DAAP Library to Host a Wiki Women Edit-A-Thon June 26

wiki women imageJoin us on Sunday, June 26th from 1pm – 7pm in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) as we attempt to repair the gender imbalance of Wikipedia.

Inspired by the initiatives of Art + Feminism, we will be adding and editing Wikipedia pages of influential female artists, designers, architects, and interior designers. There will be free pizza (obviously) and free popcorn (duh). All are welcome! Join us for the full time, or stop by for an hour to help.

UC students Karyn Georgilis, Maggie Murphy and Hannah Sellers are all co-founders of the event as well as senior design students in DAAP.

Thanks to local sponsors: Kaleidoscope, Jack Rouse Associates, Madison Design, FRCH Design Impact, and the UC Women’s Center.

Dealt a Similar Hand: An Analysis Between Macbeth and House of Cards

By:  Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern

With our political choices today, we wish we could pretend that what’s going on is some twisted, comedic version of House of Cards.  Unfortunately for all of us, it’s completely real.  There’s no use in dwelling on it, so let’s just pretend it doesn’t exist by diving back into House of Cards while we (patiently) await the fifth season.

Macbeth and Frank Underwood

I’m not a big HOC buff, but I saw the majority of episodes each time my dad monopolized the couch after every season’s release.  The series magnifies brutality and corruption, somehow getting its audience to root for unlikeable characters.  Truly, there is no one on the show that you can look at as the underdog, or the person who deserves their prize.  When you think about it, the show is a complete extension of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, if his characters hadn’t died at the end.  I’m certainly not the first person to make this comparison—not by a long stretch—but I did come up with this realization without external influences.  That means that the comparisons are so strong that multiple people individually have stood up and said “Frank Underwood is the modern-day American Macbeth.”  And there is plenty of evidence to back this up; I’ll show you what I mean. Continue reading

Check Out the Latest Issue of Source

sourceRead Source, the online newsletter, to learn more about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

This latest issue of Source includes an article announcing the new UC academic press, a Q&A about a new position in the Office of Research, and A Note from the Dean: IFLA Coming to Cincinnati. Updates to library websites are showcased in A New Look at Digital Collections and in an article about the Neil A. Armstrong display and website. There are two articles about recent awards –  the Provost Technology Innovation Awards and Recognizing Library Student Workers. Read these articles and more.

Source is available on the web at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/source/ and via e-mail. To receive Source via e-mail, contact melissa.norris@uc.edu to be added to the mailing list.

UCBA Library Swag

Our library staff have been known to collect and gather library themed items. We thought we’d share a few of our favorite items with you. Click on an image to learn more.

UC Libraries Websites & Other Online Services Unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am.

The UC Libraries websites will be unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am as IT@UC performs planned network maintenance.

All systems and devices house in the IT@UC Data Center will be unavailable from approximately 3-8:30 a.m. EDT, Saturday, June 18, for network maintenance. Student, faculty and staff email systems are not expected to be affected by the outage.   Almost all other UC online systems will be affected, including all ‘uc.edu’ web sites, Canopy, Blackboard, Box at UC, Echo360, Kaltura, Catalyst (student information system), the central login system, WebEx, Microsoft Lync, the UC Virtual Private Network (VPN) and UC FileSpace.

Library systems that are affected include our websiteshttp://libraries.uc.edu, https://digital.libraries.uc.edu, Scholar@UC, Journals@UC, the Digital Resource Commons, and the Luna Image and Media repository.

We expect that the library catalog – https://uclid.uc.edu  will be available during this time.  OhioLINK resources will not be affected by this outage, except that off campus users who need to authenticate should use the Libraries Proxy Server instead of VPN.

A link to more information about this #ITUCUpdate is available at http://www.uc.edu/ucit/maintenance.html.

Arts and Crafts at Clermont

One way Clermont College Library supports our Art Department is by providing books on arts and crafts. We house books on drawing and painting as well as many hands-on crafts. The most recent course the art department added, Fundamentals of Metal Clay Jewelry, has resulted in some beautiful work by the students. I’ve had the opportunity to take Fundamental Concepts of Art and a course on felt making. In the fundamentals class, I created a book from handmade paper and learned printing techniques. The class is designed to give students a chance to work with two and three dimensional art.

art

If you’re a student preparing to take an art class or just want to try something new, we have books to inspire and instruct.

Check these out or browse the collection for new ideas:
Collage Paint Draw: Explore Mixed Media Techniques & Materials
TT 157 .P35 2015

Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry: 50 Designs Using Leather, Ribbon, and Cords
TT 212 .E98 2012

Metal Clay: The Complete Guide: Innovative Techniques to Inspire any Artist
TT 212 .P298 2007

Learn to Weave with Anne Field: A Project-Based Approach to Weaving Basics
TT 848 .F52 2014

Simply Felt: 20 Easy and Elegant Designs in Wool
TT 880 .D59 2004

The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects that Give Old Books New Life
TT 896.3 .O255 2011

The Complete Potter’s Companion
TT 920 .B563 2003

How to Make Books
Z 271 .S63 2007

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Joe Should Respect the Throne in Scotland, PA

By Sydney Vollmer, ARB Intern

Do you remember when I thought there were a lot of film adaptations of Hamlet?  Well, it turns out that number is nothing compared to the number of films made on Macbeth.  The adaptations started as early as 1916 and are still running strong.  Over the past 100 years, more than 15 film adaptations have been created.  That number doesn’t even include the amount of television shows based on the play, episodes with Macbeth as their title, or all of the times the play has been filmed for television. (See full list below.)  Many of these films are direct adaptations, but a few are creative twists on the traditional story.  These twists include: Joe MacBeth (1955), Throne of Blood (1957), Men of Respect (1990), and Scotland, PA (2001).

Joe MacBeth film poster

 

Joe MacBeth
1955
1h 30m

In this adaptation, we no longer are traipsing through dark castles in Scotland, but ducking through the alleyways as Lily MacBeth urges her husband to take down the top mob boss.  Starring in this movie is Paul Douglas as “Joe MacBeth” and Ruth Roman as “Lily MacBeth.”

 

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