Art Properties Complies with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Written by Curator of Art Properties Roberto C. Ferrari. The Department of Art Properties recently partnered with colleagues in Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library to conduct comparative research and write brief documentation on Native American works of art in the Columbia University collection. This collaborative effort assisted Art Properties with creating a detailed inventory […]

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Pride Month Spotlight: Ebooks in LGBTQ Studies

To commemorate Pride Month, Research and Collections Librarian for Gender and Women’s Studies Sarah Witte compiled a selection of ebooks that speaks to a range of experiences and stories from the LGBTQ community. The collection is available to Columbia faculty, staff, and students through SimplyE for Columbia, a mobile app for ebooks. Several highlights from […]

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How Researchers Can Help with Recovery Efforts for the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town

In late April, the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, was devastated by a wildfire that sparked on nearby Table Mountain and ultimately destroyed much of the University’s Jagger Reading Room, which held the library’s special collections. Collections in the reading room included numerous artifacts on African history, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and […]

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Five Ways to Get Started at the Libraries This Summer

Columbia University Libraries is thrilled to welcome students to campus this summer! Whether you’re returning to campus or arriving for the first time, we’re here to support you. Here are five easy ways to get started at the Libraries: Browse Collections Access millions of our collections online through CLIO. To request scans of print materials, […]

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

Written by Web Resources Collection Coordinator Alex Thurman and Journalism and Government Information Librarian Kristina Vela Bisbee. 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 […]

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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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