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The University of Iowa Learning Commons is opening in 11 days!!!!! Come check us out!

You will find 18 brand new private group study rooms. 16 of these rooms can hold up to six people and the 2 group study rooms located in the south lobby that can each hold up to 12 people. Even better, these two rooms can be combined to hold a class of 24!

You can reserve one of these rooms immediately by using the display located right outside each room.  University of Iowa students can reserve a group study room for up to two hours twice a week!!

Students can display and share content with your study group by connecting your laptop to the LCD monitor using one of the HDMI or VGA hookups. Students can also write on the floor to ceiling class walls with markers! 

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After posting our unidentified ultra microminiature book yesterday it scrolled across the desk of our Conservator, Giselle Simon who informed me that they had a new microscope.  Armed with new tools, we were able to identify it, and reunite it with its partner that had been accidentally separated to another part of the Charlotte Smith Miniature Book Collection since it was legible.

For the tale, and for more photos visit our blog or our Flickr Set

Here’s the verdict!  Holy Bible, Tokyo: Toppan Printing Company, 1964.  4x4mm.  Published to coincide with the New York World’s Fair in 1965, this Bible was printed by a new process called “microprinting.”

This image from Anne C. Bromer’s excellent reference book, Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures from 2007 shows the original packaging:

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These are photos of the new carpet that is currently being laid in the new Learning Commons at the University of Iowa. The Learning Commons opens August 26th! Come check it out after your first class!

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