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In addition to individual deposits by researchers and our ongoing partnerships with Rackham Graduate School and the Honors Program for automated deposit of dissertations and theses, in recent months we’ve added significant scholarship to Deep Blue. These new additions include: Working papers from the Department of Economics Masters theses from the School of Dentistry and many other science disciplines on campus not previously included in Deep Blue A new collection for Naval Architecture and Marine…

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Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey, famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite and its virtuoso sculptors. Excavations at Aphrodisias have been carried out since 1961 and have revealed an unusually well-preserved and picturesque ancient town, which makes an indelible impression on visitors and brings the civic culture of the Graeco-Roman world vividly to life. In tandem with the publication of their book¬†Aphrodisias…

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Deep Blue has begun hosting video recordings of the Wallenberg Lectures, given in memory of University of Michigan alumnus and humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg. The first batch to be made available via Deep Blue are the 2008-2010 lectures by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, journalist Lydia Cacho, and Dr. Denis Mukwege. You can find them in the Wallenberg Lectures collection. Each Wallenberg Medal Recipient and Lecturer is selected because he or she exemplifies heroism, courage, self-sacrifice, and integrity….

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Deep Blue has begun to formally host content from the Bentley Historical Library, the official archive of the University of Michigan. As a result of this new partnership, we have created a new area in Deep Blue specifically for their archival material: Archival Collections — Bentley Library. This area of Deep Blue currently hosts¬†collections for the Computing Center, the Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, the Office of the Registrar, along with a Faculty…

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Deep Blue has begun automatically acquiring U-M authored works published by BioMed Central (BMC) using the SWORD protocol. Our first batch batch from them added 23 items to our Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed collection. Older articles will start to flow in shortly, and from now on the articles will come to Deep Blue as they appear in BMC journals.


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We recently completed an analysis of current U-M authors represented in Deep Blue. There are a lot of ways to look at the data, but the most compelling statistic is probably this one:¬† roughly 55% of our full time professors have work in the service. (That’s 3,142 out of 5,628 as of this August.) We’re pleased with what we’ve achieved so far, and have achieved this largely because of the efforts of many members of…

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