Effective immediately and until normal access to physical collections resumes, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Iowa have online access to a large portion of the University Libraries’ print collection—volumes that would have been difficult to access from library facilities that are closed due to COVID-19. Reading access to digitized copies of print volumesContinue reading “Emergency access to copyrighted books”
Category Archives: Collection Connection
SEEKING NOMINATIONS: Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence
The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of theContinue reading “SEEKING NOMINATIONS: Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence”
Guest Post: Open Access is the way that new knowledge is made…easier
During the month of Open Access week (October 19-25) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The first guest post is by Associate Professor, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Ph.D. University of Iowa, Departmental ExecutiveContinue reading “Guest Post: Open Access is the way that new knowledge is made…easier”
William Anthony Lecture
The University of Iowa Libraries’ Preservation and Conservation presents: The William Anthony Conservation Lecture Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Adler Journalism Building, E105 Gary Frost, guest lecturer “Great Legacy, Great Prospects — The Historical Bookbinding Model Collection at Iowa” A reception will follow. All UI students, faculty, staff and Iowa City area communityContinue reading “William Anthony Lecture”
Ghosts in the Stacks (and free popcorn)!
Looking for a spooky way to start off your Halloween weekend? Craving some free, freshly popped popcorn? Stop by the Main Library Learning Commons for a look at some of the scariest items housed in the Special Collections and University Archives department. With items ranging from truly disturbing illustrations, to stories of local hauntings, there’sContinue reading “Ghosts in the Stacks (and free popcorn)!”
‘The man who brought the literary world to Iowa.’
In 2000, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack declared Oct. 12 to be “Paul Engle Day,” in honor of the Iowa-born poet who served as head of the Writer’s Workshop from 1942 to 1977, helping to develop it from an obscure experimental program to an internationally renowned literary center. Featured here is an audio recording from theContinue reading “‘The man who brought the literary world to Iowa.’”
The Big Belch at Yellowstone
Garrison Keillor has written an entertaining piece (search Access World News—U.S. Newspapers for “Keillor” and “Yellowstone”) about the more than 250 earthquakes that have occurred in Yellowstone National Park during the past several days recommending that, if this is the Big One, the view would be safer from a distance—say, Paris. Although Yellowstone is anContinue reading “The Big Belch at Yellowstone”
“All we are saying … is give peace a chance”.
The lyrics of “Give Peace a Chance” express former Beatle, John Lennon’s (1940-1980) antiwar philosophy. In commemoration of his birthday on October 9th, the Libraries’ is highlighting resources that provide a documentary history of governments’ attempts to establish peace though negotiations, armistice agreements, and treaties. Supplementary documents related to peace talks, declassified diplomatic correspondence provideContinue reading ““All we are saying … is give peace a chance”.”
Collection Connection – Congressional Medal of Honor
Norman Borlaug, Iowa native, Nobel Prize winner, founder of the World Food Prize, and recent recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is credited with saving billions of lives worldwide through his agricultural research as a microbiologist. His early career with the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture established the foundation for furtherContinue reading “Collection Connection – Congressional Medal of Honor”
Want to know more about… the World Bank?
With Paul Wolfowitz’s resignation as President of the World Bank, the Bank has lately received widespread media attention. It is a good time to note that The University of Iowa Libraries has collected World Bank publications for many years, and also subscribes to a number of databases from the World Bank Group. Among those titlesContinue reading “Want to know more about… the World Bank?”