• CQ visit
    Volume 13, Issue 3

    An Interview with the Dean

    In October 2013, the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) finalized an agreement with Chongqing University (CQU), a national university in southwest China, to develop a partnership between the two universities and to bring UC’s highly successful co-op model to China. Because of his background and expertise in global partnerships, and his established connections in Chongqing, Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian, has been extremely involved in establishing this partnership. With his additional role as special advisor to the President and the Provost on China Initiatives, and as a member of UC’s International Working Group and of the Advisory Committee for the China Strategy Group with…

  • Volume 13, Issue 3

    Collaborating to Exhibit the Story of Ladislas Segoe

    What started as a phone call from one UC colleague to another has resulted in a traveling and online exhibition and publication celebrating the life and career of a pioneer in urban planning, Ladislas Segoe. In the Public Interest: The Life and Work of Regional Planning Pioneer Ladislas Segoe (1894-1983) is on exhibit in the Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery inside the Steger Student Life Center through April 5, 2015. A digital collection of the items in the exhibit has been created and is available online at https://drc.libraries.uc.edu/handle/2374.UC/743629 along with an online exhibition at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/segoe/. In addition, a publication about the exhibit is available for purchase at http://www.bookwire.com/books/all?query=978-1-4951-4088-4&pn=1&ps=20. The…

  • Andreas Vesalius
    Volume 13, Issue 3

    Accounting for an Historic Text

    The life of a book can be as interesting and long lasting as the contents within. Such is the tale of the historic text The Fabric of the Human Body by anatomist Andreas Vesalius. Recently, Dr. Stephen N. Joffe, a retired UC professor of surgery and medicine, and Veronica Buchanan, archivist in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of Medicine, embarked on a project to account for the locations in the United States of both the first (1543) and second editions (1555) of this seminal work whose author was among the first to accurately depict the human body and to illustrate anatomy in a visual way. Andreas Vesalius…

  • Volume 13, Issue 3

    Explore UC Libraries’ Digital Collections

    UC Libraries is steadily building a diverse archive of digital content with critically received collections covering Neil Armstrong’s life and UC career, the fabled Cincinnati Subway project, the remarkable Albert B. Sabin, unique recorded Elliston poetry readings as far back as 1954, Cincinnati medical oral histories and much more. The strength of the Archives and Rare Books Library in Cincinnati history and genealogy is now reflected in our online archives, which include the Cincinnati Birth and Death Records (1865-1912), the Cincinnati House of Refuge (1850-1902) and the recently added Hamilton County Morgue Records (1887-1930). Please visit the Digital Collections site and re-visit often! The Neil A. Armstrong Commemorative Archive contains…

  • Volume 13, Issue 3

    Next Up in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Alex Gil

    UC Libraries is thrilled to welcome Alex Gil to campus Monday, April 6, 2015 as the second expert in our Digital Humanities Speaker Series. He will present a series of talks, all free and open to the public, to be held in 480 Langsam Library. 10:00-11:30am: “Setting up Playgrounds for the Digital Humanities: Strategies to Foster and Support Digital Humanities Activities and Communities” (followed by a lunch reception) 12:45-1:45pm: “Breaking the Code: The Developing Librarian Project at Columbia University Libraries” (targeted for library faculty and staff, but all are welcome) 2:00-3:30pm: Keynote: “Hacking Light, Crossing Borders: Building Transnational Communities in Digital Scholarship and the Case of GO::DH” Alex Gil is…

  • General Hospital
    Volume 13, Issue 3

    Save the Date: Annual Cecil Striker Lecture May 19

    The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions invites you to Save the Date for the: Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture ~ 4 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Dale C. Smith, PhD – senior vice president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD and chairman of the Department of Medical History in the F. Edward Hubert School of Medicine, USUHS will present on the topic of “The History of Public Hospitals: Cornerstone of American Healthcare.” Additional details regarding RSVP, location and reception will be posted soon to the Winkler Center website. Questions should be directed to (513) 558-5120. Originally…

  • dean wang and donors
    Volume 13, Issue 3

    Honor Roll of Donors

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries gratefully recognizes the generosity and foresight of our donors – alumni, faculty, staff and many friends, including corporations and foundations – who understand the importance of how an excellent library system is crucial to the academic and research success at UC. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and organizations whose generous contributions of $100 or more help to sustain the operations and endowments of the UC Libraries. This list reflects support received from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and cumulative giving for donors at lifetime recognition levels. Lifetime Donors McMicken Tower Society – Visionary (cumulative $1,000,000 to $4,999,999) Roger Chalkley,…

  • Volume 13, Issue 2

    Announcing Scholar@UC

    It is with great fanfare that we announce the name of UC’s Next Generation Digital Repository: Scholar@UC. A digital repository makes accessible, enables re-use, stores, organizes and preserves the full range of an institution’s intellectual output, including scholarly, historical and research materials. Scholar@UC is part of UC’s emerging Research Hub and is being developed in partnership with UC Libraries and UCit. Scholar@UC initially will support direct deposit by faculty and staff of digital materials and data that are a result of their scholarly work and research, as well as deposit of faculty-approved student work such as theses and senior capstone projects. Scholar@UC is now in an early-adopter phase. Fourteen UC…