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Small spiral notebook with the title of the draft work on the left: Sli Chora Dhuibhne" Jim Cohn 19 July 1999 and the text of "Purple Mountain: on the right in blue ink
  • Juli McLoone
On this #FindingAidFriday, we are highlighting the recently processed papers of Jim Cohn, poet, writer, recording artist, editor, publisher, and curator of the online Museum of American Poetics. The Jim Cohn Papers (1953-2019) were donated in 2019 and encompass approximately fifteen linear feet of material documenting Cohn’s work across his several vocations through correspondence, research files and drafts, interviews by and of Cohn, published essays and poetry, journals, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
A screenshot of two search results in a digital collection from the University of Michigan Library
  • Emma Brown
  • Suviksha Hirawat
As user experience researchers and designers, it is our job to design better solutions for complex interfaces. Read on to learn our research and design process from discovering a usability issue to proposing solutions in collaboration with developers.
  • Krystel Anderson
U-M Seed Library's Intern, UMSI graduate student, and co-mentor of Michigan Library Scholars Borderless Seed Stories project, Krystel Anderson, reflects on The Seed Library Kickoff Event.
Book covers of 'An Immense World' by Ed Yong, 'In Search of Mycotopia' by Doug Bierend, 'Walleye A Beautiful Fish of the Dark' by Paul J. Radomski, and 'Better Living Through Birding' by Christian Cooper
  • Krystel Anderson
July is Wild About Wildlife Month! As we soak in the sun’s warmth and explore the outdoors, why not take the opportunity to expand our knowledge about the incredible natural world we live in? Whether hiking through forests of towering trees or taking a dip in ocean waters, it becomes clear how interconnected we are with the living world surrounding us. Discover captivating, and sometimes hilarious, stories of the intricate, complex relationships and behaviors that shape the natural environments we know and love.
Book covers of 'Nothing but Blackened Teeth' by Cassandra Khaw, 'The Black Girl Survives in This One' by Various Authors, 'Camp Damascus' by Chuck Tingle, 'Such Sharp Teeth' by Rachel Harrison
  • Krystel Anderson
Are you someone who enjoys horror no matter the season? Well you’re in luck - Summerween is officially upon us! Popularized by the animated show Gravity Falls, Summerween invites those brave enough to indulge in all things eerie and spooky, perfect for those hot summer nights. If you’re in the mood for a scare, be warned of these chilling reads available digitally from the Library’s OverDrive collection.
Cutting mat with laminated sheet of cards on it being cut apart
  • Roy Huang
3D printing a box for a print & play card game and stick lock for an xbox/switch controller
White 3d printed lithophane standing on table lit from the back in the sun
  • Roy Huang
Making a 3D object out of a 2D image
Four book covers displayed: 'Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic' by Alison Bechdel, 'Gender Queer: A Memoir' by Maia Kobabe, 'The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South' by Michael W. Twitty,and 'All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir" by George M. Johnson
  • Krystel Anderson
June is Pride Month! Check out some LGBTQ+ memoirs available digitally from the Library’s Overdrive collection. If you are on campus, check out physical items selected for display on the first floor of the Shapiro Library.
Catalog Search showing Chinese-language search results
  • Ken Varnum
The U-M Library recently added the capability to search across Chinese-language materials in our catalog, regardless of which Chinese character set was used in the query or the record. This improvement expands to our large collection of materials and improves the user experience.
Page of Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo
  • Gabriel Mordoch
It is with pride and excitement that we announce the acquisition of the Marcelo Mirisola Papers – an archival collection that comprises 5 boxes of materials produced in the Portuguese language by renowned Contemporary Brazilian author Marcelo Mirisola during the first 15 years of his writing career (1989–2004).