Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

‘Star Trek’ filmmaker loves making voyage home

Nicholas Meyer to speak at UI Libraries exhibit
Nicholas Meyer will make an appearance May 20 at Shambaugh Auditorium in the Main Library in conjunction with the UI Libraries exhibition “50 Years of ‘Star Trek.’” Get some backstory before the event with this interview Meyer sat for in 2009.

University of Iowa journal publishes newly found Whitman writings

Collaborative scholarship brings poet’s work to the fore
The University of Iowa journal "Walt Whitman Quarterly Review" ("WWQR") has published a newly discovered work by Walt Whitman, "Manly Health and Training." The new, book-length work was discovered by University of Houston Ph.D. candidate Zachary Turpin and appears in its entirety in "WWQR, " an online-only, open-access publication.

University of Iowa’s Hardin Library lands prestigious designation

National Network of Libraries of Medicine names Hardin a Regional Medical Library, bestows $6.5 million grant
The University of Iowa Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has been awarded a five-year, $6.5 million grant to serve as a Regional Medical Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Aerial view of UI Hospitals and Clinics in 1930

Old Gold: The view from above

UI archivist shares websites that feature aerial photos of campus, state
If you enjoy looking at aerial photos, especially of familiar territory in Iowa, University of Iowa archivist David McCartney lists some must-visit websites with historic photos of the UI campus and areas across the state.
high-bay shelving

A new chapter in library storage

UI Libraries staff will move more than 1 million items to new location
The UI Libraries is equipping a new storage facility to house items that rarely circulate. To prepare for the move, items stored at the current Libraries Annex will be unavailable for retrieval beginning January 2016. However, users may access another copy of a stored item through UBorrow.
political cartoon

UI Press book collects caucus work of cartoonist

Political drawings not immune to newsroom changes
In an age when political cartoonists, and indeed all journalists, are feeling the pinch of tightening newspaper budgets, the University of Iowa Press has come out with a title that highlights both the editorial format and the state of Iowa.
Military portrait of Eric Morton

Old Gold: Civil rights activist donates rare material to UI

UI archivist cultivates friendship with key player in 1964 voter registration effort
Though Eric Morton had never been to Iowa, his friendship with University of Iowa student Steve Smith during a 1964 voter registration effort was so strong that he decided to leave his civil rights–related papers to the Department of Special Collections at UI Libraries. There they are housed alongside Smith’s.

New UI Libraries unit opens access to digital scholarship

The UI Libraries’ Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio offers a collaborative work environment that serves faculty and students whose research and creative work benefit from concentrated efforts in digital knowledge creation, curricular innovation, idea dissemination, and project archiving.
Eggs and nest from the UI Museum of Natural History

Libraries' DIY crowdsourcing brings museum collection to life

The UI Museum of Natural History and the UI Libraries' DIY History collaborate to enlist public assistance in transcribing century-old, handwritten cards that describe birds’ eggs in the museum’s collections. Such digitization projects have the potential to spark research discoveries and raise public awareness about what museums and libraries offer.