Library Launches New Science Fiction Collection Website

Science Fiction Collection Website Features New Search Capabilities, Donor Spotlights, Resources and More

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Science fiction enthusiasts can now search the Georgia Tech Library catalog for more than 10,000 items available in the Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection. 

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Science fiction enthusiasts can now search the Georgia Tech Library catalog for more than 10,000 items available in the Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection.

The Library recently unveiled the new Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection website [http://www.library.gatech.edu/scifi/] in an effort to increase access to one of the Southeast’s most unique literary and educational collections.

“The Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection is a popular resource supporting undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly research, and recreational reading on campus,” said Ryan Speer, chair of the Library’s Science Fiction Committee and Digital Collections Archivist.

“In addition, the collection offers unique opportunities for community interaction and outreach,” he added.

The website launch comes on the heels of a symposium hosted by the Georgia Tech School of Literature, Communication, and Culture on November 17 titled “The Shape of Things to Come: Science Fiction at Georgia Tech.” It includes several features to help readers learn about and navigate the Collection. An optimized search box on the homepage allows readers to search only material available in the Collection, including DVDs and Archives. The Collection history is documented on the site, as well as a detailed account of the major donors. Other research tools and resources related to science fiction at Tech, such as Archives material can also be found on the site. 

Currently, Tech’s Science Fiction Collection includes more than 10,000 science fiction and fantasy novels printed between 1950 and 1990, more than 1,000 science fiction periodical issues, and more than 150 science fiction films and television series. Former Georgia Tech Literature Professor Irving “Bud” Foote laid the groundwork for the Collection by donating his personal book and magazine collection to Archives. Since then, the Collection has grown through other donations and Library purchases.

For more information on the Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection, contact Ryan Speer at (404) 894-9421. 

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