Sites supporting the work of the library

The University of Michigan Library’s Microsites Service provides a web content platform to expand on core information provided on the library website and highlight additional work around projects, initiatives, programs, and more.

This service is supported by the library’s Design & Discovery and Architecture & Engineering departments in Library Information Technology,  as well as the Web Content Coordinator Group, which has representation from each of the library’s eight divisions.

As new sites are added to our portfolio, they will be added here. All launched sites are also findable via the library’s main search.

Our Microsites

  • Clark | Labs – The Clark Library combines our map collection, government information center, and spatial and numeric data services. It is a rich and unique resource, where students and scholars from every discipline–as well as those working across disciplines–can find the materials, tools, and expertise to meet their research needs. This site provides a place for sharing news, information about projects and tutorials relevant to Clark’s work.
  • Describing Visual Resources Toolkit – The toolkit provides resources designed to support authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations in advancing the description of visual resources for accessibility in arts and humanities publications.
  • Digital Magazine – Highlights stories from around the library, the library in the news, and upcoming events. A new edition will be published at the start of every semester. The magazine site also hosts two digital guides focused toward faculty and new students.
  • Digital Pedagogy Repository –  Gathers and makes available a range of content including strategies, methods, and possibilities that can be implemented and adapted for a range of in-person, online, and hybrid learning environments.
  • Digital Preservation Laboratory – The Digital Preservation Lab (DPL) was established in 2017 to serve as the production and research hub for the library’s “born-digital” preservation program. The site includes workflows, equipment configurations, and research findings in hope that colleagues in the digital preservation, library, and archives communities will find them useful.
  • Library Learning Analytics Project (LLAP) – A collaborative study of how academic libraries impact learning by 17 institutions led by the University of Michigan. The LLAP is one of the recipients of the 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries awards granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
  • Text Creation Partnership (TCP) – Conceived in 1999, the TCP project has produced approximately 73,000 accurate, searchable, full-text transcriptions of early print books, which were previously only available as static page images. The site provides information about the texts, using the content, and the history of the partnership.