Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires first edition of Plato’s works in Greek Feb 6, 2024 2:15 pm1271 views The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has acquired a first edition of Plato’s works printed in Greek in the 16th century by the famous Venetian printing house Aldine Press. Library’s 15-millionth volume is influential manuscript on agricultural management from Middle Ages Oct 6, 2023 11:00 am1794 views The 15-millionth volume in the collection of the University Library is a copy of Walter of Henley’s 13th-century work “Hosbondrye,” one of the most influential works on agriculture and land management in the Middle Ages. University Library taking precautions with Victorian-era books that may have heavy metal-based pigments Jun 15, 2023 12:45 pm2574 views The Heavy Metals Project of the University Library will survey the 19th-century books in the Library’s collection and test those with their original cloth-covered bindings to determine if they contain traces of heavy metals in the pigments used for the covers. Illinois researchers, Native American tribes working together to curate, increase access to oral histories Jun 12, 2023 9:00 am1189 views Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are part of the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project, which aims to make ethnographic materials collected from Native American tribes accessible online and to return materials to those communities. Illinois researchers make Deseret Alphabet texts available for study Apr 5, 2022 8:15 am1121 views Linguistics professor Ryan Shosted and computer science professor Neal Davis are providing resources that they hope can shed light on the dialect and culture of late 19th-century Utah, as well as help answer other research questions.