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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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  • We have an ode to the turtle in this lead-glazed earthenware bottle from the early 1800s for #WorldTurtleDay. This physical object is part of a private collection, but digitally part of our North Carolina Earthenware digital collection, created in partnership with the Chipstone Foundation (@chipstone_org). Lovely. #digitalcollections #librariesofinstagram #turtles #decorativearts
  • This #MondayMotivationOwl post features what I think we can officially call a parliament of owls to motivate you: Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl and Hawk Owl. Oh yeah. This parliament is featured on a page of Andrew Wilson
  • Are you into libraries, archives, and museums? Are you interested in gaining experience in Social Media Management? Are you a student at UW-Madison for the next year or more? Well we’ve got a chair open for you! Apply to be our next Social Media Manager at UWDCC! Job number 54597 at
  • Here’s to all the grads, to their success in the future, and to highlighting some of our collections which have migrated into our new repository (Fedora) and interface (in-house development). This selection is from our Publishers Bindings Online collection. Zoom in on the bindings and ooh and ahh your day away.  #librariesofinstagram #digitalcollections #migrationmonday
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