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Imagining Open Access: Call for Projects

Sept. 3, 2020

We're seeking artistic or creative projects that explore the impact of Open Access (OA) publishing for knowledge seekers and knowledge providers. Submissions are eligible for prizes and will be showcased in an online gallery during October.

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Steamboat Springs receives historic town records from CU Boulder Archives

Aug. 21, 2020

After over 100 years away, a trove of records from the founding of Steamboat Springs have returned home. The Town of Steamboat Springs in 1893. (Image/Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO) Previously, the Steamboat Springs Town Company collection was housed in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Archives. The historic...

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University Libraries service updates for graduate students

Aug. 20, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are committed to supporting students of the Graduate School . We are excited to help CU Boulder graduate students further their studies and explore their interests this fall both in-person and remote. Access to the libraries will look a little different, but our commitment...

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Media recommendations for 'The Women Who Run With Ralphie'

Aug. 19, 2020

Head of Archives Megan Friedel offers media recommendations on the history of CU Boulder's mascot program, women in leadership and information about the North American bison in general.

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Watch 'Dark Circle' documentary on Rocky Flats this Friday

Aug. 19, 2020

The University Libraries’ Archives & the CU Boulder International Film Series invite you to a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary, starting August 21.

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Behind the scenes of the libraries' contactless pickup services

Aug. 18, 2020

The first task in the contactless pickup service is to check for requests that came in the previous evening. Anyone with a CU Boulder IdentiKey can request a purchase through the libraries’ Chinook catalog and request up to 10 library materials at a time. Circulation Media Specialist Arielle Fertman prints...

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The best disinfectant for library materials is time

Aug. 18, 2020

For book borrowers, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some concerns: What are the best ways to disinfect a book or other items typically found in library collections? The best disinfectant—according to conservators—is “time.” The University Libraries are placing all patron returns in quarantine for 96 hours, says Acting Preservation Manager...

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Welcome back to the University Libraries

Aug. 17, 2020

Welcome back, Buffs! We are excited to see all of you on campus and online for the fall 2020 semester. The University Libraries are hard at work doing everything we can to ensure a safe and healthy return to the libraries. This semester will look a little different, but we...

Liz Novosel

Researching communication and social justice with the University Libraries

Aug. 12, 2020

Liaison & Projects Librarian Liz Novosel and Social Sciences Librarian Stacy Gilbert have reviewed many media related to social justice promotion through communication research.

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Gemmill Library reopens with limited hours

Aug. 6, 2020

The University Libraries are opening the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics Library on August 10. Gemmill Library will be open to CU Boulder affiliates Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will gradually introduce another location, the Business Library, and extend our hours from 8 am. to...