Scholarship as a living process

“Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014″ is on display in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery through October 4. Co-curator Seonaid Valiant, UChicago History Ph.D. Candidate 2014, explains how her dissertation research and other academic experiences relate to the exhibition. Continue reading »

Scholarship as a living process

Brooker Prize Winners and Committee

Feature Story College book collectors win Brooker Prize

Impressed by this year’s applications, the Committee for the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting broke with tradition by honoring three outstanding University of Chicago students. The winners focus their collections on spoken word, manga, and European imperialism. Continue reading »

Library Journal: Heed Judith Nadler’s words

An interview with Judith Nadler, university librarian at the University of Chicago
Library Journal – May 30, 2014 Continue reading »

American Libraries: Nadler Vision Lecture explores transformation of libraries

Future-proofing the research library
American Libraries – May 26, 2014 Continue reading »

People UChicago Magazine: Judith Nadler reflects on prolific career

Speaking volumes: Retiring University librarian Judith Nadler reflects on her prolific career
University of Chicago Magazine – May–June 2014 Continue reading »

Stephen A. Douglas

Stephen A. Douglas Papers available for research

The Stephen A. Douglas Papers are once again available for research.   The collection has been reprocessed to incorporate additional materials. Most of these additions were to Series II: Political, Series III: Personal, and Series IV: Oversize. There are also new … Continue reading »

Excel for the Mac: Tools to Organize Data: TECHB@R workshop

Thursday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Do you need to organize and summarize data sets in Excel 2011 for the Macintosh computer? This 90 minute session will demonstrate how to navigate data sets, create pivot tables, use conditional formatting, and take advantage of useful data ribbon features including goal seek and data validation. Continue reading »

Library book sale, May 19 – 23 and May 28

When: May 19 – May 23 and May 289:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: Regenstein Library, Room A-10 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637 Description: The Library is holding a sale of more than 7,000 duplicate and discarded volumes in Regenstein Library, … Continue reading »

Extended Library hours June 6 – 8

To support students preparing for finals, Crerar, Mansueto and Regenstein will extend weekend building hours Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Mansueto will be open all weekend until 12:45 a.m.; Crerar and Regenstein will be open until 1:00 a.m. … Continue reading »

Memorial Day: Eckhart and SSA libraries closed, other campus libraries remain open

On Monday, May 26, Eckhart and SSA libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Crerar, D’Angelo Law, Mansueto, and Regenstein libraries will be open during their regular building hours. The All-Night Study Space on the 1st Floor of Regenstein will … Continue reading »

Crerar Library roof construction begins May 19

On May 19, workers will begin constructing scaffolding around Crerar Library in preparation for the roof replacement and façade repair. This work may be noisy at times; please be aware of this when planning your work in Crerar. Additionally, the sidewalk … Continue reading »

Alert Mansueto closed 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 22

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Mansueto will re-open at 8 p.m. and remain open until its usual closing time of 12:45 a.m.

Lancet: ‘Imaging/Imagining’ explores how we imagine ourselves

How to imagine ourselves
The Lancet – May 17, 2014 Continue reading »

Sarah Thomas

Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:30–4:00 p.m. Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL Description: Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, will deliver the Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture on “Future-proofing the Research Library.” … Continue reading »

Managing Problems with Excel Models: TECHB@R workshop

May 14, noon – 1:00 p.m.; TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
This 60-minute workshop will focus on ways to manage problems with Excel models. This workshop will be delivered at a fairly fast pace and is intended for users with some familiarity with modeling using Excel. Continue reading »

CNET: Writing in rare 16th-century Homer identified

Mysterious writing in rare 16th-century Homer identified
CNET – May 6, 2014 Continue reading » Computer engineer identifies mystery script in rare ‘Odyssey’

Not all Greek: Mystery script in rare copy of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ solved – May 5, 2014
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Handwritten annotations in the University of Chicago Library’s copy of the 1504 Venice edition of Homer’s Odyssey.

Feature Story Homer mystery script contest winner and results

Daniele Metilli, an Italian computer engineer and software developer, is the prize winner of a contest to identify the script used for handwritten annotations in a rare 1504 Venice edition of Homer’s Odyssey in Greek, held by the University of Chicago Library. Continue reading »

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BIOBASE Knowledge Library (Proteome/TRANSFAC) Training

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom 5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL Description: Interested in finding out what’s known in the scientific literature about a particular gene, disease or drug? Want to apply … Continue reading »

“Virtual Anatomies” lecture on Apr. 30 @ 3 PM

Virtual Anatomies:  How Computers are Transforming Studies of Musculoskeletal Form and Function Paul O’Higgins / Foundation Professor of Anatomy & Head of the Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences, Hull York Medical School Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.Kathleen A. Zar Room | … Continue reading » Mystery in 1504 edition of Homer’s “Odyssey” solved

Mystery text in 1504 copy of Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ is deciphered – April 28, 2014 Continue reading »

PBS Newshour: Bakwin poster illustrates history of Eastern Ukraine

Exploring Ukraine: Past and present
PBS NewsHour – April 27, 2014 Continue reading »


Contest Closed: mystery script identified in rare edition of Homer’s Odyssey

A researcher has identified the script used for annotations in the 1504 edition of Homer’s Odyssey held by University of Chicago Library. We will announce the results in a few days. Thanks to all the linguists, classicists, and other amateur … Continue reading »

Zar Symposium: Data

Zar Symposium on data to be webcast live April 25

Thanks to recently received support from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the April 25th Kathleen A. Zar Symposium will be webcast live at   Data: Collecting, Using, Managing3rd Biennial Kathleen … Continue reading »

Mystery Text

Identify mystery text, win $1000

Calling all historians of cryptography and stenography, Sherlockians (see “The Dancing Men”), and other amateur detectives!  The collection of Homer editions in the Special Collections Research Center – the  Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana(BHL) – includes a copy of the rare 1504 … Continue reading »

Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

Monday, April 28, noon – 1:00 p.m.; Regenstein Library, Room 122A
In this program, University of Chicago librarians will highlight ways you can integrate library research instruction into your courses to promote the acquisition of the skills necessary to complete research assignments. Continue reading »