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Library Information Technology

Library Information Technology (LIT) is the Library division charged with the design, development, management, and maintenance of a flexible and reliable technology environment, specifically: the development and management of digital collections and access tools; the development of a fully accessible, feature and content rich library web presence that applies user experience principles and strategies; the development  and support of server-based technologies for the delivery of library services; the maintenance of library management systems; and the delivery of  frameworks and systems to support collaborative storage, delivery, and preservation of information resources. 

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Asia Library

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
734-764-0406 (p)

Hours this week:

Sunday1:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Monday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Welcome!

As one of the largest East Asian language collections in North America, the Asia Library provides scholarly resources in various formats to patrons at both U-M and other institutions to support East Asian studies. We are located on the 4th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library (North). Please see About Asia Library for more information about our collections and services.

News

A Note from the Head

Congratulations to all on successful completion of the academic year, especially those of you who earned degrees! I did not earn a degree, but I learned a great deal during my own first academic year at U-M--most strikingly that I have joined an extremely dynamic East Asian studies community whose members it is a great pleasure to serve.

Everyone at Asia Library had a busy academic year. Our hardworking technical services staff saw to it that 16,600 titles were made available either online or placed onto the library shelves from September 2015 to March 2016. Korean Studies Librarian Yunah Sung is now vice chair of the Korean Collections Consortium of North America and, in that capacity, is planning for a meeting of that organization in Ann Arbor in May. In March, Japanese Studies Librarian Keiko Yokota-Carter gave two well-received lectures on digital humanities and the University of Michigan Library, one at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics in Tokyo and one at the Nagoya University Library. In April, Chinese Studies Librarian Liangyu Fu organized a very busy and rewarding visit to our campus by Professor Hilde De Weerdt of Leiden University, a professor of Chinese history who leads a team project building a platform that does digital analysis of political and social history.

We wish you all an enjoyable summer, wherever your travels may take you!

 

 

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International Studies

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 615-6361 (p)
(734) 763-6743 (f)

Hours this week:

Sunday1:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Monday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 06:00 AM

About Us

International Studies librarians provide support and collaboration for research focused on the people, places, and cultures that span the globe. Among the services offered by our librarians are customized course instruction; research consultations; support for research data; and assistance with your digital scholarship projects. 

International Studies collections exceed 1.2 million volumes and includes subscriptions to well over 3,000 periodicals from and about regions around the world, encompassing over 400 languages.

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Audubon Room

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100J
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0400 (p)
(734) 647-9557 (f)

Hours this week:

Sunday1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday08:30 AM - 07:00 AM
Tuesday08:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday08:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday08:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday08:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Just off the Diag, in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Gallery,  the Audubon Room provides a dedicated space for the display of some of the greatest treasures from the Library's Collections.

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Gallery in Room 100

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0400 (p)
(734) 647-9557 (f)

Gallery Events

Check the Gallery Events page for a list of upcoming events and exhibits!

The Audubon Room, located within the Library Gallery, almost always has an exhibit on display.

Library Gallery Mission

The Gallery is meant to be a gathering place for the enrichment of the intellectual, educational and cultural life of the University of Michigan campus and the larger community. The Library aspires to:

  • showcase and interpret the Library's rich collections, promote their scholarly use, and use collections to facilitate scholarship and storytelling;
  • support the Library's role as an intellectual center of the University;
  • foster relationships between the Library and University of Michigan faculty, students, alumni, staff, and the state and local community.

Programs in the Library Gallery present the opportunity to generate discussion and a spirit of cooperative exploration. The Library Gallery aspires to be a lively place reflecting the dynamic nature of the University of Michigan's research and teaching activities.

Contact Information

galleryreservations@umich.edu

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Text Creation Partnership (TCP)

The Text Creation Partnership is a non-profit initiative that produces standardized, digitally encoded editions of early print books selected from the Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Evans Early American Imprints databases. The TCP has teams at the University of Michigan and University of Oxford Libraries; the project is managed at UM. 

This labor-intensive process involves:

  • Manual keyboard entry (from digital images of the books’ original pages)
  • The addition of structured, semantic markup (based on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines)
  • Editorial review

Our work makes it possible to search the full text of books in EEBO, ECCO, or Evans. The files we produce also function as base texts for digital scholarly editions and, together, comprise a significant set of historical linguistic data ripe for analysis. 

