University of Michigan Launches “Deep Blue Data” Repository
By Matt Enis, Library Journal
Open Michigan has relaunched as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning and research. It includes expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications.
We are making Hatcher Graduate Library space improvements to better serve the campus. Details about our plans will follow soon, but read on for information about our move of materials from half of the 6th floor of Hatcher, which will free space for an expansion of the Special Collections Library.
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.