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Helping smaller institutions preserve their own collections

A large academic institution like Northwestern University Libraries has ample staff and resources for the upkeep of its materials. But many smaller cultural institutions might...
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LGBT collections bring a rainbow of color to library holdings

At the moment, Chicago is bookended between last weekend’s Pride Festival and this weekend’s Pride Parade. But the study of gender, sexuality and LGBT...
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Moving ‘Matrix’: A big project to protect a bigger painting

By Susan Russick, Special Collections Conservator Over the summer, University Library is undergoing a significant renovation of its entrance hallway. For visitors, this means...
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Electric Vehicles of the Early 20th Century

In the Transportation Library,  we have the opportunity to assist the faculty and students of  Northwestern University’s Transportation Center with cutting-edge interdisciplinary transportation research, while at...
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Remembering Helen Wood, WWI Veteran

This post was written by guest contributor and University Archivist, Kevin Leonard. Under a dark and threatening sky, representatives of Northwestern University Libraries, midshipmen...
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Curious library: partnering with NPR and Chicago Collections to uncover local history

Chicago radio station WBEZ regularly airs the Curious City series, an ongoing exploration of Chicago history and customs. This week’s installment about the founding of Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood...
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Get to know a Digital Humanities Librarian: Josh Honn

The Northwestern Libraries employ over 70 librarians who specialize in areas such as rare books, area studies, digital scholarship, and archives. In this series,...
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Seeing in “4-D”: Bucky Fuller’s manifesto & conservation decision-making

Conservators do their best to inflict as little change as possible on the items they treat. Sometimes this rule is straightforward; at other times,...
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Coming soon: custom research guides in your Canvas course!

Starting in Spring Quarter, you will see an enhancement integrated directly into your Canvas course sites: custom library research guides. Subject guides (AKA LibGuides)...
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