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Libraries Colloquium Event “Unscattered Leaves” Caps Year-Long Medieval Manuscript Digitization Project

On April 19, 2018, the Special Collections Seminar Room in the Melville Library was standing-room-only when Stony Brook University Libraries welcomed students, faculty, staff, and community members to “Unscattered Leaves: Digitization of the Otto F. Ege Manuscripts.” The event, a special edition of the Libraries’ monthly Colloquium Series, was the culmination of the project and marked the official public launch of the new digital collection “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts.”

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SBU Libraries Launch Online Exhibit, Dental Instruments: Past and Present

On April 3rd, Stony Brook University Libraries held an event in the Health Sciences Center to launch the online exhibit, Dental Instruments: Past and Present.  The online exhibit was created by digitizing the text, images, and objects which make up

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New Melville Library Display Features Medieval Manuscripts

A new Special Collections’ display in the Central Reading Room, Melville Library highlights “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts,” a digital collection recently published by Stony Brook University Libraries. Photographs from the Otto F. Ege compiled portfolio Fifty

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SBU Spotlights Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection

Stony Brook University is highlighting the pioneering career and papers of Max Fink, MD. Dr. Fink, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at SBU is a world-leading expert and defender of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and the focus of a new collection

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Special Collections and University Archives: 2017 in Review

Special Collections and University Archives had an amazing and banner 2017! Classes, tour groups, and researchers visited the department in person to consult the University Libraries’ unique research and primary source collections. Nearly 1,000 reference questions were answered. Digital collections were launched.

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SBU Libraries Announce Digital Collection of Medieval Manuscripts

“Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection published by Stony Brook University Libraries in November 2017.   An educator and book seller, Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) is perhaps best known for separating and systematically

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Papers and Digital Collection of World-Leading Psychiatrist and Neurologist Max Fink Open for Research

Stony Brook University Libraries announce the opening of the Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection. The Max Fink Digital Collection, a subset of the papers, includes nearly 7,000 items (20,000 pages) of Dr. Fink’s original notes on experimental psychiatry, outgoing letters to colleagues,

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Database Update: Artstor

Have you noticed that the digital art library database, Artstor, looks different? You may have thought, Wow! No more pop up windows or Flash needed when I want to look at an image, but where did my instructor privileges go?

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Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts

Image: Leaf 47: “Book of Hours: Horæ Beatae Mariæ Virginis.” Latin, 15th century. Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts.   VIEW THE COLLECTION   “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection published by

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The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

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