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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) has announced the addition of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California from 1855–1940 to its Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper Collection. As part of a collaborative project with the special collections J.A. Freitas Library, which is a special collections library owned and operated by the Supreme Council of P.F.S.A. in California […]

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Sandy on May 2nd, 2012

Kathryn Rudy, a lecturer in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, has analyzed some 15th and early 16th-century European prayer books. The point of the study was to learn the reading habits of people who lived in medieval times and turned out to be a kind of forensic analysis […]

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Sandy on March 23rd, 2011

The University of Glasgow in Scotland has a special project under way to find out why visitors being shown around the Special Collections often comment on the distinctive and evocative aroma of old books. The university is collaborating with a research team based at the University of Strathclyde to investigate what causes these smells. The […]

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