Taubman Library director elected president of the Medical Library Association

Jane Blumenthal, Director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

Jane Blumenthal, Director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library, has been elected to serve president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for a one-year term that begins in May 2012. She will assume the office of president-elect at the conclusion of the association’s annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May 2011.

Screening: Waterlife

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Please join us for a free viewing of the documentary "Waterlife."  Waterlife follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Date & Time
February 8, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Askwith Media Library, Screening Room, Room 2160 (Second Floor)
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LSA Winter 2011 Water Theme Semester
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Science Covers Celebration

Please join the Shapiro Science Library for a reception as we celebrate the continuation of our permanent display of book and journal covers, featuring research from the LSA Natural Sciences Departments and the School of Natural Resources and Environment, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

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February 15, 2011 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Shapiro Science Library, Third Floor, Shien-Ming Wu Current Periodical Reading Room, Rm. 3002
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University of Michigan Joins COPE

DATE: September 16, 2010
Melissa Levine


ANN ARBOR. The University of Michigan announces its participation in the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). COPE is a consortium of universities that support open-access publishing by subsidizing publication fees for open-access journals. Many leading universities and research centers are members of the compact, including Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of Ottawa, Columbia University, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. At the University of Michigan, the program will be administered and funded by the University Library.

Autograph of al-Maqrizi's Khitat Revealed at University of Michigan Library

Isl. Ms. 605, fol.143b and fol.144a

Graduate Student Discovers Arabic Manuscript in al-Maqrizi’s Own Hand

Noah Gardiner, a third-year graduate student in the [Near Eastern Studies] Department’s AAPTIS division, is a member of the team that is re-cataloguing and digitizing our Library’s splendid collection of Islamic manuscripts. (This three-year project, “Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan,” is funded with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, see http://www.lib.umich.edu/collaboration-cataloging-islamic-manuscripts-michigan and http://www.lib.umich.edu/islamic/ .)


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