Archive | January 2013

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The Born Digital Working Group Divides and Conquers

Back in October, we introduced the MITH/UM Libraries Born Digital Working Group (BDWG) with a post about processing the Bill Bly Collection.  Since then we’ve firmed up our goals (“start collecting/working with diverse born digital materials in the libraries”  being a bit nebulous and… huge) and divided ourselves into sub-groups to conquer them. Goals and […]

William Morris and J.R.R. Tolkien

In its December 2012 issue, Wired published an article “Before the Shire”  highlighting William Morris’s influence on the fantasy novel genre, most notably on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Morris’s later works, including The House of the Wolfings and all the Kindreds of the Mark, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, The Sundering Flood, and The Well at the World’s End, contain […]

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
As of today you can access the 2012 Terrapin yearbook and spring 2012 commencement program online!  Just click the hyperlinks and you can page through each as if it was right in your hands, or download as a PDF! Commencement ceremony in Ritchie Coliseum,1933.

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
In a few days time the Mighty Sound of Maryland, the University of Maryland’s marching band, will play in President Obama’s second inaugural parade.  This continues a tradition for the band that goes back almost 100 years, to when the Maryland Agricultural College cadet band played in President Woodrow Wilson’s second inaugural…

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
McKeldin Mall, 1978. It’s nice and quiet here on campus. Some of you are back in class, but the campus isn’t very busy. We hope you all enjoyed winter break!

‘How We Might Live’ features Faux Cross Stitched Binding

Every month, How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris, an exhibit highlighting the life and work of English designer and author William Morris (1834-1896), will showcase a new Morris-related item. Visit the exhibit in January to view a unique copy of William Morris’s fantasy novel, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair. This 1900 […]

Digital Collections Undergoing Server Maintenance, Thursday, January 31, 2013

Digital Collections at the University of Maryland will be undergoing crucial server maintenance on January 31, 2013, from 5am to 9am EST. We apologize for any inconveniences or inability to access material during this time.  Thank you for your patience.


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