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The Power of UThink

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The Power of UThink

UThink quickly became the largest academic blogging site in North America. In the past decade, people created 18,167 blog sites on UThink, writing over 425,000 entries. Now slated to be retired at the end of June 2015, the UThink platform has well served the University of Minnesota and has far exceeded the expectations of Shane Nackerud, who devised and developed the system that is driven by Movable Type.

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Primary Sourcery, Kirschner Collection blogs now on continuum

Dear Friends, We are writing to welcome you to the new home of Primary Sourcery and the Kirschner Cookbook Collection blogs. These blogs have joined the continuum family to consolidate our communications with you. continuum is the online source for News and Events about the University of Minnesota Libraries. If you have received Primary Sourcery […]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

In this installment of “Read This Book!” science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: “Rocket Girl” By George D. Morgan; “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” By Col. Chris Hadfield; “The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist” By Jim Longuski; and “Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration” By Serge Brunier.

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Schumacher puts the ‘pissed’ back in ‘epistolary’

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Schumacher puts the ‘pissed’ back in ‘epistolary’

“Dear Committee Members:” Author reading by Julie Schumacher with reception. This event will be held September 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota west bank campus.

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New Publication Uses Archived Art

New Publication Uses Archived Art

by Caitlin Marineau, Assistant Curator Children’s Literature Research Collections  One of the lesser-known roles of the Children’s Literature Research Collections (CLRC) is loaning materials to other institutions. While the CLRC loans to a variety of organizations, including other museums and archives to show at exhibits, one of the most significant groups we loan to is […]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Summer Grilling

‘Read This Book!’ – Summer Grilling

It’s summer grilling season in Minnesota and a perfect time for Megan Kocher, curator of the University Libraries Kirschner Cookbook Collection, to make recommendations on books about grilling, in this episode of “Read This Book!”

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Incoming freshmen learn about library resources

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Incoming freshmen learn about library resources

At Freshmen Orientation, Librarian Kate Peterson and peer research consultant Alexa Wright, a senior English major, talked to incoming students about the many resources and help provided by the Libraries.

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Workshop promotes preservation of computing history

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Workshop promotes preservation of computing history

The U’s Charles Babbage Institute hosted the Association for Computing Machinery By Arvid Nelsen, Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute and Electronic Records Strategist The hush that fell over the room was short-lived. Sample boxes from the collections at the Charles Babbage Institute were on the tables and workshop participants immediately concentrated on them. Almost as suddenly, however, […]

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Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

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Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Digital Library’s (MDL) 12th Annual Meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Continuing Education Center at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus.

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Children’s Theatre Company bestows archives to University of Minnesota

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Children’s Theatre Company bestows archives to University of Minnesota

The Children’s Theatre Company has bestowed its historical archives – including production materials, directors’ notes, costume-design materials, and organizational records – to the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The materials will be housed in the University’s Elmer L. Andersen Library and be part of the Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives. These archives, and others within the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections unit, are available to University of Minnesota scholars and the general public.

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