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In the Pursuit of Discovery: Crowdfunding for the Librarian Ambassadors Fund

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:09am
When it comes to acquiring research materials at the tier-1 research level, not everything can be delivered to your front door. There are no routes librarians can explore online to purchase materials because countries do not have the same framework as the US.  And even if a librarian discovers a method for shipping, in reality, […]

Reviewing Our Pathways and Looking Ahead

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:45am
Water in motion.During the first four years of my tenure at the university my focus was squarely on positioning the Libraries for new directions where we would do things differently and/or do very different things.  We chose four purposeful pathways as our focus and developed roadmaps to advance them: Collaboration, Digital Scholarship, Distinctive Collections and Spaces. I […]

CLIR Fellow Contributing to Renewable Roadsides

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:40am
wind turbines and modern solar panels in the country side in the eveningIf you’ve spent much time in the past decade or so traveling in Texas, you might have noticed the increasing ubiquity of wind farms cropping up along spartan stretches of highway across the state. If a new project involving a fellowship recipient in residence at the Libraries holds any promise, you might soon see more […]

Exhibit Highlight: Inside Books Project

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 9:56am
Artwork by IBP recipient.“You girls and guys are outstanding, and I pray that you all continue to believe in expanding the minds of us easily forgotten because sometimes it’s books that begin new journeys or just plain, old relief from the journey we chose to walk.” –testimonial from Daniel, an Inside Books Project recipient (via KUT.org) For those […]

Illuminating Explorations: Satire at the End of the Ottoman Empire

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:28am
Esad Arseven, Celal and Cimcoz, Selah, “The Owl of Ignorance.” 1908.“Illuminating Explorations” – This series of digital exhibits is designed to promote and celebrate UT Libraries collections in small-scale form. The exhibits will highlight unique materials to elevate awareness of a broad range of content. “Illuminating Explorations” will be created and released over time, with the intent of encouraging use of featured and related items, both digital and analog, […]

Read, Hot, and Digitized: 1947 Partition Archive

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:30am
A news bureau photograph of Kashmiri refugees who had been driven from their homes by the turmoil of 1947.Read, hot & digitized: Librarians and the digital scholarship they love — In this series, librarians from UTL’s Arts, Humanities and Global Studies Engagement Team briefly present, explore and critique existing examples of digital scholarship.  Our hope is that these monthly reviews will inspire critical reflection of and future creative contributions to the growing fields of […]

Whit’s Picks: Take 3 – Gems from the HMRC

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:54am
Boxes of CDs from the KUT Collection.Resident poet and rock and roll star Harold Whit Williams is in the midst of a project to catalog the KUT Collection, obtained a few years ago and inhabiting a sizable portion of the Historical Music Recordings Collection (HMRC). Being that he has a refined sense of both words and music, Whit seems like a good candidate for exploring and discovering some overlooked gems in […]

A Happy Homecoming for the Marine Science Library

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:53pm
BeachThe Marine Science Library Holiday Party and Arts & Crafts Showcase represented a joyous return to the recently restored Marine Science Library (MSL) at UT Austin’s Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. On Friday, December 7, 2018, over 75 people gathered at the Marine Science Library (MSL) for an end-of-year celebration. Guests included graduate […]

Kids and Queens: Drag Queen Story Time Comes to the PCL

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:49am
Small children running around the PCL’s UFCU Room is not a normal sight on a Tuesday morning. Neither is a drag queen dressed up in a gown and full make-up. But on November 27, the Perry-Castañeda Library brought them together for a special story time event. Tatiana Cholula read picture books to a crowd of […]

Collections Highlight: The (Digitized) Letters of Dr. Henryk Bronislaw Stenzel

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 9:30am
In a project to capture a discrete collection at one of the university’s CSUs, faculty and staff from the Jackson School of Geosciences and the College of Natural Sciences worked with UT Libraries staff to get a collection of over 6000 letters added to Texas ScholarWorks, the university’s digital repository. The letters are to and from Henryk Bronislaw Stenzel, a […]

