by Keith Bretzius, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
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The Taubman Health Sciences Library has received an Elsevier Foundation grant to finance the enhancement of education, research and practice in emergency medicine in Ghana.
The University of Michigan Library has digitized the complete set of Selma Inter-religious Project Newsletters and made them available to the public via the HathiTrust Digital Library. The newsletters document the civil rights struggle in Alabama from 1965 to 1974.
The U-M Library’s Computer & Video Game Archive opened to little fanfare in 2008, sparked by a faculty member’s simple question: Did the library carry any gaming titles?
By Deborah Holdship
Perhaps more than any modern filmmaker John Sayles personifies American individualism.
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Charles Reynolds.
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/ .)
Pamela Samuelson, Professor at Berkeley Law School and School of Information, came to the University of Michigan to discuss the Google Book Settlement and its implications for copyright reform. Professor Samuelson said that her talk “explains why certain dysfunctional aspects of U.S. copyright law contributed both to the Google Book Search project and to the settlement of the Authors Guild lawsuit, and why the proposed settlement would achieve some copyright reform, although at a cost that may not be worth paying.” See http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~pam/.