Remembering how we remember: Columbia’s 9/11 Oral History Project Allows Us to ‘Think About It Differently’

Columbia News spoke with Mary Marshall Clark, director of the Center for Oral History Research, about the process of oral history under conditions of trauma and documenting 9/11. Previous blog entries Remembering 9/11 through oral histories Oral history resources for teachers…and parents now teaching at home […]

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Making Holdings Available to Users: A Long-Standing Tradition

Since August 2020, the RBML’s Public Services staff has taken up the heroic task of making our collections available to remote users all over the world. In 12 months, they have scanned over 80,000 pages. Yes, that’s eighty and three zeros. They have carried on a tradition once headed by the pioneering Director of the […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists and Collections Managers | July and August 2021

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares a selection of new and updated finding aids, as well as newly available collections. Newly Digitized Archival Collections If you missed the RBML blog post, note this wonderful story of how two papyri fragments at Columbia University Libraries (CUL) and the British Library were digitally reunited.  All credit to […]

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Two ancient papyrus fragments and their very modern reunion

Sheet of papyrus containing writing in Greek

For us at RBML, this has been a year of facilitating many virtual encounters with rare materials, from remote teaching and consultations to publication of digital and digitized materials on Columbia’s Digital Library Collections (DLC). And to that we may now add virtual reunions of rare materials! For nearly a century, RBML’s Papyrus Collection has […]

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