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Remembering William H. Gass

By Shannon Davis on December 8, 2017

William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93. Gass was an accomplished American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, photog...

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Newman Numismatic Portal: Building the Currency Library

By nicole.fry on November 3, 2017

This past October, I attended the Digital Library Federation 2017 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was my first time at the event. While there, I was able to learn more about the digital humanities field and connect with others working on similar projects throughout the country. I als...

How Can You Be Like Stephen Hawking?

By Emily Stenberg on October 24, 2017

In honor of Open Access Week, Stephen Hawking’s thesis “Properties of expanding universes” was made freely and openly available on the Cambridge University website. Previously, the 1966 thesis was only available in print at the library or required people to pay for a scanned copy. Read more about...

Missouri Day with DPLA at the St. Louis Public Library

By Shannon Davis on October 24, 2017

October 18 is Missouri Day! This year, to mark the occasion, speakers and attendees from organizations in the St. Louis area gathered at the Creative Experience room at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis to present on their work and engagement with the Missouri Hub of the Digital Public Li...

Celebrate Missouri Day with DPLA!

By Shannon Davis on October 2, 2017

Washington University Libraries has been a member of the DPLA Missouri Hub since it was formed in 2013. Scholarly Publishing contributes metadata for all publicly accessible digital collections and exhibits, which are then searchable through DPLA’s interface with millions of other digital o...

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Research center’s video lectures streaming in Open Scholarship

By Emily Stenberg on September 22, 2017

Open Scholarship is now home to a series of approximately 150 seminar videos from the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC), which is within the School of Engineering. The videos are streamable recordings of lectures given by clinicians and researchers from around the world and date...

Record Books now available on new platform

By Shannon Davis on August 31, 2017

A collection of Record Books from the St. Louis Circuit Court from 1809 through 1862 are now available on the Libraries’ Samvera (previously known as Hydra) platform. While the books have been digitized and available publicly as part of the St. Louis Circuit Court Records project for many y...

New Content: James Merrill Digital Archive

By Shannon Davis on July 31, 2017

The James Merrill Digital Archive is an ongoing project and collaborative effort by Scholarly Publishing, the Manuscripts unit of Special Collections, and the Humanities Digital Workshop. Intended as a resource for scholars, students, writers, and teachers, the James Merrill Digital Archive curre...

New Image Collection: Images of Ancient Music

By Shannon Davis on July 17, 2017

Scholarly Publishing is proud to announce the launch of a new image collection, Images of Ancient Music. The project was brought to Scholarly Publishing by Professor Tim Moore, the John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Studies.  The collection, ...

Newman Numismatic Portal: Making Cents at the Denver Mint

By Len Augsburger on July 5, 2017

The position of the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis gives us access to the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), a group of over one thousand libraries with the mission to make access to federal documents more accessible to the general public. This includes Min...