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Winners of Inaugural Black Queer Studies Awards Named

March 2, 2023

The University of Texas Libraries recently recognized a group of student scholars for their use of a groundbreaking collection focused on Black Queer Studies.

The Libraries announced the inaugural winners of the Black Queer Studies Student Awards. The Monica K. Roberts Graduate and the Hogan/Schell Undergraduate Awards honor excellence in student scholarship and creative endeavors in the field of Black Queer Studies.

Libraries Announce New Open Access Initiatives

March 2, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin supports a variety of open access (OA) memberships, initiatives and infrastructure with the goal of creating a more sustainable publishing ecosystem for community stakeholders. That support sometimes provides direct benefits to our authors like discounts on article processing charges (APCs), fully paid APCs and free OA publishing through other means.

The University of Texas Libraries announces its participation in several new open access initiatives.

Libraries Offer Resources for New Data/Sharing Requirements

Feb. 13, 2023

A new directive from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) strengthens data management and sharing for the results of research funded by the organization.

All researchers, regardless of funding level, seeking grants from the NIH will now be required to follow the new guidelines laid out in the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy, which went into effect on January 25, 2023.

Libraries 2023 Open Education Fellows Announced

Feb. 10, 2023

The University of Texas Libraries announces faculty selected for the 2023 Open Education Fellows Program.

This year’s fellows are Dr. Amanda Bush and Dr. Silvia Luongo (French & Italian), Dr. Nico Osier (Nursing) and Dr. Franco Pestilli (Psychology). Their work over the next year will impact students enrolled in courses ITL 601C, ITL 611, N 223 and PSY 371E.

Diversity Resident Explores the Chase Archive

Jan. 31, 2023

The Black Diaspora Archive (BDA) at The University of Texas at Austin documents the Black experience in the Americas and the Caribbean through the voices and stories of those who have championed the Black spaces that we use and benefit from today.

Libraries Begins Construction of Digital Scholars Lab

Jan. 6, 2023

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will soon have a new space for scholarly collaboration and innovation on the Forty Acres.

Construction is underway in the creation of a new Scholars Lab on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) that aligns with a growing focus on digital scholarship at the university. It will provide a technology-forward community hub for interdisciplinary scholarship for students, faculty and researchers.

2022 UTL MGCE Fellow Announced

Dec. 15, 2022

The University of Texas Libraries announced the student recipient of the 2022 Map & Geospatial Collections Explorer Fellowship at a GIS Day event on Wednesday, November 16.

Library Coalition Agreement with Elsevier Results in Lower Costs, Greater Access

Nov. 30, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) is pleased to announce that it has concluded negotiations with Elsevier, and all TLCUA members have signed or are finalizing new agreements for subscription journal access.

The Benson's Summer Roadtrip

Oct. 19, 2022

It was a doozy of a summer for the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office. Thanks to a Department of Education National Resource Center grant, we had the distinct opportunity to share some of the Benson Latin American Collection’s Spanish colonial treasures with a few communities outside of UT Austin. In a traveling exhibit titled A New Spain, 1521–1821, the reproduced materials demonstrated the cultural, social, and political evolution of colonial Mexico.

UT Alumna, Art Historian Establishes Endowments for LLILAS Benson

Sept. 21, 2022

Art historian Dr. Virginia E. Miller, a UT Austin alumna, has generously included support for LLILAS Benson in her estate. The bequest designates the creation of two program endowments: Virginia E. Miller Endowed Excellence Fund in Latin American Art Studies, to support the study of Latin American Art via LLILAS, and Virginia E. Miller Endowed Excellence Fund for the Benson Library, to support any function of the Benson Latin American Collection.