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Old Wine in New Bottles: Our Efforts Migrating Legacy Materials to HathiTrust

Old wine

(by Kat Hagedorn, Christina Powell, Lance Stuchell and John Weise) The one constant in digital preservation over the past couple of decades has been change. Digitization standards have changed as equipment has improved and become more affordable, formats have come and gone, and tools have been developed to help with automated format creation and validation. The progress made on this front has been great, but how do we reconcile older content with current digitization and preservation standards?

Gourmet Magazine exhibit.

Four chefs walking in a line.

A new exhibit, "The Life and Death of Gourmet — The Magazine of Good Living," is on display through December first in Special Collections' 7th floor exhibit space

On Exhibit: Pan Gongkai: Melt

digital image of artist's installation

Pan Gongkai’s Melt is a large-scale video installation on view at Work Gallery. It is about the relationship between Chinese and Western art forms. Images of withered lotuses from one of Pan’s large ink paintings are projected on the screen.

You Shall Not Read Any of This!

Index librorum prohibitorum: cum regulis confectis per patres a Tridentina synodo delectos (Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1570)

Since we are now “celebrating” Banned Books Week, I thought that readers of our blog would be delighted to know that the Special Collections Library holds an important selection of early-printed editions of the justly infamous Index librorum prohibitorum (List of Forbidden Books).

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