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OUGL gets first self-checkout station
University Week - February 10, 2010 | Students waiting to check out a book or open reserve materials now have an option: a self-service checkout station at OUGL
Celebrate the updated Ethnomed cross-cultural health resource Feb. 9
University Week - February 4, 2010 | The site has been updated to better help health-care providers and to offer more health information to the community.
Libraries reduces journal subscriptions due to budget cuts
University Week - January 4, 2010 | In response to significantly reduced funding, the University Libraries has substantially cut subscriptions to journals.
Explore old world maps in new UW Libraries digital collection
University Week - November 12, 2009 | You can trace humankind's exploration of the world in the maps in Special Collections' newest digital collection.
Chinese Film Week highlights work by award-winning director
University Week - October 22, 2009 | Chinese Film Week, October 26-31, offers discussions and screenings of award-winning writer and director Peng Xiaolian's films, as well as an appearance by Peng herself
Open Access to Scholarship in the Spotlight
University Week - October 15, 2009 | The open access movement has gained momentum in recent years largely because of the increasing costs associated with journals combined with the rise of electronic publishing.
We, the people
UW Daily - October 9, 2009 | Hartnett was inspired to lend the words of the Constitution to voices at the UW after visiting the Constitution Museum in Philadelphia.
A growing history: Preserving a century of Washington state agriculture literature
University Week - October 8, 2009 | After a four-year process, the UW Libraries has completed a project to identify and preserve the most important Washington state agriculture, forestry and fishery literature published between 1820 and 1945.
Libraries Printing now double-sided by default
UW Daily - October 5, 2009 | The switch, which has already been implemented at campus libraries, could reduce printing- and copy-paper volumes by as much as 35 percent.
Film collection more accessible to students
UW Daily - August 12, 2009 | From seasons of M*A*S*H to Goldie Hawn’s Overboard, students can now browse for videos in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library Media Center on their own instead of making specific requests each time they want to rent a film.
AYPE exhibits open June 1 at Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
University Week - May 28, 2009 | A comprehensive exhibit covering all of the AYPE, from its origins as an idea to promote Seattle through the transformation of the undeveloped campus into a fairgrounds and the legacy it left behind for the University
OUGL's 24-hour service won't be cut
UW Daily - May 28, 2009 | Despite budget cuts, University Libraries has decided that due to the high popularity of Odegaard Undergraduate Library's overnight hours, it will be keeping the service available through the 2010 fiscal year.
100 years ago, Seattle celebrated its first world's fair
Seattle Times - May 14, 2009 | A roundup of summer events marking the 100th anniversary of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibit (AYPE), held on what is now the UW campus. Events at the NW Folklife Festival, Seattle Public Libraries and an exhibit of photographs by Frank Nowell, official AYPE photographer, from the UW Libraries Special Collections archives.
Libraries lost to budget cuts
UW Daily - May 13, 2009 | In mid-January, a Task Force on New Models of Service and Delivery was assigned the task of recommending which libraries could be merged. On April 24, the task force recommended in their final report that the natural science branches — which include the Fisheries-Oceanography, Physics-Astronomy and Chemistry libraries — consolidate.
One for the Books
UW Daily - May 8, 2009 | Students can request books any time online through the UW library catalogue. When the book cannot be found in Summit, the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) staff searches library catalogues across the world.
Libraries part of new UW Center for Teaching and Learning
University Week - May 4, 2009 | Requiring no new budgetary resources, the new UW Center for Teaching and Learning will launch in July 2009, combining for the first time, informal but related, teaching-oriented campus networks, while pioneering an innovative new partnership with UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the UW Graduate School.
Nearly 500 student employees help power UW Libraries
University Week - April 9, 2009 | UW Libraries is the largest employer of students at the University, with nearly 500 students working across all three campuses. And the Libraries make sure the students' contributions aren't overlooked.
Academic libraries foster key skills in next generation
Seattle Times - March 4, 2009 | Libraries are invaluable cornerstones of college and university life. By equipping the next generation of engineers, teachers, doctors with the training and research tools needed to compete in the global marketplace, library professionals make a vital contribution in today's challenging economic times.
Nicolette Bromberg is not one to be easily impressed by pretty pictures
Columns - December, 2008 | A collection of photographs by Frank Nowell, taken on and around the UW campus in 1909 to document the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, are featured in A White City in the West, a coffee-table volume with text by Bromberg and photos by official AYPE photographer Frank Nowell, photography lecturer John Stamets and his students, will be published by the University of Washington Press in late 2009.
Walla Walla history indexed by State Penitentiary inmates
Walla Walla Union Bulletin - August 26, 2008 | The Walla Walla Newspaper Indexing Project has received funding for another three years of work to index names, dates, events and other data from the county's earliest newspapers. Glenda Pearson, UW Libraries Head of Microforms and Newspapers said the project "is a massive undertaking, but one that is critical to the history not just of Washington, but to the entire Pacific Northwest."