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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.

Featured Collection

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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  • This image pretty much sums up how everyone in Wisconsin feels about getting more snow today. #HumpDay #FrozenTundra #StudyStrong #WhenWillItEnd #Wisconsin #UW (ID:UW.point0079.bib)
  • If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring? Asking for a friend… This image of Fuchsia flowers is part of the UW-Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection. #TuesdayThoughts #spring #SpringinWisconsin #Flowers #Botany #Fuchsia (ID:Science.29-1.252a.bib)
  • On this very special edition of #ThrowBackThursday, we’re featuring these historical images of UW-Madison’s libraries. The libraries featured here include College of Agriculture Library (1900), Music Hall Library (1892), Washburn Observatory Library, and the Memorial Union browsing library (1930s). #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesofInstagram #iglibraries #LibraryLife #GetCaughtUpInABook #Bookstagram #DigitalCollections #TBT #Libraries (ID:UW.uwar01031.bib,UW.uwar04496.bib,UW.uwar06795.bib,UW.uwar13289.bib)
  • We’re continuing the #NationalLibraryWeek celebrations with a little #WednesdayWisdom. If the size of a novel is any indication to the knowledge that lies within, then these monumental volumes of “Jade” must make readers a certified genius. All you undergrads might want to get your hands on a copy before #FinalsWeek. #LibraryLife #LibrariesofInstagram #DigitalCollections #UW #RareBooks (ID:UW.uwar09253.bib)
  • One sibling gets all of mother’s love and attention while the other does all the work, a tale as old as time… #NationalSiblingsDay (ID:UW.uwar02244.bib)