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Conceived as a way to bring the University of Minnesota Libraries to every citizen of the state, Minitex celebrates forty years of excelling at that mission and much, much more. Minitex has always kept a...

Collective Action!

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Sharing. Cooperation. Collaboration.These words sound like the wise counsel a mother might give a child as rules to live by. Yet they have distinguishing characteristics, and libraries have a rich history of engaging in...

An Introduction … and Marshmallows

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Welcome to the Kirschner Collection Blog! This blog is a new project that will showcase cookbooks, recipes, research, and events from the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries. For more information about Doris S. Kirschner and the collection, you can see our About page.

The Face of Our Friends 2011

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What's in It for Friends of the Libraries? There is a cookbook collection in Magrath Library on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. In the Andersen Horticultural Library at the University's Minnesota...

Year in Pictures 2011

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Photo credits Jayme Halbritter (staff picnic, Lehrer, Keillor, Minnesota Institute) Dan Marshall (Spence) John Nicholson (Minnesota mystery writers, Jenkins) Marlo Welshons (Renmin) Jenny Veile (Quiz Bowl)

Notable Acquisitions 2011

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A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections. Rare African American Literature Collection in Honor of Lou Bellamy Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature Donated anonymously in honor of Lou Bellamy's retirement from...

Short Stacks 2011

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News from the University of Minnesota Libraries An Elephant in the Library . . . When a proposed settlement in the Google Books lawsuit was rejected this March, some wondered if Google's plan to scan selected...

Veni, Vidi, Ricci

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An Italian Jesuit's Chinese map of the world has captured the imagination of scholars of Chinese culture and history. 'I just gasped!' That was the reaction of history professor Ann Waltner when she first laid eyes...

Planning for the Future of Research

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The University of Minnesota Libraries have been developing educational and outreach 
programs to support researchers throughout the data lifecycle. Today's research labs look much different than they did when the above photo was taken: no...

Search, Research, and Repeat

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With so much of the world's information available online, some ask "who needs librarians?" Users at the University of Minnesota Libraries know the answer is "everyone." Researchers from the Pew Internet & American Life Project...

Seeds of Change

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Summer! It's the time of year when we are particularly sensitive to the cycle of seasons, the shifts in weather and nature. Summer brings opportunity, too, and many are drawn to the garden to...

Expanding the Reach of Research

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During the third week of October this year, libraries around the world hosted lectures, workshops, webcasts, and video contests. At the University of Minnesota, librarians used old-fashioned posters and newfangled "tweets" to get the...

Health Through the Ages

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image: Maclise, Joseph. Surgical anatomy / by Joseph Maclise. 2nd ed. London : J. Churchill, 1856. 1 v. (unpaged), 52 leaves of plates (some col.) ; 54 cm. TC Bio-Med Wangensteen Flat WO M165s...

The Face of Our Friends 2010

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Dear Friends, At the September meeting of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries board, members were asked what instigated their interest in serving on this board. Almost every one of us told of...

An Award-Winning Year

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Cupcakes and Trumpets and Libraries, Oh My! So read the headline on a flier posted around campus last spring, inviting the public to a presentation ceremony for the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Given...
doctor and student

The Road to Health

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The health care reform debate has focused on offering better care and lower costs. Health sciences librarians play a key role in achieving those goals. Read All About It These resources, developed and organized by students and...

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