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A recent gift from The Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation has matched a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fully endow the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Conservation Librarian position. Marieka Kaye, a rare book and paper conservator, currently serves in the position.
The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that U-M Library's Content Review Management System (CRMS) project won the annual L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award. The award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group that demonstrates dedication to a balanced U.S.
ANN ARBOR—Building on last year's $899,000 grant to build a new online publishing platform, the University of Michigan is the beneficiary of two further grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop publishing infrastructure for digital scholarship in the humanities and qualitative social sciences.
U-M acquires the archive of filmmaker Nancy Savoca
Sydney Hawkins, U-M News Service
ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.
Anne McGuire, assistant professor in equity studies at the University of Toronto, has won the 2015 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, the University of Michigan Press has announced.
McGuire will receive a prize worth $5,000 for her manuscript, "War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence."
University to digitize 19th-century sheet music collection
In the early 20th century, the Edison Phonograph Co. amassed a large collection of 19th-century American sheet music from which to select works to record for the American public.
Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library, will launch a new open-access book-publishing imprint, Lever Press, in collaboration with Amherst College Press and the Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 libraries in America's top liberal arts colleges.