November 6, 2009
Planning is under way for Go Big Read’s sophomore year, and nominations are now being accepted for next year’s book selection.
November 4, 2009
WYOU Community Television will transfer ownership of the master video tapes of “Nothing To Hide,” the late David Runyon’s long-running television show, to Memorial Library.
October 13, 2009
Alongside music, television and the news media, books are surging into the new technology era with digital reading devices.
October 7, 2009
The fall book sale, organized by the Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, takes place today (Oct. 7) through Saturday, Oct. 10. The sale is open to the public and is held in 116 Memorial Library.
July 9, 2009
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has expanded its agreement with Google to digitize books from UW–Madison's collection and make them available online.
May 6, 2009
From a short list compiled by a review committee from the nearly 400 nominated titles for the university's Go Big Read common book program, Chancellor Biddy Martin has selected "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto," by Michael Pollan, as the book for the inaugural year.
March 17, 2009
The spring book sale, organized by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, takes place Wednesday, March 25-Saturday, March 28. The sale is open to the public and is held in 116 Memorial Library, 728 State St.
October 28, 2008
A landmark proposed settlement announced today between Google and national author and publisher organizations could bring significant enhancements to the University of Wisconsin–Madison's digitization partnership with the information technology company.
October 15, 2008
The fall book sale, organized by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, takes place today (Wednesday, Oct. 15) through Saturday, Oct. 18 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival.
October 8, 2008
Oct. 14 has been declared Open Access Day, and the UW–Madison Libraries will host several efforts to promote the event.
September 11, 2008
A proposal for a “digital commons,” developed by the UW System Libraries, would give students and faculty across the UW System a more expansive set of keys to the “gated Web,” linking them to online commercial databases that are indispensable for serious scholarship and research.
July 29, 2008
George C. Becker's "Fishes of Wisconsin" is the first comprehensive survey of the state's fish species and the environmental challenges they face. Published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1983, it remains the seminal reference to 157 fish species found in Wisconsin, many which are also found throughout much of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River basins.
April 8, 2008
The project to digitize the University of Wisconsin–Madison Archives' complete collection of materials from conservationist Aldo Leopold has made its first installment of online materials available to the public.
March 19, 2008
The Friends of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries semiannual used book sale will be held for the 25th time Wednesday-Saturday, March 26-29, in Room 116 of Memorial Library, 728 State St.
March 14, 2008
"John Adams," a major HBO mini-series debuting this Sunday, is bound to generate renewed public interest in the era of the American Revolution and the founding of the nation. A University of Wisconsin–Madison chapbook series has been mining that rich historical territory for some time.
The latest chapbook, a biography of Abigail Adams, fits very closely with the mini-series' focus on John and Abigail's long and storied relationship.
July 19, 2007
Ever dream of having your photos, drawings or stories published online? For a few Wisconsinites, that dream was realized through a collaborative art project digitized by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, which goes live this week.
June 7, 2007
More than 150 years of the Wisconsin Blue Books go online starting today in the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. The digitization project provides worldwide open access on the Internet to facts and figures on the government, people, industry, lifestyle and history of the state of Wisconsin.
April 16, 2007
A Madison bibliophile has left a large share of his estate, nearly $1 million, to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries to benefit its Friends organization.
April 11, 2007
The Edible Book Festival that kicks off National Library Week, April 15?21.
March 21, 2007
Original maps of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region from 17th-century drawings concocted from travelers' accounts to 21st-century images captured by satellites are on display through June 29 in the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.