Just Launched: Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive. The ongoing struggle in the United States between advocates for voting rights and official proponents of voter suppression measures intensified in 2020 during a bitter presidential election campaign conducted amidst the substantial additional […]

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Five reminders about using the Libraries in person

Reserving a study seat is quick and easy, including just before you come. You can reserve a seat any time prior to arrival for up to four hours per day. Multiple reservations (in different locations) are allowed. Video conferencing is allowed in designated rooms. Masks must be worn at all times.You will be asked to leave […]

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SimplyE, a mobile app for ebooks, comes to Columbia

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of SimplyE for Columbia, a free mobile app that brings together ebooks from our collection and makes them accessible all in one place. Initially developed and launched by the New York Public Library, SimplyE helps Columbia’s Libraries improve the reading experience and makes available ebooks from […]

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Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS Present Online Copyright Classes

Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, archives, and research communities, will offer online classes on copyright through the Virtual Copyright Education Center (VCEC) pilot project. The project will introduce new classes to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of […]

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Declassified government documents held in the Libraries’ collections are now significantly easier to search and discover

Columbia University Libraries and the History Lab are pleased to announce an important milestone in a multi-year project to significantly improve the discoverability of declassified government documents held in the Libraries’ collection via the Freedom of Information Archive (FOIArchive). Integration of the U.S. based collections of the archive in the Columbia Libraries’ catalog now enables […]

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Columbia University Libraries Announces Studio Remote

Columbia University Libraries’ Studio, a space and practice that enables and promotes collaborative, ethical, fair, and sustainable digital and data-driven research and pedagogy, now streams ideas and projects on Twitch. The Studio, led by Digital Scholarship Librarian Alex Gil and Research Data Librarian Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, adapted its programming to a virtual learning […]

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Columbia Law School Names Simon Canick Director of the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library

Columbia Law School has announced the appointment of Simon Canick as director of the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia Law School, effective January 2021. Canick began his professional career as a reference librarian in the Columbia law library over two decades ago. In the years since, he has led academic libraries and information […]

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Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS Announce Copyright Advisory Board Members

LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, archives, and research communities, and Columbia University Libraries are pleased to announce the members of the Advisory Board for the newly-formed Virtual Copyright Education Center. As previously announced, LYRASIS and the Libraries joined forces to pilot the new program, which will […]

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Columbia University Libraries and LYRASIS Announce Virtual Copyright Education Center Pilot Project

LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, archives, and research communities, and Columbia University Libraries’ Copyright Advisory Services join forces to pilot a new Virtual Copyright Education Center. This pilot will introduce a robust, progressive curriculum designed to enable cultural heritage professionals to move beyond a basic understanding of […]

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Columbia University Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning Announce “From Books to Bytes” Instruction Modules

In partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the availability of “From Books to Bytes: Navigating the Research Ecosystem,” a set of online resources that define the research lifecycle and provide students with practical research strategies. The six-part video series, intended for Columbia-affiliated students, guides viewers […]

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