It’s been a while since we have gotten a video out to you due to how much our schedules change over the summer in an academic institution.  But Staxpeditions are still in the works!  
Here’s a hint for a video we’re editing behind the scenes right now:
While in Las Vegas for the American Library Association conference some of the UISpecColl team met with Rebecca Romney at Bauman Rare Books (Rebecca is called up when they need help with rare book appraisals on the TV show “Pawn Stars.”)
From left to right:
Margaret Gamm ( from uimapcoll)
Patrick Olson ( From Staxpeditions) 
Colleen Theisen ( uispeccoll )
Rebecca Romney ( Bauman Rare Books, Rebecca’s Facebook)
Laura Hampton ( uispeccoll Miniature Mondays)
Jillian Phillips ( uispeccoll Thursday posts)

It’s been a while since we have gotten a video out to you due to how much our schedules change over the summer in an academic institution.  But Staxpeditions are still in the works!  

Here’s a hint for a video we’re editing behind the scenes right now:

While in Las Vegas for the American Library Association conference some of the UISpecColl team met with Rebecca Romney at Bauman Rare Books (Rebecca is called up when they need help with rare book appraisals on the TV show “Pawn Stars.”)

From left to right:

Margaret Gamm ( from uimapcoll)

Patrick Olson ( From Staxpeditions

Colleen Theisen ( uispeccoll )

Rebecca Romney ( Bauman Rare Books, Rebecca’s Facebook)

Laura Hampton ( uispeccoll Miniature Mondays)

Jillian Phillips ( uispeccoll Thursday posts)

New Video!  Peter Balestrieri, Patrick Olson and Colleen Theisen have a surreal Staxpedition as chronicpnin sends them to NX440-NX632!  

In Library of Congress classification that is:

N: Fine Arts

NX: The Arts in General

NX440-632: History of the Arts

For UISpecColl collections that section has a lot of Dada and Surrealism.

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The book from our latest Staxpeditions pretty much stumped our panel!  And the catalog record did not add much. The book is titled:

Papel en derecho. Respuesta al manifiesto, que entregaron à los señores del Consejo los diputados de los individuos, llamados de la Calle, que habitan en la isla de Mallorca, en satisfaccion de lo que respectivamente se opuso por la ciudad, Cabildo eclesiastico, y Universidad de la ciudad de Palma, capital de aquella isla. A fin de que no se conceda a los descendientes de judíos la igualdad que solicitan con los hombres buenos del estado general del reyno de Mallorca.  [Madrid, 1778]

HOWEVER!  In the comments for the video, we found out that our follower who requested the book could read a lot of it just from the shots in the video, and he connected the book to another researcher that would be interested in this book!

Heart=Warmed.  That’s why we do this!  

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Enjoy these close up photos of our most recent Staxpedition to DA129-DA260  BRITISH HISTORY, where we found this: Anglicae historiae libri vigintisex by Polydore Vergil, 1556!   

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Staxpeditions asks “The Nerdiest Question!” - What is your favorite Library of Congress call number range?

This week Facebook follower Claire Knudsen-Latta sent us to DA129-DA260 which took us to BRITISH HISTORY, where we found Anglicae historiae libri vigintisex by Polydore Vergil. See it in the catalog!

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This series is so much fun.

Can I please make a suggestion?  What do you have in GR80-GR399?

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