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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Six Libraries Open for Study Space by Reservation

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce that six libraries are now open for study space by appointment or reservation to Columbia University students who are approved to return to campus. Seats may be reserved for up to two hours per day in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Business & Economics Library, Butler Library, […]

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Columbia University Libraries Expands Book Pick-up Service

Update: As of August 10, the Libraries further expanded its Book Pick-up Service to also include materials from the Health Sciences Library (to be picked up from the Health Sciences Library) and select, newly-circulating items from Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library (picked up from the plaza-level rear exit of Avery Hall). The Libraries also resumed […]

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Columbia University Libraries Digitizes Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center Collection

In May 2018, Columbia University Libraries was awarded a grant by the GRAMMY Foundation to digitize and preserve 400 hours of unique recordings of early electroacoustic music from the archives of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (CPEMC). The content was selected from a collection of over 5,500 reel-to-reel audio tapes, which were deeded to the Libraries […]

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Columbia University Libraries Launches Book Pick-Up Service

Columbia University Libraries launched this week a book pick-up service that enables current Columbia University students, staff, and faculty to request and pick up library materials from participating library locations. The book pick-up service is one of several library services that resumed in recent weeks, including book returns and scanning of materials from offsite collections […]

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