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University Libraries Invited to Join International Research Initiative

By econnections on March 25, 2015 2:57 PM | Permalink


UNLV University Libraries were recently invited to join Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Research, a special collaborative dedicated to identifying technological challenges within libraries and providing the information that helps libraries enhance their services.

Nationally recognized and identified for cutting-edge work and innovative technologies that have transformed the field, UNLV University Libraries join a prominent group of participating libraries that includes Oxford and Yale.

“From time to time, those of us in OCLC Research who are focused on the institutions engaged in the OCLC Research Library Partnership ask ourselves which institutions we think should be in the partnership,” OCLC Research’s invitation letter noted. “For some time, the UNLV University Libraries have been on our (very short!) list.”

Project to Capture the History of the Jewish Community in Southern Nevada Begins

By econnections on December 8, 2014 1:43 PM | Permalink

One of the enduring missions of the UNLV University Libraries is to preserve the dynamic history and culture of Southern Nevada. However, the region was built by a variety of important communities whose voices have not always been well represented by traditional outlets. One such community is the Jewish community, an important presence in Las Vegas since the city’s inception. Jewish individuals have contributed to the growth and development of our region in a number of significant ways.