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Implementing the Strategic Plan

In May 2014, the University of Cincinnati Libraries launched our Strategic Plan. The plan defines our mission to “empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.” It announces bold objectives under four pillars of Digital Technologies & Innovation, People, Space and…

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A Note from the Dean

Welcome to Source Online. Source, UC Libraries newsletter, published its first issue in winter 2002. Since that time, a lot has changed in both UC Libraries as well as in the world of libraries. No longer are libraries viewed as just storehouses of books. While access to information is still a cornerstone of what we do, more and…

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Documenting India – The STRC Travels Abroad

The goal of the Digital Technologies & Innovation pillar of the Strategic Plan is to “develop innovative technologies and services that transform and generate new modes of inquiry, access, scholarship, learning and creative ways of working together.” This has long been the mission of the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC), and this past spring its…

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New (and not so new) Faces in UC Libraries

Within the last 12 months, 11 new people have joined the ranks of UC Libraries. Many of these new positions are in direct support of the initiatives and objectives of the Strategic Plan. Glen Horton, for example, has joined the Digital Repository team to help build scholar@uc. Eira Tansey and Nathan Tallman’s work with digital…

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Sitting Smart in Langsam Library

In the evolving world of modern academic libraries, change is a constant. The Walter C. Langsam Library is no exception. In 2013, the Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) experienced major renovations, which resulted in a dynamic space that is now a highlight of the library’s 4th floor. This year, library enhancements focused on furnishing comfortable,…

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Historic Cincinnati Subway and Street Images Website

The University of Cincinnati Libraries have created a website and digital archive that provides access to the historic Cincinnati subway and street images, a collection of over 8,000 photographic negatives and prints taken as part of a failed subway development project in the 1920s, and photographs documenting various street projects from the 1930s through the…

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Join UC Libraries at Books by the Banks

Back for its eighth year, and bigger than ever, Books by the Banks will bring a record 130 authors to Cincinnati on Saturday, October 11 for book signings, meet and greets, panel discussions and more. Books by the Banks, the region’s largest book festival, attracts thousands of people to downtown Cincinnati for an exciting day…