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.

Previous Posts

Jul 2021

  • July 16, 2021
    Our summer staff share their experiences on spending the summer days in the Swem stacks, placing RFID tags on over a million books! Name: Daniel Tyler Year: W&M Fall 2020 Graduate Pronouns: he/him, they/them Department/Position: Circulation, RFID Team What do you think about the upcoming RFID project?
  • July 12, 2021
    Our summer staff share their experiences on spending the summer days in the Swem stacks, placing RFID tags on over a million books! Name: Alex Luck Year: Junior ‘23 Pronouns: She/her Department/Position: Circulation department, PSA

Jun 2021

  • June 30, 2021
    Recently, I began a process to show my appreciation to William & Mary, in a modest way, for my education and to give something back to the College as I approached the 50th anniversary of my graduation in 1970.
  • June 22, 2021
    In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new acquisitions assistant, Jennifer Forbes! Name: Jennifer Forbes Title: Acquisitions Assistant What does your job entail? 

May 2021

  • Stereoview
    May 19, 2021
    On one level a virtual reality headset works the same way as the old View Master toy.
  • Grid of four album covers with music notes and the words "The Music Library and Special Collections Present Finals Fuel"
    May 7, 2021
    W&M Libraries, Music Library and Special Collections teamed up to bring you “Finals Fuel”: some fresh tunes from the last decade for powering through finals season and easing into those upcoming summer vibes.
  • A headshot of Dr. Obasanjo, a black women, in a beautiful yellow headscarf
    May 3, 2021
    In this series, we are spotlighting researchers who have contributed to W&M ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. We asked each researcher to identify a scholarly work and share the “human story” behind it. Who are the people behind the data and theory, and how were they affected by the scholarship?   

Apr 2021

  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 30, 2021
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Sara Belmont, '97, W&M alumna and former WCWM DJ, in this third installment of the podcast "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."
  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 29, 2021
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Emma Shahin, WCWM DJ and editor-in-chief of WCWM’s magazine "Vinyl Tap," in this second installment of the podcast "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."
  • WCWM logo of lotus in blue and purple.
    April 28, 2021
    To celebrate International Amateur Radio Month, the Music Library talks to Corey Bridges, Senior Station Manager at WCWM, in this first podcast of "Nuts + Bolts + Sprinkles."