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November 4, 2013

Notable Veterinary Medicine Collection Donated to Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries and the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are honored to announce the generous gift of the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine (AMVM) collection. This large collection of books and periodicals was built by the AMVM and related organizations over many years through donations by individual collectors. It has come to the UW [...]

November 1, 2013

Mills Music Library and a Menagerie of Music

Mills Music Library made an appearance in a recent New York Times article, “A Menagerie of Music Lives in a Box,” about the release of a Paramount Records boxed set, featuring more than 800 newly remastered digital tracks, representing 172 artists; more than 200 fully-restored original 1920s ads and images; 6 high quality vinyl LPs; [...]

October 25, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Photo Essay

This is part of a series. The other two articles can be found here: Global Partnerships Consulting and Collaborating (UW–Madison and NU) Victor Gorodinsky, Memorial Library’s Slavic Languages Cataloger, and Catherine Phan, Metadata Librarian for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center were also part of the trip to Kazakhstan for the Nazarbayev University Library. They [...]

October 24, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Consulting and Collaborating

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 [...]

October 22, 2013

Experiment with the Chemistry Library This Month!

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 [...]

October 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Larry Ashmun, a truly dedicated Area Studies Librarian

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 [...]

October 21, 2013

Go Big Read Programs at the Library

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 [...]

October 16, 2013

Introducing BrowZine, a tablet app for scholarly journals

BrowZine, an app for iPads and Android tablets, is now available for UW—Madison students, faculty, and staff to browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals to which our libraries subscribe, such as American Chemical Society, Project MUSE, Oxford, SAGE, Springer, and more. With the app, which is paid for by UW—Madison libraries, users can create personal [...]

October 14, 2013

Former UW-Madison Librarian Gretchen Farwell in Jackie O Documentary

Former UW–Madison Librarian, Gretchen Farwell, was a 20-year-old student at St. Olaf when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. Deeply affected by the President’s death, she wrote a letter to his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as did many other Americans at the time. Four years ago, Farwell’s letter was selected out [...]

October 11, 2013

Government Shutdown: Information Guide

Beth Harper, the Government Documents & Reference Librarian in UW–Madison’s Memorial Library, wrote up a guide to help library users during the federal government shutdown. Federal agencies that are physically shut down have also taken their websites offline. In the guide, Harper and other librarians provided some workarounds for library users such as sources for [...]

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