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Accessing Greek Kilns Online: An Interview with Kiln WebAtlas Director and ASCSA Alumna Eleni Hasaki

March 20, 2019

Accessing Greek Kilns Online: An Interview with Kiln WebAtlas Director and ASCSA Alumna Eleni Hasaki

Using GIS, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics at University of Arizona Eleni Hasaki and her colleagues created an online database for scholars to document, search, and continuously update kiln locations in Greece.

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March 14, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20,2019-August 18, 2019

ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. In order for the work to be completed most efficiently and with the least inconvenience to our users, libraries closure is inevitable.The Gennadius Library will close on May 20, 2019 through August 18, 2019. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500 – 1830

February 7, 2019

TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500 – 1830

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation present TravelTrails: Travels and Explorations in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1500-1830.

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January 14, 2019

Library Reclassification Project: Blegen Library Final Closure Dates

Final update on the Blegen library’s closure dates: The library will close on March 4, 2019 to allow for the completion of the reclassification project. It is scheduled to reopen in June 2019. We will provide more information on the library's reopening as soon as possible.

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Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

December 7, 2018

Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

At the meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries, the Gennadius Library shared recent programming and updates to the reclassification project.

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Modernizing the Libraries: Q&A with Librarians Maria Tourna and Irini Solomonidi

November 29, 2018

Modernizing the Libraries: Q&A with Librarians Maria Tourna and Irini Solomonidi

The Library Reclassification Project to integrate, customize, and modernize the classification systems of the Blegen and Gennadius Libraries will improve the experience of the thousands of international patrons who use them each year.

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School’s Libraries Implement Reclassification Project

July 20, 2018

School’s Libraries Implement Reclassification Project

The ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. Live updates will be posted here as well as on the Facebook pages of the School.

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Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

June 25, 2018

Finally in Our New Home!: The “New” Consolidated ASCSA Archives

After several months of extensive remodeling (Nov.2017-March 2018), two months of relocating (April -May 2018), we finally made it to our new home: The East Wing of the Gennadius Library (a.k.a Gennadeion East).

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Examining Samothracian Agency: An Interview with Samothrace 9 Author Bonna D. Wescoat

June 12, 2018

Examining Samothracian Agency: An Interview with Samothrace 9 Author Bonna D. Wescoat

Bonna Wescoat discusses The Monuments of the Eastern Hill (Samothrace 9), the first Samothrace volume published by the ASCSA

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Increasing Accessibility through the Ancient Corinth: Site Guide

May 21, 2018

Increasing Accessibility through the Ancient Corinth: Site Guide

An interview with the authors of the first official guidebook to Corinth released by the ASCSA in over 50 years.

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May 15, 2018

Blegen Library: New donations

The Blegen Library welcomes gifts of books, journals, or offprints which may be appropriate for its collection as defined by the Acquisitions Policy. See below a small number of recent donations.

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VIDEOCAST - Open Meeting 2018

March 21, 2018

VIDEOCAST - Open Meeting 2018

"The Work of the School," Jenifer Neils, Director, ASCSA "Nessun Dorma! Ancient Greece after Sunset," Angelos Chaniotis, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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Meet a Member: John Haberstroh

December 15, 2017

Meet a Member: John Haberstroh

Meet John Haberstroh, a Ph.D. student studying Ancient Mediterranean History at the University of California, Riverside. He is currently is a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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December 13, 2017

Blegen Library Christmas holiday hours 2017

During the Christmas holiday period, the Blegen library will be closed to visitors on the following days: December 25-26, 2017, January 1, January 6, 2018. No new cards will be issued and no orientations will take place between December 25th and January 6th.

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Meet a Member: Elina Salminen

December 1, 2017

Meet a Member: Elina Salminen

Meet Elina Salminen, an Associate Member at the American School working on a dissertation on the mortuary record of northern Greece from the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic period.

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Meet a Member: Eliza Gettel

November 21, 2017

Meet a Member: Eliza Gettel

Meet Eliza Gettel, a PhD candidate working on a dissertation on political institutions of the Greek world under Roman imperium.

