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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 […]

KITAB Project Brings Distant Reading to Middle Eastern Studies  

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 8:58am
Reading Holy Kur'anRead, 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 […]

The Tomorrow Librarian: Harold Billings’s Legacy, 1978-2003

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:51am
Harold W. BillingsFew can claim a career as long or legacy as lasting as Harold Billings. He began working for the University of Texas Libraries as a cataloger in 1954 while still pursuing his Master’s in Library Science and by 1978 was the director of the general libraries. He remained in that position until his retirement in […]

Musings from LJH…

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 8:53am
Lorraine Harcombe visits with a student in the media lab.An exciting aspect of my role as VP and Director of UT Libraries is the opportunity to meet and discuss academic libraries’ roles in an age of networked information. The rapid rate of change in technology is a key driver but not the only one. The first generation of the twenty-first century has arrived on […]

Whit’s Picks: Take 2 – Gems from the HMRC

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:41pm
Record player and vintage typewriter on a desk.Resident poet and rock and roll star Harold Whit Williams has recently taken on 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 […]

Upgrading the Fives

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 1:56pm
Peering through the stacks into the renovated 5th floor of PCL.“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” So said Confucius. We take that sentiment and the suggestions of our users to heart – for the sake of happiness and wisdom, among other things – especially over the summer break when there’s time and space to do so. Such was the case […]

The Benson Centennial Endowment: An Invitation from Adriana Pacheco

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:14am
 Daniel Hublein.“The first time I walked into the fourth floor of the Nettie Lee Benson library, as a recently admitted PhD student, tears ran down my cheeks. I remember that moment, when I was there, alone, looking at that iconic corridor with hundreds of shelves and thousands of books. My tears were for excitement because I […]

Name a Bookcase in the Hall of Noble Words

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:10am
For those wishing to honor a loved one associated with excellence on the Forty Acres or someone who forever impacted the University of Texas, look no further than the Hall of Noble Words, the university’s most distinguishing landmark and symbol of academic excellence. Bookcase and Premier Bookcase namings  are now available starting from $5,000 to […]

Happy (Academic) New Year!

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 8:34am
Welcome to UT, new and returning Longhorns! We hope you had a good summer in advance of another school year. While you were away (hopefully recharging or preparing for an exciting new phase in your life), we’ve been busy improving the resources, spaces and services that you rely on throughout your career at the university. […]

New Website Maps Discriminatory Redlining Practices

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 3:34pm
Detail of 1935 map of Austin redlines.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 […]

Taiwan Studies Gets Attention from Conference, Books

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:02pm
Dongpo chan xi ji. Text.The North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Annual conference was held at UT on May 24-26, 2018, the third time in Austin since its inauguration in 1994 (previously 1998/2009/2018), reflecting the strong interest in Taiwan Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. This year, the theme of the conference was “Beyond an Island: Taiwan in […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Texas ScholarWorks!

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:59pm
Scan from the Flora of Forfarshire collection.Texas ScholarWorks (formerly the University of Texas Digital Repository) went into production in September 2008. Texas ScholarWorks (TSW) was created to provide open, online access to the products of the University’s research and scholarship, preserve these works for future generations, promote new models of scholarly communication and deepen community understanding of the value of higher education. […]

Starting the Conversation About OERs

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:36pm
 OpenStax has been creating openly licensed college textbooks since 2012.If you follow open access initiatives in the news or #OA on Twitter, chances are you have heard about open educational resources (OER). From a $5 million federal grant to fund an open textbook pilot program, to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s recent announcement of twenty OER grants statewide in Texas, it’s clear that […]

Collections Highlight: Historia Verdadera

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:14am
Genaro Garcia Collection stampIn 1920, Regent H. J. Lutcher Stark and Historian Charles Wilson Hackett, representatives of The University of Texas attending President Álvaro Obregón’s inauguration in Mexico City, were transfixed by the sight of the first edition in Spanish of Bernal Díaz del Castillo’s True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1632). There, in a bookstore […]

Message/Mensagem: Brazil’s National Museum / Museu Nacional, Brasil

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 3:07pm
Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin.Message from Melissa Guy, director, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection We are deeply saddened by the destruction of the National Museum of Brazil, in which so many irreplaceable treasures were lost. We stand in solidarity with the museum’s employees, the people of Rio de Janeiro, and the people of Brazil as they mourn the […]

Benson Collection Acquires the Catalina Delgado-Trunk Papers

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 9:14am
Catalina Delgado-TrunkBY DANIEL ARBINO The Benson Latin American Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Catalina Delgado-Trunk Papers. Delgado-Trunk is a Mexican-born artist known for her work in the intricate papel picado art form. The contents of the papers include correspondence, program materials, press releases, news clippings, exhibit slides, and files. Undoubtedly, the true […]

LLILAS Benson Partnership with Puebla Archive to Yield Rich Results

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:03pm
Héctor Sánchez Sánchez of Tribunal Superior de Justicia, Puebla, and Virginia Garrard, director, LLILAS Benson, with the newly signed agreementFour Centuries of Rare Documents Will Be Digitized August 8, 2018, was an auspicious day for students of Mexican history. An agreement signed between LLILAS Benson and the Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Puebla marks the official start of a project to digitize a large collection of archival materials from the Fondo Real […]

A Space Solution in the Distance

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:02pm
The Library Storage FacilityTexas may pride itself in being big, but as anyone around the Forty Acres these days knows, that “bigness” is finite. Back in the early 1990s, as Austin was hitting its stride in terms of growth with the arrival of tech industry and the nascent popularity of the city as a destination, forward-thinking minds at […]

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