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Louie's Legacy: The South Campus QR Code District



We hope you'll have a chance to explore the South Campus QR Code District, part of the ongoing Louie's Legacy project. The project is a collaborative effort of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) History department, its Public History classes, and Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Students have researched and identified more than 75 sites on NAU's campus, they are now adding sites from parts of south campus. Users can visit a website via the posted QR codes placed on building across campus and learn more about the history and stories for each site.

To learn more about the project visit: http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/louies_legacy/ .

Above image: Aerial View of Central Campus, 1967. Call # NAU.ARC.1967-68.2.2




The library has a new service desk: the Tech Desk! Located on the second floor across from the Learning Studio, the Tech Desk is your one-stop shop for help with technology in the library.

We can help you with any software used in the library, including (but not limited to) Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro, and ProTools, as well as library hardware like printers, scanners, and checkout equipment. The Tech Desk also replaces the Studios Desk, formerly located in The Studios on the first floor.

Technology help is available anytime the desk is open. You can contact us in several ways:

  • Stop by in person
  • Chat with us. Click the Tech Desk icon on the desktop of any workstation in the library or Chat with us via the web.
  • Call 928-523-6820 or email library.techdesk@nau.edu
  • For in-depth help, schedule a consultation using the link on the Tech Desk page.


A Legacy of Canyon Adventure-The George Billingsley Collection

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If you haven’t ventured below the rim of the Grand Canyon, you’re missing the best part! For those with a more adventuresome personality (and extra leisure time), the panoramic landscape, geology, as well as unique flora and fauna are waiting to be experienced. Regardless of the time of year and trail or site trekked, the interior Canyon experience leaves a permanent mark on the visitor’s psyche. For a select few, it is a passionate love affair and devotion to the Canyon that leads to numerous adventures and experiences with family and friends. Few have loved or experienced the Canyon to the depth and breath as George Billingsley.

Special Collections is proud to announce the opening of the George Billingsley collection. This collection is the latest in a long list of archival collections documenting hiking and recreation in the Grand Canyon, including Harvey Butchart, Josef Muench, Fred and Margaret Eisement, P.T. Reilly, Tad Nichols, and Emery Kolb collections. The Billingsley collection includes the original research and correspondence for his book, Quest for the Pillar of Gold: The Mines and Miners of the Grand Canyon (co-authored with Earle Spamer and Dove Menkes) professional publications; and published Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon maps. In additional, Billingsley has donated his annotated trip logs and thousands of photographs documenting his hiking and river excursions throughout the Grand Canyon region (1963-2002). The first series of the Billingsley photographs have been digitized and are now online. Stick around, there’s more to come!

Re-posted from the Special Collections and Archives Blog- http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/blog/2015/07/a-legacy-of-canyon-adventure-george-billingsley-collection/

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is now available online at NAU

WSJ.com access is now available to students, staff, and faculty at NAU! WSJ.com is available to assist NAU in achieving program and student learning outcomes through the use of its up-to-date and profound content. WSJ is the industry leader delivering the most original, crucial news of the day, insightful opinion and fair-minded analysis. For most, its 34 Pulitizer Prize Awards have made the WSJ a gold-standard of journalism. News coverage is Regional and International about business, finance, politics, technology and culture from more than 1,800 journalists in 45 countries.

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Back in January, NAU student Sarah Ciaracchi started her internship as the 2015 Hanks Scholar. The Dorothy T. and James J. Hanks Cline Library Endowment supports Northern Arizona University students for research in repeat photography. Sarah was selected to participate in a truly unique partnership with the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) project and Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives. Read her personal account of how the project is going and what she has learned and discovered so far in her internship update on the SCA Blog.

Soap Creek and Vermillion Cliff geology. Photo: S. Ciaracchi.


The LiveData initiative, funded by the Arizona Board of Regents’ Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF), is intended to improve research data management and scholarly productivity at the three public universities in Arizona. This collaborative effort aims to produce shared infrastructure and functionality that will benefit all three institutions and provide a competitive advantage for researchers and faculty within the Arizona university system.
As part of this effort, LiveData is pleased to announce the launch of Research Arizona (http://researchaz.org), a web portal designed to "link together searchable repositories of published and unpublished research data, scholarship, and creative contributions” at ASU, NAU, and UA. This portal is a “shop window” for our research activities and provides a consolidated point of access for research and scholarly outputs and an overview of the latest research developments at our institutions. ResearchAZ is intended to market our research efforts as well as being a source of information for businesses, the media and other researchers.

If you would like to make your research available for public discovery in ResearchAZ, please contact:

Wendy Holliday
Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services
Cline Library, Northern Arizona University

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