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Pepperdine Libraries Launches Open Access Publishing Support Program

In step with Open Access Week and in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce that it has launched the Open Access Publishing Support Program, awarding up to $3,000 in funds to authors publishing in an open access platform.

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Baking the Malibu Historical Collection

As the librarian for Special Collections and the Malibu Historical Collection, Anastasia Armendariz highlights materials that tell the story of this region. Food is central to this story. In this post, Anastasia finds two recipes from the collection and tests them out in her home kitchen.

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New Digital Resources for Fall 2022

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce a new selection of digital holdings for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Pepperdine Libraries Adds First Edition of "Les Misérables" and Other Important Rare Books to its Special Collections

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce it has added several important items to its growing teaching and research collection of rare books and materials available to faculty, students, and scholars. Among the new acquisitions are an influential nineteenth century design manual, a sixteenth century book on Protestant history, a first edition printing of Victor Hugo’s epic historical novel Les Misérables, and historical documents from nineteenth century California.

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Database of the Month: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Pepperdine Libraries enhanced its collection of primary sources with the purchase of Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). The database is based on the Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalog (ESTC), a machine-readable union of the holdings of the British Library. Also included are titles from more than 1,500 university, private, and public libraries worldwide, including the Bodleian Library, University of Cambridge, the National Library of Scotland, and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas. In all, more than 180,000 English language titles, published between 1701 and 1800, are available online.

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"Integrity": The Story in its Editorial Board Minutes

The journalism of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, the religious movement that gave rise to the Churches of Christ, includes a historical journal titled "Integrity," which was published in Flint, Michigan, during the latter part of the 20th century. Pepperdine Libraries’ Churches of Christ Heritage Center, as a part of its extensive Restoration Movement Publications collection, houses several archival issues of this journal.

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Four Summer Reading Selections for the Fourth of July

We recently polled library staff and librarians on their summer reading plans. After reviewing the thoughtful recommendations, we narrowed the list to four, adding new titles to our collection. A physical display of the books is on view at Payson Library, just in time for Independence Day.

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Pepperdine Libraries Promotes Two and Appoints Two New Librarians

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce that two new librarians are joining the staff and two current librarians have been promoted to its leadership team: Anastasia Armendariz and Bailey Berry (new hires) and Sally Bryant and Marc Vinyard (promotions).

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Pepperdine Libraries Appoints Lucy Perrin Director and Archivist for the Rushford Center and the Churches of Christ Heritage Collection

Pepperdine Libraries has appointed Lucy Perrin as the director and archivist for the Rushford Center and the Churches of Christ Heritage Collection, effective August 1, 2022. Dr. Jerry Rushford, who has served as the founding director since 2009, will move into the role of curator effective August 1, 2022.

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Jerry Rushford to Present at Harbor 2022

This week, the Office of Church Relations hosts Harbor 2022, the 79th Annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures, where thousands of visitors come from all over the world for a four-day conference on the Word of God. The theme for this year is "No Other Jesus: Cross-Centered Ministry in 2 Corinthians." Jerry Rushford, who oversees the Churches of Christ Heritage Collection, is an expert on the history of Pepperdine University. He will again be presenting at Harbor, sharing his treasure trove of knowledge during three sessions. Jeffrey Bowen, the director of library programming and public affairs, sat down with Jerry to discuss his involvement with Harbor, the subject of his talks, and his legacy at Pepperdine.