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...

Eden Solberg's zine offers an honest depiction of campus life.

SLAB Zines To Be Archived

April 11, 2019

Members of the Student Libraries Advisory Board (SLAB) joined faculty from the CU Boulder Archives to celebrate the inaugural Student Zine collection and the students contributing their works to it earlier this week. A “zine” is a personalized publication filled with passion that when archived, becomes an expressive and powerful...

Norlin Library at sunset

University Libraries: Behind-the-Scenes Star of "The Light Shines On"

April 9, 2019

The 71st Conference on World Affairs (CWA) kicks off today at the University of Colorado Boulder. The week-long conference will last five days and features over 200 events, one of which is a public premiere film screening of “ The Light Shines On ,” a celebration of CU Boulder. Viewers...

Cover of CU Boulder's student newspaper, the Silver and Gold, from 1892

Historical CU Boulder Newspapers Digitized for CHNC

April 5, 2019

Two of the University of Colorado Boulder’s historic university newspapers have been digitized by the Colorado State Library. “El Diario de la Gente” and early issues of “Silver and Gold” are available online from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC). “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate...

SCAP has materials from its special collections for students to examine.

SCAP Collaborations Promote Object-based Learning

March 27, 2019

The Special Collections, Archives & Preservation (SCAP) Department at the University Libraries is passionate about sharing its collections. SCAP actively looks for opportunities to collaborate with students, faculty, campus museums, and the community. “Cross-pollination between SCAP and the CU Art Museum, the CU Museum of Natural History, and other entities...

Students setting up the UMAS exhibit

UMAS 50th Anniversary Exhibit and Reception: March 20

March 20, 2019

The University Libraries are proud to host a panel exhibit celebrating 50 years of UMAS y MEXA de CU Boulder in the Ventana Gallery on the 3rd floor of Norlin Library. On March 20 at 4 p.m., the CU Boulder community is invited to an exhibit reception. The event will...

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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