This two-day interdisciplinary symposium on the cultural history of cartography intends to facilitate discussion among scholars of history, art history, literary criticism, area studies, and architecture and urban planning. To develop comparative modes of inquiry, each panel will address specific concerns across geographical spaces and temporal periods.
- Date & Time
- October 25, 2012 - 9:00am to October 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
- Palmer Commons, Museum of Art, & Tisch Hall, Various
- Event Type
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.
Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Disability Issues Librarian at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, has received the 2012 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
Special Collections adds to extensive Orson Welles archive
By Vivianne Schnitzer
A new grant will enable Michigan entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to more readily obtain critical information from journals, conference proceedings, books, and other research library holdings at greatly reduced prices.
The University of Michigan Library recently announced that the California Digital Library (CDL), one of the world’s largest digital research libraries, is joining its grant-funded effort to identify public domain volumes from among the more than ten million volumes that reside in HathiTrust.
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.
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.