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"Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption" exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives

Exhibit: Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption

Walt Disney revolutionized the film and art markets, and in the 1930s, he took on the consumer market with the development of the all-encompassing marketing program. Every Disney film, beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has included a complete marketing campaign, and the successful marketing of Disney characters has brought beloved characters into our everyday lives.

The latest exhibit in Special Collections & University Archives, “Walt Disney, Impresario of Consumption,” looks at Disney’s marketing strategy from the 1930s to today using publications, artifacts, and ephemeral materials produced by and about the Walt Disney Company. The exhibit was curated by UCF students in Dr. Keri Watson’s “The Art of Disney” class (ARH 3888).

The Special Collections & University Archives’ exhibit space is located on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The exhibit will be up through January 6, 2018.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day – 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017, is Veterans Day, a day to gratefully remember those who have served our country. Just a reminder that UCF Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

The UCF Libraries joins in the celebration by saluting five of its own employees.   Salute!

Rich Gause, Government Documents Librarian, Navy

Michael Jimenez, Payroll Manager, Air Force

Jacqui Johnson, Cataloging Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Navy

Timothy Ryan, Administration Sr. Clerk, Air Force

Andy Todd, Regional Campus Librarian, Air Force

We are so proud of you!

Interested in a history of the holiday?  Check out: Veterans Affairs – History of Veterans Day

John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy assassination papers

A Research Guide on the recently-released papers on the investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 is available at https://guides.ucf.edu/jfk/assassination. Compiled by Government Documents librarian Rich Gause, the guide provides links to the 5 million page collection opened up on 10/26 by the National Archives, as well as links to the Warren Commission report and the 1978-1979 Congressional investigation. Whether you are a baby boomer who would like to take a look back in time, or a curious millennial, the guide gives you an excellent place to start investigating.

The UCF Library is a Federal Depository Library, providing a wealth of information to the Central Florida community. Research Guides are available on a wide variety of subjects, giving scholars a starting point for research.

OA Week 2017

Open Access Week 2017 Events

“OPEN ACCESS: ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT KNOWLEDGE THEFT.”

OCTOBER 23-29, 2017

The world of Open Access is a wild place! Explore the ins and outs of Open Access and what it means for you as a student and/or content creator with the UCF Library and earn badges in the process! There will be four opportunities to earn OA Wild badges. The more you earn the bigger the prize!
1 badge = A snack to fuel your OA Wild Exploration
2 badges = A UCF Libraries Duck Sticker
3 badges = A UCF Libraries Rubber Ducky
4 badges = A Grand Prize Pack

Oct 23 11 a.m.-2 p.m. What kind of OA Guide are you Quiz
Stop by the John C. Hitt Library and pick up your OA Wild passport. Once you have your passport, show off your OA knowledge and earn your first badge! The first 200 participants to complete the quiz will receive a delicious cookie from Insomnia Cookies to fuel you on your OA adventure!

Oct 24 2:00-3:00 pm Are you an Intellectual Cat Burglar? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 223
Are you an intellectual cat burglar? In this fast paced game participants will show off their knowledge related to Open Access, avoiding plagiarism and staying on the right side of academic integrity. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge for their passports.

Oct. 25 2:30-3:30 Creative Commons 101 – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
Calling all artists, musicians and writers! You’ve put your heart and a whole lot of energy into creating a new work and the next step is to share it with the world, but what’s the best way to do that, and keep it safe? This workshop will explore the variety of licenses available for creative works, how to license your work, where to share it and retain your rights. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

Oct. 26 10:30-11:30 You’ve Finished Your Research…Now What? – John C. Hitt Library Rm 235C
The research is complete and you’ve written your findings, now you’re ready to join the scholarly conversation, but you want to make sure you publish it in the right place to fit your future plans. This workshop will explore the publishing options available and the pros and cons of each model. Join us to learn more about traditional scholarly publishing, open access options and utilizing institutional repositories to make your research widely available. Participants will earn an OA Wild badge.

If you are interested in exploring more about Open Access, check out the official OA Week website: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

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