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April 4, 2014

It’s Here: The UW Digital Salon 2014

The 5th Annual Digital Salon is scheduled this year from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. The Digital Salon showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or are produced using information technology. The event is proudly organized by the UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab. The Salon is an Ideas To Excellence partner, showcasing [...]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of [...]

January 17, 2014

Milestone for UW–Madison Libraries Copyright Review Team

The Libraries experienced a happy coincidence this week: our HathiTrust copyright team finished reviewing all US works the same week as Copyright Week. It wasn’t even planned! For a little background, the HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working together “to contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, [...]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 [...]

January 8, 2014

UW—Madison art exhibition “Victorian Eyes” featured in Boston Globe

“Victorian Eyes” is an art exhibition created through a collaboration between Carrie Roy (coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge), Catherine DeRose (PhD Candidate in English Literature), and Fred Boehm (PhD student in Statistics). The three combined their respective fields of art, literature, and statistics, by using research questions formulated by DeRose, exploring them through Boehm’s [...]

December 3, 2013

Books from Wisconsin to the World

The Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold [...]

October 28, 2013

Look Back, Look Ahead: UW–Madison and the Oral History Conference

We’re delighted that Troy Reeves was so willing to write about his recent experience at the Oral History Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Reeves is head of UW–Madison’s oral history program located in the UW Archives, as well as managing editor of the Oral History Review. He is doing great things for our campus and [...]

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 [...]

August 7, 2013

Mobilizing Research Knowledge in Ontario and Wisconsin

We welcome Paul Baker to the News and Events site today to share an exciting field trip the School of Education took to Toronto this summer.  Here, he shares what the group learned at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education– with broad-reaching opportunities for outreach and community collaboration in higher education, and of course, libraries. [...]

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