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Planned Outage - Sunday, Dec 20

Technical Services Division 12.18.2020

Due to scheduled maintenance, University of Colorado Denver users cannot login to access Auraria Library's online resources on Sunday December 20th from noon to 10 PM. 

Attend the Data to Policy Project Symposium: Dec 2nd – 4th!

Researcher Support Services 11.25.2020

The Data to Policy (d2p) symposium will be happening in the first few days of December. Starting on December 2nd, our online project gallery will be open for people to visit and comment on the great work participating students have produced. We’re using to allow people to annotate projects and have discussions directly in the gallery. Visit and see how the students are examining public data for public good!…

How to Easily Engage Your Remote Classroom with Streaming Video

Access and Public Services 11.09.2020

As classrooms stay remote across the Auraria Campus, faculty and instructors are looking for new ways to transform their in-person courses into captivating online experiences— and Auraria Library is here to help.

Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff have free access to more than 32,000 streaming videos with a wide variety of subject areas including government, news, literature, music, art, experimental films, psychology, documentaries, entertainment and more. 


Auraria Library Acknowledgement of Algorithmic Bias in Library Systems

Discovery and Metadata 11.04.2020

Computer algorithms are ubiquitous in our society.  Although algorithms, such as the one used by Google search, may seem objective, there are years of research that prove otherwise.  Computer algorithms are developed by humans and reflect the biases and worldviews of the people that developed them; they are often not inclusive of all cultures, identities, languages, and ideas.  Biased algorithms can have harmful outcomes.  Libraries are not exempt from algorithmic bias.  Auraria Library…

Test Drive a New Library Website Page for Exploring Curated Materials

Information Technology and Web Services 10.30.2020

We are excited to announce a new landing page which will showcase our website's curated reading and research materials. Library staff curate new lists every month and we wanted to showcase them in an organized, visually interesting, and engaging way. 

Test drive the BETA landing page now!

The BETA landing page will be accessible from October 30th, 2020 through November 23rd, 2020. We hope that this BETA preview period will provide our students and…

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