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Access to the Archives in the Blegen Library

November 14, 2017

Access to the Archives in the Blegen Library

Owing to the transfer of the Archives in the Blegen Library to the East Wing of the Gennadius Library, researchers will not be able to access the School’s archival collections between January 15th and May 31st, 2018.

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October 12, 2017

RECLASSIFICATION OF RESEARCH COLLECTIONS

Starting September 2017, the libraries of ASCSA (the Blegen, the Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers.

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Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

August 16, 2017

Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher

After a comprehensive search, the ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of Hesperia.

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The George Mylonas Papers Catalogued

August 11, 2017

The George Mylonas Papers Catalogued

Born in Izmir, George Mylonas (1898-1988) studied archaeology at the University of Athens and at Johns Hopkins University. He was the ASCSA's first bursar in the 1920s and worked with David M. Robinson at Olynthus. Mylonas taught archaeology at the Washington University Saint Louis from 1933 until his retirement in 1968. Mylonas is known for his excavations at Eleusis and Mycenae. A large part of his papers are housed in the Archives of the American School.

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August 4, 2017

Generous Funding Modernizes and Updates ASCSA Libraries

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has been awarded three program grants totaling $900,000 to modernize and update its library holdings.

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July 17, 2017

BLEGEN LIBRARY RECLASSIFICATION PROJECT

Starting in the fall of 2017, Blegen library is undergoing a major reclassification project.

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School Summer Newsletter

July 7, 2017

School Summer Newsletter

The American School's Summer 2017 issue of the newsletter is now online for viewing.

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NEH Fellow’s work on antiquities as state gifts has far-reaching implications

June 29, 2017

NEH Fellow’s work on antiquities as state gifts has far-reaching implications

Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship from the School to spend a year researching “Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-U.S. Relationships after WW II.” An alumnus and former faculty of the ASCSA, Papalexandrou shares insights from his present work in this Q&A.

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Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

June 15, 2017

Access to the Archives of the Gennadius Library

Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the Gennadius Library between November 1, 2017 and June 15, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/11/2017 έως 15/6/2018.

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Votive Reliefs in the Agora: An Interview with Carol L. Lawton

May 26, 2017

Votive Reliefs in the Agora: An Interview with Carol L. Lawton

An interview with Carol L. Lawton about the newest volume in our Athenian Agora series.

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May 10, 2017

VIDEO: The First Greek Editions of Homer

Take a peek inside our Gennadius Library rare book room with Senior Librarian Irini Solomonidi to learn about the first printed Greek editions of Homer.

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Meet a Member: Carissa Nicholson

April 21, 2017

Meet a Member: Carissa Nicholson

Meet Carissa Nicholson, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a dissertation in Art History at the University of Florida.

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ASCSA Alumnus Combines Political Science and Classics

March 20, 2017

ASCSA Alumnus Combines Political Science and Classics

Seth Jaffe opens his first book by explaining its contradictions: “This book is the work of a political scientist (a political theorist), but is my sincere hope that it will prove of interest to classicists, from whom I have learned so much about Thucydides and this world.”

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Meet a Member: Catharine Judson

March 6, 2017

Meet a Member: Catharine Judson

Meet Catharine Judson, an Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens working on a working on a PhD in Classical Archaeology.

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Meet a Member: Michele Asuni

February 10, 2017

Meet a Member: Michele Asuni

Meet Michele Asuni, a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens getting his Ph.D. in Classics at Johns Hopkins University.

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Announcement Concerning Access to the Archives in the Gennadius Library

January 20, 2017

Announcement Concerning Access to the Archives in the Gennadius Library

Researchers will not be able to access the Archives of the G.L. between July 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018. H πρόσβαση των ερευνητών στα Αρχεία της Βιβλιοθήκης δεν θα είναι δυνατή από 1/7/2017 έως 28/2/2018.

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December 14, 2016

Additions to the Wiener Lab Library

The Wiener Laboratory is excited to announce the addition of the following publications to our collection.

