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WHO DOES KNOWLEDGE SERVE TODAY? WHO CREATES IT? WHO HAS THE TOOLS TO UNLOCK IT?

THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE STARTS HERE

UW Libraries featured in the March 2021 UW Magazine:

Digital Dynamo

UW Libraries has undertaken a massive effort to expand access to digital resources and teach the skills to use them.

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  • The Language of the Land, The documents and recordings from first-language speakers are invaluable to today’s learners. Read how the UW libraries supports the Department of American Indian Studies through recordings digitized and archived by UW Libraries’ Ethnomusicology Archive.

    The Language of the Land

    The documents and recordings from first-language speakers are invaluable to today’s learners. Read how the UW libraries supports the Department of American Indian Studies through recordings digitized and archived by UW Libraries’ Ethnomusicology Archive.

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  • Shaping the future of history, Creating historical records, archiving photos, recording oral histories—it’s all in a program of UW Libraries with the Ethnic Heritage Council.

    Shaping the future of history

    Creating historical records, archiving photos, recording oral histories—it’s all in a program of UW Libraries with the Ethnic Heritage Council.

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  • Rare books curator, Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries’ book arts and rare books curator Sandra Kroupa discusses personal experience, special collections, and artist books including “Mortal Salt” during a Zoom interview.

    Rare books curator, Sandra Kroupa

    UW Libraries’ book arts and rare books curator Sandra Kroupa discusses personal experience, special collections, and artist books including “Mortal Salt” during a Zoom interview.

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  • Rare Music Digitization, UW Libraries Preservation Department has a reputation for excellence. When asked to preserve a rare music collection through digitization the team was able to use new technologies to make these incredible pieces available digitally.

    Rare Music Digitization

    UW Libraries Preservation Department has a reputation for excellence. When asked to preserve a rare music collection through digitization the team was able to use new technologies to make these incredible pieces available digitally.

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