The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally-enriched humanities monographs.
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Foundations, grants librarian promotes learning across differences
By Erika Nestor
The University Record
Darlene Nichols is working at the grassroots level to encourage productive conversations about a vitally important topic: race.
A new exhibit, The Life and Death of Gourmet – The Magazine of Good Living, is on display from September 2 through December 1, 2014 on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan.
U-M acquires papers of alumnus and activist Tom Hayden
By Deborah Holdship
Scholars of contemporary American history, social justice and political reform have a rich new resource to mine in the Tom Hayden Papers at the U-M Library's Joseph A. Labadie Collection.
Mechanical engineering students take on book scanning challenge
The University of Michigan Library welcomes Charles Watkinson to the position of associate university librarian for publishing and director of the University of Michigan Press, beginning July 1.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that affirms library digitization practices as well as certain uses of the millions of in-copyright volumes in the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Filmmaker John Sayles celebrated at U-M symposium June 4
By Deborah Holdship, Michigan Today
Perhaps more than any modern filmmaker, John Sayles personifies American individualism. From his 1979 directorial debut "Return of the Secaucus 7" to his 2013 release "Go for Sisters," he has thrived outside the Hollywood mainstream, using his films to explore such complex, nuanced themes as race, class and gender identity.
On June 4, the university celebrates Sayles' legacy in the one-day symposium, "Declarations of Independence: John Sayles as Author, Auteur, Founding Father." Symposium sessions are free and open to the public. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Researchers, collaborators, students and others will convene at U-M's Hatcher Graduate Library to discuss Sayles' artistry as a writer; his choice to explore provocative and controversial topics on screen; and his skill in navigating the business of independent cinema through a four-decade career.