Fall 2018 Rewind

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:19am
Lorraine Haricombe with members of the Longhorn Marching Band, Thanks Day, 2018.The days may be longer, but that sure doesn’t seem to keep the fall semester from flying by. And the fact that an entire term goes by in a blink doesn’t stall the progress here at the Libraries, either. The start of the semester was heavily influenced by milestones related to the Benson Latin American […]

Vibrant but Vanishing Lending Libraries of South Asia

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:02am
Inside Senthil Lending Library.Throughout the fall of 2018, I was honored to be able to convene UT South Asia Institute’s Seminar Series, “Popular | Public | Pulp: form and genre in South Asian cultural production.”  Throughout the series, speakers explored printed examples of South Asian popular culture—mysteries, romances, comics—as they underscore and grapple with historical and contemporary concerns […]

Pastorelas: Past and Present

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:33am
Fragment of Aztec manuscript, 1520, written in Spanish on native paper, is an illustrated account of the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés. (G8 Ms.)“Illuminating Explorations” – This series of digital exhibits is designed to promote and celebrate UT Libraries collections in small-scale form. The exhibits will highlight unique materials to elevate awareness of a broad range of content. “Illuminating Explorations” will be created and released over time, with the intent of encouraging use of featured and related items, both digital and […]

Collection Highlight: Recent World War Map Gifts

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:57am
781 - Main frameThe notoriety of the online Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection has afforded us many amazing gifts. Two recent gifts are particularly notable. The family of UT alumni Roy J. Beery graciously gifted us with the maps he used when he served in the World War II Invasion of Normandy. And the Army Heritage Center gifted maps […]

Read, Hot and Digitized: Puerto Rican Citizenship Archives Project

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 2:56pm
Petition for Naturalization, PRRead, hot & digitized: Librarians and the digital scholarship they love — In this series, librarians from UTL’s Arts, Humanities and Global Studies Engagement Team briefly present, explore and critique existing examples of digital scholarship.  Our hope is that these monthly reviews will inspire critical reflection of and future creative contributions to the growing fields of […]

¡Afro-Colombianos Presentes! Launching a Post-Custodial Project with the Proceso de Comunidades Negras in Colombia

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 1:30pm
 Anthony Dest)BY ITZA A. CARBAJAL Véase abajo para versión en español. Along the Pacific coast of Colombia lies the vibrant and growing seaport city of Buenaventura. The city also serves as home to a large portion of Colombia’s Afro-descendant communities. Colombia, with one of the largest populations of Afro-descendant peoples in Latin America, serves as home […]

Read, Hot and Digitized: Avant-Gardes and Émigrés

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 8:00am
//dhrees.yale.edu/Read, hot & digitized: Librarians and the digital scholarship they love — In this new series, librarians from UTL’s Arts, Humanities and Global Studies Engagement Team briefly present, explore and critique existing examples of digital scholarship.  Our hope is that these monthly reviews will inspire critical reflection of and future creative contributions to the growing fields […]

A Fruitful Trip to Europe Kicks Off Work on Indigenous Languages Grant

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:14pm
 S. KungFeatured photo: Howard Reid’s collection of research materials from his ethnographic field work with the Hup in Brazil; photo: S. Kung Susan Kung, manager of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), kicked off work on the new National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions […]

“Field Notes” Student Photography Exhibit on View at Benson Collection

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 3:03pm
"Mecatla," by Jesús Nazario. This prize-winning photo was taken in The Land of Fresh Water, Guerrero, Mexico.The Benson Latin American Collection is proud to host Field Notes: The 9th Annual LLILAS Benson Student Photography Exhibition. Thirty prints that comprise the show will adorn the Benson’s first-floor gallery through January. Each fall, LLILAS Benson invites graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and disciplines to submit photographs to the exhibition. Through these […]