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Off the wall : flying thoughts : hotel, restaurant and bar design : Dreimeta projects 2003-2018

Off the wall : flying thoughts : hotel, restaurant and bar design : Dreimeta projects 2003-2018
 

On Display in the Business Library: Social Media

Business Library Display Case

Come in and see our display case about social media and don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

On the Grid: 20th Century Transormations in the Roles and Technology of Military Mapping

From the Système Lambert, adopted by the French Army in 1915 to the rise of the digital grid, explore developments in military mapping technology on this scrollable online exhibit.   This digital presentation is based on an exhibit by Kasey Wilson and Tim Kiser that was displayed in the Michigan State University Main Library from May-September 2018. 

Pirates, Industry and War: British Magazine Maps of the 18th Century

British Magazine Map

Pirates, Industry and War were featured heavily in 18th Century British news.  Monthly topical and current events magazines evolved as a popular publication style at this time to help educated males in a growing Empire keep up with the latest events.  The most prominent and among the earliest was Gentleman’s Magazine, which began as a digest reprinting the best articles from the slew of dailies and weeklies available in London.  Over time it and its many competitors began to offer original content. 

See the Online Exhibit

This website reproduces a variety of maps from the MSU Map Library Collection which appeared in British magazines in the 18th century. 

Pre 1866 Books in the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections

MSU President Theophilus Abbot

When MSU Libraries formally created its Special Collections department in 1962, the initial collection of books was formed largely by transferring the oldest books from the circulating collection—anything published before 1800—into a protected area. Half a century later, we’re undertaking a similar transfer, only this time with a younger cut-off date. With few exceptions, all books published before 1866 are being moved into Special Collections. When completed, the library will have safeguarded roughly 15,000 books, many of which are fragile, valuable, and often both.

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