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June 25, 2013

Apply for the Humanities Hackathon by July 1

Submitted by Carrie Roy Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create. The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and [...]

June 17, 2013

UWDC Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection

New and exciting digitized materials are added into the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections all the time, and we’re delighted to highlight their work this week.  The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from the need to educate people about the Upper Midwest region’s indigenous peoples.  The collection draws on  20 years of work with [...]

June 4, 2013

Trans-disciplinary art exhibit “Victorian Eyes” to launch in the fall

Carrie Roy, coordinator of the Humanities Research Bridge, is currently collaborating with graduate students Catherine DeRose (Dept. of English) and Fred Boehm (Dept. of Statistics) to create “Victorian Eyes,” an art exhibit that will explore statistical approaches to analyzing Victorian Literature. The project is being launched as a result of the team winning the UW—Madison [...]

May 29, 2013

Explore American Film Scripts Online

American Film Scripts Online is among the newest database offerings at the libraries this month. Librarian Susan Barribeau summarizes this resource’s rich offerings: “This resource contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information which provides the ability to search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements. [...]

May 21, 2013

2013 Teaching and Learning Symposium this week

UW-Madison Libraries are among the sponsors for this year’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, to be held Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd at Union South.  This year’s theme is educational innovation, an idea that reflects the spirit and philosophy of the Year of Innovation, a campus wide initiative to highlight, promote, and celebrate UW-Madison’s [...]

May 13, 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States now available through ProQuest

When the U.S. Census Bureau announced in March 2011 it would no longer produce the Statistical Abstract of the United States, after publishing it annually for 134 years, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among library workers and journalists.  Library associations issued statements and urged their members to contact members of Congress about [...]

May 8, 2013

UW Gardening Day at Steenbock Library

Librarians at Steenbock Memorial Library are participating in this year’s UW Family Gardening Day on May 11 on the UW-Madison campus.  The annual showcase of gardening ideas runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the university’s D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouses and Allen Centennial Gardens. Steenbock Library, which is located between the two gardens, invites [...]

April 23, 2013

Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced

Each year, College Library invites students to apply for its annual Undergraduate Library Research Awards as part of the Undergraduate Symposium. The awards celebrate excellence and creativity in using the library to complete an undergraduate research project, and winners receive cash prizes for their work.  The submission process included meeting with librarians Kelli Keclik  at [...]

April 9, 2013

Receive an iTunes gift card & help the library too!

Memorial Library is big. Really big. And sometimes it’s hard to find stuff. Memorial librarians need your help understanding the challenges students and staff experience while searching for stuff in the library building. Resource Discovery Librarian Casey Schacher and Grants Librarian Ellen Jacks are currently soliciting volunteers to participate in a fun, interactive wayfinding study [...]

March 22, 2013

Undergraduate Research Awards Deadline is April 5th!

College Library, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Symposium, invites students to apply for its annual Undergraduate Library Research Awards. The awards celebrate excellence and creativity in using the library to complete an undergraduate research project. (Examples may include a literature review for a lab study, the use of primary sources in a historical research paper, [...]

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