W&M Libraries Blog

September 2019

  • Title page of the 2nd Italian edition of Galileo's Dialogo, featuring text that alternates between black and red and a black-and-white print illustration.
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:18
    From the Special Collections Blog
    In honor of Banned Books Week, Ute Schechter explores censorship and early modern science through an investigation of a clandestine edition of Galileo's Dialogo.
  • Textbook affordability initiative
    Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:03
    From the WM Libraries Blog
    Have you heard about textbook prices? National surveys indicate that students are now spending about $1200 each year if they purchase all of the textbooks required for their classes. This may be surprising to those of us who graduated from college some time ago, but the increase in textbook prices has far outpaced the increase in inflation, nearly doubling from 1998-2008 alone, and going up over 1,000% since 1977.