DAAP Library Participating in Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 5

On Saturday, March 5 from 10am – 3pm, Jennifer Krivickas, Head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), and Kim Burleigh, professor in the School of Art, are teaming up with other DAAP colleagues to host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon,  a “campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.” #artandfeminism Continue reading DAAP Library Participating in Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon March 5

Join Us for UC DATA Day April 5

On April 5, the University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC are thrilled to host the first UC DATA Day. This day-long event will highlight innovative work being done by researchers and present the types of data services available to the research community. In addition, it will provide a forum to discuss data challenges and opportunities at the University of Cincinnati and beyond.

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Scheduled for 8:30am-2:30pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center, UC DATA Day will include a full schedule of events all free and open to the public. Keynote speaker Michael Huerta, PhD, from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will highlight his work in making data more discoverable, accessible, usable and open, in addition to speaking on his other areas of program development at the NIH. Other UC DATA Day events will include:

  • Cross-disciplinary panels of researchers known for their work with innovative or challenging data of any size – big to small. Each panelist will have approximately 15 minutes to highlight data practices, challenges and future opportunities. Rather than serve as research presentations, the panels will provide a broad audience with knowledge about data practices and challenges.
  • Lunchtime panel with service providers whose work supports data practices, including representatives from IT@UC, Office of Research, UC Libraries and more.

The full schedule for the day’s events is available through the event’s website at http://bit.ly/UCDataDay. Seats are limited, so register now to attend – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UCDATADAY16. Both breakfast and lunch are included for those who register.

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 about recent renovations to the entrances of two library locations, a Q&A with two employees, Hong Cheng and Bob Freeman, and A Note from the Dean: Finding the Talent. There are announcements of Dean Wang joining the SPARC Steering Committee and that Scholar@UC is open for self-submissions, as well as a list of spring events in UC Libraries. Read these articles and more.

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Shake it Up with Shakespeare This Weekend!

By:  Sydney Vollmer

henry_v_act2_sc5So what are you doing tonight?  Tomorrow night?  This weekend?   Maybe you’ve already got your next few days filled up.  That’s okay, because the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will still have showings of Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1 up through February 13th!  (And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the cheating game on KISS107 in the mornings).  This show is all about actual war. Continue reading Shake it Up with Shakespeare This Weekend!

Join us for Digital Humanities Speaker Dr. Élika Ortega

UC Libraries welcomes to campus February 29 and March 1 as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series Dr. Élika Ortega, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Dr. Ortega will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

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Check Out the ADA Display

ada displayBy Josh Beckelhimer

On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Following laws like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADA is an “equal opportunity” act for people who have disabilities. The law guarantees that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in normal American life. It allows people with disabilities to be employed, buy goods and services, and participate in government programs without discrimination.

This year Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA with a display. The display provides information about the ADA and how it helps college students. The display shows that 11% of Undergraduates and 9% of Graduate students have disabilities, while 80% of students with disabilities choose not to disclose, thus reinforcing the importance of the law. Continue reading Check Out the ADA Display

UC Libraries Welcomes Digital Humanities Expert Constance Crompton

imageUC Libraries is thrilled to welcome to campus November 19 and 20 the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series ~ Dr. Constance Crompton, assistant professor of digital humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia. She will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public, in the Walter C. Langsam Library. Participants are encouraged to come to any or all sessions that are of interest to them and to their work.

Thursday, November 19

  • Session #1: 1:30pm-2:30pm – Planning for Success: Project Management for the Digital Humanities… and Beyond! Langsam Library 480

Friday, November 20 (Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for the Friday sessions)

  • Session#2: 10-11:30am – Keynote – Making History: Collaboration, Collection and Creation in the Digital Humanities, Langsam Library 462
  • LUNCH: 11:30-12:30pm – Langsam Library 480
  • Session #3: 12:30-1:30pm –   What the Computer Doesn’t Know…:Representing Primary Source Documents in TEI (Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines – see
    http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml for more information), Langsam Library 462
  • Session #4: 2-4pm –  Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools, Tips, and Tricks,  Langsam Library 462

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