There is a power outage scheduled for the University of Cincinnati’s primary Data Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, and lasting as late as 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 14. Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) will be performing maintenance in the Data Center during this time. Many commonly used cloud-hosted services will remain available.
The UC Libraries website will remain up during the outage; however, some parts of the website will be unavailable, including:
Browzine integration with Summon
The staff directory
The student employment application
Some Contact Us forms
The “Journals” and “Books” search tabs on homepage
My Library Record
In addition, the following library sites/services will be down during the outage:
uclid.uc.edu (Library Catalog)
digital.libraries.uc.edu (including Luna)
libapps.libraries.uc.edu (including the Source blog, LiBlog, Omeka S and Exhibits
More information, and a list of UC services that will be affected during the outage, can be found on DTS’s internal website (UC access only).
The UC Library has recently added a subscription to SciTech Premium. SciTech Premium is a general STEM resource that provides access to materials in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and related disciplines and offers full-text from peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, books/monographs, conference proceedings, reports, newswires, video material and more.
SciTech Premium replaces the Libraries’ individual subscriptions to the Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection, the Advanced Technology & Aerospace Collection, the Engineering Collection and the Materials Science Collections while extending coverage to include the Biological Science Collection and the Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries empowers discover, stimulates learning and inspires the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The University of Cincinnati Libraries comprises 10 locations that support the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. A new display on the 5th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library features the various libraries and encourages people to visit each one.
Thanks to the State Library of Ohio awarding OhioLINK the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) grant funded by IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services), we now have access to ‘Phase 1’ of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion electronic book collection (see complete Excel list) . OhioLINK’s goal was to bring better representation of diverse communities and perspectives to the library collections. Through the ProQuest platform’s curated librarian-selected collection that covers various subjects with diversity and representation in race, gender, religion, physical ability, age, political persuasion, and sexual orientation, that goal was met.
This dynamic digitally shared collection allows all OhioLINK member libraries to have an unlimited number of users and perpetual access to all 82 e-books. Books can be accessed through a search in the UC Library Catalog or by following the directions below. Check it out!
The January-February 2023 new books list offers a variety of resources to explore at the Geology-Math-Physics Library. There you will find new print books, newly acquired rare books, and a sampling of the 12 new books in the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society series.
To access the January-February 2023 list, click here.
If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries, at Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu.
Edward Livingston Youmans’ The Chemical Atlas was recently returned to its home in the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry library after receiving conservation treatment from UC Libraries’ Preservation Lab. Youmans’ famous book features eye-catching illustrated and hand-colored plates that frequently motivate myself and others to display the item and engage visitors of the Oesper Collections with stunning visual depictions of the unseen world of chemical processes.
Edward Youmans was a renowned science communicator and popularizer in the 19th century United States. In the 1850’s, a reviewer called his Chemical Atlas “without exception, the best popular work in the English language” (Miles, 1964). When he was a young teen, he was afflicted by a disease of the eyes which grew more severe with time, leaving him nearly blind and suffering from frequent eye inflammation between the ages of 13 and 35. During these years, Youmans was unable to read, and learned as much as he could through the second-hand teaching of his sister, Eliza Youmans. His second-hand learning caused him to imagine and visualize chemistry concepts. As he overcame his misconceptions and worked to make his understanding more definite, he wanted to share his scheme for picturing atoms and their combinations. This led to him creating chemical charts which visually depicted atoms of different elements, binary compounds, and more as well as an accompanying book, Classbook of Chemisty. The Classbook of Chemistry was a huge success. “Brief, clear, and devoid of technicalities, it has an astounding and continuous sale; it was revised and sold more than 144,000 copies in its three editions. This was truly a remarkable record and would be envied even in these days of widespread chemical instruction” (Oesper, 1957). Continue reading →
Did you know UC Libraries is comprised of 10 locations? In addition to the Walter C. Langsam Library, there are libraries located throughout campus with collections and resources customized to the various colleges and departments.
Recently, representatives from Student Government contacted us with the desire to increase awareness of the study spaces and resources available in the various college and departmental libraries (C&Ds). Coincidentally, communication design co-op students Norah Jenkins and Jakob Elliott had just created stickers representing each library; thus, a promotional plan was born.
The Bearcatalog in the DAAP Library
The promotional plan encourages students to visit the various library locations, take a photo with/of the Bearcatalog foam cutout located near the entrance, post to social media tagging @UCLibraries with #selfieforsticker and then visit the help desk for a sticker of that library.
In addition to promoting the various C&D libraries, having students visit the desk is a friendly way for them to get introduced to the helpful people who work in the libraries so that when they have questions or need research help they are more comfortable seeking assistance.
The campaign runs March 2-31 with posts to the UC Libraries Twitter and Instagram feeds throughout the month.
We encourage everyone on campus to show your ♥️ for UC Libraries. Visit one of the UC Libraries 10 locations, take a photo with/of the Bearcatalog foam statue, post and tag @uclibraries using #selfieforsticker. Visit the desk for your library sticker. Hours vary per location, so be sure to check before heading out.