November 9, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In commemoration of this important world event, the University of Cincinnati Libraries have created two exhibits on display through fall quarter in the Walter C. Langsam Library.
The Archives & Rare Books Library’s first edition copy of The Book of Mormon recently underwent conservation treatment to clean and repair its binding and text block. The work was undertaken as part of the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ larger preservation efforts for special materials.
ARB holdings include many sacred texts, from Qur’ans and Bibles to Buddhist leaf books. Its copy of The Book of Mormon receives a great deal of use, so it is important that it be preserved for future students and scholars. This first edition of the book was published in 1830 in Palmyra, New York by Joseph Smith, and is considered one of the primary books of faith by the Latter Day Saints.
Are you thinking about doing some archival research this fall? If so, both the Archives and Rare Books Library and the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions have a new way for you to find archival collections at the University of Cincinnati and across Ohio: Encoded Archival Description, or EAD. The OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository available at http://ead.ohiolink.edu/xtf-ead/, allows you to search archival collections across the State of Ohio, including those at the University of Cincinnati.
Last night I was treated to an awesome sight as the International Space Station traveled through the southern sky at 9:32 pm and then the northern sky at 11:06 pm. Without the aid of binoculars or a telescope I could see a dazzling light sailing through the sky.
Sorry you missed it? It will appear again throughout the next couple of weeks. Continue reading Views of Outer Space