Library Videos

A collection of videos produced by the University of Miami Libraries.


University of Miami Libraries - Graphic Novel Collection

University of Miami Libraries - Graphic Novel Collection

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University of Miami Libraries - Graphic Novel Collection
Artist Books @ Richter Library

Artist Books @ Richter Library

43 minutes, 51 seconds

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Join Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections at Richter Library, as she directs a panel of speakers discussing artist books. Panelists: John Cutrone, Denise Delgado, and Carol Todaro.
Edible Book Day - 2011

Edible Book Day - 2011

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The 2nd Annual Edible Book day at Richter Library, April 1, 2011.

Edited with permission of the University of Miami School of Communication. Complete broadcast available at: http://vimeo.com/22004802 (segment begins at minute 7 : 20)
Archiving the Fringe

Archiving the Fringe

67 minutes, 17 seconds

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February 16, 2011

Join panelists Erick Lyle (a.k.a. Iggy Scam) and Max Rameau for a lively discussion on building multicultural, sometimes controversial, and truly representative collections of record for the researchers of today and tomorrow. The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections has begun acquiring the papers of countercultural organizations in South Florida, including those of Erick Lyle and Max Rameau.

Former Miamian Erick Lyle is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City. He has been the editor of the influential underground, punk rock magazine, SCAM, since 1991 who has appeared on NPR’s This American Life.

Activist Max Rameau is a voice for homeless rights and victims of gentrification in Miami who has been at the forefront of movements such as Take Back the Land and the Scott-Carver Tenant Council which advocate for displaced residents of low income housing and the present day foreclosure crisis.
The Jackie Gleason Collection @UM Libraries

The Jackie Gleason Collection @UM Libraries

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The Jackie Gleason Collection includes approximately 1,700 volumes of books, journals, proceedings, pamphlets, and publications in the field of parapsychology, and a lesser quantity of titles relating to the entertainment industry. The Gleason Collection includes both scholarly and popular works published in the United States and abroad.

Within the field of parapsychology, the collection offers materials on such topics as: witchcraft, folklore, extrasensory perception (ESP), unidentified flying objects (UFOs), reincarnation, mysticism, spiritualism, mental telepathy, the occult, ghosts, clairvoyance, cosmology, demons, hypnosis, life after death, mediums, psychical research, voodooism, and others.

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/gleason/
Succeed at Searching

Succeed at Searching

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University of Miami Libraries Conservation Lab

University of Miami Libraries Conservation Lab

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With some of the richest and deepest research collections in South Florida, UM's Otto G. Richter Library is home to many rare and irreplaceable items that are critical to advancing scholarship. Access to these collections is paramount to the research and learning process for students and scholars. Moreover, the preservation of these donations is imperative to securing the cultural heritage of South Florida and the Caribbean. The UM Libraries Conservation Lab allows highly trained professionals to treat fragile documents, books, maps, and photographs using a state-of-the-art facility. This is where science and art combine to ensure that special collections receive the highest level of care; making materials accessible to students and scholars. Investing in preservation affirms the UM Libraries' commitment to the long-term care of the special collections, material donations, and exhibitions. The Conservation Lab presents an extraordinary naming opportunity for those looking to continue advancing future scholars through the conservation of the past. View the video to learn more about the Conservation Lab.
The Cuban Heritage Collection: A Primary Source for Research

The Cuban Heritage Collection: A Primary Source for Research

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The 2012 CHC Graduate Fellowships are generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation and the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection.

The CHC Graduate Fellowships provide assistance to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. The goal of the Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies. View the video to learn more about the CHC and the CHC Fellows.