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Revisiting the Guatemalan Police Archive

Jan. 26, 2018

How can we process 80 million pages of historical documents?

The question is a philosophical one, about the ability of our minds to conceive of such a large number of documents. The Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive, AHPN) in Guatemala City contains about eighty million documents, or about 135 years of records from the National Police of Guatemala.

Libraries Host an Evening with “Two Guys on Your Head”

Jan. 24, 2018

Event: The University of Texas Libraries present “An Evening with ‘Two Guys on your Head,’” featuring Dr. Bob Duke and Dr. Art Markman, with Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks and UT Libraries’ Director Lorraine Haricombe. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Where: UFCU Room, Perry-Castañeda Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

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.