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February 20, 2017

Five things you should know about 'fair use'

Have you ever forwarded photos taken by a friend to another friend, watched a clip from a television show on Facebook or quoted from a published work in a research paper?

February 16, 2017

New DataLumos archive aims to preserve government data

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is establishing an open-access archive, DataLumos, where the public can archive valuable government data resources, ensuring their long-term availability.

February 1, 2017

Library participates in effort to preserve government data

More than 275 volunteers from the University of Michigan and around the community converged on Shapiro Library last weekend in an emergency effort to preserve scientific data that is at risk of disappearing from government websites.

October 25, 2016

Open Michigan initiative launches new partnership, website

Open Michigan is relaunching as the home for all things open at the University of Michigan — freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media used for teaching, learning and research.

The site includes expertise and services for open educational resources, open data, and open publications.

September 20, 2016

Library launches Research Data Services and Deep Blue Data

The University of Michigan Library is launching a suite of services as well as a repository that will support researchers throughout all phases of the research data lifecycle, which includes planning, creation, organization, sharing and preservation.

January 7, 2016

Michigan Publishing collaborates to launch Lever Press

Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the U-M Library, will launch a new open-access book-publishing imprint, Lever Press, in collaboration with Amherst College Press and the Oberlin Group, a consortium of 80 libraries in America's top liberal arts colleges.

October 8, 2015

Mary Francis to join Michigan Publishing as editorial director

Michigan Publishing, the publishing division of the U-M Library, has announced the appointment of Mary Francis as its new editorial director with special responsibility for leading content acquisition and development for the U-M Press imprint.

May 19, 2015

U-M Library rolls out researcher ID system

For many of us, sharing a common name with thousands of others might be an occasional inconvenience, or a source of frustration when Googling ourselves. But for researchers like U-M's Jennifer Smith the implications are a little more serious.

March 27, 2015

Mellon grant funds U-M Press collaboration on digital scholarship

The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally enriched humanities monographs.

February 6, 2015

U-M teaching and learning professionals invited to virtual conference

A three-day conference of teaching and learning professionals from around the world will be broadcast to U-M staff and faculty for free Monday through Wednesday.

The Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting provides content and exploration of the toughest issues currently facing higher education.

January 12, 2015

Lawsuit over HathiTrust Digital Library resolved

The lawsuit brought by the Author's Guild alleging copyright infringement by U-M and additional HathiTrust institutions came to a formal conclusion on Jan. 6.

Earlier federal district and appeals court rulings upheld the library's digitization and limited use of the copyrighted works in its collection.

July 14, 2014

Mechanical engineering students take on book scanning challenge

Book scanning technology has seen many advances in the two decades since the U-M Library began to digitize its collection. But the world has yet to see a low-cost, automatic page-turning scanner that would be within the reach of small libraries and cultural organizations seeking to preserve local collections.


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