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Wilson Research Collaboration Studio

The new Wilson Library Research Collaboration Studio is now open. Work on group projects using large monitors and a variety of seating options in an open setting.  Read about the studio,  reserving space, and technology* at www.lib.umn.edu/wilsonstudio

* More on the technology and logistics

Below are a few photos of part of the space.

Entering the studio from the front lobby of Wilson.IMG_7104 East entrance - Wilson front

Just inside the front entrance you can see a meeting room on the left and one of our collaboration tables with a large monitor and connections for laptops. More info.IMG_7106 facing south to front lobby

Looking across the room there’s a view of the outdoors, several collaboration tables, and the reference collection on the back wall.IMG_7105 facing west

The ready reference collection is here, and many more reference print sources are on 3rd and 4th floor. Many reference sources in Religious Studies are online.

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IMG_7172-Studio Ref BP range

IMG_7122 Ency Religion

Apparently one of the techs found the image below to post on the screen near the reference shelves.IMG_7022r

 

Books ordered recently

 

Abrahamic Encounter: Local Initiatives, Large Implications Paper 2016
Age Of Reformation: The Tudor And Stewart Realms 1485-1603. Ryrie, Alec Paper 2017
History Of Biblical Israel: The Fate Of The Tribes And Kingdoms From Merenptah To Bar Kochba. Knauf, Ernst Axel Paper 2016
Pursuit Of Perfection: Significance Of The Perfection Motif In The Epistle To The Hebrews. Simisi, Seth Muhesi Paper 2016
Handbook Of Empirical Research On Islam And Economic Life Cloth 2017
Interpreting Charles Taylor’s Social Theory On Religion And Secularization: A Comparative Study.
Reformation Then And Now: 25 Years Of Modern Reformation Articles Celebrating 500 Years Of The Reformation. Cloth 2017
Rubrics, Images And Indulgences In Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts. Rudy, Kathryn M Cloth 2017
Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Catholic-Protestant Relations In The Old South.Stern, Andrew H.M Project Muse Ebook
Stones, Bones, And The Sacred: Essays On Material Culture And Ancient Religion In Honor Of Dennis E. Cloth 2016

Art of the Qur’an exhibition catalog

The Art of the Qur’an : Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
Massumeh Farhad; Simon Rettig; François Déroche; Edhem Eldem; Zeren Tanındı; Jane Dammen McAuliffe; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),; Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi,Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 2016
Wilson Library General Collection (Folio ND2955 .T87 2016 )

Wilson Library has the catalogue from a recent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.  Read about the exhibit here:

The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
October 22, 2016–February 20, 2017
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/art-of-the-quran/default.php

LSS Archives

Libraries acquires Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records
Social Welfare History Archives to process collection

excerpt:
The Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota records are a significant addition to SWHA’s holdings on the history of social welfare. The materials document many service areas and issues, including: child welfare, children’s institutions, domestic and international adoption, refugee services and resettlement, camping programs, single mothers, social assistance programs, and family services, as well as the administration of Lutheran Social Service and related agencies.

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caption: Various formats in the Lutheran Social Services records including VHS video tapes, glass negatives and 3M reel to reel tape. Image source: continuum 1/4/17

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is one of the largest private, nonprofit human service organization in Minnesota.

Wilson Periodicals moved

The big Wilson moves are well underway.

The basement Periodicals room is nearly empty. The Periodicals have moved up to 3rd and 4th floors of Wilson.  Bound and Unbound are shelved together, title by title.

Here’s the new floorplan

When was this announced?
In our continuum publication, October 2016, along with other changes, in the paragraph

Other Wilson Library Updates
Periodicals and Dewey Decimal collections moving
The east section of the fourth floor of Wilson Library will re-open before Finals Week, providing additional study space. The area has been closed since late August, allowing staff to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system. Some of these Dewey materials will be re-classified into our Library of Congress system and remain in Wilson, while others will be moved to off-site storage.

The bound and current periodicals, in the basement of Wilson Library, will be relocated to the third (N-J) and fourth A-M) floors.

Here are a few photos to show the changes; visit Wilson and explore if you plan to use the collections here in the coming months. (I had to do this myself!)

Below: Fourth floor lobby, entrance to Periodicals A-M

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Below, fourth floor (A-M) bound and unbound issues shelved side by sideamer-jwsh-archiv-img_3877

Below: third floor (N-Z)

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Reformation: library resources

Check out these three library links if you’re researching Martin Luther and/or the Reformation:

Martin Luther and the Reformation: Selected Resources for Research
Shortcut url: z.umn.edu/libluther500 This page is intended to assist researchers interested in Luther and the Reformation, with particular attention to recent resources, in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Emphasis is on online resources, but important print sources will be noted.

Selected Books About Martin Luther and the Reformation
Includes titles about the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, Works by and about Luther, search strategies, and additional resources.

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism
A bibliography of resources on the topic, writings by Luther, related resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries, plus Websites and Media Articles

Islamic manuscripts via HathiTrust

 

University of Minnesota community may access digital content in HathiTrust. University of Michigan has just announced the completion of an eight-year project to digitize Islamic manuscripts.

Read more about the project:

https://www.lib.umich.edu/blogs/beyond-reading-room/islamic-manuscripts-digitization-project-complete/

Access the project via HathiTrust:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1961411403