Milestones: University of Illinois (UIUC) Library Adds 14 Millionth Book to Collection
From the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:
The University of Illinois Library has added its 14 millionth volume to its collection. The book, “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by Frederick E. Hoxie, a professor emeritus of history and American Indian studies, is one of the major projects commemorating the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial.
The book will be recognized along with all the Library’s millionth volumes in a new, permanent display on the first floor of the Main Library.
The Library usually asks a donor to make a gift to buy its millionth volumes – often rare books that are quite expensive, said Scott Koeneman, the assistant dean of libraries for advancement. This year, because of the sesquicentennial, library officials made the decision to use Hoxie’s book as the 14 millionth volume, he said. “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation,” published by the University of Illinois Press, is a collection of essays on some of the U. of I.’s most celebrated accomplishments, such as the development of the Mosaic web browser, the discovery of Archaea, the LED, the first university-based supercomputer, and pioneering advances in women’s education and wheelchair accessibility.
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