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National Clippings

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Posts every Friday that highlight unique materials and interesting stories from beyond the UW-Madison Libraries.

December 27, 2013

Latin Dictionary Completed after 100 Years

Memorial Library carries the result of a 100-year project, the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, that finally culminated in its last volume this year, as BBC News recently reported. The need for a comprehensive Medieval Latin dictionary was raised several times in the 19th century, but it was not until April of 1913 […]

December 20, 2013

Libraries Create a Guide to Mandela’s Life and Work

UW—Madison Libraries compile Research Guides full of useful resources in order to help patrons. These can range from guides to newspapers to cranberries. Guides are available for the public. Links in the guides, save for the licensed resources that are only available to users on campus, are accessible to the public. This week, librarian Emilie […]

December 18, 2013

Parallel Press book ‘Witness to an Ending’ in the Wisconsin State Journal

Witness to an Ending, a recent Parallel Press (UW–Madison Libraries, 2013) publication, was featured in a moving article on December 18, 2013 by Doug Moe, columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal. Moe writes regularly for the Journal on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays. He writes about Madison and the people who make it a unique […]

December 9, 2013

Lesley Moyo named as Associate University Librarian for Public Services

UW–Madison Libraries, Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert, is pleased to announce that Lesley Moyo, currently Professor and Director for Research & Instructional Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries, has been selected as the new Associate University Librarian for Public Services.                                                                                                       “Lesley Moyo possesses significant and broad experience in many areas of library service,” says Vice […]

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 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 […]

October 23, 2013

The Kazakhstan Series: Global Partnerships

This is part of a series. See the other two articles here: Consulting and Collaborating Photo Essay We’re delighted to welcome professor emerita Louise Robbins to the site today to share her experience of developing UW-Madison Libraries’ global partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Her perspective on building an academic library from the ground up is fascinating, and offers a […]

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 […]

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