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Access the libraries' digital newspaper collections

Jan. 6, 2021

Did you know the University Libraries subscribe to thousands of news outlets and more than 50 databases that keep tabs on regional, national and international current events? CU Boulder affiliates with an IdentiKey have access to digital publications such as the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal ,...

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Finding e-resources through the libraries

Oct. 21, 2020

The University Libraries strive to connect students and researchers with the highest quality of information. But finding information can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start! To support your research, we have pinpointed three key areas of our website to look for sources and how to conduct effective...

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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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Provost Fellow Jaffe develops open source code for georeferencing aerial photos collection

July 1, 2020

This article is part of a series highlighting the graduate students selected for the 2020 Provost’s Fellows for the University Libraries . Sarah Jaffe, a PhD student in CU Boulder’s Environmental Studies program, is a 2020 Provost Fellow with the University Libraries. Jaffe has developed a workflow for the libraries...

Sanborn Fire Insurance web map index of Colorado Springs in the early 1900s.

Libraries Fellow Buddy Collins Indexes Essential Collection for Map Library

May 4, 2020

Buddy Collins, a graduating senior in the Department of Geography and this year’s Friends of the Libraries Fellow, has spent the last few months improving access and discovery to the Earth Sciences & Map Library’s Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection . His work creating web map indexes for this important...

Government Publications kept at Norlin Library.

CU Boulder Libraries Hub For GoPIG

March 28, 2019

As the first Preservation Steward library in the nation and the longtime steward of government documents and the state’s Regional Depository for governmental documents, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries serves as the glue that keeps government information libraries together. The Government Publications Interest Group (GoPIG) is a well-established, long-time...

Members of CEAL look through the University Libraries' Asian Studies collection.

University Libraries Hosts CEAL Annual Meeting

March 21, 2019

Over 100 members of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) came to the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries as part of a pre-conference for their annual meeting on Tuesday. CEAL and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) attended a series of workshops that primed participants for the days ahead...

A guide to Oddy tests hangs on the wall of a LOC wall.

LOC Project With University Libraries Kicks Off

March 15, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are participating in a grant program through the Library of Congress (LOC) that is bringing together five academic libraries to compare the physical condition of similar books retained and preserved at institutions across the country. A guide to Oddy testing hangs on the wall...

Leones Glacier, Aysén, Chile, December 1, 2011, Photograph by Christoph Strassler.

Glacier Photograph Collection Now Available Online

March 7, 2019

After two years, a dedicated group of University Libraries faculty, staff, and students partnered with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to digitize approximately 9,000 glacial photos from the Roger G. Barry Archives with help from grant funding. This collection which originally lived at NSIDC is critical to...

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