W&M Libraries Blog

June 29, 2022

Intellectual Property is actually a relatively new concept, historically speaking. Rights to intangible property didn’t become codified until the Statute of Anne in the 18th century; this is widely considered the first legally binding document defining and establishing intellectual property.

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Feb 2022

Jan 2022

  • January 31, 2022
    Announcement, annoucement, annooooouuuucement! Or Extra Extra Hear All About It! (depending on your persuasion and generational tendency). W&M Libraries is incredibly pleased to share that we have set aside funds ($100K in funds to be precise) to support faculty, students, and staff who want to publish their work open access!
  • January 25, 2022
    Textbook costs continue to rise, and you can be a part of the solution by incorporating low-cost and no-cost materials into your courses with Open Educational Resources (OER). 
  • January 20, 2022
    I was late, to begin with. I hadn’t written about my time at the Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center, within The Chapin-Horowitz Dog Book Collection. I kept promising myself—and others—that I would do it. The work was imminent. Forthcoming, shortly. About to arrive.
  • January 14, 2022
    Each year on the third Monday of January, the nation observes the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. As a leader in the civil rights movement, King stood as a pillar of hope and a model of grace. His influence was pivotal in ending segregation and the national holiday provides an opportunity to reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality.
  • January 7, 2022
    Our faculty at William & Mary are making great contributions to academia with their research. In our recent blog series, we interview faculty with recent publications for insight into their scholarship. Candice Benjes-Small, head of research and librarian to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, spoke to Dr. Jennifer Putzi about her recently published book, Fair Copy: Relational Poetics and Antebellum American Women's Poetry. 

Dec 2021

  • Stereoview of Santa
    December 17, 2021
    The poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” was first published in 1823 and attributed to Clement Clarke Moore as author in 1837.