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January 24, 2018

Changes to UT’s Fine Arts Library spark backlash

Recent renovations to the University of Texas’ Fine Arts Library have ignited criticism from students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts —...

More than 27,000 images from Gabriel García Márquez’s archive freely...

The Harry Ransom Center announced that it has digitized more than 27,000 images and page scans from Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez’s archive. And...

Austin Mayor’s Book Club spotlights narratives of refugee experience

Narratives of the refugee experience are the focus the Mayor's Book Club for 2018. The public reading campaign selected three books: Syrian author Osama Alomar's "The...

At Malvern Books, it’s books first. That makes it radical.

Given poetry’s relatively niche audience compared to the latest bestsellers or home and gardening books, the notion of operating a poetry bookstore might seem...

At new the Austin Central Library, the public settles in

Library Foundation executive director Tim Staley doesn’t have an office at the new Central Library. Instead he takes meetings in one of the sleek glass-walled...

Ransom Center acquires Michael Ondaatje archive

When Michael Ondaatje wrote the Booker-winning novel "The English Patient" a random image of a drunken party, clipped from a magazine, proved to be...

Google launches massive digital Latino culture & arts project

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) Google recently unveiled "Latino Cultures in the United States," the biggest digital archive...