December 5, 2020

University of Chicago Library Introduces Videogames Collection

From a U. of Chicago Library News Post by Sarah Wenzel: As emerging disciplines develop at the University of Chicago, the Library creates new collections and services to support them. Recent examples in the humanities include the addition of zines and poetry chapbooks made in Chicago, the expansion of the graphic novel collections, and most […]

New Online Collection from U. of Chicago Library: Ethnographic and European Transportation Maps of the 19th Century

From the University of Chicago Library News: Digitized copies of a small selection of the Library’s 19th-century ethnographic maps and 19th-century European transportation maps are now available online. These newly digitized maps form a portion of the roughly 400 maps that are available via the Library’s Map Collection web page. [Clip] Most of these maps […]

"Robots Retrieve Books in University of Chicago’s New, Futuristic Library"

From a Wired.com Article: The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, opening next week, is designed to accommodate the way people study and research today — online. The structure’s large spaces are made for computer work and have no traditional bookshelves. Instead, the library boasts a massive underground storage area holding 3.5 million volumes on 50-foot-high […]