Approximately an hour away from Seoul, surprisingly close to the border with North Korea, there is a magical place where books are said to outnumber people at a ratio of 20:1.
Posts on August 2017
Among the author's papers housed in Special Collections are those of U-M alumnus and Ann Arbor native Nancy Willard (1936-2017). Nancy Willard (1936-2017) was born in Ann Arbor and is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and winner of major and minor Hopwood Awards (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958). Although best known as a children’s author and winner winner of the 1982 Newbery Medal for William Blake’s Inn, Willard in fact wrote for a range of audiences and genres.
A quick peek at two cookbooks from the late 1960s, one for Summer of Love hippies and another for their more straight-laced counterparts at home.
We have a new book display in the lobby on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center, which features books on our solar system. Topics include anything from our own sun to colonizing Mars.
One of the great pleasures of spending this summer in the archives as a Mellon Public Humanities Fellow has been stumbling into and out of people’s lives, or the echoes of them left behind in correspondence, records, doodles, drafts, and other materials. There are a lot of recognizable names in the Special Collections Library stacks, but for every person I’ve read or heard about there are so many more who are new to me...
Part 2 of the Personal Digital Archiving Guide covers characteristics of digital file formats that you should consider when deciding how to preserve your digital materials.
Here's what the Shapiro Design Lab will be up to in 2017-18!
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