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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.

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 […]

February 6, 2013

The Open Access Academic Library Press

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article this week that highlighted new initiatives at academic libraries in terms of scholarly publishing. Over the last five years, library-based publishing has changed rapidly, shifting from a focus on digitization initiatives to something less well defined and more contingent on individual universities. At Amherst College, librarian Bryn […]

January 29, 2013

Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press featured on Design Envy

Congratulations to Tracy Honn, whose work is featured this week as an example of gorgeous letterform prints on Design Envy, a meticulously curated blog created by designers. Tracy Honn is a master printer and Director of Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of letterpress printing housed on the second floor of Memorial Library.  Silver Buckle […]

January 18, 2013

BiblioTech: The First Bookless Library

If you take a look at the artist’s rendering below, you might think this library design was dreamed up for The Jetsons.  Not so–BiblioTech is slated to open in San Antonio this coming fall, and is the brainchild of Bexar County’s Judge Nelson Wolff.  When finished, this “library of the future” will be nearly 5,000 […]

November 30, 2012

All bookshelves, all the time

Today’s National Clipping is one of Time‘s top twenty-five blogs for 2012. Bookshelf Porn is a highly visual blog whose title pretty well sums up its holdings – thousands of photographs of beautiful, interesting, unique and creative bookshelves. A diversion highly recommended by your campus librarians bookshelf connoisseurs.

November 16, 2012

Younger Americans’ reading habits and library use

An interesting study from the PEW Internet & American Life Project (a subset of the Pew Research Center) finds that reading is alive and well among young Americans. Their reading format preferences range from e-books on cell phones, audiobooks, and old fashioned print. Read the full story.

October 19, 2012

E-books, digital content issues examined on new ALA website

The American Library Association announced the launch of a new website this week. The Ebooks & Digital Content website is a project by the ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group and is hosted by the Transforming Libraries initiative. The website is full of resources for librarians and other professionals dealing with issues related to […]

October 12, 2012

Judge throws out case against university libraries

This week a federal judge threw out the copyright infringement case against several university libraries, including the UW-Madison Libraries. The lawsuit, brought against the universities by the Authors Guild and other writers’ guilds, accused the libraries (all of whom participate in the HathiTrust Digital Library) of mass copyright infringement since they were digitizing in-copyright works […]

October 5, 2012

Photos of Literary Feasts

A Tumblr by photographer Dinah Fried depicts famous literary food scenes – from On the Road to Alice in Wonderland. Do Fried’s photos have you hankering for some literary feasts? The UW-Madison Libraries have a lot of cookbooks with recipes inspired by literature! Here’s a sample from the shelves: Pease Porridge Hot: a Mother Goose […]

September 21, 2012

Libraries and the Demographic Shift

We are pleased to report that an article by UW-Madison’s own Janice Rice and her co-author, Haipeng Li, appeared this week in the Huffington Post: Libraries are a mirror of the communities that they serve. For many libraries, the looking glass reflects America’s tendency to attract new citizens – and those aspiring to citizenship – seeking […]

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