Posts on October 2015

LibGuides and the Library Web Site

The Research Guides homepage, post-migration

Over the past few years, the University of Michigan Library has progressively updated and enhanced the way we manage our subject, course, and specialized information guides with Springshare's LibGuides product. This post talks about the various customizations and integrations we've made along the way.

A New Collection Sheds Light on the Everett Massacre of 1916

Excerpt from trial transcript

On November 5th, 1916, the town of Everett, WA, witnessed a violent confrontation between a citizens’ militia hostile to labor unions and a group of Industrial Workers of the World members sailing into the town’s port to support local workers on strike. The Labadie Collection has secured a new set of archival documents about the Everett Massacre to be available to researchers.

Global Jane Austen

Cover of Global Jane Austen

Global Jane Austen is a collection of essays that examines the relationship between Austen’s admirers and her works, all over the world. It includes articles about websites and works of fan fiction devoted to her and her characters, adaptations of her works, the tourist industry in the places where she lived, and responses to her novels in non-English speaking countries.

Old Books and New Spaces

Photo taken a few minutes before the arrival of the guests, showing a selection from the History of Medicine Collection on the fourth floor of the recently renovated Taubman Library, University of Michigan Library

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.

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