UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives and the Center for Gaming Research welcomes our latest Eadington Fellow, Yale Belanger, professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in the province of Alberta, Canada. Belanger is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, author of the book Gambling with the Future, and editor of First Nations Gaming in Canada. Join us for his lecture on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m. in the Goldfield Room.
Nearly complete runs of two early Las Vegas newspapers are now available to view and search online thanks to a project from the UNLV University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division. With funding from the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, the Las Vegas Age, which was published from 1905-1947, and the Las Vegas Times, the city’s first newspapers published from 1905-1906, are available online through the UNLV University Libraries website and with portions soon to be available through the Library of Congress Chronicling America website.
Las Vegas Age newspaper clipping on water conservation dated February 20, 1942 from the files of the Union Pacific Railroad Collection (MS-00397)
In honor of the upcoming Earth Day celebration, Digital Collections Specialist Gayle O'Hara's blog post focuses on historical efforts at water conservation as uncovered in the Union Pacific Railroad Collection (MS-00397). O'Hara recently received her MLIS from San Jose State University and is currently managing the digitization of portions of the UPR Collection with a focus on water-related files.
We are delighted to welcome Dorothy Barenscott, the first Eadington Fellow of 2019, to the Center for Gaming Research in Special Collections & Archives. An Assistant Professor of modern and contemporary art history and theory in the Department of Fine Arts in Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Barenscott is an art historian whose interdisciplinary research relates to the interplay between urban space and emerging technology and media forms in the articulation of a range of modern and postmodern identities.
Learn how to design, collect, document, and analyze a collection of Twitter data by Miranda Barrie
Navigating a collection of over 14 million tweets can seem like a daunting task. When the UNLV Libraries published its first-ever collection of Twitter data, we knew there was a need to make the data accessible to faculty and students across campus. The 1 October Twitter Data Tutorial Series features ten tutorials that take you step-by-step through the design, collection, and documentation process of curating a collection of Twitter data. Tutorials seven through ten feature tools to help students analyze the data they collect.
For UNLV junior Nathalie Martinez, being involved with the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives is a chance to not only connect with her own heritage, but to shine a light on the impact the Latinx community has had on the growth of Las Vegas.
"Paris Dreams, City Scenes: Joel Berman and the Themed Resort" is a new exhibit curated by Peter Michel in the Flo Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library, pulling from the collection of Bergman Walls & Associates and the Paris design drawings.
Left: Marie McMillan in 1990 posing with one of her airplanes. Right: Marie McMillan in 1994. From the Marie and James B. McMillan Papers (MS-00482).
Archival processing assistant Christina Lamoureux is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in UNLV's Department of History.
For UNLV senior Maribel Estrada Calderón, working on Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada in UNLV University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives has been an opportunity to connect with fellow students and learn from oral historians in the UNLV Oral History Research Center.
Learn how to curate a collection of Twitter JSON data by Miranda Barrie
Before you start collecting Twitter data, it is important to clearly define your research questions to ensure that the tweets returned from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface (API) meet your needs as a researcher. The second tutorial in the 1 October Twitter Data Collection series will walk you through the collection design process and provides a checklist to help organize your collection. For the purposes of this tutorial, the process will assume that the collection will be created using Twarc, an open-source tool from Documenting the Now which allows users with Twitter developer access to collect Twitter data.
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