We just hosted our annual donors' reception in the newly renovated space of the Taubman Library last Thursday! As always, it was a great opportunity to express our gratitude to all our friends for having supported the University of Michigan Library throughout the years.
Posts on October 2015
The Nation Book Award Shortlist, announced today, recognizes the year's top 20 works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature.
In an upcoming LTT blog post (hopefully, before the end of the calendar year), we will discuss U-M Library's process of enabling page insertions to Google volumes for our HathiTrust Digital Library.
Release of Photogrammar: a map interface for finding photographs of America from 1935-1946.
Since Halloween is approaching, we decided to focus on a spookier theme for our October book display, which is on a table on the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center, in the main atrium. The display includes how the concept of night and darkness is explored through several different subjects, including night architecture and dark photography. Hope you get a chance to take a look!
A beautifully-written historical novel, with some fantasy elements, about a young man, born in the bell tower of a Swiss mountain village in the eighteenth century, who grows up with a beautiful singing voice and an extraordinary sense of hearing. He falls in love with a young woman from a wealthy family, but he has a secret he keeps from the woman he loves.
This past month was filled with FIFA across the board, with FIFA 15 being played over twice as much as any other game in our collection. Other new fan favorites also made the list, including Bloodborne and Dragon Age. And not one, but two copies of Super Smash Bros. Melee made the list this month, showing the lasting popularity of the game on campus.
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