Lanina Uses Foundry Time to Tell Herstory

Tex Libris - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 9:37am
Yuliya Lanina works in the Foundry.Early in November, the Foundry makerspace at the Fine Arts Library welcomed its second artist-in-residence, Russian-born American multimedia artist Yuliya Lanina. Lanina’s deeply personal work spans the universe of media — painting, sculpture, video, animatronics, performance — and resides in a space where whimsical imagery dances in a veil of melancholic undercurrents like children’s tales […]

Social Sciences Team Brings Graduate Research to PCL

Tex Libris - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:40pm
Presenters and listeners packed the aisles in the PCL Scholars CommonsOn November 3rd, the Libraries’ Social Sciences Team conducted its first Graduate Research Showcase, which featured twenty posters with a wide array of topics ranging from the economic impacts of state immigration reform to the role of paternal warmth and maternal stress in child-rearing to sport as part of Great Britain’s colonial enterprise in India. In total, […]

Three stories you made happen at UT Libraries

Tex Libris - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:12am
The following post is part of UT Thanks Day. UT Thanks Day is an extraordinary time every year when our UT community comes together as one to thank donors. We are inspired and better-off through your generosity. Here are three stories you made happen. You helped offset Sana’s tuition. Nilsson Scholarship recipient Sana Saboowala in […]

A New Arrival (It’s a Website!)

Tex Libris - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:42pm
New UTL websiteThe Libraries have just released a new website, marking the first significant upgrade of the web portal in well over a decade. The redesign is long overdue and represents a first attempt to comprehensively evaluate the site’s historical content, some of which is residual from early adoption of the internet by the General Libraries in […]

Libraries Launch New Website in Beta

News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:04am

Meet the Talents: Brittany Rhea Deputy

Tex Libris - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:38am
Brittany Deputy at Research+Pizza.Brittany Rhea Deputy is the Librarian to the Moody College of Communication and the College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics. A native Floridian and Texas transplant, Brittany holds an MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. She offers a […]

New Design Program Space Opens at FAL

Tex Libris - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:17am
Opening of the FAL 4th FloorOn Thursday, October 12, representatives of the Libraries joined College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster and Provost Maurie McInnis to fete the opening of space on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library redeveloped to serve as a home for the newly announced School of Design and Creative Technologies. The renovation project, which […]

Open Access Month – OA Creates Momentum for Discovery

Tex Libris - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:00am
October is Open Access Month. Throughout the month, guest contributors will present their perspectives on the value of open access to research, scholarship and innovation at The University of Texas at Austin. This installment provided by Rayna Harris (ORCID ID:0000-0002-7943-5650), PhD Candidate, Cell and Molecular Biology. Open access publishing is critical for ‘daisy chain’ reading of […]

Open Access in 2017

Tex Libris - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:57am
OA Week 2017As we prepared for Open Access (OA) Week 2017, it’s been exciting to think back about how far we’ve come in the last several years. For those who aren’t familiar, OA Week is a celebration of efforts to make research publications and data more accessible and usable. Just ten short years ago we lacked much of the infrastructure and support […]

Open Access Month – OA to Spur Innovation

Tex Libris - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:30am
October is Open Access Month. Throughout the month, guest contributors will present their perspectives on the value of open access to research, scholarship and innovation at The University of Texas at Austin. This installment provided by Dr. Maryjka B. Blaszczyk,Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Anthropology. A need for open access to research materials to spur […]

Open Access Month – Open the Data

Tex Libris - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:30am
October is Open Access Month. Throughout the month, guest contributors will present their perspectives on the value of open access to research, scholarship and innovation at The University of Texas at Austin. This installment provided by Spencer J. Fox (ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1969-3778), PhD candidate focusing on computational epidemiology. Three years ago, I was choosing the next research […]

Open Access Month – Open Educational Resources in Biology

Tex Libris - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:21am
October is Open Access Month. Throughout the month, guest contributors will present their perspectives on the value of open access to research, scholarship and innovation at The University of Texas at Austin. This installment provided by Sata Sathasivan, Senior Lecturer, Biology Instructional Office. I have been using open educational resources (OER) in biology as supplemental […]

Recovering from Harvey

Tex Libris - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:57am
Hurricane Harvey from satellite imagery. NOAA/NASA GOES Project.The recent succession of weather events provided a rather inauspicious beginning to the new semester, though the main campus and our local branches have been spared all but an abundance of rain. Our family and friends along the coast, however, weren’t so lucky. For those who attempt to recall the list of branch locations overseen […]

Welcome Back

Tex Libris - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:30am
Welcome to the University of Texas Libraries! Thank you for helping us launch into the Fall semester by celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Perry-Castañeda Library, one of our most highly trafficked facilities on the Forty Acres.  Drs.  Perry and Castañeda – whose portraits hang on the wall inside the entrance of PCL – were […]

Experiencing Artists’ Books

Tex Libris - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:54pm
"I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now" by Damien Hirst.Look closely and you will find the rare and unique collections at the UT Libraries. One of the special collections at the Fine Arts Library is the FAL Artists’ Publications Collection which includes artists’ books — books created with the intention of being a work of art. Some artists use books to explore narrative or the relationship […]

On Ervin Perry’s Legacy by Gene Locke

Tex Libris - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:11am
The following statement was presented by Gene Locke — Dr. Ervin Perry’s nephew — to the University of Texas Black Alumni Network at their Legacy Dinner on September 8, 2017, in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Perry-Castañeda Library. On behalf of the family of Dr. Ervin Perry, we express our appreciation to the […]

The library of the future starts with infrastructure

Tex Libris - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:40pm
infrastructureThis commentary appeared in the Houston Chronicle, August 26, 2017. Ask what the campus library does and many will say, “It provides access to books.” Looking toward the future, if libraries are to succeed, they will need to increase investment in services that extend beyond such user assumptions. Libraries should invest in virtual spaces that […]

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