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  • Posted on: Friday, 18 October 2019 - 9:35am
    The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), a growing curated collection of more than 350,000 pages of digitized historical and contemporary sources in the arts, humanities, and social sciences from and about South Asia, is now available for open access online. SAOA was born as a collaborative grassroots...
  • Posted on: Monday, 7 October 2019 - 4:21pm
    Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, home to the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century public policy papers, will temporarily close from March 2020 through January 2021 to undergo a renovation. Constructed in 1976, the...
  • Posted on: Friday, 4 October 2019 - 2:40pm
    From left: Sara Judge '82, Deputy Vice President for Development; Dr. Cecelia Hodges Drewry, former Assistant Dean of the College; Pamela Thomas-Graham; Gordon Graham; Lindsey Graham; Lawrence Graham ’83; Mirian Hinds; Craig Robinson ’83; and Anne Jarvis, the Robert H. Taylor 1930 University...
  • Posted on: Monday, 9 September 2019 - 12:54pm
    The Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks Web Archive preserves web-based geoscience field trip guidebooks, which document local geologic information. The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a consortium between 13 leading academic research libraries including Princeton University Library, is pleased to...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 3:48pm
    The new Tiger Tea Room, launched by Princeton University Library and Campus Dining, is located on the first floor of Firestone Library. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  Back by popular demand: the Tiger Tea Room at Firestone Library! On September 9, Princeton University...
  • Posted on: Monday, 22 July 2019 - 3:31pm
    This summer, three students from Princeton and Lawrenceville high schools - Jayvee Lam, left, Nabia Evans, center, and Toniyah Harris, right - are interning at Princeton University Library in the Library's first-ever summer internship program, learning more about library work and research as well...
  • Posted on: Monday, 27 May 2019 - 3:51pm
    The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a consortium between 13 leading academic research libraries including Princeton University Library, is pleased to announce the launch of the Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Web Archive, an archive comprised of captured website content from Eastern...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 12:04pm
    The Resource Sharing unit at Princeton University Library, which oversees Interlibrary Loan, Article Express, and Borrow Direct, recently received its millionth Interlibrary Loan and Article Express request. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  A million and counting! The Resource...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 2:17pm
    The new Princeton Research Data Service will enable University researchers to organize, store and make accessible research data. Photo by Sameer A. Khan/Fotobuddy  With the goal of making the results of research and scholarship more accessible, Princeton will launch a new service to provide...
  • Posted on: Monday, 13 May 2019 - 11:21am
    The Friends of the Princeton University Library recently gathered at Prospect House and announced the winners of the 94th annual Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize, pictured above. From left to right: Katarzyna (Kasia) Krzyzanska '22, Marina Finley '19, Ryan Ozminkowski '19, Sergio De...
  • Posted on: Friday, 19 April 2019 - 11:28am
    Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, center, honored recipients of the President's Achievement Award at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 21. From left to right: Marna Seltzer, Theodore Lewis Jr., Gale Sandor, President Eisgruber, Angela Francis, and Nancy Burns....
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 9:57am
    More than 6,370 books in the Cotsen Children’s Library are now catalogued in the Library's newest publication, Catalogue of the Cotsen Children’s Library: The Nineteenth Century. Above are the endpapers from the 19th-century catalogue, designed by Mark Argetsinger. Photo by Princeton University...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 3:22pm
    William Elfers '41 Reading Room. Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  What better time than spring to celebrate the beginning of a new era? With the season just days away, Princeton University has completed the 10-year renovation of its main campus library, the Harvey S. Firestone...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 2:02pm
    Artist's display, Guatemalan market   The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, a consortium between 13 leading academic research libraries, is pleased to announce the launch of the Latin American and Caribbean Art Web Archive. Spearheaded by the Art & Architecture Group, the collection aims to...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 1:55pm
    For ten years, Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian, and Bill Guthe, Senior GIS Visualization Analyst, have co-taught a course on geographic data to students in the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. Above, Guthe, far left, and Shawa, far...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 11:36am
    ReCAP, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, founded by Columbia University, The New York Public Library, and Princeton University in 2000 to preserve and make accessible the collections of its members, has expanded its scope and membership, transforming its original mission from...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 2:21pm
    "Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users," a new book written by Seth Porter, Head of Stokes Library, is now available from ABC-CLIO and is heralded as "innovative," "timely," and "a must read for [library] staff and campus constituents before embarking on a collaborative project to...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:09am
    At University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, PUL librarians Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez and Brenna Campbell worked closely with the Águedo Mojica Marrero Library staff to develop a plan of action for stabilizing and preserving portions of the Library's most endangered rare archival collections. From left...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 2:14pm
    The newly renovated southeast area at Firestone Library, including the Scribner Reading Room (above), opened in spring 2018.Photo by Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library  The once dimly lit, labyrinth-like corridors of Firestone Library - known for sending new visitors on Odyssean...
