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.
The end of the semester is upon us, but never fear, Stress Busters are here. Relax while you learn at the University Libraries, where you can find quiet study, group spaces, 24/7 hours, and fun activities to help reduce your stress during finals.
Join us on Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center for the Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration, featuring Kevin Kling, "Books Cast Their Spell on Me: Trafficking in the Alphabet."
Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the winners of the 2016 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Betsy and Ted Lewin. The event takes place Saturday, April 30 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Tickets are required to attend the lunch at noon. The presentation at 1:00 p.m. is free to attend, but reservations are required.
This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” an enthusiastic nod to the transformation taking place within libraries, as well as to the library’s transformative role. Here at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Libraries, we are continuously transforming in order to support new ways of researching and learning.
George Barany is a chemistry professor at the University of Minnesota, but for much of my life, he's had a fascination with mathematics, language, and all sorts of puzzles — usually as a solver rather than as a creator.
Danika Stegeman is a librarian by day and poet by night. She gets enormous satisfaction from both pursuits, and she believes that each side of her work persona benefits the other. As a course reserve coordinator at Wilson Library, Stegeman works with instructors to make online and printed course materials available to students.