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March 20, 2013

Explore Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Described as “the most ambitious single scholarly digitization project ever undertaken,” Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), is an online database containing records for every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the UK during the 18th century. It also includes thousands of works from the Americas. ECCO II, the second part of the original ECCO [...]

March 19, 2013

High Praise for UW Digital Collections in College and Research Libraries

In case you missed it:  the Internet Reviews section of College & Research Libraries ran a review of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections in their February 2013 issue.  Sarah Goodwin Thiel, of the University of Kansas Libraries, reviewed the UWDC websitein glowing terms, noting that the UWDCC has digitized over 1 million books, objects, [...]

March 8, 2013

World Records: The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s & the Future of Historic Sound Recordings

“World Records” celebrates Mills Music Library‘s acquisition of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s. This conference and concert will focus on the important role that Mills and other sound archives play in historical study and the cultural continuity of communities.  The Symposium will also include discussions of critical issues related to preservation, dissemination, technology, ownership, [...]

March 7, 2013

On Wisconsin, On Film event a huge success

Despite the Snow Emergency in Madison this week, the Treasures of the Libraries event, On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives, was a rousing success.  According to Images and Media Archivist and co-host, Vicki Tobias, the event was standing room only. Over 100 people from campus and the greater Madison community packed [...]

March 5, 2013

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series now available as e-books

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series has recently been digitized, making the process of accessing historical government documents much simpler. Thanks to a collaborative digitization project between the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries, as well as contributions from academic and public libraries across the U.S., [...]

February 21, 2013

New Library Service: UBorrow

Need a book fast? All UW copies unavailable? Can’t decide whether to recall it or try interlibrary loan? Then it’s time to try Uw-Madison Libraries’ new service, Uborrow. In January, the Library launched a new service called Uborrow, which offers rapid access to books from 13 major research libraries, with combined collections of more than [...]

February 20, 2013

Explore the Southeast Asian Images & Texts (SEAiT) collection

Southeast Asian Images & Texts (SEAiT) is a digital archive of unique and beautiful historical images accessible through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC). SEAiT’s mission is to put “rare materials into the hands of students” in order to support scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies; a partnership with the UWDCC [...]

February 7, 2013

DesignLab & Media Studios Open House

DesignLab is hosting an Open House tomorrow, February 8th from 2:30-5pm.  Librarians, faculty, staff and students are invited to stop in any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm for tours of the spaces, opportunities to ask questions and talk with instructors and consultants, and to enjoy conversation (and treats). Last November, we shared an in-depth overview [...]

January 9, 2013

New at the Libraries: Afro-Americana Imprints (1535-1922)

An exciting new resource has been added to the UW Database Library: Afro-Americana Imprints contains over 12,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, which represent an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects [...]

December 17, 2012

Which libraries are open now?

Looking for a place to study during the home stretch of the semester? Don’t forget the Libraries’ handy Libraries Open Now page, which breaks down each of your campus libraries’ daily hours. Is your ideal study spot open 24 hours? Maybe you need a color copier to print out a final project, or your laptop [...]

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