Winter Break Hours for UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson

 

The UCBA College Library will have the following hours during winter break:

Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15:  12p-5p

Friday, December 16:  12p-4p


Saturday, December 17 – Monday, January 2:  CLOSED


Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 5:  12p-5p

Friday, January 6:  12p-4p


Regular Spring Semester Hours resume Monday, January 9th at 7:30a.

 

Please visit our hours webpage at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/cgi-bin/calcium/Calcium40.pl?CalendarName=UCBA&EventID=169&Date=2016%2F11%2F10 to view all our hours, including holidays and any exceptions to our regular schedule.

Do You Enjoy the Music of the Season?

I asked the Clermont College Library staff to share their three favorite holiday songs.

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Here are the top picks:

“Christmas Canon” by Tran-Siberian Orchestra

“Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Stan Freberg

“Christmas Don’t Be Late” sung by The Chipmunks

-Natalie

 

“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting) sung by Johnny Mathis

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley & George Whitefield

“Christmas Time is Here” by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi from Charlie Brown Christmas

-Penny

 

“White Christmas” from White Christmas

“Silver and Gold,” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

“A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas” from A Garfield Christmas

-Katie

 

“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sung by Burl Ives

“Silent Night” sung by the Temptations

-Kathi

 

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Emily Kean New Research and Education Librarian in the Health Sciences Library

Emily KeanUC Libraries is pleased to welcome Emily Kean as the research and education librarian in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library. In this position, Emily will provide research, consultation, instruction, collection development and outreach services to the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. She will serve as liaison to Academic Health Center colleges with a focus on Nursing and Allied Health.

Emily has over 10 years of experience working in libraries, most recently serving as the digital services librarian at the Boone County Public Library.  Prior to that she was the electronic resources librarian at the Christ Hospital.  Emily brings with her great technical skills and a passion for teaching and developing new and innovative ways to provide instruction and library services.

Welcome to UC Libraries, Emily!

New Digital Content: Ambrose Bierce Letters, UC History Books and Reports, Indian Botany

The UCL Digital Lab has been busy over the past several months digitizing new content and collections. While we are still curating some of that content, we wanted to share a few things in the meantime.

Ambrose Bierce letters to Myles Walsh, 1895-1911

Formal black and white portrait of a man, Ambrose Bierce, in tuxedo.

Ambrose Bierce

The collection of the letters of Ambrose Bierce to Myles Walsh consists of the correspondence to Elizabeth (Lily) Walsh and Myles Walsh from 1895-1911. Myles Walsh’s sister, Lily, was a protege of Bierce and during her illness–and after her death in 1895–in young adulthood, the two men began writing to each other.

The Archives and Rare Books Library created an online exhibition last year. The letters have now been added to the DRC as searchable PDFs.

University of Cincinnati Historical Books and Reports

We digitized several books and reports relating to UC. All are now available in the Digital Resource Commons. A complete list is presented below, in chronological order.

Indian Botany

I know what you’re thinking: Indian botany, where did that come from? UC Libraries has a fantastic collection, some of our items are rare and unique. Occasionally these rare and unique items are requested through Interlibrary Loan. Unfortunately, frequently, due to their rarity and condition, we are not always able to fulfill the requests. We’ve embarked upon an effort to, when possible, digitized this content and make it available to the work in digital form.

The first example of this is Some Wild Flowers of Kasmir by Emilia F. Noel. UC’s copy of this 1903 botanical exploration of Kashmir includes many penciled in annotations, believed to be in Noel’s own hand.

As we are able to publish more collections, we’ll make announcements here!

Elizabeth Scarpelli Named Director of New University of Cincinnati Press

Elizabeth Scarpelli

Elizabeth Scarpelli

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce Elizabeth Scarpelli as director of the new University of Cincinnati Press. The director’s role is to lead and provide oversight of all Press functions including acquisitions, marketing, administration and business, as well as to build a regional, national and international reputation for the University of Cincinnati Press as an innovative 21st century academic press.

“We are very fortunate to have secured Liz to lead the University of Cincinnati Press,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. “Her enthusiasm for this exciting, new endeavor coupled with her rich experience in academic publishing make her the ideal choice to create, share and implement a successful vision for the Press.”

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R Workshops in the Health Sciences Library: Coming Soon

In January 2017 the Health Sciences Library will begin to offer workshops on the R programing language and statistical software.

In these workshops participants will learn:

  • the various data types
  • how to install R
  • how to import and export files
  • how to select statistical methods
  • how to perform different statistical analyses on given data
  • how to understand when to choose a statistical analysis for answering a type of research question

In addition, some basic statistical analyses will be covered that include one sample t-test, two-sample t-test, and different types of regression. At the end of both workshops participants will gain a practical experience of using R programming for Data Analysis.

To register for the January R workshops go to http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/home.aspx .  The January schedule will be posted toward the end of December.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Grant, PhD, Research Informationist at the Harrison Health Sciences Library, at 558-9153 or joffritm@ucmail.uc.edu.

New Exhibit Celebrates Native American Heritage in Our Collections

native american heritage posterCelebrate Native American Heritage in Our Collections

Installed on the 4th floor of Langsam Library, the exhibit features Native American history and culture resources from the collections of UC Libraries. Included are books, movies, e-journals and online digital collections and databases.

The exhibit was curated by Mikaila Corday and Susan Banoun, both of Content Services in UC Libraries, and was designed by Sami Scheidler, third year design student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

Give me knowledge so I may have kindness for all. – Blackfeet

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Use Analytics.usa.gov to Learn about Traffic on Government Websites

Use Analytics.usa.gov to Learn about Traffic on Government Websites.

The Digital Analytics Program of the GSA has a website that showcases traffic to federal government agency websites. Analytics.usa.gov (https://analytics.usa.gov/ ) provides a window into how people are interacting with the government online. The program helps government agencies understand how people find, access, and use government services online.

Kay Nielsen: Life Undrawn

By: Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern

Kay Nielsen

As mentioned in a previous blog post on the fairy tales in the Archives & Rare Books Library, this blog is about the illustrator of In Powder and Crinoline and many other tales, Kay (pronounced “Kigh”) Nielsen.

Born on March 12, 1886 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kay was the son of two actors.  His father, Martinus Nielsen, directed the Dagmarteater and his mother, Oda, was highly praised for her work both in the Dagmarteater and the Royal Danish Theater.  Despite his parents’ high standing in the theatre community, Nielsen found his passion in a different art form.  He studied in Paris from 1904-1911 at Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi and after he received his education, he moved to England for five years.  It was during that time he received his first commissioned work as an illustrator.

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