Just Launched: U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Women’s and Girls’ Magazines Web Archive. Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive consists of websites of women’s media that previously existed as print magazines and have long documented women’s thoughts, activities, economic power, sexuality, political interests, social, cultural, […]

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Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires the Archive of Playwright Myrna Casas

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Myrna Casas papers in the Latino Art and Activism Archives. The new collection contains a range of rich materials pertaining to the life and work of playwright Myrna Casas (1934-present), one of the most important Puerto Rican, Caribbean, […]

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40% of Columbia’s print collections are now temporarily available in digital format following the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service announcement. Here’s how to access those materials.

HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world, announced an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) this week. The service will allow students, faculty, and staff from eligible member libraries (including Columbia University) to have online reading access to materials that are currently […]

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Columbia University Librarians Producing 3D-Printed Protective Face Shields

In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) as hospitals and clinics scramble to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians at Columbia University have released a Guide and Design for Rapidly Manufacturing Face Shields with a 3D printer and household tools. Last week, Dr. Pierre Elias, a Columbia University Cardiology Fellow, contacted Research […]

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Just Launched: Vaccination in Modern America: Misinformation vs. Public Health Advocacy Web Archive

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Vaccination in Modern America: Misinformation vs. Public Health Advocacy Web Archive. Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive preserves webpages representing the current state of public discourse and contrasting approaches to authority on vaccination in the United States, with a […]

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Emily Holmes Appointed Director of Preservation at Columbia University Libraries

Vice Provost and University Librarian Ann D. Thornton is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Holmes as Director of Preservation at Columbia University Libraries. Holmes, who assumed the role of Director on February 1, will provide leadership for Columbia’s Preservation division, including conservation, digital imaging, audio and moving image digitization, emergency and disaster preparedness, […]

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Just Launched: Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France

Columbia University Libraries is delighted to announce the publication of Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640. This interactive digital resource offers a new way to read and explore a 16th-century manuscript and learn about the art and science of early craft […]

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Copyright Education in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: A 21st-Century Approach

Columbia University Libraries co-published with Ithaka S+R a summary report about a roundtable held in Summer 2019 on copyright education in libraries, archives, and museums. The report is the latest effort by a group of copyright experts and educators, led by the Libraries’ Copyright Advisory Services, to strengthen and sustain copyright education in cultural institutions. […]

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Columbia University Libraries’ New and Noteworthy Acquisitions

From seventeenth-century Japan to twentieth-century New York, the Libraries’ latest acquisitions span place and time, bridging countries and cultures and furthering the Libraries’ mission to support a global community of scholars. Here is a selection of new and noteworthy holdings from the Libraries’ special collections and archives and digital resources in women, gender, and sexuality […]

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Just Launched: Web Archive of Independent News Sites on Turkish Affairs

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Web Archive of Independent News Sites on Turkish Affairs. Developed by librarians within the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the archive documents and preserves online news outlets about Turkey that are not controlled by the state. These sites provide opposing views and news about events […]

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