• Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Powwow
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    Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library Selected to Host Traveling Exhibition about Native Concepts of Health and Illness

    The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library has been selected in a competitive application process to host Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today. As one of 104 grant recipients selected from…

  • Xuemao Wang
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    A Note from the Dean: Celebrating Special Collections

    In this edition of Source we highlight some of the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ newest endeavors in digital collections. From the latest version of the university’s digital repository, Scholar@UC, to a new archive space for special collections, to our recent membership in the large-scale collaborative repository HathiTrust, UC Libraries has made great strides in increasing our digital footprint and exploring new ways to enhance our user’s scholarship and the ways they can access and utilize our collections. As the materials in our collections become more accessible online, our rare and special collections become even more valuable to the identities of our libraries and the university. Each of UC Libraries’ 10…

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    The University of Cincinnati Libraries Have Joined HathiTrust

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries have joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating and sharing the record of human knowledge. UC Libraries joins more than 130 international research libraries in HathiTrust, and is the third Ohio library to join along with The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. “Membership in HathiTrust will enable the University of Cincinnati Libraries to partner with national and international collaborators with similar missions to preserve, protect and make accessible the scholarly record,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian.…

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    Managing University Archives in a Digital World

    By Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager, Archives and Rare Books Library “What College-Conservatory of Music musicals were staged in 1986?” “When did the university begin offering a dental insurance plan?” “What dorms have served as polling places?” These are just a handful of the university-history related questions I’ve encountered since starting work at the Archives and Rare Books (ARB) Library nearly five years ago. The questions we receive concern events at all times in campus history – from the earliest days of UC’s predecessor colleges to events that took place just a couple years ago. ARB is the official home for University Archives, making us the obvious place to go…

  • archives space homepage
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    Streamlined Searching and Management of Archival Collections Implemented at UC Libraries

    By Suzanne Reller, Reference/Collections Librarian in the Archives and Rare Books Library. What do the polio vaccine, animated film music, folklore, the Heimlich maneuver and labor unions have in common? They are all subjects of archival collections in the Archives and Rare Books Library and at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Archival collections are papers or records of a person, family or organization and includes things like correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes and reports. Archives can be digital or hard copy, and they can encompass just few folders to hundreds of boxes or a few megabytes to terabytes of data. Since these collections are…

  • Meyer, D. (2017). Oxycomanthus bennetti - 11.
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    Scholar@UC Upgrade Enhances the Repository’s Use and Access

    This spring, the Libraries announced that Scholar@UC, the University of Cincinnati’s digital repository, was updated to include enhanced submission and viewing features. The upgrade included: improved look & feel content dashboard for easier management of submitted works batch work creation and upload – upload an entire folder of works simultaneously or create multiple works at once including from folders usage analytics of content (views and downloads) new work-relation model allowing works to be nested and related in meaningful ways social media sharing widgets. All content previously in Scholar@UC was migrated from the old platform, with files validated and the metadata and relationships maintained. Scholar@UC is a digital repository that enables…

  • edith starbuck
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    Staff News

    Appointments Eira Tansey, digital archivist/records manager in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was appointed to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Public Policy, a national committee that does the legwork behind virtually all SAA public policy statements and press releases regarding “record keeping issues in the news” – including recent statements on law enforcement body-camera footage, violations of FOIA and other matters of public record keeping interest. Awards On April 13th two UC Libraries employees were honored at the UC Celebration of Black Excellence 2018 awards ceremony. Don Jason, health informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, was awarded a Maendeleo Award, Promotion Award for…

  • to kill a mockingbird
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    Join Us for the Great American Read

    UC Libraries and the University of Cincinnati Press are sponsors of PBS’s The Great American Read, an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. The Great American Read promotes the benefits of reading and the power of a good book while also fostering conversations about what we love to read and why. What is your favorite Great American Read? The series kicked off May 22 on CET and will continue in September and October. Be sure to watch! Throughout the summer and fall, viewers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite of the 100 best-loved novels and…