The exhibit “An Imaginary Arctic: Speculative Cartography in the Search for the Northwest Passage” offers a close look at centuries of cartographic representations of the so-called Northwest Passage, a once mythical Arctic trade route from Europe to Asia.
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The University of Michigan Library is pleased to announce that Elaine Westbrooks will serve as the University's first Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research, starting on August 13.
University of Michigan staff continued work on modifications to the HathiTrust PageTurner to display JATS XML. Staff began development of wireframes for the Dashboard module and are close to the completion of a specification for mapping JATS metadata elements to MARC fields to create analytic records for journal articles.
For her senior IP thesis, Danielle Battaglia set out to visualize the universe. Working with the theory that the universe could be a multiverse based on budding toroidal forms, she created a 3D model of her idea, texture mapped stars on to it and installed her model into the virtual reality MIDEN at the 3D Lab in the Duderstadt Center.
The U-M Regents have approved a plan to convert and renovate 137,000 square feet of the Taubman Health Sciences Library. The building will become a comprehensive interactive learning environment, fostering inter-professional education, student/faculty interaction, and enhanced integration of the library into the life of the health sciences community.
The University of Michigan Library, in partnership with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and its Digital Library Federation (DLF) program, will help launch a new data curation fellowship program for recent Ph.Ds in the natural and social sciences.
HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase.
The many real and prospective constraints on broad and affordable access to published scholarship recently spurred a grassroots effort to push back against the business practices of the world’s largest scientific journal publisher, and prompted a strong statement by a group of chief academic officers.