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Effort Makes Texts of Early English Books Available Online

“A partnership is making the texts of the first printed editions of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton and other early English books available online. The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473 to 1700. These include more than 5,600 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.” (via AP)

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University of Michigan introduces new napping rooms in libraries

Napping is now an acceptable activity in libraries – at least, for students attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The university launched a pilot program for napping stations to be installed into their libraries for the fall 2014 semester. According to Time, the rooms will be “first-come, first-serve [places] with a 30-minute time limit on snoozing.” Students can take a quick nap to refuel in between classes or before or after studying.” (via Daily Free Press)

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“Iconoclastic American filmmaker John Sayles has donated decades of documents, images, props and other material to the University of Michigan for an archive covering his 34-year directorial career, the school president announced Tuesday. Sayles’ films include 1992’s Academy Award-nominated “Passion Fish” and 1996’s “Lone Star,” with Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Cooper, Joe Morton and Elizabeth Pena in its ensemble cast.” (via The Associated Press)

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James L. Hilton will return to U-M as dean of libraries

“James L. Hilton, a professor and higher education administrator nationally recognized as an advocate for collaboration between academics and technology, will return to the campus where he began his academic career, as U-Ms dean of libraries and university librarian. Hilton also was appointed as a professor, with tenure, in the School of Information. His appointments were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents and conclude an international search conducted by a search advisory committee.” (via University of Michigan)

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