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December 12, 2016

Meet a Member: Ching-Yuan (Dwight) Wu

Meet Ching-Yuan (Dwight) Wu, a Associate Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, working on a dissertation on Roman provincial administration.

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December 6, 2016

Amphora Stamps from Thasos: An Interview with Chavdar Tzochev

Chavdar Tzochev discusses his work dating and contextualizing Thasian amphora stamps in the Athenian Agora.

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December 5, 2016

New AMBROSIA Launched

The online home to the catalogues of the Gennadius, Blegen,Wiener Laboratory, and the British School, the new AMBROSIA is simpler and easier to use.

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October 11, 2016

Meet a Member: Minerva Alganza-Roldán

Meet Minerva Alganza-Roldán, ia Senior Associate Member and a research fellow in the Polymnia Research Network of Ancient and Modern Mythographers.

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September 5, 2016

Meet a Member: Marion Meyer

Meet Marion Meyer, a classical archaeologist who teaches in Vienna but returns to the ASCSA every summer to continue her research on the early cult of Athena.

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August 29, 2016

Meet a Member: Ross Brendle

Meet Ross Brendle, a visiting student associate member at the American School of Classical Studies, working on a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology.

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July 12, 2016

Blegen Library collection: Highlights of new acquisitions

The Blegen library is happy to announce the acquisition of four new online subscriptions. As always, we value your feedback and welcome any comments you may have.

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January 19, 2016

Blegen Library’s Year in Review

The Blegen added new special projects and new staff and interns in 2015.

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June 19, 2015

From Rome to Athens

From Rome to Athens. Lindsay Harris, Mellon Professor, and Kim Bowes, Director of the American Academy in Rome, on a short two-day visit to the ASCSA. On June 17th, Kim Bowes also delivered a fascinating talk at Cotsen Hall, titled "Roman Peasants: Food, Lives, Landscape."

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April 27, 2015

Students from Athens University Conducting Archival Research at ASCSA

Φοιτητές του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών και αρχειακή έρευνα στην ΑΚΣΚΑ

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VIDEOCAST - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014”&“Archaeology,History and Science: a Microscopic Approach

March 15, 2015

VIDEOCAST - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014”&“Archaeology,History and Science: a Microscopic Approach

OPEN MEETING - “Work of the ASCSA during 2014” & “Archaeology, History and Science: a Microscopic Approach” James C. Wright, Director of ASCSA; Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College and Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas, M. H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science, ASCSA

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Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives

January 16, 2015

Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives

Carl W. Blegen is the most famous American archaeologist ever to work in Greece, and no American has ever had a greater impact on Greek archaeology. Yet Blegen, unlike several others of his generation, until now has found no biographer.

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July 14, 2014

Journey of a Portrait

First it hung on the walls of the American Academy in Rome; then in 1932 it followed its owner, Gorham Phillips Stevens, to Athens where he served as Director of the American School from 1939 to 1947.

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May 14, 2014

Robert Blegen visits the Blegen Library

Robert D. Blegen, nephew of Carl W. Blegen (son of youngest brother John), visited recently the Blegen Library and the Blegen House on Ploutarchou 9

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March 17, 2014

Kostis Kourelis on the Forgotten Architects of the Corinth Excavations

On March 11th, Professor Kostis Kourelis of Franklin and Marshall College delivered a fascinating lecture about architects who worked for the Corinth excavations from 1903 to 1933.

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June 6, 2013

Carl and Elizabeth Blegen Remembered Through Colloquium

On May 31st, the ASCSA celebrated the Blegens and their contributions to archaeology through a day of insightful lectures and a visit to their former home.

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January 18, 2013

Blegen Library’s Collection Reorganization Project Finishes

The shifting of the entire library collection, which began in the Spring of 2012 with the installation of compact shelving, was completed this month.

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July 27, 2012

More Schliemann Diaries and Copybooks on the Web

Recent funding from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory has enabled us to digitize a considerable part of the Schliemann Papers and make them available on the School's website.

