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November 30, 2022

William & Mary Libraries and the Dean of Arts & Sciences are pleased to provide funding to cover the registration costs for up to 5 faculty and graduate students interested in attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 5-9 (on-site at University of Victoria) and June  12-16, 2023 (online).

Previous Posts

Sep 2013

  • September 26, 2013
    It might be an exaggeration to say that it’s been a dream of mine to work at a library, but I was pretty darn excited when I found out that I would be serving my graduate assistantship in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center.

Jan 2013

  • January 6, 2013
    The generosity of Eloísa Cartonera and the relationship of Professor of Hispanic Studies Regina Root with this publishing cooperative has brought the book Nuevos Borders Argentinos : Antología Cartonera to the Rare Book Collection in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center.

Dec 2012

Nov 2012

  • November 28, 2012
    If you have ever seen the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, then you can understand what I do here.
  • November 13, 2012
    In addition to an impressive archive of rare books, periodicals, photographs, and other physical documents, Swem Library'sSpecial Collections manages the W&M Digital Archive that includes both digitized versions of some parts of the physical archive (l

Apr 2012

  • April 30, 2012
    Currently, in Swem Library'sSpecial Collections Research Center (Swem SCRC), I have been working on uploading a number of small collections to the From Fights to Rights Transcription Project.  Some of the most interesting discussions I come across in these letters are about the variou
  • April 24, 2012
    As a graduate assistant in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library (Swem SCRC), I have had the opportunity to do a number of exciting things, from exhibit installation to assisting during special events.  One of the main things I have done this year, however, is processing collections.  Collections come in all shapes and sizes and c
  • April 20, 2012
    In my current project at Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), I have been working on checking the transcriptions that have been uploaded by our transcription volunteers.  Although I am not currently working on a particular collection, checking transcriptions of letters written during the Civil War is an incredibly rewarding experience.  As I go through the di
  • April 18, 2012
    A few weeks ago, I started my first large-scale imaging project here at Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center (Swem SCRC).