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Centuries-old map of Detroit finds way to UM library

“The latest addition to a University of Michigan library doesn’t show where Detroit is going, but it captures where it was more than 225 years ago. UM’s William L. Clements Library has acquired a map of the city created in 1790, officials said Tuesday.The 21-by-40-inch map was shown to the public for the first time Tuesday at the Hatcher Graduate Library on the university’s campus in Ann Arbor. It was on display for about two hours for a presentation by an expert on Detroit’s history as a frontier town and seaport city in the 18th century, said Sydney Hawkins, a UM spokeswoman.” (via Detroit News)

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U-M Library launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data

“The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation. This coordinated approach to research data is critical to maximizing the benefits of the $1.3 billion that U-M researchers expend annually, and to ensuring compliance with the growing number of data-management and sharing mandates applied by government and other funders” (via The University Record)

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Carl Levin donates archive to UM library

“Retired U.S. Sen. Carl Levin is donating the papers from his more than 36 years in public office to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. They fill roughly 1,500 bankers boxes and four hard drives and arrived in Ann Arbor on a semitrailer, the Detroit Democrat said Wednesday. Library staff will spend more than a year processing the records, which cover more than 1,450 linear feet, before the collection opens to the public.” (via Detroit News)

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University of Michigan reopens medical library without books

“The University of Michigan has reopened its Taubman Health Sciences Library after a $55 million overhaul and rethinking of how a library for medical students should function. Hundreds of thousands of books were moved to an offsite location and are available on demand for delivery, and by becoming “bookless” the school said that frees up space for medical student education. The facility on the school’s Ann Arbor campus officially reopened over the weekend. “Today’s library can be anywhere, thanks to technology, yet there is still a desire for a physical location that facilitates collaboration, study and learning,” Jane Blumenthal, associate university librarian and Taubman Library director, said in a statement.” (via AP)

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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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