Library News

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    PUL to launch new library system - summer 2021; HathiTrust ETAS update

    PUL to launch new library system platform during summer 2021; temporary disruption to catalog services

    Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in
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    Virtual teaching with collections: 'A History of Words'

    Students in the spring 2021 course, “A History of Words: Technologies of Communication from Cuneiform to Coding,” examined cutting-edge digital archives and applied new tools that are transforming how historians engage with the past. 

    Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Series: Teaching with Collections
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    Merle Eisenberg, fellow at SESYNC, researches the Philosophy of Constantine of Nicaea

    Merle Eisenberg, postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) published the article "The Philosophy of Constantine the Philosopher of Nicaea" in Byzantinische Zeitschrift, the world’s most prestigious Byzantine studies journal.

    Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in General news, Series: Spotlights
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    A new Tokaido Road acquisition for Marquand

    Adventure was promised to those who traveled the three-hundred-mile-long Tōkaidō Road, which linked Japan’s modern capital, Edo (present-day Tokyo), with the ancient imperial capital at Kyoto from the seventeenth though early twentieth century. For more than three centuries, illustrated books and woodblock prints created and fostered a perception that the Tōkaidō was more than a route along the country’s eastern seacoast—it was a destination in and of itself.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in General news
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    The Princeton Print Club, May 28

    Graphic Arts Curator Julie Mellby will present an illustrated history of the Princeton Print Club, joined by Marilyn Kushner, New York Historical Society, who will talk about the explosion of interest in printing and print collecting at that time, and by Alexandra Letvin, from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, where they continue to circulate fine art prints to the students each semester as part of their Art Rental program.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Events & Workshops
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    Borrow Direct celebrates 20th anniversary

    Borrow Direct (BD), a patron-initiated lending service that allows loans of physical items between Princeton University Library (PUL) and twelve partner libraries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in General news
  • Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian

    Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian.

    Deborah Schlein joined Princeton University Library as the Near Eastern Studies Librarian in 2020. She received her PhD in 2019 from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of Graeco-Arabic medicine in Mughal and colonial India, focusing on the production and use of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. Prior to joining Princeton University Library, Deborah was a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. She is a senior fellow in the Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Meet Our Specialists
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    Now Online: 30-plus years of Sri Lankan activism

    A new Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL) collection,“Dissidents and Activists in Sri Lanka, 1960s to 1990s,” documents decades of activism in the South Asian country as advocates for change worked to escape the claims of rival ethno-nationalisms and build alternative political and development projects.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in General news
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    Inside the Hellenic Collections: The Greek War of Independence

    2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and so provides a commemorative opportunity to again assess its nature and significance.

    Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 in Series: Inside the Hellenic Collections
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    Staff Profile: Bobbi Coffey, Finance Research Librarian

    Before joining Princeton University Library in 2017, Finance Research Librarian Barbara (Bobbi) Coffey spent over 30 years in the financial industry, in roles ranging from managing director of equity research to vice president of finance in a publicly traded internet company.

    Posted on Monday, May 10, 2021 in General news