Available in the Maryland Room of Hornbake Library, this collection of material from our archives invites the University of Maryland community to explore some of the revolutionary and transformative literature in our collections created by changemakers throughout the African diaspora who challenged an oppressive status quo. Read more about the exhibit.
The University Archives has added eight new titles to the Student Newspapers Database as well as expanded access to The DiamondBack. New titles include Ha-Koach, Expression, Hanoori, Public Asian and it's three predecessor papers 14%, 15% and Public Asian, and the La Voz Latina. Read the full update from the University Archives.
Visitors to the fourth floor of McKeldin Library will find an impressive collection of United States government information, everything from congressional hearings and census data to works on health and nutrition. All of these physical materials and a growing inventory of online resources are assembled as part of the University of Maryland Libraries’ leadership role as a United States regional Federal Depository Library.
The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries are pleased to announce that we have signed a one-year, cost neutral contract extension with Wiley in collaboration with the BTAA. The agreement extends our existing Wiley Online Library Database Model contract, and includes a new Open Access (OA) option, as a pilot in collective action toward the BTAA Big Collection.
- Open Access and Education
The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland will present The Art & Craft of Puppetry, a new exhibit on view February 1 through July 29, 2022. The exhibit explores how puppets have captured our imagination by examining specific puppets, universal characteristics, international aesthetics, and local puppet companies. It also asks a playfully provocative question: What makes a puppet?
Announcing the University of Maryland’s Read and Publish Agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP)
The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries are pleased to announce that we have signed a cost neutral, three-year “Read and Publish” agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) in collaboration with our consortial partner NERL (formerly known as NorthEast Regional Libraries). This is the first Read and Publish deal for the Libraries, and became effective 1 January 2022. Under this CUP Read and Publish agreement, UMD authors may publish articles as gold Open Access without paying an Article Processing Charge (APC).
- Open Access and Education
University Libraries joins USMAI in their statement of support for Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh's defense of new state legislation, “Public Libraries — Electronic Literary Product Licenses, Access” (HB518/SB432), against a complaint filed by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. (AAP). Read the full statement.
Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) at the University of Maryland (UMD) has released a new scripted podcast, Not a Quiet Place: Exploring Special Collections in Performing Arts.
“I hope to be a catalyst for a procedural, cultural and operational shift towards a more inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace.” Nneka Chisholm-Edwards (she/her) has been named UMD Libraries’ first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.