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UWDC is migrating the backend of its collections into Fedora, an open-source repository software. This migration will be happening during 2018 and details of the process are outlined here.

Earlier this year, UWDCC acquired a new contraption that has since made our jobs of digitally capturing and formatting materials immensely easier.

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Alias Jimmy Valentine, memory sequence

Alias Jimmy Valentine, memory sequence. Directed by Maurice Tourneur, 1915.

Theatre to Cinema

The centerpiece of this collection is a reprint of Theatre to Cinema: Stage Pictorialism and the Early Feature Film, by Ben Brewster and Lea Jacobs first published by Oxford University Press in 1997. While previous accounts of the relationship between cinema and theatre have tended to assume that early filmmakers had to break away from the stage in order to establish a specific aesthetic for the new medium, Theatre to Cinema argues that the cinema turned to the pictorial, spectacular tradition of the theatre in the 1910s to establish a model for feature filmmaking.

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  • #AmericanBusinessWomensDay: English Professor Helen C. White (far right) with a group at a 1956 ‘Boss Night’ dinner held by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).
  • Trying to cope with #MondayBlues? Keep going forward with books! And maybe with a pegasus too. ⠀ (Poster illustrated by American illustrator and writer Helen Sewell in 1941, from the Library and Reading Posters Collection)
  • On this #FruitFriday, The creators of this book titled ‘Cut and Dried’ are wondering what happens if one starves/overeats, and what the most savory/smelliest food is. They invite us to see fruits from different perspectives, by presenting them in chopped, sliced, and carved forms.⠀
#DigitalCollections #LibrariesofInstagram (From The Artists’ Book Collection. Copyright 2004 by @scrippscollegepress ⠀
Zoom in & Swipe right to view texts on the book and more other details! ID: ArtistsBks.ab0684.bib)
  • We are answering @iglibraries’s September challenge #NoHiddenLabor with this ‘Alice Doesn’t Have Equal Rights’ Rally image from 1975. Run by the National Organization for Women(NOW), this nationwide march called people’s attention to labor and wage equality. The title is in reference to the film ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ where the lead character Alice strives for her equal rights. ⠀
#DigitalCollections #LibrariesofInstagram #iglibraries (Image from the UW-Madison Collection. @uwmadarchives ID: UW.uwar10234.bib)⠀
  • #MusicMonday: Gogebic Range Tamburitzans (the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the U.S.) performing in Gogebic County, Michigan in 1979— this image reminds us about #MadisonWorldMusicFestival’s opening on Thursday! Be sure to check out the Terrace for some lovely tunes this weekend. ⠀
#DigitalCollections (From the Ethnic Music in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan Collection, submitted by @millsmusiclibrary ID: LocalCenters.lcgs2126.bib)