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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    Two Hundred Years of Curation

    DAAP Galleries: The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery September 18-December 1 In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the DAAP Galleries are pleased to present 200 Years of Curation. Over the course of the university’s history, the facilities, technologies and individuals have changed and evolved, often replaced by new faces and spaces. The records of these changes and how we have arrived at this moment remain within books, archives and the various collections of UC. On an occasion such as this, it seems only relevant to look to the past as we envision our future. In this unprecedented collaboration of five separate archives and collections from…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    A Note from the Dean: Vision and Key Roles as Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship

    Welcome to the fall edition of Source. School is back in session and the libraries are once again full with new and returning students, faculty and staff. I am delighted to announce that over the summer I took on an additional title and new responsibilities as the vice provost of digital scholarship. The creation of this new role, under the leadership of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Kristi A. Nelson, is the reflection of UC’s commitment to the broad implementation of President Neville Pinto’s Next Lives Here, with a focus on our innovative agenda. This role is also a recognition and endorsement of UC Libraries’ contributions to…

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    University of Cincinnati Accepts New Additions to Neil Armstrong Commemorative Archives

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries recently received an unexpected addition to the Neil Armstrong Commemorative Archives. Presented at UC College of Engineering & Applied Science’s The Next Giant Leap – a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing – these new documents and photos touch on several aspects of Mr. Armstrong’s professional life, including his work as an astronaut and his major transition from a NASA administrative position to faculty member at UC. We are thankful to Rick and Mark Armstrong for their thoughtful generosity and willingness to share these memories of their father to preserve his inimitable legacy. UC is honored to be stewards of these…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    William A. Procter and the Gift of Libraries

    By Kevin Grace, Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library As the University of Cincinnati heads into the final months of celebrating its bicentennial in 2019, there are a few significant aspects of this 200th birthday that are hereby decided.  For example, the 1819 founding of the Cincinnati College versus the 1870 establishment of UC is officially settled: “The University of Cincinnati, est. 1819” is carved on our intellectual cornerstone. Bicentennial publications say so, decades of Bearcat administrators claiming it back it up, and that early date looked great on birthday cupcakes. Another affirmation of the university’s 200-year heritage is that we learn both by new endeavors and by…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    New Faces and New Publications from the Press

    The University of Cincinnati Press has started the new academic year with new faces and new publications as they look forward to publishing their 10th book. The Press has increased their ranks, adding a managing editor to their full time staff of two along with several new student workers – graduate assistants Luis Barreto from the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures and Sophia Triantafyllopoulos from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning/architecture, along with a co-op 2.0 student Luke Beckwith from the College-Conservatory of Music/audio production. These interns will spend the year learning transferable publishing skills, interacting with authors and the Press’s faculty board, and working…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    Presenting the Albert B. Sabin Research Notebook Digitization Project Lecture Series

    Dr. Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine, donated his complete correspondence, laboratory materials, manuscripts, awards and medals to the University of Cincinnati. His papers document both the development and testing of the oral polio vaccine and the growth of virology as a discipline. In 1995, the John Hauck Foundation helped the Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center (now the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions) establish the Hauck Center for the Albert B. Sabin Archives. An initial gift provided funds for an archivist to organize and preserve Dr. Sabin’s collection. Later, the Hauck Foundation provided the Winkler Center with two additional donations that helped…

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    Introducing the University of Cincinnati Libraries Research and Data Services Unit

    UC Libraries provides access to a wide range of research data and geographic information systems (GIS) services and resources for the campus community. Informationists and librarians are available to assist researchers in managing and preserving research data, finding and acquiring external data and in utilizing GIS techniques and software. How did these services get their start in UC Libraries?   In 2014 the University of Cincinnati Libraries launched its Strategic Plan and set as its vision to become the “globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university – positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus.” Under the Digital Technologies and Innovation pillar, the Libraries…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    Cecil Striker Lecture First Fully Endowed Lecture for the University of Cincinnati Libraries

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture is now its first fully endowed annual lecture. The lecture was named for Dr. Cecil Striker, a graduate from Cincinnati’s College of Medicine in 1921, who established himself as a nationally and internationally acclaimed consultant for physicians with diabetic patients and led efforts to promote successful diabetes treatment through insulin, diet and exercise. He also helped found the American Diabetes Associations and was its first President. Dr. Striker had a strong interest in medical history, which is honored by his eponymous lecture. The Cecil Striker Lecture has been held annually since 2011 hosted by the…