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Oviatt Library eNews - Spring 2017

Digitization Project Dramatically Expands Access to 60 Years of CSUN Scholarship

After almost a decade from planning to completion, CSUN’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) digitization project succeeds in moving the work of over 15,000 Master's students to an online repository that is accessible to researchers from around the globe.

In the most recent election cycle many of us became skeptical of what seems to be an overload of web-based information. CSUN students pay for the benefit of having quality, peer-reviewed research and information at their disposal in training for their postgraduate lives. To expand those resources, the Library in recent years has initiated and participated in projects to bring graduate student research theses online, from the present day all the way back to the university’s founding.

Children outside a school in a japanese internment camp.

What's Up: Executive Order 9066

Special Collections and Archives and the Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to an exhibit and a presentation that together commemorate and remind us of the shattering impact of Executive Order 9066.

Refillable water bottle station in the Oviatt Library

Oviatt Spotlight: Quick. Clean. Green.

Quick. Clean. Green. With the installation of a refillable water bottle station, the Oviatt Library is saving students money and sending a positive message about the important role that we all play in preserving the planet.

CSUN University Women's Club with Scholarship Winners

Thanks & Recognition: CSUN University Women's Club

The Oviatt Library is deeply grateful to the CSUN University Women’s Club, a passionate group of campus friends and family members who have been helping to ease the financial burden on CSUN students for more than a half-decade.

Joy Picus

We Would Like You to Meet: Joy Picus

Our Special Collections and Archives offers a Peek in the Stacks where you can meet former Los Angeles City Council Member, Ms. Magazine’s 1986 Woman of the Year, and all-around San Fernando Valley mover and shaker, Joy Picus.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: Prospering from Lessons Past

It was philosopher-writer George Santayana who first said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana, who was educated in the United States from the age of eight, was a Spanish immigrant but considered himself an American and went on to become a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard. One of his star students, W. E. B. Du Bois, was able to attend college in large part due to donations that were collected by the congregants of his church. Du Bois himself became a prominent American civil rights leader and helped co-found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). These linked pieces of history, like the articles in this issue of the eNews, remind us that it is in coming together as a community to educate our students that we keep our democracy vibrant.