May 24, 2022

Video of 10th Columbia University Library Symposium: “TRENDING: New Opportunities in the Evolving Academy”

The 10th Columbia University Library Symposium took place on March 22, 2013 and video of keynotes and panels were made available online yesterday. Direct to Symposium Web Site Presenters Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University (Facilitator) Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning InitiativeTowards a New Learning Ecology Roger C. Schonfeld, […]

New From Columbia University Libraries: The Human Rights Web Archive

The new web archive was formally launched yesterday. From the Launch Announcement: Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce the release of a major new human rights research tool, the Human Rights Web Archive (HRWA).  The archive is a searchable and browsable collection of websites created by non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, tribunals […]

Cornell and Columbia University Libraries Announce Plans to Integrate Technical Serivces Departments With Funding From Mellon Foundation

Say Hello to Phase 2 of the 2CUL Partnership. From a Joint News Release: The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University are taking an unprecedented new step in their 2CUL partnership: integrating a major part of their operations. Thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two libraries will […]

Columbia University Libraries Receives First Installment of $1 Million Grant to Preserve Global Archives of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

From CUL: Columbia University Libraries has received the first of a series of grants from the International Fellowships Fund (IFF) – totaling $1 million over seven years – to serve as the permanent home for the archives of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP).  The collection includes both paper and digital archives and will […]

Columbia and Cornell University Libraries: Latin American and Iberian Studies Collection Development Agreement Announced

From the Columbia University Libraries News Release: Columbia and Cornell University Libraries will collaboratively support the Latin American and Iberian Studies collection development activities of both institutions. This follows in a series of resource-sharing agreements between Columbia and Cornell developed through the 2CUL partnership. Columbia University’s Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, Sean Knowlton, will […]

Now Available: Video of 9th Columbia University Libraries Symposium

Videos from the symposium were made available online a couple of days ago. “New Models of Academic Collaboration” was the title of the event that took place on March 23, 2012. From the Columbia U. Calendar Description Promo: Research Libraries are discovering the value of collaboration among and within institutions. As these collaborative models evolve, […]

Columbia University Libraries Acquires The Physicians for Human Rights Archives

From CUL News: Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Physician for Human Rights Archives, a collection consisting of records, photographs, video, audio, case files of investigative data, and much more. [Clip] The materials, which cover the range of dates from 1982 until […]

Columbia University Libraries Releases Intro Video to CLIO Beta Library OPAC

A 1:26 promo video was posted on YouTube earlier today. Direct to CLIO Beta ( The CLIO Beta Blog points out that Version 4.0 of the OPAC was also released today. From the FAQ: CLIO Beta is based on the open-source Blacklight search and discovery engine in use at many peer institutions including Stanford, University […]

New from SPARC: Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index

From a News Release Posted on Thursday: SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today released a free online Open Access Journal Publishing Resource Index with information and documents to support the launch and operation of an open-access journal. Materials in the index will help libraries, presses, and other academic units on campuses as […]