Posts on April 2015

UMSI Makerfest 2015

The Computer & Video Game Archive participated in the UMSI Makerfest this afternoon, an effort to "try out the latest technology, engage in creative activities and learn more about the new Bachelor of Science in Information." We were eager to show a few newly acquired games, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Wind Waker HD.

A New Home for a Historical Microscope

Clamshell box storing a Culpeper-Style English Microscope (ca. 1760)

In 2013, an extraordinary collection on the history of medicine was transferred from the Taubman Library to the Special Collections Library, University of Michigan Library. Among the books, we came across three eighteenth-century microscopes stored in plain boxes and in need of conservation treatment. They have now been repaired and are in new homes. Here is a video explaining in detail the conservation work performed in one of these wonderful microscopes.

Materials Collection

Image of Materials Collection

Did you know that we have a Materials Collections? This collection, located on the second floor of AAEL, is meant to inspire your creativity by letting you see and touch the materials. It is available for use in the library for all faculty, staff and students. This collection currently contains over 550 different materials. Stop by today to see and touch the materials!

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