Mozart in the Library: Act II

Ever wonder what people are playing while they are practicing the keyboard in Langsam and CCM Libraries? Jay Sinnard, manager of the Student Technology Resources Center, did so he asked one student if he could listen in.

Eliza Walsh

Eliza Walsh, Spanish major.

 

Can you identify what she’s playing? Bach? Beethoven?

A collaboration between UC Libraries and the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), the keyboards are open to anyone wanting to play on a first come-first served basis, but bring your own headphone as they are required.

Dean’s Corner: A Deep Dive into DH/DS

Since UC Libraries announced the establishment of UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) last September, the center’s co-directors Arlene Johnson and James Lee have been busy reaching out to the university community and laying groundwork. We sat down with both them and Dean Xuemao Wang to discuss their respective backgrounds in digital humanities/digital scholarship (DH/DS) and the early details of their plans for the DSC at the University of Cincinnati and UC Libraries.

Arlene Johnson introduces Dr. James Lee at his DH/DS talk

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The World’s Finest Cinema Brought to You by Your Library & Kanopy

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Cincinnati Libraries has recently introduced a new online video streaming service, Kanopy

With over 26,000 films and more added monthly, Kanopy includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films, and indie films. The database includes films from many of the leading producers, including the Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO California Newsreel, BBC, Kino Lorber, New Day Films, The Great Courses, First Run Features, The Video Project, and hundreds more.

Kanopy has an incredible range of films available: from PBS Shakespeare Uncovered Collection, through Food Choices to Art & Copy – viewers can filter subject searches by most popular,  subject, supplier, filmmaker and more.

Kanopy’s streaming interface makes it easy to watch, share, discuss and engage with films across campus. Instructors: it’s easy to use Kanopy in your coursework. You can share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them into Blackboard. See the Kanopy homepage for more information or contact library staff for help.

 

Just in Time for Exams. Stress Less Events @ Langsam Library

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Take a time out from studying with Triceracopter for some fun and creative activities on:

  • Wed, November 30: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, December 1, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Student Wellness Center, Campus Ministry at St. Monica-St. George and the Women’s Center.

Recharge, Refresh and Breathe

Need a BREAK!  Reboot with a 10-minute session of deep breathing and gentle stretching.  Studies show that mediation and yoga breaks are most effective at boosting productivity so join the circle, relax and get back to work with a fresh perspective.

Sessions will be offered by Kimber Andrews, Assistant Director of CET&L on:

  • Tues, November 29 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday December 6 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Victorian Gingerbread Village Coloring Banner

Bring some color to the gingerbread village banner.

  • Begins Thurs, December 1, next to Starbucks.

Who Let the Dog In?

Take a break from your studies and come meet Dozer, Labrador in the K-9 Unit of UC’s Public Safety Department.

Mon, December 5: 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Writing Assistance Available in the Health Sciences Library Every Wednesday in September

Need help with writing? Visit the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library any Wednesday in September and sign up for a same-day appointment with a writing tutor. Receive free writing assistance on all documents, including: personal statements, grant applications, reports and articles.

The writing tutor is available from 12:45pm-5:45pm on September 14, 21 and 28 in the Health Sciences Library’s Informatics Lab located on the E level. Simply visit the library to sign up for a same-day appointment with the writing tutor, then come back to the library at your scheduled time.

The service is open to all. For more information, contact Joseph Cunningham of the Academic Writing Center at cunninju@ucmail.uc.edu.

Langsam Library’s 4th Floor Now Open 24/7

As the university’s main library, the Walter C. Langsam Library — and especially the busy fourth floor — is a destination of choice for University of Cincinnati students. Beginning Aug. 21, UC students, faculty and staff looking for a place to study for an exam, access a public computer or meet with a project team to finish an assignment now have access to the fourth floor of Langsam Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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No library staff or services requiring assistance will be available after The Desk@Langsam closes; however, security will be present thanks to UC’s Public Safety. A valid UC ID is required to enter the library after The Desk@Langsam closes. The hours for The Desk@Langsam and the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) are listed online at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/about/hours.html. Continue reading

UC Libraries Websites & Other Online Services Unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am.

The UC Libraries websites will be unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am as IT@UC performs planned network maintenance.

All systems and devices house in the IT@UC Data Center will be unavailable from approximately 3-8:30 a.m. EDT, Saturday, June 18, for network maintenance. Student, faculty and staff email systems are not expected to be affected by the outage.   Almost all other UC online systems will be affected, including all ‘uc.edu’ web sites, Canopy, Blackboard, Box at UC, Echo360, Kaltura, Catalyst (student information system), the central login system, WebEx, Microsoft Lync, the UC Virtual Private Network (VPN) and UC FileSpace.

Library systems that are affected include our websiteshttp://libraries.uc.edu, https://digital.libraries.uc.edu, Scholar@UC, Journals@UC, the Digital Resource Commons, and the Luna Image and Media repository.

We expect that the library catalog – https://uclid.uc.edu  will be available during this time.  OhioLINK resources will not be affected by this outage, except that off campus users who need to authenticate should use the Libraries Proxy Server instead of VPN.

A link to more information about this #ITUCUpdate is available at http://www.uc.edu/ucit/maintenance.html.

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