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Journal subscription costs continue to climb
University Week - May 18, 2006 | We love the online journals the UW Libraries provide. But do we realize how much they cost? How long will the Libraries be able to absorb relentless increases in subscription prices?
Charles Johnson (video)
Seattle Channel - April 29, 2006 (video approx 30 min) | National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson delivers the keynote speech at Friends of the Libraries Literary Voices dinner.
Anybody Remember Floppy Discs?
Seattle P-I - April 4, 2006 | The Digital Futures Alliance includes as charter partners such heavyweights as Microsoft, Amgen and RealNetworks and has set up working groups to tackle specific issues including what to keep and how.
Blom Lecture: William Dietrich (video)
Seattle Channel - March 10, 2006 (video approx 66 min) | William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and historical novelist, talks about the challenges of writing in seemingly incongruous genres of journalism and fiction.
Marcie Sillman (video)
Seattle Channel - January 27, 2006 (video approx 53 minutes) | Friends of the Libraries presents Marcie Silllman from KUOW / NPR, speaking about changes in public radio.
Reel History: Library curator restoring vintage films
University Week - November 17, 2005 | Deep in the bowels of Allen Library is a treasure trove in the process of being discovered. A collection of films that has, for the most part, lain dormant for years is slowly being processed and made accessible to the public.
UW's Common Book program puts freshmen on same page
Seattle Times - November 16, 2005 | The University of Washington is launching a book club with 5,000 members — some more willing than others. Beginning next summer, every new student will be handed or mailed the same book and asked to read it by the time classes start
Ken Burns' Florentine Films in Special Collections
University Week - July 21, 2005 | Nicolette Bromberg, Visual Materials Curator for University Libraries, will work with the production team to guide them through images from the Libraries archives for an upcoming film on National Parks.
Librarians solve mystery of missing Chinese art
University Week - July 21, 2005 | The mystery begins last year when Paula Walker, interim head of the East Asia Library, receives a letter of introduction for a doctoral student at the UW.
Eric Mvukiyehe leaves UW with diploma, desire to heal society
Seattle P-I - June 11, 2005 | "If you need Eric for something, don't bother trying to call him -- just go to the library," said Alexander Baron, a friend and fellow UW student.
An evening honoring Warren G. Magnuson by UW Libraries on the anniversary of his 100th Birthday (video)
Seattle Channel - April 9, 2005 (video approx 60 min) | Featuring: Senator Ted Stevens (AK), Senator Daniel K. Inouye (HI) Congressman Norm Dicks (WA), Governor Christine Gregoire (WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (WA), Congressman Jim McDermott (WA), Former Governors Dan Evans (WA) and John Spellman (WA), UW President Mark Emmert, and Magnuson's widow, Jermaine Magnuson.
David Horsey (video)
Seattle Channel - January 26, 2005 (video approx 60 min) | Friends of the Libraries presents David Horsey, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist and columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who shares some of his award-winning satires.
Librarians favored following FIG-gy finale
University Week - January 13, 2005 | UW First Year Programs decided that all FIG students would do an assignment called Library Excursion. Suddenly 3,341 students were descending on the libraries.
Gary Adkins (video)
Seattle Channel - November 10, 2004 (video approx 30 min) | Gary Adkins, author of Gay Seattle, talks about the importance of the University of Washington Libraries and their rich collections.
Bloedel's Forest Resources library to fold into Allen's Natural Sciences
University Week - August 19, 2004 | The task might sound simple enough -- at first, that is. Just blend the smaller library into the bigger one. We're talking about 40,000 books and periodicals here.
Libraries Receives Highest Honor for Academic Libraries
University Week - February 12, 2004 | University Libraries was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
The power and the glory of the restored Suzzallo reading room
Seattle Weekly - December 4, 2002 | Suzzallo's architect, Carl F. Gould, was a conservative designer — until late in his career he typically raided the past for his inspiration. But he was ambitious and passionately idealistic. Beauty, he insisted, "is the very soul of our profession."
One of earliest Buddhist manuscripts acquired by Libraries
University Week - August 20, 2002 | A birch bark manuscript from a Buddhist monastery, believed to have been written in the first or second century A.D., was recently acquired by the University of Washington Libraries and will become a key component of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project.