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Posted September 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ray Charles!

ray charles birthday Ray Charles was born on this day in 1930 in Albany, Georgia. Charles pioneered the style that came to be known as “soul,” a blend of gospel music, blues, and jazz. He performed for over four decades; however, he may be best known for the song “Georgia on My Mind,” which became the number-one hit of 1960. The song was originally written by Hoagy Carmichael on the same year of Charles’ birth.

On April 24, 1979, the song became the official state song of Georgia. While the most popular version of the song is by Ray Charles, Willie Nelson also covered it in 1978 for his album Stardust.

Ray Charles was also the first performer inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1979.

Find more interesting facts about Georgia by visiting the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Posted September 21, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday, GALILEO!

GALILEO 21st Birthday

Before there was Blogger, before YouTube, before MySpace, even before Google, there was GALILEO. The GALILEO website went live on September 21, 1995, opening up a world of reliable, authoritative information for Georgians. Visit A Vision for One Statewide Library to read about the origins of the GALILEO initiative. The GALILEO Scrapbook documents GALILEO’s history with images and milestones of nearly two decades

What was your first research project using GALILEO? Were you looking for information on animals and their habitats, for peer-reviewed articles for a research paper, for authoritative information on cancer research, for ancestors to fill out your family tree? What did the GALILEO environment look like then? Check out the video and timeline to tweak your memory.

20th Birthday Video
GALILEO Timeline

Posted September 20, 2016

GALILEO is Ready for COMO

Classic Center

COMO is only two weeks away, and we’re getting excited to see you. Come by booth #74 to catch up on what’s going on the GALILEO world. We also hope to see you at the GALILEO concurrent sessions and in the preconference.

The GALILEO preconference is scheduled on Wednesday morning, October 5th, at the Classic Center. Each year, the GALILEO preconference includes concurrent sessions on topics different from those GALILEO staff present at the main COMO conference.

GALILEO Preconference Presentations

Registration for the preconference is available within the COMO registration. If you are interested in attending only the preconference, or if you are already registered for COMO and want to add the preconference, just select “Preconference Workshops Only” in the “Choose Conference Length” box.

GALILEO Concurrent Sessions

See you in Athens!

Posted August 24, 2016

Emory University now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR)


We are pleased to announce that the records from OpenEmory and Emory ETD, Emory University’s Institutional Repositories, 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 or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted August 9, 2016

FY17 GALILEO Resource Changes

The following eBook collections have been added to your GALILEO Databases A-Z list:

(available to all GALILEO institutions)

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions)

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. (available to Public Libraries only)

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