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Guest Post by Andy Spencer This post is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Global Partnerships Photo Essay Since 2011, a UW–Madison team of faculty and staff has been serving in an advisory role in the development of Nazarbayev University (NU) in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The relationship between UW–Madison and [...]
This is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Consulting and Collaborating Photo Essay We’re delighted to welcome professor emerita Louise Robbins to the site today to share her experience of developing UW-Madison Libraries’ global partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Her perspective on building an academic library from the ground up is fascinating, and offers a [...]
The Chemistry Library is the Library of the Month! We are so lucky at UW–Madison to be able to feature this library, as there are less than two dozen chemistry libraries in the entire United States. History UW—Madison has offered chemistry since the 1850s, including various emphases on the many applications of chemistry to other [...]
Larry Ashmun, Bibliographer for Southeast Asian Studies, is clearly passionate about what he does. Larry’s dedication to the ongoing development of the collections has helped UW—Madison to become one of the leaders in Southeast Asian and Hmong studies. Read on to learn more about Larry and his latest projects and achievements. News: Can you tell [...]
Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common book program, is an extended invite to students, faculty, staff, and community members to read and discuss the chosen book. This year’s book titled A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is ”a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning [...]
The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than [...]
Think your house is running out of storage space? Libraries have a bigger problem: trying to fit thousands of new printed books into their holdings, while more “library real estate” is going to learning commons and shared study spaces. For storage solutions, academic librarians are working together to streamline collections through shared print management, which [...]
In September, academic librarian Emilie Songolo and digital services librarian Melissa McLimans presented Preserving African Commemorative Fabrics: The Cloth Endures, a collaborative project that collects, analyzes, and digitizes commemorative textiles from various African countries for preservation purposes. Songolo, the Bibliographer for African Studies, Social Sciences, and Francophone studies in the UW—Madison’s Memorial Library focused the [...]
With over 40 vibrant UW—Madison campus libraries, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the latest digital collection brought to you by Library Communications and UWDC… The University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries Image Collection! The images in the collection feature the buildings and spaces [...]
Our staff spotlight this month is Kerry Kresse, Director of both the Physics and Astronomy Libraries. Although this picture shows her sporting the stereotypical “shush” pose, Kerry is anything but a stern, tightly-wound librarian. One glimpse inside her action-figure-festooned office at the Physics Library would confirm Kerry’s fun-loving, easy-going nature (don’t be intimidated by the [...]