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Exploring the Archaeology of Reading

Sheridan Libraries of JHU Partner with Princeton Library and University College London on Mellon-Funded Project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Shields 410-516-8337/443-631-2890 bshields@jhu.edu The Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries, in partnership with University College London’s Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), and the Princeton University Library, have been awarded a [...]

Sheridan Libraries Open ‘The Dawn of Neurosurgery’ Exhibition Highlighting Rare Books Related to Early Attempts to Understand the Brain in Renaissance Europe

The exhibition contains highlights from the world’s foremost private collection of Renaissance books, charting the prehistory of what we now call neurosurgery, and was guest curated by the collector Dr. Eugene S. Flamm.

Mark Dion installation featured in Johns Hopkins University’s new library building

Pieces of Johns Hopkins University’s past have a permanent and prominent place in the present, thanks to a new, expansive art installation inside the Brody Learning Commons.

Sheridan Libraries Announce Completion of Afro American Newspaper Digital Archive Project

The Sheridan Libraries’ Center for Educational Resources (CER) announced today the launch of an online database (http://morgue.afro.com/AfroArchon/) describing the archival materials held by the Afro American Newspaper. The three-year project, administered jointly by CER and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Africana Studies, was funded with a $476,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Universities Band Together to Join Orphan Works Project

Leaders at Duke, Cornell, Emory, and Johns Hopkins universities jointly announced last week that they would begin making the full text of thousands of “orphan works” in their library collections digitally accessible to students, faculty, and researchers at their own institutions.

Senate Confirms Dean Winston Tabb’s Appointment to National Museum and Library Services Board

The United States Senate this week confirmed the appointment of Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins, to the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Obama nominates dean of libraries to national board

Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at The Johns Hopkins University, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board.

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