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A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course
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These celluloid cylinders contain the oldest known examples of recorded Yiddish music, dating to about 1901. Yiddish and other Jewish music is a focus at the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit: Ron Wiecki, Mills Music Library, UW-Madison

A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course

By David Tenenbaum For news media One century ago, the University of Wisconsin became the first institution of higher education in the Americas — and […]

Sep
20th
Join the UW Library Ambassador Program!
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Join the UW Library Ambassador Program!

Library Ambassador Program was designed to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to engage in conversations on the UW-Madison Libraries. Library Ambassadors advocate for student library users and promote […]

Sep
14th
Information Specialist Internship Program (ISIP) – Offering Students a Fresh View of the Libraries’ Abilities
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Information Specialist Internship Program (ISIP) – Offering Students a Fresh View of the Libraries’ Abilities

Technology allows for nonstop, free flowing information, all day, every day. It’s the world we live in. But understanding how to gather and harness information […]

Sep
12th
He’s Baaaack!
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He’s Baaaack!

Fun for dorm, home or office–the fall semester library READ posters are available! And, for those of you with a growing “collection,” this fall’s poster features Nigel […]

Sep
8th
Libraries Announce Opening of New Graduate Study Room in Memorial Library
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Libraries Announce Opening of New Graduate Study Room in Memorial Library

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries are always searching for ways to improve user experience. This fall, graduate students will have a new space in Memorial […]

Sep
6th
Welcome back! Now, Let Us Help You Get To Work!
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Welcome back! Now, Let Us Help You Get To Work!

By Erin Doherty, Student Library Communications Assistant It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and Badgers […]

Sep
2nd
UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash
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UW–Madison map library pinpoints Sawyer County site of 1966 bomber crash

By Chris Barncard Earth is a big place. Few people know that as well as Jaime Martindale, map and geospatial data librarian at the Arthur […]

Aug
23rd
Silver Buckle Press Exhibition Reception August 27 at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
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Silver Buckle Press

Silver Buckle Press Exhibition Reception August 27 at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Along with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries invites guests to join a public reception on August 27 for Hamilton’s […]

Aug
10th
University of Wisconsin-Madison Joins the Digital Public Library of America
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Joins the Digital Public Library of America

Wisconsin’s libraries, archives, and museums are joining their peers around the country in providing free online access to their digital collections through the Digital Public […]

Aug
3rd
Kohler Art Library Opens New Exhibit – Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water
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Colin Finlay. 12°N x 23° E, 64°S x 60° E.  S.l.: Definitive Stories, 2007.

Kohler Art Library Opens New Exhibit – Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water

Water is elemental to every form of life on our planet. It also serves as a crucial and enduring motif for artistic production. The Kohler […]

Jul
22nd