General Announcements

Symposium Explores Cultural Preservation and Conservation Efforts Following Florence Flood

“Mud Angels” salvaging rare books from flooded buildings in Florence, Italy. Nov. 1966, from the film Florence: Days of Destruction. Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland Libraries.

A natural disaster in Italy fifty years ago had a dramatic impact on the fields of preservation and conservation.

Knowledge Unlatched and University of Michigan Library Announce Collaboration to Advance Open Access

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a not-for- profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library (U-M Library), a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of open access scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences.