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Posted March 8, 2015

This Day in Georgia History: March 8, 1949

WAGA-TV

Today, in a world with hundreds of television channels to choose from, it’s hard to imagine a time when there was only one television station to watch in Georgia. This was the case from September 19, 1948, when WSB-TV debuted, until March 8, 1949. On March 8, 1949, WAGA-TV went on the air, thus giving Georgians their first chance to change the channel. WAGA-TV started in a house, then moved to a larger studio at 1018 West Peachtree. Initially, broadcasts included three hours of evening programming from CBS, the Dumont Network, and ABC.

See photos from WAGA-TV newscasts in the Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976 in addition to raw footage from WSB-TV in the WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection. Both located in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Posted March 4, 2015

the new HeritageQuest interface is here

ProQuest has released the new interface for HeritageQuest Online, which is available to all Georgia citizens in GALILEO through the public libraries across Georgia.

You can get a look at the new HeritageQuest Online here:
http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zuhq
Check with your local public library for access information.

ProQuest has put together a LibGuide with more information here: http://proquest.libguides.com/heritagequestonline

We are working to schedule trainings for the updated interface, so watch for an upcoming announcement.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted March 3, 2015

University of North Georgia now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository

We are pleased to announce that the records from the Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository at the University of North Georgia are now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository.

Also, the Georgia Knowledge Repository records can be added to any institution’s Discover GALILEO search results to give academic users access to more scholarly research from our state. If your institution is interested in adding this to your discovery search, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to put in a request.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 27, 2015

coming March 4 - update to HeritageQuest interface

Heritage Quest screenshot

On Wednesday, March 4th, HeritageQuest Online will be transitioning to a new interface, powered by Ancestry.

HeritageQuest will include:

See http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/ for additional information.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 25, 2015

North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922, is now available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngan or through the GALILEO website.

This archive joins other historical newspaper collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. See a full list here: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

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The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ngnewspapers

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922. Consisting of over 33,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

The archive includes the following north Georgia newspaper titles: Gainesville News (1902-1922), Georgia Cracker (Gainesville) (1894-1902), North Georgia Citizen (Dalton) (1868-1921), Rome Courier (1850-1855), Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (1860-1880), Rome Weekly Courier (1860-1878). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

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