Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships, Nov 1

Funding: Rare Book School Scholarships

Deadline: Applications due by November 1, 2019

If you’re considering attending courses by the Rare Book School and would like financial support, consider applying for one of their scholarships. They have 10 different scholarships but only 1 common application. If you submit a completed application by the November 1 deadline, you will be considered for all eligible awards. Continue reading

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

Event: Textual and Digital Studies Capstone Presentation and Information Session, May 28

May 28, 2019
2-4 PM, PDT
Communications Building Room 202

The UW’s Textual Studies Program’s Capstone presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Two out of the three presenters are current MLIS students! This is fantastic opportunity to both support your fellow students and learn more about the Textual Studies Program and its admission requirements. Remember, Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies courses are pre-approved to count towards your MLIS degree. Continue reading

Community: Hack Library School Blog – Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program

Navigating a Non-Archival MLIS Program

Kelli’s first Hack Library School (HLS) post is now up! Her firsthand account of how she customized her experience in the MLIS program to address her career plans is applicable to not just archivists, but to all library archivists. There are some very good tips about how to approach internships/directed fieldwork, electives, volunteering, and building community. We look forward to seeing what Kelli’s next topic will be!

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality, May 14 & 16

Event: Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality

Dr. Marina Rustow
2019 Samuel & Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
May 14 & 16, 2019, Kane Hall 220, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University), a MacArthur Fellow, will explain how new technologies, including crowdsourcing, facial recognition, and AI, have enabled her groundbreaking research on the medieval Islamic & Jewish world, spanning from northeastern Africa through the Middle East. Rustow will explain how documents from the “Cairo Geniza” — a trove of nearly 400,000 manuscript pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue — have transformed historians’ understanding of life in this region in the medieval era. Continue reading

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter, May 2019

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter, May 2019

Library and Archives Canada has published the second Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter of 2019.

The issue is broken down into the following section:

  • General News, both domestic and international
  • Events, both domestic and international
  • Current Trends and Products
  • Selected Readings and Recordings

For more information and to view the newsletter, please visit the publication’s website.