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Students Print 6-String Violin in The Foundry (Video)

Jan. 23, 2018

Sean Riley is a musician and Ph.D. candidate studying music entrepreneurship at the Butler School of Music. Riley stumbled upon a score by American composter John Adams in the Fine Arts Library that he'd been interested in playing for a while, but the music required a 6-string violin. So Riley did what any creative entrepreneur would do: he made one. 

Read the complete story here.

Event Celebrates Opening of Puga Archive

Jan. 18, 2018

Event: “Escritura y autofiguración en los diarios de María Luisa Puga” with Irma López and Patricia Puga. This event is free and open to the public. Lecture in Spanish without translation.

When: 4 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Where: Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room

Events & Exhibits, January 19-February 1

Jan. 17, 2018

Workshop @PCL Data and Donuts: Managing Data: A Guide to Good Practice

Friday, January 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

Learning Lab 1, Perry-Castañeda Library

In this 1.5-hour workshop, you will get a general introduction to core data management concepts, practical tips for things like backups and file formats, and a wealth of information about tools and resources available to UT faculty, staff, and students.


McKinney Engineering Library Reopens in Enhanced Space

Jan. 17, 2018

The Libraries are pleased to announce the reopening of the McKinney Engineering Library in the beautiful new Engineering Education and Research Center (EER).

Friday Finds: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Jan. 11, 2018

Gillian Naylor’s 1971 book The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of Its Sources, Ideals and Influence on Design Theory explores theory and purposes of the Arts and Crafts movement.  According to Naylor, “its motivations were social and moral, and its aesthetic values derived from the conviction that society produces the art and architecture it deserves” (pg. 7).  This is, in part, what Naylor seeks to understand.  By placing the Arts and Crafts movement in its historical context, as well as demonstrating how the movement fits in the larger field of design.

Special Collections Lead Students to Digital Scholarship

Jan. 10, 2018

An ambitious fall semester project in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies provided the opportunity for cross-campus collaborations that brought together the Harry Ransom Center and the Benson Latin American Collection.

Libraries Host Re-Think It Conference on the Future of Libraries

Jan. 8, 2018

The University of Texas Libraries begin the new year looking forward with a gathering of experts and advocates to consider the future of libraries.

Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age” is a national conference that brings together academic, public and K-12 librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators to collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities they serve.

Website Gets Full Launch

Jan. 4, 2018

It’s official.

The Libraries has completed a full launch of a new website, the first significant refresh in over a decade. And because this is a big change to the way the website looks, feels and navigates, there will likely be occasional issues that we’ll need your help to fix, so please assist us by sending submitting feedback.

Melissa Guy to Lead Benson Latin American Collection

Jan. 3, 2018

Melissa Guy has been named Nettie Lee Benson Librarian and Director. Guy has served as Head of Collection Development for the Benson since November 2015. Prior to coming to the Benson, she was the subject specialist for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Arizona State University Libraries.

Future of the Fine Arts Library

Dec. 12, 2017

Recent renovations to the Fine Arts Library and developments at the College of Fine Arts have raised concerns about the future of the library. In response to questions presented to representatives of COFA and the Libraries, Dean Doug Dempster has released a statement regarding processes for community involvement in discussions about how the Fine Arts Library will evolve to serve its users and the strategic vision of the college.

Two working groups will be formed to explore and address the future of spaces in the Fine Arts Library in Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA).