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Eat Your Words at Second Annual Edible Books Festival

12:00 pm

The University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections division will host its second annual Edible Books Festival on Friday, April 1 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Richter Library lobby.

Participants create edible book art, which can look like a book, reference a character or scene, or represent a pun on a book title (War and Pizza, for example). The rules for participating in the contest are simple: Your entry should relate to books and reading, and it has to be edible (sweet or savory, raw or cooked…it’s all good). You can take inspiration from a poem, a beloved piece of cover art, manga, a famous author, or a scroll. Just use your imagination and your culinary skills.

Participants must register by March 25. To register, send an e-mail to [email protected]. Include your name or team name with list of members, title of entry, and title of book inspiring your entry (if applicable).

Prizes will be awarded for “Wittiest Pun,” “Most Book-Like,” and “Best in Show.” Entries will be displayed in the Richter Library lobby and photographed. At approximately 2 p.m., participants and viewers will grab forks, spoons, and knives and “eat their words.”

For registration details and more information, click here. To view photos from last year’s event, click here.

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UM Libraries Launches Beta Website and Catalog

The University of Miami Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the beta redesign of the library web site and catalog. The new sites are the result of usability testing, focus groups, faculty interviews, and user surveys. The beta library site features more prominent search options providing quick, convenient access to core library information. Other features include quick links to frequently used services and resources; audience-level pages to easily access library information important to students, faculty, and visitors; and a fresh new look. The new catalog includes the ability to send a text from within a record as well as view Google Book Previews of titles where available.

Both the beta library site and beta catalog will run in parallel with the current sites to give everyone a chance to familiarize themselves with the new organization and provide feedback for improvements. Users can switch back and forth via links to and from the beta sites in the upper banner. Please be sure to click on feedback link in the upper banner to provide your input. For more information, click here.

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UM Libraries Implements Open Access Scholarly Repository

The University of Miami Libraries has implemented an Open Access (OA) Scholarly Repository to preserve and disseminate publications and related materials created by UM researchers and scholars. The repository is powered by Digital Commons software created by the Berkeley Electronic Press and is accessible at http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu.

Faculty interested in submitting their publications can work with library staff to identify and verify materials for inclusion in the repository. Staff will review copyrights, request permissions, and handle all administrative tasks necessary to include the materials. Examples of repository content include journal articles, including pre-prints and post-prints; conference papers; presentations; technical reports; working papers; and lecture series. Faculty will be notified if submitted materials cannot be included in the repository due to format type or copyright reasons.

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American Playwright Bill C. Davis to Speak at Richter Library

7:00 pm

The University of Miami Libraries and the Department of Theatre Arts will present an evening with American playwright Bill C. Davis on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Otto G. Richter Library, Coral Gables campus. Davis will speak about the inception and development of his plays for Broadway. Seating for the event is limited. RSVP to 305-284-3551 or [email protected].

Davis is the author of Mass Appeal, which premiered at The Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City and later moved to Broadway, where it received the Outer Critics Circle Award. He later adapted the play as a screenplay, and it was made into a movie starring Jack Lemmon and Charles Durning. For more information on Davis, visit: www.billcdavis.com.

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Center for Latin American Studies to Host Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage

6:00 pm

The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), along with the University of Miami Libraries and Florida International University Libraries, are hosting a benefit community screening of the PBS-produced documentary Égalité for All:  Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in support of the universities’ Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative (PHPI).

Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage will take place on Thursday, February 17 at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 260 NE 59th Terrace, Little Haiti. The film will screen at 6 p.m., followed by special guest appearances and remarks by Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, who is featured in the film, and other members of the South Florida Haitian community. This event is open to the public for a minimum donation of $25, all of which will go to the PHPI’s partner organizations in Haiti. For more information, call CLAS at 305-284-1854 or visit www.as.miami.edu/clas/events.

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