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The University of Michigan Library welcomes Charles Watkinson to the position of associate university librarian for publishing and director of the University of Michigan Press, beginning July 1.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that affirms library digitization practices as well as certain uses of the millions of in-copyright volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Filmmaker John Sayles celebrated at U-M symposium June 4
By Deborah Holdship, Michigan Today
Perhaps more than any modern filmmaker, John Sayles personifies American individualism. From his 1979 directorial debut "Return of the Secaucus 7" to his 2013 release "Go for Sisters," he has thrived outside the Hollywood mainstream, using his films to explore such complex, nuanced themes as race, class and gender identity.
On June 4, the university celebrates Sayles' legacy in the one-day symposium, "Declarations of Independence: John Sayles as Author, Auteur, Founding Father." Symposium sessions are free and open to the public. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Researchers, collaborators, students and others will convene at U-M's Hatcher Graduate Library to discuss Sayles' artistry as a writer; his choice to explore provocative and controversial topics on screen; and his skill in navigating the business of independent cinema through a four-decade career.
Video studio manager brings student projects to life
By Katherine Plumhoff
The University Record
Students Alissar Langworthy, center right, and Sam Torchio, seated, discuss a mini-course where they are mapping the novel "Moby-Dick." Also pictured, from left, are Patrick Tonks, assistant director for programming at the Institute for the Humanities, and Justin Joque, visualization librarian for U-M Libraries. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
Papyrologist studies ancient treasures, preserves the past
By Erika Nestor, The University Record
April 7, 2014
As archivist of the University of Michigan's Papyrology Collection, Brendan Haug has the unique privilege of overseeing 30 pages from an original codex of the Letters of Paul from the New Testament.
Students virtually dissect hologram-like 3-D cadaver
By Laura Bailey, Michigan News
March 25, 2014
The 3-D virtual reality cadaver floats in space like a hologram on an invisible gurney.
Librarian teaches faculty, helps pilot new technology
By Jordan Swope, The University Record
March 24, 2014
The HathiTrust Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Furlough as the Executive Director of HathiTrust. Furlough comes to HathiTrust from The Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications.