu  or contact Jeanne Cross via email at crossj [at] uncw.edu

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  • Posted: August 14, 2018
    What's New at Randall - Fall 2018

    Welcome back, Seahawks! We've been working hard this summer and will continue to work hard throughout the semester. In addition to new restrooms and a new fire alarm system, we've made improvements to spaces you love and have designed new spaces to help you through the academic year. Please read below for some exciting updates and feel free to let us know what you think by emailing libref [at] uncw.edu (subject: Randall%20Improvements) . #randallimprovements

     

     

     

     

     

    NEW SPACES

    Restrooms

    Brand new restrooms on the first and second floor are now open. New restrooms at Randall Library were a long time coming and their opening is a major step forward for our facility. The new restrooms exceed our capacity requirements, are ADA compliant, are centrally located, include a family-friendly option, and are a clean and modern alternative to the existing bathrooms. Finishing touches on all the restrooms will be made throughout the semester. Besides the installation of obvious finishing touches like mirrors and permanent soap dispensers, some more aggressive improvements have to be completed. The intention of Library and UNCW leadership is that the necessary work will be phased throughout the fall semester and a schedule of that work will be shared upon its completion.  Until that time, all restrooms on the first floor (new and existing) will remain open.

     


    Fire Alarm

    To improve your safety, Randall Library is now equipped with a brand new fire alarm system


    Digital Makerspace

    Located on the first floor of Randall Library, the Digital Makerspace is designed to bring access to emerging technologies, such as virtual reality and 3D printing, to all UNCW students, staff and faculty in support of digital creation and literacy. Brought to you by Randall Library and the Technology Assistance Center (TAC), we currently offer HTC VIVE virtual reality equipment and content, 3D printing services, a 3D scanner, 360 camera and high-end development computers with special software including Adobe Creative Cloud. To learn more or make a reservation to use the space, please visit http://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu. Or stop by our Open House on Tuesday September 11 from 3-6pm.


    Pelican Gallery

    In an effort to create multiple types of study areas, we installed whiteboard walls in the Pelican Gallery on the first floor. The new walls create the perfect spot for group study and allowed us to reorganize the pelican art work.

     

     

     


    Quiet Study Lounge

    RL2016 on the second floor, formerly a graduate study space, is now open to all students as a quiet study lounge. Your UNCW OneCard will gain you access to this space. 


    Fresh Paint

    Approximately half the first floor received a fresh coat of paint this summer and we plan to phase the additional painting of both the first and second floors throughout the academic year.

    COMING SOON

    Vending 

    Continued construction on the first floor will make way for a second food option at Randall Library- indoor vending machines for drinks and snacks. 


    Group Study Rooms

    In the coming weeks, 2 semi-private group study rooms will be constructed behind the new first floor restrooms. These group study rooms will be available on our reservation system. Additionally, various staff office moves over the next several weeks will open up 3 additional study rooms on the second floor. 

     

    Faculty Commons

    The need to hire and retain the best faculty to teach UNCW students increases alongside the growth of the student body. In order for faculty to be able to work together to build the best curriculum and most effective teaching techniques, Randall Library has partnered with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to provide a space for this important work. Creating a space for faculty across disciplines to work together in order to give students the best possible academic experience has long been a goal for the Library and CTE. The Faculty Commons will be located on the second floor and is expected to open during the fall semester.


     

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