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November 13, 2011

Blegen Assistant Librarian profiled in “Serials”

Maria Tourna, Assistant Librarian at the Blegen Library, was recently the subject of an article in the journal, "Serials: connecting the information community", published by the United Kingdom Serials Group. Click on the link under "Read more" to read the full article.

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January 21, 2010

American School Awarded NEH Challenge Grant

ASCSA has been awarded a prestigious Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $578,750. The School must raise a three-to-one match to the NEH grant or about $1.8 million, which will support improvements and renovations to the School’s two world-renowned humanities research libraries.

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September 20, 2009

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Grant Awarded to ASCSA Libraries

The School is pleased to announce a recent grant awarded to the School by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The grant will support the detailed cataloging of more than 1,500 periodicals in the Blegen and Gennadius Libraries.

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July 14, 2009

Media Collection Made More Accessible

The Blegen Library's collection of CD-ROMs and DVDs is now housed in the Main Reading Room and so is accessible to any library user. The collection includes media that accompany books as well as resources that are available only in CD-ROM or DVD format.

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June 18, 2009

Exhibit of drawings at the Blegen Library

David Voros, a professor at the University of South Carolina where he coordinates the painting program, is exhibiting his drawings at the Blegen Library from June 19 to July 15, 2009. In the exhibition, he presents selected works from a series of drawings he completed while a Visiting Senior Member at ASCSA in the Fall of 2007.

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March 18, 2009

Electronic journals now easier to find

Searching for electronic journals just got easier thanks to an A to Z list on the website

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January 11, 2009

ASCSA Named Digital Library of the Week

The American Library Association named ASCSA its Digital Library of the Week in the December 24, 2008 issue of its electronic newsletter.

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October 5, 2008

New Head Librarian Joins Blegen

On October 1, the School welcomed Karen Bohrer to the post of Head Librarian of the Blegen Library. She was previously Director of the Bissell Library at the American College of Thessaloniki.

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September 28, 2008

Corinth launched on JSTOR

The published results of excavations conducted by the ASCSA at Corinth since 1896 are now available through the JSTOR electronic archive.

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June 22, 2008

Balkanologie. Revue d’études pluridisciplinaires

Full-text issues. Issues contents available.

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June 1, 2008

May acquisitions’ list

Browse new books for Blegen Library for the month May

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May 22, 2008

EBSCOhost free trial

Three multi-disciplinary full-text databases are available form EBSCO to ASCSA reading community

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May 21, 2008

Assistant Librarian attended Library School and Conference in England

In April 2008, with financial support from the American School and the Mellon Foundation, Maria Tourna, Assistant Librarian of the Blegen Library, spent a week at the Department of Information Studies at the University of Aberystwyth (Wales), where she has been enrolled in the Postgraduate Distance Learning Program in Information and Library Studies (M.Sc. Econ./Diploma) since 2007.

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May 7, 2008

Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis

Full-text journal focusing on the archeology of Romania

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May 6, 2008

BYZANTINA SYMMEIKTA

It is an open access electronic journal with an interest in Byzantine Studies

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May 4, 2008

New books for April

Acquisition list is closed for April.

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April 17, 2008

Searchable Greek Inscriptions

Online tool to retrieve inscriptions by region

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April 9, 2008

Hesperia Volume 77:1, 2008

Hesperia for 2008 has begun with issue 1, cover date: Jan-Mar 2008

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March 19, 2008

Blegen Library Inventory Completed

The Blegen Library Inventory took place on March 17th. Check for the list of missing books.

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March 15, 2008

Farewell party for Blegen Librarian

The Blegen Library staff organized a small farewell party for Chuck Jones who resigned from his position on March 1st.

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March 12, 2008

ANS Magazine online

Latest issue of the American Numismatic Society Magazine, summer 2007

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March 12, 2008

A new open access journal

Bioarchaeology of the Near East is a very interesting open access journal that brings together biological anthropologists and the archaeologists interested in human populations inhabiting the Near East

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February 18, 2008

Librarian to Attend UK Serials Group (UKSG) Conference

Blegen Library Assistant Librarian Maria Tourna will attend the annual conference of the UK Serials Group (UKSG) in April 2008

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