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IMLS Grant Awarded for Content Migration Toolkit

September 11, 2017 – 9:35 AM

A multi-institutional project team has been awarded a 2017 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries award. The University of Houston Libraries, in collaboration with Stanford University, DuraSpace, Indiana University and the Digital Public Library of America, received the grant LG-70-17-0217-17 to develop a toolkit that will help institutions accomplish complex system migrations. Focusing […]

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New Digital Collection: Montrose Voice

September 11, 2017 – 7:59 AM

The Montrose Voice digital collection preserves and presents issues of one of Houston’s most notable LGBT publications. Over 250 issues from throughout the publication’s history are preserved in this collection, ranging from May 1981 to July 2006. Known at various points in its run as the New Voice and the Houston Voice, this local paper was […]

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Harvey Help: Textbooks for Students

September 6, 2017 – 8:59 AM

A letter to all UH faculty: — Dear Colleagues, As you know, many of our students have been deeply affected by hurricane Harvey. Textbooks can be a heavy financial burden at the best of times and may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle to affected students returning to UH. In an effort to assist these students […]

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UH MD Anderson Library Now Open Earlier

August 22, 2017 – 8:26 AM

University of Houston MD Anderson Library has extended regular operating hours, now open at 10:00 am on Sunday and 6:00 am Monday through Friday. Sunday 10:00 am – 1:45 am Monday 6:00 am – 1:45 am Tuesday 6:00 am – 1:45 am Wednesday 6:00 am – 1:45 am Thursday 6:00 am – 1:45 am Friday […]

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In Memoriam: Richard “Dick” Dickerson

August 21, 2017 – 7:41 AM

Richard “Dick” Dickerson, previous University of Houston archivist, passed away this month. Mr. Dickerson spent many years at UH Libraries as the university archivist and curator for the Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection and the Houston and Texas History Collection. He retired from his position at UH in 2011, and is remembered by many here, […]

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Oral History in Research

August 21, 2017 – 6:56 AM

Lisa Cruces, Hispanic Collections archivist at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, recently attended the University of Texas at Austin Voces Oral History Research Summer Institute. Held in Austin, the week-long institute was designed for faculty and graduate students working with oral history. Scholars from across the country attended the institute, which was co-taught […]

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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 […]