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From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

January 21, 2021

In the spring of 2020, Denise Green thought she had the fall 2020 semester all figured out. An associate professor of fiber science and apparel design in …

Signale celebrates decade of success and welcomes new leadership

January 19, 2021

In 2020, Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought, a print and electronic book series co-published by Cornell University Library and Cornell University Press, celebrated …

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, associate university librarian, right, examines a bowl presented by Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Officer James Quinn in a ceremony at Cornell University transferring the Fidelia Fielding’s diaries.

Return of Mohegan elder’s diaries to help revitalize language

November 9, 2020

The diaries of the last fluent speaker of the Mohegan-Pequot language have returned home. On Nov. 4, the papers of Fidelia “Flying Bird” Fielding, who …

Digitized files give rare glimpse of anti-union advocacy

October 30, 2020

When companies go toe to toe with labor unions, they call people like Leonard C. Scott, a former human resource and labor relations executive who …

South Asia Acquisitions Trip 2020

October 30, 2020

South Asia Program supported South Asia curator Bronwen Bledsoe’s three-week acquisitions trip to North India in January 2020. The purpose of such trips is twofold, …

Family ties abound in Cornell University Library archives

October 28, 2020

Digging deep into family history? Try Cornell University Library. Not only a trove of primary sources for scholarship, the numerous archives of Cornell University Library …

Digitization grants awarded to Arts and Sciences projects

October 23, 2020

Cornell University Library’s annual Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is funding three new projects aimed at conserving fragile, physical artifacts and digitizing them …

Cornell unites science and policy to end hunger

October 16, 2020

Like all the farmers in her village in central Ethiopia, Hadjo Mergo works the land to feed and sustain her family. Confronted with scant income …

Ceres2030 offers path to ending world hunger within decade

October 12, 2020

The world’s small-scale farmers now can see a path to solving global hunger over the next decade, with solutions – such as adopting climate-resilient crops …

Newly discovered letters reveal professor’s impact on Ginsburg

October 7, 2020

As a Cornell undergraduate, Joan Ruth Bader ’54 was inspired by professor Milton Konvitz PhD ’33. He was a “marvelous teacher,” she said, who introduced Bader to …

Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated

Jose Beduya
September 23, 2020

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative …

Librarians aid startups

September 22, 2020

Finding accurate data to size a potential market, determine emerging trends, and understand the competitive landscape can be a daunting process for new entrepreneurs. During …

Paniccioli’s vast hip-hop photo archive launches online

August 4, 2020

Missy Elliott and Li’l Kim dressed up as anime characters, resting between takes on the set of the “Sock It 2 Me” music video. Biz …

Library’s linked-data project gets new grant

July 28, 2020

A $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is boosting a multi-institution initiative to develop tools and workflows that improve the sharing of …

Library gears up for curbside pickup, other services

June 30, 2020

Cornell University Library is rolling out services to give scholars and researchers access to physical collections over the summer, while continuing to guard against the …

Aviation company’s archive donated to Cornell library

June 29, 2020

The archive of Shannon Engineering Inc., an aviation company that specialized in “hush kits” to muffle the roar of Boeing 707s during takeoff, has landed …

Library webinar series ends with COVID-19 response panel

May 18, 2020

A four-part webinar series devoted to academic libraries’ role in a sustainable future concluded with a discussion of how three libraries in China have responded …

Cornell library gains permanent access to genocide archive

May 14, 2020

Witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust and other acts of genocide are dwindling in numbers, but their faces and voices will live on through Cornell …

Cornell library sends laptops to students

April 16, 2020

In the week before the start of online classes, doctoral student Amanda Domingues drove from Ithaca to shelter in place with her partner in St. …

Library expands remote services for Cornell community

March 19, 2020

Amid the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell University Library staff are working to support students, researchers, faculty and the campus community. Library users …

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