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The China Biographical Database(CBDB) 中國歷代人物資料庫 

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 7:42am
cbdb_figures-filterRead, 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.  The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information of approximately 427,000 individuals as of April 2019, primarily from the 7th […]

Vacation in a Book

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:48pm
Vacation in a book posterThere’s still time left in the summer to take in a few books and an exhibit currently on view at the Perry-Castañeda Library has some suggestions to offer. “Vacation in a Book” features staff-selected volumes with a broad travel theme for your summer leisure reading pleasure. Staff offer recommendations for everything from a 16th century travelogue […]

Guatemalan Human Rights Archive in Imminent Peril

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:44am
Photo courtesy Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional, Guatemala.In recent weeks, actions taken by the government of Guatemala have put in jeopardy the future of the Historical Archive of the National Police of Guatemala (AHPN), a human rights archive with which LLILAS Benson and other units at the University of Texas at Austin have partnered since 2011. In a keynote speech to the […]

Meet the Talents: Lydia Fletcher

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:35am
Lydia Fletcher. Liaison Librarian for Physical and Mathematical SciencesLiaison Librarian for Physical and Mathematical Sciences Lydia Fletcher is currently co-chairing the STEM Librarians South conference, which brings together information professionals and academics from across the Southern U.S. and beyond to share their ideas, current research, best practices, and unique insights that help librarians advance the cause of STEM education and research.  When not […]

Announcing the Texas GeoData Portal

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:37am
Map with color-identified blocks.In the same way that the internet and digitization have created new ways to make books more discoverable and facilitated new ways of exploring text, so, too, has it opened avenues for a greater exploration of maps and their underlying data. As what has been a deliberative process, the UT Libraries have tended toward later […]

WHIT’S PICKS: TAKE 5 – GEMS FROM THE HMRC

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 8:19am
Album cover of The Band.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 16th Century Digital Library

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:30am
Tratado breve de medicina, y de todas las enfermedades. Farfán, Agustín, 1532-1604. 1592. Benson Latin American Collection.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.  “It is astonishing how common this illness is, how it afflicts and torments so many with such grave accidents, that when a […]

Book Finding in the Arab World

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:15pm
fixDubai RoadUT Libraries’ Global Studies liaisons regularly travel internationally in order to maintain their expertise as librarians, establish and nurture international networks and productive collaborations, and acquire unique materials that distinguish UT Libraries’ collections and make them a destination for researchers from around the world. In March of last year, I traveled to the United Arab Emirates and […]

After the Flood, PCL Edition

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 1:11pm
Perry-Castaneda Library with water graphic overlay.The Perry-Castañeda Library got a bit damp from the recent wet weather. A little too damp, actually. On Friday, May 3, the Austin area experienced a series of thunderstorms beginning late in the afternoon that dumped a little over 4 inches of rain in the span of a few hours; not a remarkable amount in […]

Oplontis: A Digital Humanities Success Story from the University of Texas

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:09am
Oplontis, atrium 5, east wall. Photo Paul Bardagjy. ©The Oplontis ProjectRead, 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.      When speaking of digital humanities and the field of art history, cautioners of “digital art history” argue that using digital […]