Posts on January 2015

Top Games Played in the CVGA in December

Here is our list of most popular games in the archive during the month of December. The Xbox One has clearly become more popular with select titles, and we even have a soccer game from 2012 on the list. Probably because we don't have a more recent version of PES for PlayStation 3 in our collection at present. And fun fact: people seem to be requesting certain years of PES over others (2013 or 2015, not 2014), even at the expense of a more recent version. What was it about 2014 that kept...

The Librarian Role in our Canvas Pilot

screenshot of UM Canvas Pilot webpage

As UM begins its third pilot term with Canvas by Instructure.com, it's nice to see "Librarian" show up on the dropdown list of roles available in the People section at a site. I shouldn't be surprised to see it there; I've been consulting with the fine folks on ITS for the last month. Still, it seems monumental.

Join us for Jell-O! Exhibit opening reception and talk, 1-12-2015 4:30pm

Three women sit on a carpet around a low table sharing Turkish coffee and pastries, The women form a circle, which is visually mirrored by the Chocolate Walnut Jell-O dessert below them

Talk and reception to celebrate the upcoming online exhibit "Jell-O: America’s Most Famous Dessert At Home Everywhere." Dr. Nicole Tarulevicz of the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania speaks at 5:00 p.m. Using materials drawn from the culinary ephemera holdings of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive at U-M Library, the exhibit explores how the Jell-O company’s early 20th century advertising used depictions of the exotic to sell the product to Americans.

Camilo José Vergara: post-industrial cities

photograph of Packard automobile plant

America's post-industrial cities have been photographed over the past 40 years - often repeatedly, as "time-lapse" sequences - by Camilo José Vergara. These documentary and artistic images are now archived at the Library of Congress, with 5,000 of the 10,000 photographs available online.

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