University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries


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December 17, 2013

Harold Scheub, Gatherer of Stories, Retires

Harold Scheub, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature, retires this month after four decades of teaching at UW–Madison. As a doctoral student, Scheub was invited into rural homes in parts of Africa to listen to storytellers. Scheub learned Xhosa, Swahili and Yoruba and traveled through South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe […]

March 19, 2013

High Praise for UW Digital Collections in College and Research Libraries

In case you missed it:  the Internet Reviews section of College & Research Libraries ran a review of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections in their February 2013 issue.  Sarah Goodwin Thiel, of the University of Kansas Libraries, reviewed the UWDC websitein glowing terms, noting that the UWDCC has digitized over 1 million books, objects, […]

November 21, 2012

November additions to UW Digital Collections

The staff at the UW Digital Collections Center adds new material every month to a variety of collections. November saw a number of interesting additions! November Highlights Materials added to the Wisconsin Local Histories collection. The books in the Wisconsin Local Histories collection document and present the history of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk, […]

July 27, 2012

A pinch of history: the Carson Gulley Cookbook Collection

Fans of beautiful books, libraries, and bookstores will be smitten with this website, A Pretty Book. A post from July 25th, “Cooking the Books,” inspired us to explore our own digital collections to find out what we have in the way of cookbooks. From the introduction to the School of Human Ecology’s Carson Gulley Cookbook […]

March 7, 2012

UW Digital Collections Center announces new digital collections

These collections have recently been added to the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections by the UWDCC. Art Thesis Image Collection In lieu of a written thesis, graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department plan and carry out an exhibition of their work in a local gallery space. During their second year of study, students typically […]

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