Join Us Sept. 28 for the Next Langsam Connect: Fun, Food & Library Finds

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Technology Trivia Night

Join UC Libraries for the first “Langsam Connect: Fun, Food, and Library Finds” event of the year.

Friday, September 28th  ~ 5 pm @ the Triceracopter (4th floor)

Needed:  Students to join us for pizza and technology trivia. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1.    Bring a couple of friends to create a team.
2.    Show up on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. @ the
3.    Play 5 rounds of trivia, have fun & eat pizza.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be rewarded. Sponsored by UC Libraries & the Common Read Program. Questions? contact

September Program for GIS Learning Community

September program for the

UC GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Learning Community.

Date: Wed Sept 28, 2016

Time: 3:15 – 4:25

Venue: Langsam 462

We have three presenters who will talk on very diverse topics.

1st Lightning Talk – Carolyn Hansen – Metadata Librarian, UC Libraries –Digital Humanities projects using GIS visualizations and discuss how GIS applications can be used to answer humanities research questions.

2nd Lightning Talk – Jeremy Koster – Assoc Professor, A&S Anthropology – Using GIS and remote sensing to understand the spread of the agricultural frontier in the rain forests of Nicaragua

In depth presentation – Jeffery Timberlake- Assoc Professor, A&S Sociology – Understanding and accessing census data

We will also be joined by James Lee who will talk briefly about the Digital Humanities and Scholarship Center and his role as Co-Director and his vision for the center.

Stay Safe Online

As Clermont College students you’re required to use the internet. Research, social media, and music are some of the ways you interact with the computer. Have you thought about whether the sites you visit are safe or whether the email you open might infect your computer with a virus?

girl at computer

As you cruise online, please be aware of the dangers:

  • Viruses-infect your computer (a crashed computer is a useless computer)
  • Spam-junk mail (who needs more of that)
  • Phishing-collects personal information you don’t want to share (think bank account, social security number)
  • Hacked accounts-send spam from your address to your friends in order to steal information (among other things)

The list could go on, but you get the picture. For tips on how to prevent online attacks visit Stay Safe Online.

Also check out:

Staying Safe Online: Digital Footprint 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Behind the Scenes with UC’s Digital Archivist: Making Sense of It All

By Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager

When archivists first make contact with a large group of records, they often perform some form of appraisal. You might think of appraisal as being the calling card of the much-loved PBS television show Antiques Roadshow, in which average people realize that Great Aunt Milly’s painting is a valued masterpiece – or a total dud.

Unlike appraisers, when archivists appraise something they generally aren’t assigning a monetary value, but seeking to articulate the value of the records and the information they contain. The Society of American Archivists defines (  appraisal as:

  1. ~ 1. The process of identifying materials offered to an archives that have sufficient value to be accessioned. – 2. The process of determining the length of time records should be retained, based on legal requirements and on their current and potential usefulness. – 3. The process of determining the market value of an item; monetary appraisal.

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Help with Software: ChemDraw, Gaussian, Spartan, MestreNova

The Chemistry-Biology Library Info Commons includes a number of specialized software applications at each workstation, for drawing chemical structures, molecular modelling, as well as data analysis.  Specifically, the software suite includes Chemdraw Prime, Gaussian/Gaussian View, Spartan, MestreNova, Mathematica, and UnscramblerX.

ChemBio Library softwareTo help you use this software, Chem-Bio Library Graduate Assistant Dylan Shields maintains guides with basic information and helpful tutorials for these programs:

For in-person help, please see Dylan during his usual working hours: Mon 9-1, Tue 11-3, Wed 9-1.

Mendeley Workshops in October

mendeleyIn October, the Chemistry-Biology Library is pleased to present hands-on workshops on Mendeley.

Mendeley is a free citation & collaboration tool for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

Topics will include: Installation, Inputting & organizing citations, Generating citations & bibliographies, Changing citation styles, and Creating groups and sharing references.  Find more information at bring your own laptop.

Join us for one of three workshop times.
Register online at  

  • October 3, 2016 (Mon), 11 am – 12 pm — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 5, 2016 (Wed), 9 – 10 am — 475 Langsam Library
  • October 11, 2016 (Tue), 11 am – 12 pm — 462 Langsam Library

All workshops will be taught by Dylan Shields, Graduate Assistant for the Chemistry-Biology Library.

Coming in November – Free NCBI Training Workshop Series!

In November, the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library is partnering with The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to bring a series of workshops for researchers on a number of database housed within the NCBI domain.  All are welcome to attend.

The workshops will be held November 8th-10th 2016 in Kresge Auditorium in the College of Medicine. Each workshop will be 3  hours long and will be facilitated by NCBI experts and trainers.

Workshop topics include:

  1. Practical Guide to NCBI Blast
  2. Accessing Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products
  3. Accessing NCBI Human Variation and Medical Genetics Resources
  4. Exploring Gene Expression Information at the NCBI
  5. Principles of PubChem

Each workshop is free and open to the public, so please feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues. We are extremely excited about these workshops and we hope you will be as well. More information about the workshops, registration, and the NCBI expert trainers can be found at

We look forward to seeing you in November!

NCBI Training Workshop Series Announcement

UCBA Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


The UC Blue Ash Library, in collaboration the Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a library display highlighting Hispanic/Latino books and culture. The books will be on display in the library from September 15, 2016 to October 14, 2016. The items are available for checkout with a valid UC ID. Browse the online guide of suggested reads at or stop by!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo Exhibit

Frida in Focus is an exhibition and series of related events at the Niehoff Urban Studio recognizing and celebrating Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Frida is one of the most photographed women of her time, a Latin American iconic figure, an internationally known feminist, and an LGBTQ icon. This year’s theme for UC’s Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), “Do UC me? My voice matters,” is inspired by Frida Kahlo, who determined the world would come to know her through images that were carefully constructed and curated by her. Our hope is that this exhibition and related events shine light on intersectionality, inspire people to imagine how they want the world to view them…and encourage them to make it happen.

Frida in Focus has been made possible through the generous support of the UC Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President of Research, the Taft Research Center, the UC Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S). It is a cross-college collaboration between A&S, the College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP) and UC Libraries. A special thank you to UC professor emeritus Edward B. Silberstein for loaning the extraordinary photographs of Frida and Diego, taken by his father Bernard Silberstein, that have made this exhibition possible.

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