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Winners for 2020 "Images of Research" Competition Announced

April 13, 2020

The University of Texas Libraries announce the winners of the 2020 "Images of Research" competition.

Digital Preservation and AILLA

April 2, 2020

In honor of World Digital Preservation Day, members of the University of Texas Libraries’ Digital Preservation team have written a series of blog posts to highlight preservation activities at UT Austin, and to explain why the stakes are so high in our ever-changing digital and technological landscape.

Remembering Ernesto Cardenal

March 6, 2020

Ernesto Cardenal, the Nicaraguan poet, priest, and revolutionary, died in Managua on Sunday, March 1. He was 95.

Admired and controversial, Cardenal was a towering figure in Central American culture and politics. As Nicaragua’s minister of culture under the Sandinista government, which took power in 1979, he oversaw a national program that taught poetry to Nicaraguans of all ages and all walks of life. 

Libraries Launches Ex Libris Alma/Primo as Library Services Platform

March 3, 2020

The University of Texas Libraries launched a new library services platform from vendor Ex Libris this January that will make organizing and accessing library resources easier than ever before.

Libraries Launch Campaign to Collect User Stories

Feb. 26, 2020

Even with over 10 million books, the University of Texas Libraries are looking for some new stories.

CMAS at 50: A Legacy of Scholarship, Teaching, and Service

Feb. 20, 2020

Founded in 1970, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin benefited from Chicano student activism of the 1960s. Members of the Mexican American Student Organization (MASO) and later the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) demanded equitable representation and resources be devoted to Mexican American studies on the UT campus. After years of activism, the Center was established. It stands as an institutional recognition of the importance of Mexican Americans and Latinos in the history, culture, and the politics of the United States.

Libraries Receive NEH Grant to Help Develop Multilingual Transcription

Feb. 5, 2020

A grant of over $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities is going to help the University of Texas Libraries contribute to the customization of a Wikipedia-like platform for the collaborative transcription, translation and indexing of archival texts in non-English languages.

Campus Collections Initiate Cultural Partnership with $500,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

Jan. 30, 2020

The University of Texas Libraries, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center have been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a collective digital infrastructure at The University of Texas at Austin that will provide expanded digital access to the rich cultural resources of the university.

Lebermann Foundation Establishes Endowment to Boost Libraries’ Technologies

Jan. 28, 2020

Late last fall, the Lebermann Foundation contributed $250,000 for the creation of the “Lowell H. Lebermann Jr. Endowment” to enable the UT Libraries to keep apace of ever-evolving technology, provide funding for modifying spaces and services to the changing natures of learning and pedagogy and help to support, preserve and disseminate unique research and scholarship on the Forty Acres.