University of Michigan

Michigan medical library goes bookless

By Chris Meadows
August 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

The dictionary definition of “library” reads, “a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.” As far as colleges are concerned, that may be undergoing an update. The Toledo Blade carried a [...]

Thanks to Michigan researchers, e-readers and tablets are about to become much more colorful

By Dan Eldridge
February 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

According to a February 6 article that appeared on, a website for “chief information officers and other IT leaders,” researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor “have found a way to make colors more vivid on an e-reader screen, which could lead to the creation [...]

Rare Chinese Papercuts Found in U. of Michigan Storage Room, Hi-Res Scanned Versions Online

By libertyc
November 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the University of Michigan News Service: Scholarly gems are often found by sifting through dusty archives in foreign lands thousands of miles away. But sometimes they’re discovered just by doing some office cleaning on campus. That’s what happened recently at the Center for Chinese Studies [...]

University of Michigan continues with its orphan works digitizing project

By libertyc
September 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the University of Michigan Record (a Publication from the Office of the Vice President of Communications): The U-M Library continues to operate its nascent Orphan Works Project “because we remain as certain as ever that our proposed uses of orphan works are lawful and important to the future [...]

University of Michigan Libraries: MLibrary Begins “First Serious Effort” to Identify Orphan Works in HathiTrust

By libertyc
May 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

From a University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office Announcement: The University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office is launching the first serious effort to identify orphan works among the in-copyright holdings of the HathiTrust Digital Library, which is funding the project. The vast [...]

Text Creation Partnership makes 18th century texts freely available to the public

By libertyc
April 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: The University of Michigan Library announced the opening to the public of 2,231 searchable keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). ECCO is an important research database that includes every significant English-language and [...]

Ebooks coming to Project MUSE next year

By libertyc
September 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Announcement: Project MUSE, a leading provider of humanities and social science periodical content for libraries, is very pleased to announce a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into its research platform and product offerings. Beginning next year, e-book collections [...]

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