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‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

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‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, “Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library,” closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

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U of M new member of Dance Heritage Coalition

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Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) has formally accepted the University of Minnesota into its membership. Cecily Marcus, curator of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections, will represent the University on the DHC board of directors.

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Libraries win grant for national theater archives project

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Libraries win grant for national theater archives project

The University of Minnesota Libraries has received a $250,000 grant to make accessible a national collection of digital materials that document African American theater and cultural history.

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Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

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Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

University Libraries has launched a new default search tool called MNCAT Discovery, which is delivered via a new mobile-friendly website. MNCAT Discovery allows users to search and access the overwhelming majority of articles and other materials made available by the Libraries, as well as books and other Libraries holdings.

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17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

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17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

Over the last year, the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) — the Bio-Medical Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, and Wangensteen Historical Library — answered nearly 17,000 questions for their patrons as part of their Reference Services.

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Best children’s books for 2013

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Best children’s books for 2013

In a series of “Read This Book!” episodes, Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children’s books for 2013. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Exhibit explores the medicine behind Downton Abbey

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Exhibit explores the medicine behind Downton Abbey

An exhibit at the University of Minnesota Libraries will illuminate the medicine of Edwardian England as portrayed on Downton Abbey.

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Read This Book! Graphic format

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Read This Book! Graphic format

In this episode of “Read This Book!” Lisa Von Drasek discusses some of her favorite graphic format children’s books, including “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” and “March Book One.”

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Federal judge rules in favor of Google, fair use

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Google last week, arguing that the Google Books project falls under “fair-use” protections. The plaintiffs, led by the Authors Guild, had argued that the Google Books program infringes on copyright protections because Google scans the books and makes the full text available for online searches. Google started the project […]

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60 years of support for research, education, outreach

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60 years of support for research, education, outreach

This year the James Ford Bell Library celebrates its 60th anniversary of preserving and documenting the history of trade around the world. Originally focused on what was known as the Age of Exploration, roughly 1400 to 1800, the Bell has expanded its collecting focus to encompass all pre-modern materials that preserve and document the history of trade and its impact.

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