An Exhibit on Hair: Books from the Collection of the DAAP Library
By Andrea Chemero On display in the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) are selections from the library’s collection about hair. Come take a look and feel free to check out the books if your research needs demand it (please ask for staff assistance taking them out of case). “The meaning of hair for individuals within any given society varies according to their particular social position, gender, race, and age, just as the meaning of hair more generally in a particular society may differ in others, in both place and time. Thus, the meaning of the long hair of a Tamil…
Special Collections in the DAAP Library
The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) has growing special collections comprised of artists’ books, architectural drawings and archives, handmade and fragile pop-up books, rare elephant folios and Cincinnati urban planning materials. The artists’ books collection contains several hundred one-of-kind, limited-edition, rare and hand-crafted books and objects. Related to artists’ books is the entire limited-edition ten-year run of objects from “the Thing Quarterly,” a periodical in the form of objects designed by artists, writers, designers, filmmakers and musicians. There is a collection of Mail art – art sent through the mail meant to be participatory, democratic and with a purpose to…
Exhibits highlight the collections, services and people of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The 2019/2020 academic year was an active one with exhibits featuring the pivotal role of women, artists’ books, the Labor Collection, the university’s Bicentennial and the artist Shepard Fairey. 200 Years of Curation In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the DAAP Galleries presented “200 Years of Curation.” In this unprecedented collaboration of five separate archives and collections from throughout the university. This exhibition featured an array of objects, artifacts, documents and works of art that have been pulled from display, library stacks and storage facilities throughout campus to provide a glimpse into some of the…
A New Collaboration to Manage UC’s Art Collection
The university has a rich Art Collection most familiar to those who recognize its pieces distributed around campus in buildings and offices. A new management collaboration has the potential to bring heightened awareness and purpose to this treasure trove. With over 3,600 works, the University of Cincinnati Art Collection is international in scope and includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, furniture, ceramics and decorative arts spanning five millennia, from ancient Greece to the present day. Within this enormous range, works of art from the U.S. form one of the core areas in the collection. And, appropriately, the art of Cincinnati, especially that produced during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, is…
Working with Library Student Workers in a Remote Environment
When UC Libraries closed its physical locations in mid-March in response to COVID-19, student supervisors transitioned quickly not just their own work online, but that of their library student workers. All interested and available library student workers were given the opportunity to finish spring semester working remotely. This provided them the opportunity to continue to earn an income, remain engaged with coworkers and to provide essential library services while they and learned new skills. The tasks the library student workers performed varied across departments depending on unit needs, priorities and opportunities. From shelving books to repairing books to helping users find the right books in the collection, library student work…
UC Libraries’ Click & Collect Service Offers Access to Library Print Materials
The University of Cincinnati Libraries is providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Click & Collect started…
Zoom Backgrounds Make You Look Like You’re in the Library
Missing the library? Save an image of the library for your next Zoom meeting background and at least picture yourself there. To save: right click on any image, and choose Save Image As to save to your computer. Load them into your Zoom profile and then look as if you are in the library. The smell of books not included.
Two Hundred Years of Curation
DAAP Galleries: The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery September 18-December 1 In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the DAAP Galleries are pleased to present 200 Years of Curation. Over the course of the university’s history, the facilities, technologies and individuals have changed and evolved, often replaced by new faces and spaces. The records of these changes and how we have arrived at this moment remain within books, archives and the various collections of UC. On an occasion such as this, it seems only relevant to look to the past as we envision our future. In this unprecedented collaboration of five separate archives and collections from…
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