Fragments of a manuscript containing rare translations of Old French courtly love poems into Old Norse prose were discovered as linings in a bishop’s mitre, and just as remarkably about three-quarters of the original manuscript miraculously survives in the University Library in Uppsala. Our link is to a blog post from two years ago by Erik Kwakkel, but the fragments were also featured with new photographs in Manuscripts from the Arnamagnaean Collection (2015), a recent arrival in Green Library.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The privacy and access challenges of archives containing electronic communications of enduring historical value are addressed in the Libraries’ latest release of ePADD.
Despite rapid growth of email use since its inception 40 years ago, and the increasing presence of email within research collections, the vast majority of email archives of modern historical figures remain inaccessible to researchers. Repositories that seek to make email content available for research face significant copyright and privacy issues and can be daunted by the sheer volume of email transferred.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
*** New Dates For Art Library Closure ***
On Friday, July 24th at 5pm, the Art & Architecture Library will temporarily close as it begins the relocation process to its new home in the heart of the McMurtry Art & Art History Building. The Art & Architecture Library will reopen on Thursday, September 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In “The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever: Changes in digital distribution, rights management increasingly make preservation tough” (ars technica, June 2, 2015), Henry Lowood, curator for the History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections in the Stanford University Libraries, said: "If you want to know how the game was played in 2014, you will need documentation about how the game was played in 2014. Having the game available to you in 2064 so that you can play it yourself won't tell you anything about that. It just tells you how you, 50 years later in a completely different environment, will play that game.