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Wiley, UMD Libraries, Big Ten Academic Alliance extend and expand open access agreement
The three-year extension grants the UMD community access to read and publish in Wiley’s full portfolio of journals.
Lae'l Hughes-Watkins headshot
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins promoted to Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving in the UMD Libraries
New position demonstrates the Libraries’ commitment to create a more inclusive and just society.
The enemy alien files: hidden stories of world war II
Enemy Alien Files traveling exhibit explores stories of interned families during WWII
The exhibit is available to view in Hornbake Library through March 15.
Cassette tapes of PowerPoint show.
Episodes of Groundbreaking PowerPoint Show Now Available Online
Listen now to the first radio show that focused on issues important to African American listeners
University of Maryland works with HELIOS on open scholarship initiatives, with UMD Libraries in the lead.
Students using McKeldin Library computer space.
Less is more. Spaces that work for you.
To create more flexible spaces, McKeldin Library is reducing the number of public computer workstations.
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