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November 21, 2019

Mythbuster: The Facts About Greta Thunberg’s Photo Twin

UW Libraries

One of the images within UW Libraries Special collections has garnered a lot of media attention lately regarding the resemblance of a young girl in a photograph from 1898 to 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Several creative theories abound from time travel to how Greta’s image may have been inserted into a historical…


October 18, 2019

Top 5 Open Access Resources at UW

Maryam Fakouri

At UW Libraries, every week is #OpenAccessWeek Each October, institutions and individuals around the world celebrate Open Access (OA) Week by highlighting the many benefits of sharing information openly, without legal restrictions or fees. OA is especially important to the academic community where sharing knowledge in an open, timely and accessible way is key to…


March 7, 2019

For the public good: our values in a changing scholarly communication landscape

Denise Pan

This is a collaborative post by Lizabeth (Betsy) A. Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries; Denise Pan, Associate Dean for Collections & Content; Chelle Batchelor, Interim Associate Dean, Research and Learning Services; Director of Access Services; Tania P. Bardyn, Associate Dean & Director, Health Sciences Library; Corey Murata, Director, Collection Analysis & Strategy;…


November 3, 2018

Looking at libraries strategy with open eyes

Maryam Fakouri

In recent months, many new strategic initiatives have sprouted across the university to share the fruits of UW-conducted research. They all grow under the philosophy of open—the movement to make information publicly available online at no cost to readers. Here’s a review: The Tri-Campus Digital Scholarship Group was charged to formulate a broad and unified vision…