• images of progress
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    A New Look at Digital Collections

    Imagine a place where through a computer, tablet or mobile device one could go to view such diverse collections as the House of Refuge Records, the creation of the Triceracopter sculpture, Albert B. Sabin’s archives about his quest to create the oral polio vaccine, as well as images of Great Houses of Cincinnati from environmental artist Alice Weston. This central, online place would also have exhibits about the 25th General Hospital: Courage and Skill in World War II, Promotion through Playing Cards, and Sublime and Beautiful Mountain Scenery among other captivating subjects. Such place does exist with the recently launched redesign of the Digital Collections & Repositories department website. Available…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    A Note from the Dean: IFLA Comes to Cincinnati

    This August, the International Federation of Libraries (IFLA) will host their yearly conference in Columbus, Ohio. Last fall, I posted about my experience at the IFLA conference in South Africa. While at the time I knew that UC would be involved in some of the conference events this summer, I am excited to tell you now in more detail what is coming and what role UC Libraries and I will play in welcoming these international visitors. The first of two IFLA related events will take place at the Walter C. Langsam Library when we host the Knowledge Management (KM) section of IFLA for their pre-IFLA satellite conference on August 12.…

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    Volume 14, Issue 3

    UC to Launch a New Academic Press

    The University of Cincinnati announced recently the formation of a new academic press. With a dual publishing focus on social justice and community engagement, the mission of the University of Cincinnati Press is to cultivate and disseminate scholarly works of the highest quality for the enhancement of the global community. “It is a historic and exciting moment for a great research university like the University of Cincinnati to join the elite group of institutions that operate an academic press,” said President Santa J. Ono. “Becoming an active participant in scholarly publishing will further the university’s Third Century goals, notably in the areas of leveraging research and scholarship, strategic recruiting and…

  • jennier krivikas
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    New Position Brings Research and Collaboration Opportunities

    On July 1, Jennifer Krivickas, head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), will join the Office of Research as the assistant vice president of integrated research. This new, shared position between the Office of Research and UC Libraries was created to align and integrate the research support activities provided by the Libraries and the recently developed arts, humanities and social science (AHSS) Third Century initiatives to advance UC’s emerging trans-disciplinary research goals. Below, Jennifer and Patrick A. Limbach, vice president for research, answer questions about this new position. Patrick: Can you tell a little bit about your motives/need for…

  • strc
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    Provost Technology Innovation Award Will Help Create Innovation Studio

    The desire to foster creativity while furthering academic excellence is behind the Provost Technology Innovation Awards, which fund projects that allow for the development of original ideas to be turned into a reality for faculty and students. “It is wonderful to see people of different departments and expertise come together to modernize the student experience,” says Beverly Davenport, senior vice president of academic affairs and provost. “I am excited to see how these progressive ideas will turn into real hands-on experiences for students, improving their academic journey here at UC.” The Office of the Provost provided $1 million in funding across UC, aimed at keeping the university’s educational experience on…

  • student workers
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    Rewarding Excellent Student Workers

    Student workers play a vital part in the daily operation of UC Libraries. From assisting users with checking out materials to trouble shooting technology problems to helping new students locate the stacks, student workers help the libraries to achieve our mission to “empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.” Annually, we recognize those student workers who perform their job at the highest level with the University of Cincinnati Library Student Award for Quality Service. The principal criterion for this award is that the student worker consistently excels in providing quality service and accomplishes both…

  • Volume 14, Issue 3

    Displaying the Armstrong Collection

    Thanks to support from the University of Cincinnati President’s office, we are pleased to announce a new permanent public exhibit recognizing Neil A. Armstrong and his time as a professor at the University of Cincinnati, 1971-1979. Located at the entrance of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library, this exhibit brings together many objects and documents donated by the Armstrong family that are part of the University Archives housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library. The display represents many aspects of Mr. Armstrong’s life and accomplishments. Highlights are a flight mask and gear from his work as a test pilot (ca. 1960s), an encapsulated heat shield from the…

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    Volume 14, Issue 3

    UC Libraries Welcomes the Newest Bearcats

    This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall, including the Starbucks café currently under construction and scheduled to open in August. The students are participating in fun and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate research resources. They watch a video that showcases the…