Professors Walker Sampson and Heather Bowden hold their book.

Bowden and Sampson Recieve SAA Award

June 14, 2019

Heather Bowden and Walker Sampson, professors from the University Libraries, are being honored with a Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their 2018 book “The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content.” Bowden currently directs Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation in the University Libraries. Before that, she...

Archivist Ashlyn Velte pulling a box from a shelf in the Archives.

Meet Processing Archivist Ashlyn Velte

June 26, 2019

The University Libraries would like to introduce our newest processing archivist and instructor, Ashlyn Velte! Velte started working with the Special Collections, Archives & Preservation department this past May. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Interns Lisa Donavan and Stacey Brown work on maps from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set volumes in the Preservation unit.

Re-Mapping Future Through Preserving History With Maps Project

June 13, 2019

The University Libraries are wrapping up an extensive project this summer that will keep over 60 maps detailing railroad survey reports that date back to the pre-Civil War era accessible to students, researchers, and librarians. Faculty and staff from the Government Information Library, the Preservation unit, and the Earth Sciences...

Portrait of Walter Orr Roberts, former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Archives Digitizes Walter Orr Roberts Collection For NCAR's 60th

June 7, 2019

The University Libraries and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are delighted to share the newly curated Walter Orr Roberts digital collection . Roberts was an internationally-renowned astrophysicist and a principal figure in many scientific developments in Colorado. From 1940 to 1957, he served as the superintendent of the...

Who are the contents of this rediscovered "time capsule" really for? Our archivist David Hays wrote about his efforts to find and recount this little slice of history just in time for Memorial Day. www.colorado.edu/libraries/2019/05/27/memorial-day-time-capsule

A Memorial Day Time Capsule

May 27, 2019

Hanging in shadow over one’s back shoulder, high on the south wall of Macky Auditorium is a tarnished bronze plaque. Having nothing to do with music or the College of Music, played and housed in Macky, there is little reason to bring attention to the plaque, which has by its...

Fellow Julia demonstrates how to use VR goggles during her presentation.

Provost's Fellow Julia Uhr's VR Fairytales

May 13, 2019

The University Libraries are honoring four Provost’s Fellows through a series of stories chronicling each of their projects. Philosophy PhD student Julia Uhr’s project for the 2019 Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries “SCCUFL” resulted in a tangible virtual reality experience featuring fairy tale classics from the University Libraries’ Special Collections...

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University Libraries Join The NDSA

April 24, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are now members of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a collaborative consortium of organizations dedicated to the long-term preservation of digital information. The University Libraries collects cultural heritage materials primarily through the Special Collections, Archives and Preservation department, though we also gather materials...

Baldassare Castiglione's "The Book of the Courtier"

How To Do It In Renaissance Italy

April 22, 2019

Join the University Libraries this Tuesday, in a quest for knowledge that's both essential and trivial! Special Collections, Archives, & Preservation (SCAP) and the Department of French & Italian present How To Do It In Renaissance Italy, an exhibit featuring the curatorial work of the students of Literary and Artistic...

There is an entire bulletin board dedicated to objects found in library materials.

Weird Things We've Found In Books

April 22, 2019

There are plenty of reasons to love an old book, including the found forgotten objects that have held a reader’s spot, or that were tucked away for safekeeping, meant to be retrieved before the book was returned to the library, but often forgotten. These items are rediscovered by the University...

Hillary Morgan from CU Boulder Preservation

Happy Preservation Week!

April 22, 2019

What is Preservation Week? Memories and treasures should last beyond our lifetime and be passed on for other generations to learn from and enjoy. Preservation Week is an opportunity to inspire the preservation of collections. Also, the week-long campaign aims to raise awareness of the role libraries play in providing...

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