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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 14, 2013

Libraries and Shelf Space Solutions

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 [...]

October 14, 2013

Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access Week is this October 21 through October 27th this year. UW–Madison libraries are committed to celebrating and promoting this important week. Two main events are scheduled: a brown-bag panel with academic librarians and a forum featuring librarians and faculty. For more information, keep reading! Open Access Week: October 21 – October 27, 2013 What [...]

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 [...]

October 10, 2013

Campus History in the News

The UW Archives  and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections (UWDC) have received some well-deserved media attention lately—and timely, too, as October is American Archives Month. The depth and breadth of these fantastic collections provide images rich in history and culture, and provide users with many opportunities to easily explore campus life at the UW. [...]

September 26, 2013

U.S. Judge for Google’s “Fair Use” in Digital Books Project

Authors, readers, librarians, information specialists, and web users in general listened in this past Monday to federal Judge Denny Chin’s comments concerning Google‘s massive book scanning project. The Authors Guild and groups representing photographers and graphic artists say the project is massive copyright infringement, but Google is arguing for the “fair use” clause of copyright. Fair [...]

August 29, 2013

Rare book libraries helped Natalie Zemon Davis overcome oppression

Earlier this summer, The New York Review of Books featured a post on their blog by historian Natalie Zemon Davis entitled “How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books.” In the story, Zemon Davis shares her experience with challenging the constitutionality of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950’s and the [...]

June 19, 2013

Historical Society Receives NEH Grant

Earlier this month, The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Wisconsin Historical Society a public programming grant for as part of a special project titled  Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, part of the NEH’s  Bridging Cultures  initiative.   Grantees across the nation will receive a series of four films on Civil Rights history [...]

April 2, 2013

The Final Four in the Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament

The UW-Madison Libraries’ Book Madness Tournament moves on to the Final Four this week, after a cutthroat Elite Eight battle that yielded strong contenders in each match-up. Below is visualization for the Pride and Prejudice v The Hound of the Baskervilles pairing, in which Austen’s novel was overwhelmingly dominant– a disparity which typified all the [...]

March 27, 2013

Book Madness is down to the Sweet 16!

Book Madness is down to the Sweet 16! The Lord of the Rings topped A Game of Thrones in a decisive victory in the last bracket after inching past Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in round one.  The Kite Runner, Pride & Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Shining, and The Hunger Games all move on to [...]

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