September 20, 2014

Brown University: John Carter Brown Library Puts Historic Documents Online

John Carter Brown Library

From The Brown Daily Herald: The John Carter Brown Library is home to more than 50,000 rare books and 16,000 reference books and secondary sources. But due to the changing nature of students’ study habits and library restrictions to protect its books, most of these resources remain vastly underused. In an effort to make its […]

Library Treasures: Brown University Library Discovers Exceptionally Rare Engraved Print by Paul Revere

From Brown U. Library: The Preservation Department of Brown University Library has discovered an exceptionally rare engraved print by Paul Revere. As long as two hundred years ago, Solomon Drowne, Brown University Class of 1773 and a professor in the early Brown University Medical School, tucked a little something into one of his books, The […]

Brown University: "In Digital Age, Libraries Seek to Adapt"

From The Brown Daily Herald: As the University continues to embrace the digital age, libraries have undergone a dramatic transformation in order to keep up with students’ needs and preference “The landscape has changed,” said Edwin Quist, associate University librarian for research and outreach services. [Clip] Though he and many of his colleagues appreciate Wikipedia, […]

Archives: Brown U. Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech

From Boston.com The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America’s top diplomats. The audiotape of Malcolm X’s 1961 address in Providence might never have surfaced at all if 22-year-old Brown University student Malcolm Burnley […]

Brown University Library Acquires Exceptionally Rare Book On Chinese Medicine

From the Brown University Library News: “The Brown University Library has acquired an exceptionally rare book, the first Western book on Chinese medicine, Les Secrets de la Medecine des Chinois (Grenoble, 1671). The volume is composed of anonymous translations of early Chinese texts attributed to Jesuit authors, including the first accounts in the West of […]

Digital Collections: Brown Library Fortifies Latin American Collaborative Venture

From the University of Texas at Austin: A project aimed at building a major research tool for the global study of Latin America at The University of Texas at Austin has just gotten a significant new academic partner. The John Carter Brown Library (JCBL) at Brown University will join the Primeros Libros project, which strives […]

College Press: "Libraries Explore Digitization" (Brown University)

From the Brown Daily Herald: “To date, Brown has not chosen to systematically digitize (its) collections,” University Librarian Harriette Hemmasi wrote in an email to The Herald. “Rather, we do selective digitization of our collections to support specific teaching and research needs.” [Clip] Though Brown has not decided whether to join HathiTrust, it has partnered […]