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.
UC’s Data Center will be down for two days December 28 & 29 in order to receive a much-needed boost to its backup power supplies. Several major systems including “uc.edu” websites, Blackboard, and VPN access will be unavailable during this temporary outage. The UC Libraries Website, Library Catalog and access to off-campus resources via the proxy server will still be available.
For more on this outage, read the UCIT news release online.
Librarians are used to getting any kind of questions and requests at the InfoCommons. However we were pleasantly surprised when one day student Ashley Kraus approached us with a question about UC Libraries. She wanted to get all kinds of facts and numbers about libraries. Ashley explained that she needed to do a visual project for a class assignment. We were delighted that with any topic in the world to choose from, Ashley chose to demonstrate the value of libraries. Following is more about her work. Continue reading Student Project Shows Value of Libraries
Please note that our vendor for CampusGuides, Springshare, is experiencing issues with their servers that are causing our Subject/Research Guides to load very slowly if at all. Springshare is working to remedy the problem as soon as possible.
A UC Libraries collection – and efforts to make it available to scholars around the world – will be presented this month at an international conference.
Irish theatre critic William John Lawrence (1862-1940) was considered a major figure in documenting the history of Irish theatre.
William J. Lawrence
Yet, dozens of his notebooks on Irish theatre history from the 17th-to-20th centuries were never published. Efforts and outreach to make collections stored at the University of Cincinnati and at other institutions accessible worldwide will be presented at the 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. The conference takes place May 22-25 in Limerick, Ireland, and brings together librarians from around the world as they explore best practices on making their resources available for research.
The e-book collection of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is now available. This collection is part of the IET Digital Library and contains more than 300 e-books dated 1979 through 2011. These e-books are also discoverable through the UC Library catalog (series IET Digital Library) and the Summon search system.
Content covers twelve major areas:
Circuits, Devices and Systems
History of Technology
Management of Technology
Power and Energy
Professional Applications of Computing
Radar, Sonar, Navigation and Avionics
These e-books are downloadable in PDF format as either individual chapters or the entire book.
The Cincinnati Observatory is a local historical treasure and holds what was once one of the world’s largest telescopes. Throughout its history, the observatory has served as a source of weather forecasts, official Cincinnati time, and a site of scientific discovery. It also has a long connection with the University of Cincinnati. The Archives and Rare Books Library holds many observatory records along with the papers of long-time director Paul Herget.
Finding valid answers to these medical questions is easier, and closer to home, than you might think…
Over 15 years ago, a government grant allowed the University of Cincinnati to create the Ohio Valley Community Health Information Network (OVCHIN) which later evolved into NetWellness. NetWellness, then a collaboration between UC, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University, is a non-profit consumer health website devoted to high quality, unbiased, scientifically sound information. Professionals from all three universities create and evaluate all of information found on the website and offer an “Ask the Expert” feature, as well as descriptions of and links to myriad health and research topics.