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October 3, 2013

New digital collection featuring images from UW—Madison Libraries

With over 40 vibrant UW—Madison campus libraries, it can be hard to keep track of them all. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the latest digital collection brought to you by Library Communications and UWDC… The University of Wisconsin—Madison Libraries Image Collection! The images in the collection feature the buildings and spaces […]

September 27, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Kerry Kresse, science librarian extraordinaire

Our staff spotlight this month is Kerry Kresse, Director of both the Physics and Astronomy Libraries. Although this picture shows her sporting the stereotypical “shush” pose, Kerry is anything but a stern, tightly-wound librarian. One glimpse inside her action-figure-festooned office at the Physics Library would confirm Kerry’s fun-loving, easy-going nature (don’t be intimidated by the […]

August 23, 2013

Meet Your Librarian: Leia Verfuerth, Serials Librarian

With a library system as big as UW’s, many librarians work behind the scenes to make sure the best resources are available for students, faculty, and community members. The Little Magazine Collection at Memorial Library–which is one of the largest of its kind and provides an important key to understanding modern literature– requires the work of many librarians […]

August 7, 2013

Mobilizing Research Knowledge in Ontario and Wisconsin

We welcome Paul Baker to the News and Events site today to share an exciting field trip the School of Education took to Toronto this summer.  Here, he shares what the group learned at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education– with broad-reaching opportunities for outreach and community collaboration in higher education, and of course, libraries. […]

June 17, 2013

UWDC Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project Collection

New and exciting digitized materials are added into the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections all the time, and we’re delighted to highlight their work this week.  The Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project grew from the need to educate people about the Upper Midwest region’s indigenous peoples.  The collection draws on  20 years of work with […]

June 6, 2013

New on Pinterest: Father’s Day Reads

Looking for a good book to share with dear old dad this Father’s Day?  The UW-Madison Libraries’ Father’s Day Reads board on Pinterest has lots of good ideas: Picture books that celebrate fathers through the eyes of young children, like Daddies Do It Different. Grown-up memoirs that explore the challenges and triumphs of fatherhood, like […]

May 29, 2013

Explore American Film Scripts Online

American Film Scripts Online is among the newest database offerings at the libraries this month. Librarian Susan Barribeau summarizes this resource’s rich offerings: “This resource contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information which provides the ability to search by character, scene, race, nationality, age, subject, year of writing, and other elements. […]

May 21, 2013

2013 Teaching and Learning Symposium this week

UW-Madison Libraries are among the sponsors for this year’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, to be held Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd at Union South.  This year’s theme is educational innovation, an idea that reflects the spirit and philosophy of the Year of Innovation, a campus wide initiative to highlight, promote, and celebrate UW-Madison’s […]

May 13, 2013

The Statistical Abstract of the United States now available through ProQuest

When the U.S. Census Bureau announced in March 2011 it would no longer produce the Statistical Abstract of the United States, after publishing it annually for 134 years, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth among library workers and journalists.  Library associations issued statements and urged their members to contact members of Congress about […]

May 3, 2013

UW—Madison Chinese Collection Ranked Fifth in Quality Nationwide

A recent study conducted by Dr. Mingxing He, a Chinese publishing industry columnist, analyzed Chinese collections from over 20,000 libraries across 112 countries between 1949 and 2012. In his article entitled “A Solid Indication of the Influence of Chinese Publications Worldwide – Based on Data Analysis of Chinese Catalogs in OCLC WorldCat,” Dr. He identified […]

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