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WVU Libraries Move into the New Century

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
June 27th, 1999

by Tonia Teresh, Susan Case, and Tim Terman
West Virginia University Alumni Magazine v.22:no.2 (Summer 1999)

The year is 2001. You are in a brand-new, state-of-the-art library. Over the hushed whir of computer fans and the muted sound of footsteps on the carpeted floor, you hear a librarian say, ever so quietly: "Please wait while the information you requested is being downloaded."

With the groundbreaking for WVU's new downtown campus library facility on June 20, and numerous library improvements underway campus-wide, a scenario like this is not idle speculation. The future of libraries at WVU is now.

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Rare West Virginia History Bibliography Available on the Web

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
June 11th, 1999

The WVU Libraries, the WVU Press, and the West Virginia and Regional History Collection are pleased to announce the availability of the out of print book, "West Virginia History: A Bibliography and Guide to Research" on the world wide web. The author, Harold Forbes, is the Associate Curator at the West Virginia and Regional History Collection.

The book was published by the West Virginia University Press in 1981 and contains references covering the period from the prehistoric mound builders through the 1980s.

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Groundbreaking for WVU Library Complex Set for WV Day

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
June 10th, 1999

By Tim Terman

West Virginia University will take the first step toward major campus changes at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20— West Virginia Day — when University officials break ground for a new library on the downtown campus.

The five-story, 124,000-square-foot consolidated complex will cost $30 million and should be completed in two years. This is the first groundbreaking for three projects included in the initial phase of WVU’s master plan — a 10-year blueprint for more than $254 million in both new construction and renovations to existing buildings on the two Morgantown campuses. The first three projects are to be completed by 2001.

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