Posts on October 2015

Welcoming U-M Librarians into the Course Management Party

crowded dance party with disco lights

I'm going to start out by saying, and I hope I don't jinx this, but -- we've got it pretty good. As the University of Michigan begins it's migration from Sakai to Canvas in earnest this year, representatives of the University Library have been welcomed into development conversations and have been given considerable agency to cultivate our presence in the new teaching and learning environment.

LibGuides and the Library Web Site

The Research Guides homepage, post-migration

Over the past few years, the University of Michigan Library has progressively updated and enhanced the way we manage our subject, course, and specialized information guides with Springshare's LibGuides product. This post talks about the various customizations and integrations we've made along the way.

A New Collection Sheds Light on the Everett Massacre of 1916

Excerpt from trial transcript

On November 5th, 1916, the town of Everett, WA, witnessed a violent confrontation between a citizens’ militia hostile to labor unions and a group of Industrial Workers of the World members sailing into the town’s port to support local workers on strike. The Labadie Collection has secured a new set of archival documents about the Everett Massacre to be available to researchers.

Global Jane Austen

Cover of Global Jane Austen

Global Jane Austen is a collection of essays that examines the relationship between Austen’s admirers and her works, all over the world. It includes articles about websites and works of fan fiction devoted to her and her characters, adaptations of her works, the tourist industry in the places where she lived, and responses to her novels in non-English speaking countries.


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