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.
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.
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.
Stillwater, Minnesota author and Friends of the Libraries member John A. Yilek has written a new book called History of Norway, which clearly describes Norway’s history from the earliest cultures of the Stone Age to the present day.
Andrea Jenkins, who spent 12 years as a Minneapolis City Council policy aide, has joined the University of Minnesota Libraries as staff for the Transgender Oral History Project, part of the Libraries’ Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.
The James Ford Bell Library invites you to attend the exhibit opening of “Sphere of Existence,” April 29, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, Fourth Floor. The exhibit features original contemporary prints by 20 artists and printmakers, created using the format and dimensions of Martin Waldseemüller’s Globe Gores and the handmade printmaking technologies that Waldseemüller employed.
Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, May 28, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and conversation. Attendees at this special event will gain a deeper understanding of the American Jewish experience from a Midwestern perspective.
You spend your evenings there. You consume truly staggering amounts of caffeine within its walls. You probably spend more time looking at the ceiling than doing problem sets (if we’re being honest). Walter Library is a home away from home for a lot of Gophers, but who was Walter, and why did he get a building named after him?
This spring, librarians Caroline Lilyard and Mary Schoenborn worked on a top-secret project that required their strict confidentiality. “We had to be very careful not to leak the details of the case,” said Lilyard. As dangerous and enigmatic as that may sound, the case was not a matter of international espionage and no super sleuthing was required.