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UH Libraries Advances to 61 in ARL Library Investment Index

August 18, 2017 – 2:12 PM

University of Houston Libraries has advanced to number 61 in the newly released rankings from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The move represents a 4-point increase from the previous year’s ranking of 65, and a 16-point increase in the last two years. The 2015-16 ARL Library Investment Index indicates data provided by 114 colleges […]

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UH Libraries Now a Samvera Partner

August 18, 2017 – 12:41 PM

The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to be the newest Partner of Samvera. Samvera, the new name for Hydra, is an open source repository solution for digital asset management. UH Libraries has been actively involved in the Samvera Community and is poised to contribute code, documentation and expertise in support of the Samvera Project. […]

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New Digital Collection: Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters

August 18, 2017 – 9:15 AM

Joseph Heiser founded the Outdoor Nature Club (ONC) in 1923, with the aim of strengthening bonds among nature lovers, studying local flora and fauna, and working with local initiatives aimed at civic improvement through beautification. The ornithology group, who produced the Spoonbill newsletter, was the ONC’s most active study group. Although the Texas Gulf Coast […]

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UH Libraries Receives Certificate of Tree Planting

August 17, 2017 – 12:52 PM

A new, sustainably designed recycling unit will be coming soon to the MD Anderson Library Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. Through the purchase of the unit from DeepStream Designs, and in partnership with Trees for the Future, 100 trees will be planted in Africa on behalf of the University of Houston Libraries. The village project was […]

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New Exhibit: The Visionary Work of Bert L. Long, Jr.

August 15, 2017 – 12:47 PM

A new exhibit opens this week at the University of Houston Libraries. The Visionary Work of Bert L. Long, Jr. celebrates the donation of the Bert L. Long, Jr. Papers to UH Special Collections. Long was a Houston-based artist known for his vibrant paintings and his monumental ice sculptures. Throughout his career, Long demonstrated an […]

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Printing Now Available in 24 Hour Lounge

August 8, 2017 – 12:05 PM

The University of Houston Libraries now offers printing in the MD Anderson Library 24 Hour Lounge. With the print release station, users have the option to print from a USB drive, by emailing documents, or by installing a printer package on their person […]

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August 2017 Technology Training

August 7, 2017 – 2:28 PM

Free workshops in Excel, Access, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, SPSS, EndNote, and Google Docs are being held in August. The Technology Training program at UH Libraries offers technology courses to current UH students, faculty and staff. Register soon, as workshops tend to fill up quickly. View the full calendar and reserve […]

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Flash Survey: UH Libraries Social Media

August 3, 2017 – 11:45 AM

The University of Houston Libraries Office of Communications is committed to bringing the best, most relevant content to you. We recently asked for your feedback about UH Libraries social media. Here’s a quick recap of the results. Which best describes you? What social media platforms do you use on a regular basis? On what platforms […]

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August 2017 New Databases

August 1, 2017 – 1:05 PM

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries: College Preparation Center College Preparation Center includes practice tests, interactive tutorials, and ebooks to help you prepare for college success. Ebook Central (recently migrated from Ebrary) You need credible content from authoritative, scholarly sources. Ebook Central delivers, with breadth and depth of ebooks […]

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UH Libraries Announces 2017-18 Microgrant Winners

August 1, 2017 – 7:53 AM

The University of Houston Libraries has awarded funds to innovative project teams through the Microgrant Program. Now in its 9th year, the Microgrant Program fosters new ideas in support of the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and the University’s goals. Library staff submitted proposals for new services and programs which would benefit teaching, learning and research objectives […]