  • Posted on: Monday, 23 July 2018 - 12:30pm
    Eric White, PUL's Curator of Rare Books, won the DeLong Book History Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) on July 12, 2018 for his recently published book, "Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible" from Harvey Miller Publishers (2017). ...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 10:03am
    The Elfers family and Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian, unveil the William Elfers '41 Reading Room in Firestone Library. From left to right: Anne Jarvis, Katherine Elfers '18, Amelia Elfers, Deborah Elfers, and William Elfers '71.  The Firestone Library third floor reading...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 2:13pm
    How do archives, historical narratives, and social justice work hand-in-hand? As part of the Library’s inaugural Archives Research and Collaborative History (ARCH) Program, 12 undergraduate students and two graduate students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 9:41am
    Dana Sheridan, center, receives her first place award for the 2017-2018 Princeton Writes Staff Essay Contest. From left to right: John Weeren, Princeton Writes Program Director, Dana Sheridan, and Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian.  On Wednesday, June 6, Princeton Writes...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:00am
    From left to right: Mauricio Acuña, Andrea de Castro Melloni, Gabrielle Winkler, Alma Concepción, Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones, Michael Stone, Stanley J. Stein, Don Skemer, Jeremy Adelman, and Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez.  Princeton University professor emeritus Stanley J. Stein visited Firestone Library on...
  • Posted on: Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11:43am
    From left to right: Grace Masback '21, Annabel Barry '19, Alexander Gottdiener '19, Rasheeda A. Saka '20, and Kiara Gilbert '21. Not pictured: Lavinia Liang '18.  Congratulations to Annabel Barry, Class of 2019; Grace Masback, Class of 2021; Alexander Gottdiener, Class of 2019; Kiara Gilbert, Class...
  • Posted on: Friday, 27 April 2018 - 12:35pm
      The country’s largest offsite library shelving facility, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), now holds over 15 million items. ReCAP, a consortium jointly owned by Columbia University, the New York Public Library (NYPL), and Princeton University, was created in 2000 to...
  • Posted on: Friday, 20 April 2018 - 12:56pm
    Legal Scholarship in Jewish Law: An Annotated Bibliography of Journal Articles, David Hollander's new book, is now available from William S. Hein & Co. and is heralded as a "first source of its kind" and "a must-have for scholars of Jewish Law."  On April 18, Hollander was awarded the Judaica...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 - 3:28pm
    At the Staff Recognition Luncheon on March 16, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber, center, honored recipients of the President's Achievement Award, from left, Keller Taylor, Albert Rivera, Jessica Hoppe Dağcı, Penna Ann Rose, David M. Usa, and Kathleen Locke Mannheimer. | Photo by Mark...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 11:07am
    The Director General of the National Central Library (NCL) in Taiwan (ROC), Dr. Tseng Shu-hsien, recently visited the East Asian Library and the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) to learn more about Library operations, particularly in ReCAP. Joining Dr. Tseng were Ms. Li-...
  • Posted on: Monday, 25 September 2017 - 4:35pm
    An extraordinary expansion of searchable content is now available on Princeton University Library’s catalog.  Five million new records have been added through the launch of a Shared Collection Service developed by the partners of ReCAP (the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium), a...
