Check Out the Latest Issue of the Libraries Newsletter, 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 interviews with Xuemao Wang upon his reappointment as dean and university librarian as well as with Mark Konecny in the newly created position of scholarly communications and digital publishing strategist. Other articles include the announcement of UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center, and features of two new websites – one about the Jacobite Collection in the Archives and Rare Books Library and the other highlighting the book Looking East: William Howard Taft’s Diplomatic Mission to Asia. Speaking of journeys, there’s an article about librarian Rosemary Franklin’s recent trip to Cuba. 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.

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.

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.

Library Research Guides: Digital Literacy

Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.

This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.

All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.

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Image source: Digital Literacy Forum.

Maintenance Will Impact Libraries Web News, Hours and Directory

UC Libraries will be performing routine maintenance Sunday, June 29, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The following services will be offline during maintenance:

  • Off Campus Access (proxy services)
  • Ilib.libraries.uc.edu (intranet)
  • Libapps server:
    • Library Blogs
    • UC Libraries staff directory on website
    • A-Z Database List on website

In addition to these services being unavailable, users may see an error on the website in the News, Hours and Staff Directory areas while this maintenance is being performed. All other areas of the UC Libraries website and Library Catalog will be unaffected.

Welcome to the Redesigned UC Libraries Website

While the starting web address of our site remains the same – www.libraries.uc.edu, the navigation and content within the site has changed considerably, so please update any links or bookmarks you may have to the site.

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Homepage

Some of the new features and upgrades of the UC Libraries website redesign include:

  • updated look and feel and an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling;
  • user-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage;
  • new content around the growing subject of digital scholarship has been added, as well as a website dedicated to the Libraries’ Special Collections;
  • core services such as reserves, workshops, interlibrary loan, multimedia equipment lending and the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) are prominently featured;
  • a tabbed search box, available on the left-side of the homepage and throughout on many secondary pages of the site, will allow users to search for articles, books, journals, databases and much more quickly and easily. Users can also access via the homepage research guides available by subject.

Included in the redesign are all college and departmental (C&D) library websites from the Archives to Rare Books Library to the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, as well as the UC Blue Ash College Library website.

Tell us what you think of the redesigned website. Send comments and questions to http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/main/contact/feedback.php.

Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

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On May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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