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January 14, 2014

Bunny Berigan: Still Swingin’ & Jumpin’ at the Mills Music Library

Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo […]

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 13, 2013

Distinguished Prefix title awarded to Susan Barribeau and Larry Ashmun

Congratulations are in order for Susan Barribeau (English Language Humanities Librarian at Memorial Library) and Larry Ashmun (Southeast Asian Studies Bibliographer), who each recently received the prestigious Distinguished Prefix title. On November 21st, the Distinguished Prefix Review Committee (DPRC) recommended that both Larry and Susan be awarded the title by unanimous vote. According to DPRC, to […]

December 4, 2013

Exhibit Highlights Libraries’ Russian Folklore Materials

Russian Folklore in Art and Illustration Memorial Library’s entry lobby has become the temporary home to a fascinating exhibit focusing on Russian artworks inspired by Russian folklore. The exhibit features 28 images, some reproduced in large scale. Also included are excerpts from the texts of several well-known Russian folktales and epic poems, as well as […]

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 4, 2013

Notable Veterinary Medicine Collection Donated to Libraries

The UW–Madison Libraries and the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine are honored to announce the generous gift of the American Museum of Veterinary Medicine (AMVM) collection. This large collection of books and periodicals was built by the AMVM and related organizations over many years through donations by individual collectors. It has come to the UW […]

October 21, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Larry Ashmun, a truly dedicated Area Studies Librarian

Larry Ashmun, Bibliographer for Southeast Asian Studies, is clearly passionate about what he does. Larry’s dedication to the ongoing development of the collections has helped UW—Madison to become one of the leaders in Southeast Asian and Hmong studies. Read on to learn more about Larry and his latest projects and achievements. News: Can you tell […]

October 16, 2013

Introducing BrowZine, a tablet app for scholarly journals

BrowZine, an app for iPads and Android tablets, is now available for UW—Madison students, faculty, and staff to browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals to which our libraries subscribe, such as American Chemical Society, Project MUSE, Oxford, SAGE, Springer, and more. With the app, which is paid for by UW—Madison libraries, users can create personal […]

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 […]

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