April 22, 2018

University of Michigan Launches “Deep Blue Data” Repository

The University of Michigan Library (UM) has launched Deep Blue Data, an open repository for sharing and archiving large datasets generated by UM researchers. Soft launched in February and officially announced in September, Deep Blue Data complements the university’s long-running institutional repository, Deep Blue, and is part of a suite of research data services that the library has been developing for UM faculty and students.

U Michigan Libraries Open Nap Stations

Stephen Griffes, operations supervisor at the University of Michigan’s (UM) Shapiro Library, remembers studying in the library during his time as an undergraduate at UM. He also remembers occasionally taking an inadvertent nap or two in that library—as hallowed a college tradition as the keg stand and far more in line with academic values. Now,, the Shapiro library is officially enshrining the importance of a catnap among the stacks, opening a napping station where weary students can recharge by crashing out on convenient cots.