Posts on January 2012

Wikipedia Blackout and MLibrary Site Search

The Great Wikipedia Protest Blackout of 2012 did not result in any particularly significant increase in site searching at the University of Michigan Library. While traffic was up on January 18, 2012, over the same day the previous week (January 11), the increase was about the same as for the day before and the day after -- reflecting the increasing workload of the academic semester more than any Wikipedia-inspired bump.

Wolverine Soft's 48 Hour Game Dev Contest This Weekend

Wolverine Soft is hosting a game development contest this weekend in which a group of participants design a game within 48 hours. Game themes are announced at the beginning of the event. Participants don't need to be game programmers - musicians, artists, and people with design ideas are welcome as well. Registration is open to current students of any university in Michigan or alumni who have graduated in the past 6 years (except those currently involved in the video game industry). Pre-...

Arcade Masters Series Finals @ AADL!

CVGA-AADL event poster

Ann Arbor District Library is holding finals for the Arcade Master Series this Friday from 6-8:30pm at the downtown library, so don't forget to check it out! Food and musical Chiptunes entertainment will also be included.Participate for a chance to win an iPad 2 with iCade mini arcade cabinet! Hope to see you there.More about the event here.

Welcome to Winter Semester!

Winter is here, though we don't have as much snow today as they did 98 years ago! Find more old photos of UM's campus, students, athletes, and activities in the Bentley Historical Library's image bank. Check out the Images Research Guide for help finding images for your research, papers, and presentations. And, stop by Imageworks for a wide selection of DVDs covering the arts and engineering, project tools (scanner, paper cutter, stapler, pens, etc), and personal...

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