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Mark Engebretson

Mark Engebretson is the director of communications at the University of Minnesota Libraries and editor of continuum.

Previously, Mark served as director of digital media strategy for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and before that as electronic communications manager for the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center Office of Communications.

Mark is a former journalist who has written about politics, health, business, and sports for a number of newspapers and magazines.

Mark has a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in health journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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More summer reading picks from our librarians

Filed in News, Read This Book!, Video by on June 22, 2015 1 Comment
More summer reading picks from our librarians

In this episode of “Read This Book!”, University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include: “Dataclysm,” by Christian Rudder, “The Language of Food,” by Dan Jurafsky, and “Syllabus,” by Lynda Barry.

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Whittington Press archive acquired by U Libraries

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Whittington Press archive acquired by U Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries recently acquired the remaining archive of the Whittington Press, an internationally acclaimed letterpress printer located in Gloucestershire, England. These materials complement and complete a 1984 donation by Gov. Elmer L. Andersen of Whittington material to the University.

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Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

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Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public.

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Summer reading recommendations from our librarians

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Summer reading recommendations from our librarians

Our librarians provide recommendations on good reads for the summer, in this episode of “Read This Book!” from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Madison lauds Kirschner Collection at Friends event

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Madison lauds Kirschner Collection at Friends event

Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison, was the featured speaker at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ annual celebration on May 5. See the photos and watch the video.

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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org). The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.

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SMARTies win student employee award

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SMARTies win student employee award

The student employees of the SMART Learning Commons won the Goldy Gophers Golden Student Team of the Year Award yesterday at the University of Minnesota’s Student Employee Leadership Program’s “SELPies” award program.

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Major increase in Minnesota collections now available through Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the nation’s premier online digital library, has collaborated with the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) at the University of Minnesota to complete a tenfold increase in the number of digital items from Minnesota available on its website.

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, “The Voices,” and Kathy Saltzman Romey led a musical performance by the University Singers at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading event on April 16. Now, photos and the video of the event are available for viewing.

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

In honor of Al Haug’s birthday on May 4, the University of Minnesota Libraries is excited to announce the opportunity to make Al’s recordings of West Bank music more readily accessible by digitizing cassette tapes, open reels, and other materials.

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