  • Posted on: Monday, 18 September 2017 - 11:10am
    Ian Bogus, MacDonald Curator of Preservation at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, has been appointed by the board of Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) as the new Executive Director. He will start on November 13. ReCAP, formed by Columbia University, Princeton University...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 2:04pm
    July 20, 2017. Staff in the East Asian Library celebrated on July 20 the arrival of copies of the new Pulinsidun Daxue Tushuguan cang Zhong wen shan ben shu mu. In English: Catalog of Chinese Rare Books Held in the Princeton University Library. Tom Ventimiglia, Martin Heijdra and Cao Shuwen proudly...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:07pm
    Anne Jarvis has become the inaugural Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian. Princeton's Office of Development formally announced a generous bequest from Robert H. Taylor '30 which establishes the endowed title for the Princeton University Librarian. Taylor, a passionate book collector, has...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 9:54am
    The winners of the 2017 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s dinner that took place on Sunday April 30th. The jury awarded first, second, third prize, and honorable mention. First prize was awarded to Matthew Kritz,...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 12:27pm
    Congratulations to recent alum, Samantha Yosim (nee Flitter), Class of 2016, who became the first Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize winner to receive an award in the National Collegiate Book Collection Contest. Sponsored by The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA),...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 1:29pm
    The winners of the 2016 Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize were announced at the Friends of the Princeton University Library’s winter dinner that took place last Sunday (April 24). The jury awarded first, second, and third prize. First prize was awarded to Samantha Flitter, Class of...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - 10:37am
    Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, become the University librarian at Princeton on Oct. 1. "Anne Jarvis is one of the world's premier librarians," Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. "Her proven track record of...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 11:46am
    Global consortium forms to standardize and improve sharing and displaying of image-based scholarly resources on the web Leaders from eleven research libraries, national libraries, and nonprofit image repositories met at Oxford University to form the International Image Interoperability Framework...
  • Posted on: Monday, 20 April 2015 - 3:32pm
    The Princeton University Library has recently become a partner of the Perma.cc service.  Developed by law school libraries, and used by academics in many disciplines, as well as courts, the Perma.cc service allows users to create citation links that will never break.  When a user creates a Perma.cc...
  • Posted on: Friday, 10 April 2015 - 11:39am
    On April 10th, Princeton University Library welcomes Duke University to Borrow Direct. Soon, patrons may borrow circulating materials from Duke University through the Borrow Direct network. The Borrow Direct service enables PUL patrons to search the library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell,...
  • Posted on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 12:23pm
    A view of part of Jacques Derrida's library in his home in Ris Orangis. Used with permission. © Andrew Bush, 2001 The Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal working library of Jacques Derrida. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was an Algerian-born French...
  • Posted on: Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 11:58am
    Through a joint project of the University Archives, the Office of the Dean of the College, and the Office of Information Technology, senior theses for the Classes of 2013, 2014, and all future classes will be collected and made accessible to the campus community via Princeton University’s digital...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 12 June 2014 - 5:25pm
    On July 2, Princeton University Library patrons may borrow circulating materials from Johns Hopkins University through the Borrow Direct network. The Borrow Direct service enables PUL patrons to search the library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 11:41am
    We are pleased to announce enhancements to the image viewing experience in the Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL).  Users will notice a significant increase in speed of image rendering in general.  In addition, we have introduced a new deep-zoom feature which not only improves the overall...
  • Posted on: Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 1:03pm
    The New York Public Library, Columbia University and Princeton University appointed Jacob Nadal as Executive Director of The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), the country’s largest offsite library shelving facility jointly owned and operated by the three institutions. He...
  • Posted on: Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 6:43pm
    The Class of 2013 senior theses are now available on DataSpace at Princeton University. Senior theses are accessible in full-text, digital format from any Princeton-networked computer. Theses can be searched using text (such as the author’s name, advisor’s name, or words in the title), or browsed...
  • Posted on: Monday, 6 May 2013 - 11:40pm
    Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce that the PUL's Archival Description working group has been awarded the 2012 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference(MARAC). The award recognizes outstanding finding aids and finding aid systems in...