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Events & Exhibits, February 14-March 2

Tuesday Feb. 13

Engaging Digital Archives in the Classroom: A Conversation about the Prague Spring Collection

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at UT Austin, will talk about the Prague Spring Archive, its pedagogical possibilities, and her use of the… Read More

Libraries Launch Unified Search for Website

The University of Texas Libraries announces the launch of the new unified search feature for the Libraries’ website, making it possible to explore the spectrum of library resources within a single search.

The unified search will eliminate the need for users to limit results to a single source option, making the discovery experience more intuitive and less complicated for users… Read More

Events & Exhibits, February 2-16

Workshop @PCL Data and Donuts: Sweet Data Storage and Security Details

Friday, February 2, 3-4 p.m.

Learning Lab 4, Perry-Castañeda Library


Engineering Library Open House

Tuesday, February 6, 1-3 p.m.

EER 1.706


Research + Pizza: Ayelet Haimson Lushkov on Game of Thrones

Wednesday, February 7, Noon-1 p.m.

UFCU… Read More

Revisiting the Guatemalan Police Archive

How can we process 80 million pages of historical documents?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… Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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.… Read More

Event Celebrates Opening of Puga Archive

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

Background: LLILAS Benson celebrates the opening of the María Luisa Puga… Read More

McKinney Engineering Library Reopens in Enhanced Space

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

The McKinney Library was previously housed in the Ernest J. Cockrell (EJC) building, which closed for the construction of the EERC in 2013. During that time, Engineering Library resources and staff have resided at the Perry-… Read More

Events & Exhibits, January 19-February 1

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… Read More

Friday Finds: The Arts and Crafts Movement

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… Read More

Special Collections Lead Students to Digital Scholarship

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.

The Department of American Studies Ph.D. candidate Amanda Gray’s course “Latina/o Representation in Media and Popular Culture” took students out of… Read More

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

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… Read More

Website Gets Full Launch

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.

Access to the legacy website will continue to be… Read More

Melissa Guy to Lead Benson Latin American Collection

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.

Guy takes on her new role as the Benson begins the countdown to its centennial, which will be… Read More

Up All Night: Relaciones Geográficas Take a Road Trip

A librarian and two truckers are on a mission. They will travel for 27 hours, through four states, and at least one of them won’t get much sleep. Their journey involves high-security cargo, a climate-controlled 18-wheeler, and some rare documents from the 16th century. There will be truck stop food, photos with Snapchat filters to document the trip, and, by the end, an invitation to a wedding… Read More