Job posting: Digital Lab Manager, University of Cincinnati Libraries

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is seeking a Digital Lab Manager (a 3-year renewable position). The successful candidate will direct the operations of a digital lab in a university research library, including digitizing rare books, manuscripts and special collections, managing digitization projects and workflows, maintaining equipment and software, providing quality control, and supervising student assistants. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse organization in a great university, great city, with high potential for interesting technical work.

Evaluation of candidates begins on September 21, 2017. The University of Cincinnati is an EE/AA employer. For more information and application instructions see: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Digital-Lab-Manager-OH-45201/425512200/.

All systems now back online after earlier storage outage

Update – all systems affected by the storage outage (see description below) are now fully back online.  Please contact ucdp@uc.edu or scholar@uc.edu with any questions. Thank you.


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The isilon storage array maintained by IT@UC had an outage last night. The storage system is back up, but some systems that use it are not. At the time of this blog post, the Digital Resource Commons (https://drc.libraries.uc.edu); the Digital Collections and Repositories website (https://digital.libraries.uc.edu), the Luna image and media repository (https://digital.libraries.uc.edu/luna), and Journals@UC (https://journals.uc.edu) are either down are not fully functional. Some development or test systems are also down. These systems are all in process of coming back online.

Scholar@UC (https://scholar.uc.edu) is up. This blog post will be updated when all systems are back online. You may contact ucdp@uc.edu or Scholar@uc.edu with any questions. Thank you.

Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements: your feedback needed!

Have you used the Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements collection yet? See digital.libraries.uc.edu/subway. You’ll find the story of the unfinished Cincinnati subway and a map showing the route the subway would have taken, linked to the photographs themselves.

Please complete our brief survey to help the University of Cincinnati Libraries improve the support and delivery of digital collections and to plan future digital collections.


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New Digital Collection: The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati

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The Elliston Project holds over seven hundred recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature and the U.C. Libraries since 1951. Material includes readings and lectures on poetry by those who have served as George Elliston Poet in Residence, among whom are Robert Frost, Denise Levertov, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, and C.D. Wright. Other major figures, including Czeslaw Milosz, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Rita Dove, are also represented, as are many prose writers and a wide range of poets at various stages of their careers. Readings in this ongoing audio archive feature poets’ comments on their work; both complete performances and individual poems are accessible.
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Cincinnati Birth and Death Records, 1865-1912: records added

Over 4000 records from two surname ranges missed in the original scanning project, Schoner-Schroeder and Tucker-Underheuser, have been added to the collection of birth and death records for the City of Cincinnati from 1865-1912.  This completed collection now contains over 528,000 individual records and is an important resource for genealogists, as well as researchers in public health and epidemiology.     Continue reading Cincinnati Birth and Death Records, 1865-1912: records added