Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Faculty Invite to Enriching Scholarship Artists' Books Workshop

I would like to invite interested faculty and graduate students to sign up for my Enriching Scholarship Workshop, Artist Books For Inspiration or Just for Fun, happening on Thursday, 5/8 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm in The AAEL Special Collections Room, room B245 in the Duderstadt Center.
Artists’ books are books that were created as works of art. The Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) Special Collections has a growing collection of artists’ books in its holdings. These books have been created via printing press, silk screening, painting, sewing, and numerous other processes. They are made from a wide range of media including aluminum, cloth, handmade paper and wood. The books vary greatly in size and structure. Some fit in the palm of a hand, while others span the length of a table. Some are bound, while others must be constructed to be read, and still others illuminate to be read in the dark. In this hands-on session, Annette Haines, the Art and Design Librarian, will showcase this vibrant and thought-provoking collection and discuss ways in which you might incorporate these books into your courses.
Click here to register for this workshop.

Enriching Scholarship is a weeklong, campus-wide conference sponsored by the Teaching and Technology Collaborative. Throughout the week of May 5th-9th free workshops are offered for faculty, staff, and students to support teaching and technology.
This year's Enriching Scholarship Keynote (Monday, May 5th) "From Disruption to Design: Technology and the Future of Residential Education" will be given by Diana Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE.
Visit the Enriching Scholarship website to view the schedule and register for sessions.
Please join us for a week of teaching a learning together!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Workshops on Citation Analysis

The Library will be offering two workshops on citation analysis in the coming weeks. The first workshop will be an overview for beginners and the second workshop, provided as part of the Enriching Scholarship series will be slightly more advanced. We invite you to come to one or both of these workshops to find out more about both traditional models of citation analysis and emerging methods. Registration is required. 
  • What is citation analysis?
  • How can citation analysis help you promote your research and yourself?
  • Are there ways to compare and find the best place to publish your research using citation analysis?
  • How can you gather data on your impact beyond scholarly journals? 
Thursday, April 24, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
University Library Instruction Center (ULIC)
4059 Shapiro Library 

Monday, May 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
University Library Instruction Center (ULIC)
4059 Shapiro Library 

Questions? Contact Sue Wortman or Emily Puckett Rogers

University Library Hosts Job Fair for Students

Date & Time
April 18, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, 100

Are you a student looking for Spring/Summer and/or Fall 2014 employment?  Are you interested in a flexible work schedule that accommodates your class schedule?

Please join us if you are interested in working in the University of Michigan Library system. Potential work locations include the Hatcher-Shapiro Libraries, Buhr Building, the Museums Library, the Music Library and the Duderstadt Center. No registration is required to attend this student job fair. Please contact with questions. 

There are a variety of work study and non work-study positions available including:
  • Staffing Customer Service and Information Desks
  • Shelving
  • Document retrieval
  • Instructional Technology consultants
  • Programmer/Analysts
  • Publishing Marketing assistants
  • Project assistants
  • Peer Information Counselors

Art and Architecture in Video - New Content

Art and Architecture in Video is an online collection of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory and practice of art, design and architecture.

The databaase has been recently been updated with 40 new titles (35 hours). This update includes new content from Windrose, TVF International, Ampersand, ArtHaus Musik, Passion Distribution, and BBC.

Find this and many other amazing databases in Searchtools!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Accessing the Public Domain: a conversation with copyright experts

Accessing the Public Domain: a conversation with copyright experts
Friday, March 28, 10am-12pm in Hatcher Library gallery
Panelists: Jack Bernard, Jessica Litman, Melissa Levine, Justin Bonfiglio

Virtually every academic discipline benefits from public domain works that are free of copyright in HathiTrust. The public domain should be simple to identify, right? Come for a discussion among copyright experts on the challenges of identifying public domain works - and why the public domain is important for all of us. This event is hosted by the University of Michigan Copyright Office in honor of the milestone completion of the CRMS-US copyright review project that identified public domain books in HathiTrust that were published in the United States between 1923 and 1963.

Within HathiTrust, freely available public domain volumes range from the complete works of Shakespeare to The Theory and Practice of Ice Cream Making.  Perhaps less understood is the time intensive, often complex, and collaborative Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) which, through the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has identified over 150,000 public domain works in the United States. Panelists will put this accomplishment in context and provide some examples of the range of challenges presented by a systematic copyright review of hundreds of thousands of unique works.  

More information on the discussion and panelists is available here:

Mini-Comics Day at the Duderstadt Center

The Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library is hosting its 4th annual Mini-Comics Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10am to 6pm. Participants are challenged to write and draw a complete mini-comic within the span of a day.
Registration required; register now at .

Radiation mapping is too important to be left to experts : the role of maps in Japan after March 11. 2011

Radiation mapping is too important to be left to experts : the role of maps in Japan after March 11. 2011

Jean-Christophe Plantin, Postdoctoral Fellow of Communication and School of Information, University of Michigan
Monday, April 7, 2014 from 1 - 2:30 pm
Clark Instruction Space

A tradition of "critical cartography" has highlighted that maps can either serve the interests of those in power, or empower those seeking social justice. This talk will present how this ambivalence of the cartography is present in contemporary web-based mapping application. It will describe the production of radiation maps to address the lack of information directly following the Fukushima Daiichi power plant explosions in March 11. 2011, by specifically focusing on three points: how these maps were used along with innovative initiatives to find radiation data; how these mapmakers gathered and communicated online in an ad hoc crisis infrastructure; how the maps were used to sort out different and possibly contradictory radiation measures and to make sense of the radiation situation in the country.

Speaker  Biography
Jean-Christophe Plantin is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan (Communication Studies Department & School of Information). His dissertation was about the creation and use of participatory maps during public debates, with the case study of citizen radiation mapping initiatives after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. He holds MAs from Université Paris 8 and from the European Graduate School, and a PhD from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France.

Light refreshment will be served. If you have any question, feel free to email Jungwon Yang ( and Keiko Yokota-Carter(