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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 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…

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    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…

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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…

  • Jacob Laskowski
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Support the UC Libraries Student Worker Scholarship Fund

    UC Libraries is grateful for the philanthropic support of alumni, friends and patrons that allows us to stay at the forefront of technological innovation and ensure access to the latest resources and information. Yet donors to UC Libraries can also make an impact on the lives of deserving students. A new scholarship fund, the UC Libraries Student Worker Scholarship, recognizes an undergraduate student at UC who has demonstrated excellence in service to the Libraries. Jacob Laskowski is the first scholarship recipient – a student worker at the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) who quickly emerged as a leader by taking…

  • 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…

  • 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…