Special Libraries Closes an Exciting and Successful Year

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2012 was a busy and eventful fiscal and academic year for the Special Libraries Division. Highlights include:

The opening of the Deering Doors after 40 years; an ambitious plan to consolidate all of Northwestern University Library’s special and rare materials in a single state-of-the-art storage and reading area in Deering Library; extensive participation in the Google Books Project (42,731 volumes were sent to Google, mainly from the Transportation Library); extraordinary acquisitions and successful exhibits; publication of Fugue in F Minor: The Autograph Manuscript in Facsimile, Transcription, and Performance (2011), with national and international distribution of this early work by M. Ravel; digitization of a variety of materials including 16th century imprints from the Greenleaf-Schulze Library, tapes from the Robert Marcellus Master Classes, materials from the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, and Northwestern football films; successful partnering with CARLI, Reveal Digital, NewsBank, and the University of Chicago; and much more...

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