Library and Information Science

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & Microsoft Excel, Part 2

As you now know I began my tenure as the interim Curator for Literature and Rare Books by trying to get more familiar with cataloged items in Rare Books and Special Collections by creating a spreadsheet that would give me an overview of the collection as a whole. Technical Services provided me with a MARC […]

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & MARCedit, Part 1

As the interim Curator of Literature and Rare Books I am writing the Environmental Scan for the French Pamphlet Project. Two tools I have found very useful to help with this are MARCedit and Microsoft Excel (I sort of love spreadsheets). I became familiar with MARCedit over the summer as I attempted to gain intellectual […]

William Morris Wayzegoose at Special Collections

Join the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections for a night of revelry and merriment–William Morris style! Enjoy entertainment, food, and an exhibit featuring the works of this incredible artist. Click on the invitation to the left for details!

Revealing La Révolution, one step at a time!

Revealing La Révolution (the project formerly known as “The UMD French Pamphlet Project”) is officially up and running.  We have finalized our project team, identified and hired three promising French graduate students to assist our rather lonely library school student. They are analyzing pamphlets like it is their job (well, I guess it technically IS […]

Rare Book Gift from Charles Caldwell (3)

We’re sharing some of the titles in the rare book gift from Charles Caldwell over a series of blog posts. Includes descriptions. Previous posts in this series are dated February 14 and February 18. Fine Printing Tasso, Torquato. La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso [Jerusalem Delivered]. Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo, Co’ Tipi Bodoniani, 1794. Vol. […]

Rare Book Gift from Charles Caldwell

We’re sharing some of the titles in the rare book gift from Charles Caldwell over a series of blog posts. Includes descriptions. Come back Monday, February 18 for more rare books from the Charles Caldwell gift! British History, Travel, and Description Sammes, Aylett. Britannia Antiqua Illustrata Or, the Antiquities of Ancient Britain, Derived from the Phoenicians: Wherein […]

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the previous post here. Part 4 of 4 The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection has recently been expanded to include items from more […]

The Revolution: French Pamphlets Illuminating the Past

Can’t get enough of French culture? Check out the French Pamphlets from the 1788-1804 Revolution, and the project that’s making them even more available to you. Fiction provides an incredible lens through which readers can relate to events from the past. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s performances in the 2012 hit Les Misérables brought the famous musical adaptation […]

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the previous post here. Read the next post Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Part 3 of 4 Although the fairs are with us for just a short […]

@ your library: people who make a difference

Years later, Kristin still remembers a moment of kindness by women she met at a library: Read her award-winning blog post, “Fortuitous Forty”  Has an experience at University of Maryland Libraries ever made a difference in your life? Share your stories–someone who cheered you up, an awesome discovery from the stacks, or a super-helpful librarian–in the […]

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