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    Volume 13, Issue 4

    ‘Preserving the Past for the Future’ Exhibit Showcases Work of Preservation Lab

    In January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally managed, staffed and equipped preservation lab located in UC’s Walter C. Langsam Library. Employees from both PLCH and UCL work on the general circulating and rare/special collections of each institution. The division of labor for all work performed by the Preservation Lab is divided evenly between UCL and PLCH. The exhibit “Preserving the Past for the Future,” currently on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby, showcases the work done by the Preservation Lab on a selection of…

  • Volume 13, Issue 2

    A View into Special Collections

    By Steve Marine, Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, Preservation and Grants UC Libraries’ special collections provide scholars, both local and global, access to rare books and other rare materials such as maps, pamphlets and journals, that are found in few other libraries. In addition, UC Libraries’ special collections consist of unique primary source materials such as the personal archives of notable people, photographs and historical artifacts and the official records of the university and many regional institutions. Such collections are sources for new discoveries and catalysts for novel research. UC Libraries’ flagship special collections location is the Archives and Rare Book Library located on the 8th floor of…

  • Volume 13, Issue 2

    Thank You

    As you gather with friends and families on Thanksgiving and think of all the things you are thankful for in your own lives, the librarians, staff and students of UC Libraries would like to express their gratitude for the people, places and activities that make working at UC worthwhile – and even fun. Below are just some of the things that make our jobs worth setting the alarm clock for.   I am thankful to have returned to my hometown a year ago for my challenging and exciting position as Digital Archivist, and to be surrounded every day by such fantastic colleagues. Eira Tansey Digital Archivist/Records Manager, Archives and Rare…