Can a small group of students advocating for change really make things happen? One group of U-M students thinks so, and they hope to gather support for their cause by bringing Angela Davis to Ann Arbor for the 27th Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.
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The University of Michigan Library’s most famous papyrus, known to scholars as Papyrus 46 (or P46), is now widely available in the form of an app for iPhone and iPad. Users of “PictureIt: EP” can flip through high-resolution images of the 3rd century codex—the oldest known copy of the Letters of St.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Charles Reynolds.
Bobby Glushko, associate librarian in the University of Michigan's Copyright Office, recently authored an article published in American Libraries, "Keeping Library Digitization Legal." Glushko explains how "a mixture of
The University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is now accepting applications for its 2011 travel grants for scholars of Korea to use the University of Michigan Asia Library.
DATE: September 16, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JOINS THE COMPACT FOR OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING EQUITY
ANN ARBOR. The University of Michigan announces its participation in the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). COPE is a consortium of universities that support open-access publishing by subsidizing publication fees for open-access journals. Many leading universities and research centers are members of the compact, including Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, University of Ottawa, Columbia University, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. At the University of Michigan, the program will be administered and funded by the University Library.
In consultation with the Library Copyright Office, the University of Michigan Medical School Public Relations and Marketing has adopted a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license for all of the images in their Health System ImageBank, http://www.med.umich.edu
Graduate Student Discovers Arabic Manuscript in al-Maqrizi’s Own Hand
Noah Gardiner, a third-year graduate student in the [Near Eastern Studies] Department’s AAPTIS division, is a member of the team that is re-cataloguing and digitizing our Library’s splendid collection of Islamic manuscripts. (This three-year project, “Collaboration in Cataloging: Islamic Manuscripts at Michigan,” is funded with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, see http://www.lib.umich.edu/collaboration-cataloging-islamic-manuscripts-michigan and http://www.lib.umich.edu/islamic/ .)
The first sale doctrine is an aspect of copyright law that permits libraries to lend books and other materials. There is some alarm that the right is being eroded in the arena of ebooks - as ebooks are subject to licenses that define whether and how the consumer may transfer or share ebooks. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) announced today