New Exhibit, “Writing UC’s Past,” Combines Flash Fiction with Historic Photographs

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From the Archives and Rare Books Library

A new exhibit on display on the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library features original pieces of flash fiction describing historic images from the collections of UC’s Archives and Rare Books Library.

Flash fiction is a term to describe writing that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety. The three pieces in the exhibit average only 300 words but are rich in content. Continue reading

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Two Exhibits Featuring Women on WWI Illustrated Sheet Music

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In commemoration of both Women’s History Month (March) and the centennial of the United States entry into World War I (April 6, 1917), two new library exhibits feature illustrated sheet music from the era. “Sheet music served as propaganda for the war effort, but also offered solace—and sometimes levity—to those on the home front. Between the war years of 1914 and 1918, music publishers produced over 13,500 individual compositions,” said exhibit curator Theresa Leininger-Miller, associate professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Continue reading

Try Films on Demand and Tell Us What You Think

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UC Libraries is currently offering a trial of Films on Demand through October 28th. Please send your comments about Films on Demand and whether or not you will find this service a useful addition to the Kanopy streaming video collections already in place to Elna Saxton, Head UCL Content Services Team, or your library liaison.

The trial may be accessed at

http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=10559

Or if off-campus:

http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=10559

For the trial, all collections are available.

GeoScienceWorld e-books now available

gsw UC users now have access to the 2006-2014  collection of e-books (over 1,000 titles!) from GeoScienceWorld!  This collection consists of high-quality books published by the leading societies in the earth sciences, and covering a broad range of topics and research.

http://ebooks.geoscienceworld.org
(Note: UC VPN/proxy login required to view off-campus)

For e-books dating before 2006, please refer to our subscriptions to the AAPG Digital Library and the Geological Society of London Special Publications (also part of GeoScienceWorld).

UC Forward Course Takes Hands-on Approach to Teaching and Learning about a Fashion Icon

By Jennifer Krivickas

ucforward1First offered in the fall of 2013 and then again in spring 2014, “Documenting a Fashion Icon: The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection” is a ‘test kitchen,’ hands-­on course that incorporates trans-disciplinary inquiry and discourse, student crowd sourcing power, and Millennials’ innate love for technology, social media and images, to investigate, interpret, digitize and widely disseminate authoritative information about an important collection of garments (from the DAAP Historical Garments Collection) designed by Bonnie Cashin.

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