The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes — a triennial conference sponsored by the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota and the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota — will be held June 17 through 19 at the Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus.
The Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota has launched the first web portal providing access to all of its biodiversity collections. The Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online digital resource offering public access to hundreds of thousands of plant and animal specimens, from algae to zebras.
Jan Fransen discusses Betsy-Tacy, the beloved set of semi-autobiographical books set in Minnesota by author Maud Hart Lovelace, on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
In an effort to improve researcher support, the University of Minnesota Libraries will lead efforts to develop a network for sharing data curation resources and staff across six major academic libraries. The one-year project is funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Join the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on May 24, 2016 for a day-long symposium on historical recipes. From food and medicines to textile dyes and invisible ink, recipes permeate manuscript and print culture across the temporal scale. This symposium will bring together scholars from the Twin Cities community to discuss the diverse ways they use recipes in their work and encourage the development of new ideas about using recipes in public spaces, teaching, and scholarship.
In this installment of "How I Work," Colin McFadden talks about the tools he uses as a technology architect for CLA LATIS.
Library users will more easily access e-books across multiple systems thanks to SimplyE, a free app for phones and tablets that is being further...
How much "stuff" is held in the archives at Elmer L. Andersen Library? By "stuff" we mean more than print or physical records. Increasingly, the archives hold electronic records that add up to many, many terabytes of information. Recently the University of Minnesota Libraries conducted a preliminary inventory of digital content with long-term preservation needs. In this installment of Primary Sourcery, Carol Kussman puts it all into perspective.
Shanda Hunt, MPH, has joined the Bio-Medical Library as the Public Health Liaison and Data Curation Specialist. In her new role, Hunt will work to advance the researcher support mission of the Health Sciences Libraries, bringing her experience conducting health-related research along with her expertise in research data management. Please join us in giving Shanda a warm welcome.
Arvid Nelsen talks about Edmund Berkeley, a computer scientist and social activist from the 1960s, in this installment of Secrets of the Archives, hosted by Tim Johnson.
Test your knowledge of medicine’s past by taking the Artifact Pop Quiz developed by the University of Minnesota Foundation. The quiz features some of the 1,000+ artifacts from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
By Hannah Korb, Student Worker for the Guthrie Theater Archives Grant When I first joined the Guthrie Archives back in September, my only experience with...
Maria Soroka and Samantha Kowalke finished tied for first place in the 3rd annual Student Photo Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Carter Blochwitz won 3rd place and Ryan Riebe took home the People's Choice Award.
Tim Johnson, Curator of Rare Books and the Sherlock Holmes Collections, writes about a series of events held over the last two months with the organization, Meetup.
On April 18, the Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Google Books digitization program, leaving in place a lower court's ruling that the project amounts to "fair use." Nancy Sims, our copyright librarian responded to the Supreme Court's refusal.