To meet the university’s needs for increased Internet bandwidth, UCIT will perform an upgrade to the Cincinnati Education Research Fiber-loop (CERF) ring during Labor Day weekend. The CERF ring is the backbone providing Internet and Internet2 connectivity for UC, Xavier, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The upgrade will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 2 and is expected to be complete by 1:00 a.m. Sunday, September 4. Users should expect intermittent service interruption to the Internet during this window, however there is a possibility for intermittent Internet outages during the entire maintenance period.
By Janice Schulz
As a State of Ohio public entity, the University of Cincinnati is required to adhere to Ohio’s public records laws. The laws can be found in Ohio Revised Code 149.43, but interpretation can be tricky. To assist Ohio agencies and citizens with understanding and applying both the public records laws and the open meeting laws, collectively known as “sunshine laws,” the Ohio Attorney General and the Ohio Auditor of State have jointly published the Ohio Sunshine Laws Manual. In plain language, the manual describes what a public record is, how to request records, exceptions to the law, enforcement of the law, and obligations of public offices. Like many state laws, interpretation of the public records laws happens during actual court cases, and the manual is updated annually to include new and/or different interpretations that affect how we need to comply. The 2011 Sunshine Manual can be viewed and downloaded free of charge and hard copies, also free of charge, can be requested on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
Through KnowItNow24x7, an online and texting reference service for the citizens and residents of Ohio brought to you by the State Library of Ohio and libraries throughout the state, users can now text their questions and a librarian will text the answer. To reach a college or university librarian, text ohiolink to 66746.
The latest issue highlights the CEAS Library, new digital collections such as The Cincinnatian Online, and the most recent UC Libraries Quality Service Award Winners. You can also read about staff news, recent acquisitions in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library, and more. Source is available in print around the various libraries and online.
OhioLINK‘s Quicksearch is currently unavailable. They are working to resolve the issue.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries have received a $314,258 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine and distinguished service professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Research Foundation from 1939-1969.
The primary source documents to be digitized include 35,000 letters totaling 50,000 pages of correspondence between Sabin and political, cultural, social, and scientific leaders around the world. Also included will be 1,000 photographs documenting the events and activities worldwide that were part of Sabin’s crusade to eradicate polio.
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Debbie Tenofsky, Head of Reference and Instructional Services, is quoted in an article in the April 2010 issue of Academic Connection published by Athletics Academic Services. The article, “The Campus that Never Sleeps,” highlights iTunes U, a source of free video and audio files produced by universities including UC.
Looking for a place to study during exams? Langsam Library begins exam hours March 12 through March 20.
UPDATE: The Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library is now open after a power outage this morning in Braunstein Hall.