April, 2014 Events

April, 2014 Events

Creating an Inexpensive Open Source Book Scanner

For the past two semesters, the University of Michigan Library collaborated with Mechanical Engineering 450 students to create a prototype linear book scanner based on openly-available designs by Google. Please join us to hear the Winter 2014 ME450 students discuss their project, describe the improved design, and demo their prototype.

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Date
04/24/2014
Time
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Duderstadt Duderstadt Center, DESIGN LAB 1 (was B245)
Event Type
Talk

More Dogs in the Library

photos of dogs
Golden Retrievers in the library, 2013
Shake off end-of-semester stress while relaxing with a furry friend. Therapy dogs await your attention, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan. Join us at the Browsing Collection on the first floor of the Shapiro Library:      Wednesday, April 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.      Thursday, April 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.      Friday, April 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Dogs being dogs, they might need to leave early!

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Date
04/24/2014
Time
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Browsing Collection, First Floor
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Event Type
Open House

Portraying the World Anew: Martin Waldseemüller’s "Carta marina" (1516)

Detail from Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta marina map of 1516
Chet Van Duzer, Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellow at the Clements Library, examines the differences between Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta marina of 1516 and his more famous 1507 map. Van Duzer says the Carta marina is more interesting than the 1507 map in several ways, and is the result of Waldseemüller’s radical re-evaluation of what a world map should be. Free, but please register via email or call 734-647-0864. Sponsored by the U-M Library and the Clements Library.

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Date
04/30/2014
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Clark Library 2nd Floor Hatcher Graduate Library
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Event Type
Lecture

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