The University of Michigan Library has received a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create an endowed Conservation Librarian position.
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Can a small group of students advocating for change really make things happen? One group of U-M students thinks so, and they hope to gather support for their cause by bringing Angela Davis to Ann Arbor for the 27th Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.
The University of Michigan Library’s most famous papyrus, known to scholars as Papyrus 46 (or P46), is now widely available in the form of an app for iPhone and iPad. Users of “PictureIt: EP” can flip through high-resolution images of the 3rd century codex—the oldest known copy of the Letters of St.
Aisha Wahab is slowly and carefully removing the backing from an old and large print, while Lauren Calcote sits across the room sewing book sections back together. Aisha and Lauren are the first Cathleen A. Baker Fellows in Conservation at the U-M Library.
On October 12, the U-M Library celebrated the recipients of the 2012 MLibrary Undergraduate Research Award in a ceremony held in Bert’s Study Lounge in the Shapiro Library.
When Don Herzog (photo left) was near to finishing what would be his fifth book, he considered all of the available publication options — and then made a decision he calls “obvious and easy” for a tenured professor like himself: he would make his book, Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England, available for free to
On Wednesday U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer, Jr. granted the U-M’s motion for summary judgment in the Authors Guild lawsuit that sought to severely curtail the HathiTrust Digital Library initiative.
Last week it was announced that the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google have settled the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the AAP in 2005 over Google’s library book scanning project.
Video portrait of Leyla Lau-Lamb, Senior Conservator of Books and Papyri at the University of Michigan Library.