Ancient Greek Pottery from Southern Italy and Sicily on Display in the Classics Library

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“From Greece to Magna Graecia” narrates in pottery the colonization by Greeks of parts of Southern Italy and Sicily beginning with the Euboeans founding the colony of Pithekoussai on the island of Ischia in the 8th c. BCE and the Corinthians Syracuse on Sicily in 733 BCE.

The exhibition, on display in the Classics Library Reading Room through August, features Corinthian miniature vessels, Attic black and red-figure vases as trading commodities, and Campanian red-figure. There is also an accompanying book exhibition highlighting literary sources on Magna Graecia as well as Greek temples, theaters, tomb paintings, etc., from Southern Italy and Sicily from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BCE.

In addition, there is a display featuring Linear B tablets discovered by UC professor Carl Blegen at “the Palace of Nestor” in Pylos. UC alumnus Emmett L. Bennett, together with Alice Kober, published the first definitive list of Linear B signs that formed the basis for Michael Ventris’ identification of the script as an early form of Greek.

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Music encyclopedia MGG is now online – trial begins Feb. 1

The outstanding German music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart is now online! MGG Online  includes the content of the 1994–2008 print edition of MGG as well as future updates, revisions, and additions. MGG Online is published in conjunction with RILM, which contributes its expertise to the design of the online database and the creation of a user-friendly platform. Read more. Please explore and get to know this outstanding resource – our trial lasts until March 2, 2017.

Met Opera on Demand- trial begins Jan. 31

Please explore and enjoy our trial access to Met Opera on Demand. Access to 90+ high-definition videos, 75+ classic telecasts recorded from 1977-2003, and 400+ audio performances from the Met’s Saturday matinee radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. Don’t delay! Our trial only lasts until March 15. For more information view brochure (pdf). Too stunned to choose? Try this HD Elektra  from 2016 or the historic Antony and Cleopatra from 1963. Access is automatic from on campus or from off-campus by authentication (VPN only during trial).

A New Rackham-Illustrated Volume in the Rare Books Collection

By: Bridget McCormick

Hans Christen Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. Hans Andersen Sr. died in 1816, leaving his son and a wife, Anne Marie. While Andersen was not born into wealth, he was finely educated, which has led to speculation that he was secretly an illegitimate child of the Danish royal family. These rumors have never been confirmed.

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By 1819, Andersen returned to school supported by a benefactor named Jonas Collin. At the time, he was working as an actor.  However through Collin’s encouragement, Andersen began to write. Despite the support, during this period of Andersen’s career, his work was often discouraged by teachers. Continue reading

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.

Check out the new Informatics Lab at the Health Sciences Library!

Informatics Lab: A Collaborative Space for Innovation at the Health Sciences Library

The Informatics Lab is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences. It is a place for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate, and receive research support services. The space includes an iMac and a Windows PC with many visualization, design, and statistical software packages, 4 whiteboard tables and 2 moveable whiteboards for collaborative work.

To reserve the room or suggest software, contact us at informaticslab@uc.edu.

Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: E005L (near the back of the E Level of the Health Sciences Library)

Technology and Software

Software

Windows 7:Office,Skype, SPSS,SAS,R, RStudio, Matlab,CLC Main Workbench,Cytoscape, ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, 7zip,Notepad++,Python + scipy + NumPy IGV,MySQL Workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

OSX:Office, Skype, SPSS, SAS, R, RStudio, Matlab, CLC Main Workbench, Cytoscape,QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, TextMate, The Unarchiver, Python + scipy + NumPy IGV, MySQL workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

Equipment: 1 iMac,1 PC,1 AirMedia unit for wireless presentation from any mobile device,4 whiteboard tables, 2 standing whiteboards, 1 wall-mounted white board, 1 3D printer (coming in the future)

More information is available at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/hsl/digital/digital-labs-hsl.html

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