The work of the Text Creation Partnership is funded by a large network of library partners. Each partner institution's one-time contribution:

  • Makes them a co-owner of the texts, with perpetual rights to use them as if created locally
  • Guarantees their immediate access to existing texts, and updates as they are released
  •  Funds the production of more texts, improving the corpus for all partner institutions

UM Library staff working on the TCP include: 

 

More about the Text Creation Partnership, and how to become a partner in EEBO-TCP Phase II, is available on our project's main website

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Digital Library Platform & Services (DLPS)

913 South University Avenue (Hatcher North)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

Digital Library Platform & Services (DLPS) consists of 2 departments - Digital Library Applications (DLA) and Digital Content & Collections (DCC). Both departments are part of the Library Information Technology division.

The Digital Library Applications department is focused on the development of applications for management of and access to digital content held in library repositories. This includes applications for search and retrieval, display of content, creation and management of digital collections, and interoperability with other systems. DLA works closely with other LIT departments, especially Digital Content & Collections, to support multiple digital library initiatives.

The Digital Content & Collections department grows and maintains over 250 collections of images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across the campus and the region. The department is deeply involved in all discussions regarding the suitable, long-term preservation and appropriate access to our content, at the digital object level and at the repository level. DCC works closely with Digital Library Applications, in particular, in building and maintaining tools and services that enable preservation and access to the digital content and collections.

Together, we build our digital library.

Our digital collections:  

  • U-M Library Digital Collections: Delve into over 260 collections of images, texts, and more from libraries and museums across campus and the region.

  • Deep Blue: DLA has built the infrastructure for both the Deep Blue Documents and Deep Blue Data services. These repostisories contain the output of U-M’s rich intellectual community, and are regularly contributed to by faculty and researchers.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library: DCC has managed the process of scanning millions of volumes for deposit into the HathiTrust Digital Library, which provides search and discovery of over 14 million volumes.

Services we offer:

  • Digitize books and other materials: Our Digital Conversion Unit offers in-house and outsourced, preservation-quality digitization services and expertise; see our work in HathiTrust or find out about the Michigan Digitization Project.

  • Put a collection online: In DCC, we enable the appropriate path for digital content, including books and images, into our repositories, and provide access and ensure stability and longevity ( U-M Library Digital Collections for examples).

Expertise we have:

  • Develop digital library software: DLA builds, with others, stable, scalable, sustainable systems to serve the library and its partnerships; examples are HathiTrustDLXS, and Deep Blue.

  • Create digital preservation solutions: DCC and DLA are actively engaged in the process of defining, adopting, and carrying out best practices; we contributed to the definition of, for instance, HathiTrust’s Digital Preservation Policy.

  • Encode texts: DCC has a great deal of expertise which we are happy to share; the Text Creation Partnership and Making of America are great examples of our work in this area.

  • Support digital video: DCC helps to support the use of the campus-wide MiVideo solution.

Please send comments and questions to DLPS Help.

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Borrowing and Circulation

The University of Michigan Library has a 150 year history of collection building and sharing collections with the broader scholarly community. Over seven million volumes are included in the University Library system of distributed libraries on campus.

Collections access

  • The library collections are available for use on site to the University community and the public, including online resources such as databases
  • Borrowing Privileges for the U-M Community, including faculty, staff and students as well as ancillary staff
  • Borrowing Privileges for U-M Alumni and Guests, including faculty from universities and colleges in the state of Michigan
  • Any individual in the U.S. may request that materials be borrowed from the U-M collection through his/her local library's interlibrary loan offices

Library administration maintains information about policies related to these facilities.

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Serials and Microforms Services

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 South University Avenue
Room 203 North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0503 (p)

Hours this week:

Sunday1:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Monday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday08:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Serials and Microforms Services offers thousands of domestic and international print journal and periodical titles in several hundred languages. You can check Mirlyn for how to locate titles, or visit our service desk for help finding magazines and newspapers.

Major domestic and international newspapers are received daily. Digital viewers in our scanning lab allow you to print or save copies of microformed back issues of newspapers and serials.

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