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January 8, 2014

UW—Madison art exhibition “Victorian Eyes” featured in Boston Globe

“Victorian Eyes” is an art exhibition created through a collaboration between Carrie Roy (coordinator for the Humanities Research Bridge), Catherine DeRose (PhD Candidate in English Literature), and Fred Boehm (PhD student in Statistics). The three combined their respective fields of art, literature, and statistics, by using research questions formulated by DeRose, exploring them through Boehm’s […]

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 […]

November 8, 2013

Third brownbag for Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management

Research Data Services at UW—Madison presents the third brown bag in its 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management. You’re Doing it Wrong!: Data Retention and the Cloud November 12, 2013 12:00-1:00pm 1325 Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Ave. You have data, but do you know how long you should keep it?  […]

November 7, 2013

Data in the Humantities + Art = an exciting event!

The creators of “Victorian Eyes” along with the Humanities Research Bridge are happy to present Data in the Humanities + Art (DH+A), an exciting event taking place on Friday, November 8 from 1:00-5:00pm in the DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The afternoon seminar and reception will pose the question: How can art contribute to […]

October 14, 2013

Libraries and Shelf Space Solutions

Think your house is running out of storage space? Libraries have a bigger problem: trying to fit thousands of new printed books into their holdings, while more “library real estate” is going to learning commons and shared study spaces.  For storage solutions, academic librarians are working together to streamline collections through shared print management, which […]

October 11, 2013

Government Shutdown: Information Guide

Beth Harper, the Government Documents & Reference Librarian in UW–Madison’s Memorial Library, wrote up a guide to help library users during the federal government shutdown. Federal agencies that are physically shut down have also taken their websites offline. In the guide, Harper and other librarians provided some workarounds for library users such as sources for […]

October 7, 2013

Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management returns

Research Data Services at UW—Madison is proud to present the second brown bag in its 2013-2014 Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management. Tools for Research Data Management October 8, 2013 12:00-1:00pm Tong Auditorium, Room 1003 Engineering Centers Building 1550 Engineering Drive The workshop will focus on Excel, Box, and data visualization tools and […]

October 1, 2013

Celebrate the return of the Sprachatlas Oktoberfest-style with the Friends

As part of their “Treasures of the Library” series, the Friends of the UW—Madison Libraries are hosting an Oktoberfest-style event to celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored Deutscher Sprachatlas. The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Due to its fragile condition, it has been […]

September 6, 2013

UWDC’s Melissa McLimans featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin State Journal  interviewed one of the Libraries’ own this week for the popular Know Your Madisonian column. Melissa McLimans,  digital services librarian at the UW Digital Collections Center (UWDC), shared her perspective on the importance of digital collections for preservation, how to engage with users on social media, and how to dress for […]

August 29, 2013

Rare book libraries helped Natalie Zemon Davis overcome oppression

Earlier this summer, The New York Review of Books featured a post on their blog by historian Natalie Zemon Davis entitled “How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books.” In the story, Zemon Davis shares her experience with challenging the constitutionality of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950’s and the […]

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