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Friday, November 30, 2018

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts

Book Features WMU Special Collections Manuscripts

Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms,
Revised Edition (2018), features three items from WMU Libraries Special Collections and Rare Book Department as illustrations of terms defined in the work. The items included illustrate the terms chained book (Ms. 177), gloss (Ms. 141), and marginalia (Ms. 170). The WMU items in this edition are included with materials from important collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the British Library, and the Huntington Library. The revised edition was prepared by Dr. Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, Assistant Director of the Medieval Institute, and Nancy K. Turner, Conservator of Manuscripts in the Department of Paper Conservation at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The images in the book are a part of WMU’s digitized Medieval Document Collection which were photographed and processed by Cecelia Moore and student assistants in Research Services at WMU Libraries.



Individuals interested in using these images for instruction or research, or in digital services provided by WMU Libraries, should contact Amy Bocko, Digital Projects Librarian.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Libraries Hours for the Semester

Holidays, usage, and students needs for finals study time all affect the schedule of our 4 libraries on the WMU campus.

To keep up on the latest University Libraries, our webpages for hours is the prime source. Each library has a page of details. https://wmich.edu/library/hours
  • There is also a recorded phone line to hear the hours; (269) 387-5155
  • Hours are posted at Waldo Library front doors.
  • We keep Google updated for when you do a simple search for any of our library hours.
  •  Final Exam Hours start Friday, December 7.
It is good to stay informed for the home stretch of the semester.




Libraries assist in Award for Innovation in Education Abroad


Dr. Timothy Palmer, management, and Dr. Jennifer Harrison, social work, were recently awarded the inaugural New York Times inEducation Award for Innovation in Education Abroad. The award recognizes the innovative incorporation of The New York Times into the curriculum of their study  abroad trip to India, which takes place in December. 
University Libraries congratulates them and is pleased to facilitate this outstanding work by providing the digital NYTimes subscription and NY Times inEducation to the WMU Community in support of student success. http://nytimesineducation.com/forum-ea-contest-winners

Subscribe with your wmich.edu email through WMU Libraries here: libguides.wmich.edu/nyt

The Forum on Education Abroad in partnership with The New York Times, began the Award for Innovation in Education Abroad this year. The award recognizes the most innovative incorporation of The New York Times into an education abroad curriculum. This submission will be featured in The Forum’s
Education Abroad Digital Resource Center and on The New York Times inEducation website, and receive a $500 cash prize. 
Applicants shared their original, creative examples of how The New York Times news, content, and archives can be used to enhance education abroad learning before, during, or after the education abroad experience. Submissions were judged based on innovation, as well as adherence to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and best practices in education abroad.