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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 […]

March 21, 2013

Book Madness at the Libraries

UW-Madison Libraries’ first Book Madness bracket tournament went live this morning! Several librarians worked to created a bracket of 64 books and have pitted them against each other in 32 pairings within categories like Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasty, Horror, and Contemporary Fiction. Participants can vote on their favorite books throughout the tournament; twice a week, winners […]

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, […]

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 […]

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