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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 […]

Seminario en Guatemala Conmemora la Colaboración en Archivos y Derechos Humanos

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 3:21pm
 AHPN.POR HANNAH ALPERT-ABRAMS Read this article in English. El personal de LLILAS Benson Colecciones y Latinoamericanos y el Centro Rapoport para los Derechos Humanos y la Justicia viajó a la Ciudad de Guatemala para participar en un seminario sobre la alianza entre la Universidad de Texas y varias instituciones guatemaltecas que trabajan con archivos. El […]

Seminar Celebrates Collaboration with Guatemala on Archives and Human Rights

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 3:14pm
 AHPN.BY HANNAH ALPERT-ABRAMS Lea este artículo en español. Representatives from LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice visited Guatemala City on July 27 for a seminar on archival partnerships between the University of Texas and Guatemalan institutions. The event, “Archives and Human Rights: […]

The Benson Gets a Book

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 8:53am
Cover of "Library for the Americas."The University of Texas Press has published the first encyclopedic examination of the renowned Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection (Benson), providing a window into the rich Latin American resources for research and study at The University of Texas at Austin. Showcasing the incredible depth, diversity and history of the Benson Collection, “A Library for […]

Collection Hightlight: Lunar Flag from Alan Bean

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 8:27am
A flag from astronaut Alan Bean's lunar mission.Alumnus and NASA astronaut Alan Bean recently passed away, but a piece of his legacy as a lunar visitor resides in the new McKinney Engineering Library. A small flag that Bean carried with him on a trip to the moon hangs in the library today. Bean donated the flag-that-went-to-the-moon that is framed and on display at […]

Creating Space in the Public Domain for Feminist Literature

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 9:31am
Books from Cita.Earlier this year, the UT Libraries hosted a panel discussion called, Can I Use That?: Remix and Creativity. The event was the brainchild of Juliana Castro, a graduate student in the School of Design & Creative Technologies. She worked with librarians Becca Pad, Gina Bastone and Colleen Lyon to plan a panel event that dove into issues […]

Whit’s Picks: Take 1 — Gems from the HMRC

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:01am
Whit Williams playing guitarResident 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 […]

What Summer Break?

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:10pm
Robotics campers.Summer on the Forty Acres is in contrast with the rest of the academic calendar in some pretty noticeable ways: herds of parentless campers crisscrossing campus in a clockwork dance; roving bands of noisy Boys State gangs meandering about on a break from their future leadership training opportunity at the Capitol; summer school denizens either rushing […]

Graduated? Don’t Forget Your Libraries

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 8:00am
GraduatesYou did it! (Or your graduate did.) Congratulations. After four years (more or less) of hard work and long nights in PCL, you’ve earned your degree and are looking toward the next phase of life as you head out into the world. And though your time at UT has officially come to a close, you’ll […]

Alicia Niwagaba Wins TDL Graduate Student Excellence Award

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:04pm
Alicia Niwagaba, graduate research assistant at the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), was awarded the Graduate Student Excellence Award by the Texas Digital Library (TDL). She accepted the award during the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries on May 17. Niwagaba is a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Information […]

Jennifer Isasi to Join LLILAS Benson as CLIR Fellow for Data Curation

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 3:09pm
Jennifer IsasiLLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections is pleased to announce that Jennifer Isasi, PhD, will join the staff as CLIR Fellow for Data Curation in Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Isasi will work with Digital Scholarship Coordinator Albert A. Palacios to contribute to “collections as data” efforts, educational resources, and digital scholarship initiatives at LLILAS […]

The Fine Arts Library Lives On

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:34pm
Student in the 5th floor stacks at the Fine Arts Library.Over the past several months, our Fine Arts Library has been the subject of debate as the College of Fine Arts considered space to serve as a home to the new School for Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT). Interested faculty and students joined together last fall to protest any further changes to the library after […]

To Protect and Preserve

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:24am
Book preservationist Joey Marez repairing a volume.As we’re wrapping up Preservation Week 2018, it’s instructive to remember that at the core of the library mission, the act of preserving the vast collections of the University of Texas Libraries is one of the most important things we do. A lot of times this reality gets lost in issues of actual collection management or […]