Since 1915, the Burton Historical Collection has served as a renowned repository of genealogical and regional history materials. Mark Bowden, Coordinator for Special Collections at the Detroit Public Library talks about the collection's origins and the treasures it houses.
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Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig draws on his in-depth studies of anarchist approaches—bringing out the best in everyone in the organization, reducing hierarchy, the import of free choice, an abundance mentality, teaching everyone to lead, creativity and caring collaboration—to show how they fit with and support the basics of good business. He will get you thinking and leave you with a wholly different view of what anarchism—and good business—is all about.
This talk celebrates the release of Zingerman’s series of “Secret” pamphlets—individual essays excerpted from Ari’s nationally recognized series of business books, Zingerman’s Guides to Good Leading. The pamphlets contain cutting edge business insight from Zingerman’s progressive and positive approach to business, while at the same time honoring the work of anarchist publications in centuries past, for whom pamphlets were one of the most typical vehicles to spread ideas in the world.
Weinzweig was inspired by anarchist pamphlets in U-M Library's Joseph A. Labadie Collection, a collection which began with a focus on anarchism and expanded to document the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. It includes over 30,000 pamphlets along with thousands of books, posters, and other printed materials.
Staff and student researchers, Isaac Levine, Sean Petty, and Steffen Heise, share the history, methods and their preliminary results in real-time tracking people using acoustic and optical techniques inspired by nature and science fiction.
The spaces we work, play, and learn in are becoming more complex but at the same time they are becoming more personalized. Imagine a space that knew where you were, what you were interacting with, and what your preferences are. Is it the next step in automation and convenience or is it entering the realm of "creepy"?
Isaac Levine is a senior in the Performing Arts Technology program driven by the creative application of technology, Sean Petty is a senior graphics programmer and Steffen Heise is the resident motion capture expert both with the UM3D Lab, DMC.
Find out what AADL has been doing to adapt to the changing media landscape, including direct licensing, content production, and community partnerships.
Eli Neiburger is Deputy Director at the Ann Arbor District Library. He graduated from the UM College of Architecure & Urban Planning in 1996, and joined the staff of the AADL in 1997 as a helpdesk technician. He is the author of Gamers... in the LIBRARY?! Published by ALA Editions in 2007, and has contributed to BOOK: A Manifesto and Carnegie Mellon's Well Played, a peer-reviewed journal of game criticism.
Panelists include: Melissa Levine, U-M Library's lead copyright officer, Jack Bernard, U-M associate general counsel, and Brian Knappenberger, who wrote, directed, and produced The Internet's Own Boy. Knappenberg's film chronicles the story of Aaron Swartz, the information-access activist and Internet prodigy who was targeted by the FBI in a high-profile criminal case involving JSTOR and MIT prior to his suicide. The panel discusses the Swartz case and its relevance to libraries and information, both in general and here at the University of Michigan.
Joseph A. Labadie Collection posters are now available online so they can be used for research by anyone. Julie Herrada, curator of the Labadie Collection, describes the digitization process from beginning to end, including early failed attempts, a formal conservation assessment, metadata creation by an amateur, copyright skirmishes, and more. The Labadie Collection contains a wide range of topics and formats including books, pamphlets, photographs, buttons, archives, posters, and ephemera on social protest movements from the 19th century to the present. There are over 2,000 posters in the collection ranging in date from 1900 to 2015 on topics including anarchism; labor and the working class; socialism; environmental, anti-colonialist and anti-war movements; feminism and LGBTQ; youth and student protests. Some are rare, some iconic. The posters’ size and fragility make them difficult not only to store properly, but also to catalog and provide access to users.
Dublin native James Curry, history and digital humanities doctoral scholar at the National University of Ireland Galway, gives an introduction to the Jack Carney papers held in the Joseph A. Labadie Collection of the Special Collections Library. Carney was a left-wing journalist who edited or wrote for various labor, socialist and communist newspapers in Ireland, Britain and America during the decades prior to his death in London in 1956.
The Jack Carney papers were donated to the Joseph A. Labadie Collection by Virginia Hyvarinen. Named for Detroit labor organizer and anarchist Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933), the Labadie Collection documents the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present.
Charles F. Burant presents the Emergent Research lecture for April. Dr. Burant's clinical interests are in the area of metabolic syndromes and management of Type II Diabetes. His research laboratory investigates the mechanisms of insulin resistance and utilizes animal models of diabetes to identify pathways important in understanding diabetes progression. His lab also studies adult pancreatic progenitor cells and how they might be used to generate new insulin secreting beta-cells.
Burant is the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan.
South Korea’s vaunted path to democratizationwound through the city of Kwangju, where the blood of civilians massacred by the military bathed the streets in May of 1980. As a turning point in the history of the country’s struggle for democracy, Kwangju has been variously commemorated and contested in the shifting tides of Korean politics ever since. Approaching the thirty-fifth anniversary of the momentous event, acclaimed Korean writers LIM Chul-Woo and HAN Kang engage in a rare cross-generational conversation about the writer’s craft in the age of state terror, and ruminate on the meanings of Kwangju past and present after reading from their works of fiction, The Red Room (1988), and The Boy (2014).
Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies
The University of Michigan Library and the Clements Library celebrate the acquisition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America with a viewing and panel discussion.
Panelists include: J. Kevin Graffagnino, Director, William L. Clements LibraryMartha Conway, Director, Special Collections LibraryCathleen Baker, Conservation Librarian, University LibraryClayton Lewis, Curator of Graphics, Clements Library [moderator]