• Volume 22,  Volume 22, Issue 1

    Digitize your home collections like a pro

    By Sidney Gao, digital collections manager, and James Van Mil, digital projects and preservation librarian In celebration of the upcoming World Digital Preservation Day on November 2, UC Libraries’ Digital Collections Team is here with some tips and tricks to help everyone preserve and protect their personal archives. Digital preservation combines policies, strategies and actions that ensure access to digital content over time[1]. These strategies can be used on both library digital collections and personal archives at home so that photographs, memories and history are preserved well into the future. In this article we’ll discuss how the UC Libraries Digital Collections Team works to preserve library digital collections, and how…

  • Volume 21,  Volume 21, Issue 2

    A Medical Pioneer goes Digital

    By Sidney Gao, Digital Collections Manager UC Libraries celebrates a new digital collection in honor of Dr. Lucy Orinthia Oxley, the first African American to graduate from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1935. The collection consists of photographs, memorabilia, awards, correspondence, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook documenting the personal life and professional career of Dr.Oxley, a beloved family medicine doctor and general practitioner in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not only does the collection celebrate Dr. Oxley’s accomplishments, but it itself is an accomplishment for the Libraries Digital Collections Team (DCT) as it is one of the first to be released with holistic accessibility standards, a milestone for the DCT…

  • Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    A New Collaboration to Manage UC’s Art Collection

    The university has a rich Art Collection most familiar to those who recognize its pieces distributed around campus in buildings and offices. A new management collaboration has the potential to bring heightened awareness and purpose to this treasure trove. With over 3,600 works, the University of Cincinnati Art Collection is international in scope and includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, furniture, ceramics and decorative arts spanning five millennia, from ancient Greece to the present day. Within this enormous range, works of art from the U.S. form one of the core areas in the collection. And, appropriately, the art of Cincinnati, especially that produced during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, is…

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    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    UC’s Digital Scholarship Center Awarded a $700K Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University of Cincinnati a $700K renewal grant to advance and expand the Digital Scholarship Center’s (DSC) “catalyst” model of digital scholarship that uses machine learning and data visualization to enable team-based, transdisciplinary research projects. This second phase builds on the first-phase support from The Foundation, where the DSC used machine learning and data visualization to open and activate digital archives for exploration and analysis at scale by researchers and scholars. The DSC aims to substantially grow their library-centered digital scholarship model by expanding the implementation of machine learning and data visualization to create computable archives – archives that are not based on conventional…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Digital Core as Part of 21st-Century Liberal Education

    In 1906, the University of Cincinnati created a new paradigm for higher education with the invention of cooperative education. Co-op helped transform the undergraduate experience at UC, providing students with experiential learning in their primary areas of study. Co-op also made a name for UC. According to US News and Report, last year UC ranked third among all U.S. universities and the first in public universities for co-op. UC co-op students collectively earned $75M last year. In the years since, UC has done much to increase student’s preparedness for their post-collegiate careers, a trend that continues today with the Next Lives Here pathway Bearcat Promise. We are now in the…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    A Year of Reflection

    Announcing the 5th annual University of Cincinnati Libraries Annual Progress Report – A Year of Reflection. This past year the University of Cincinnati marked its Bicentennial led by the tenants: To Honor the past. Elevate the present. Bend the future. While celebrating the Libraries’ vital role in the past 200 years of the university, we also took this opportunity to reflect on our goals, objectives, accomplishments and gaps as the next phase of our strategic direction. Our year of reflection has resulted in the need for the creation of an emerging, and even bolder, Strategic Framework – one built upon the knowledge of our strengths and challenges, coupled with the…

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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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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    Working in the Digital Scholarship Center

    The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), launched in September 2016 as an academic center, is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Hosted by UC Libraries, the DSC provides faculty across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. In their catalyst role, they stimulate new opportunities for digital scholarship in a cohesive academic center by assembling technical capacity and expertise, space and computational equipment, access to datasets and student and staff support. Below is the recent experience of Alexandra Pasqualone, former graduate assistant in the DSC. ____________________________________________ Digital Scholarship Center Twitter Project and Digital Humanities By Alexandra Pasqualone…