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    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    A Note From the Dean

    With this publication of Source, we are two months into the 2020/21 academic year. And while things are very different than any other fall semester that I have ever experienced, UC Libraries continues to provide faculty, staff, students and researchers with access to library resources, services and information expertise. The interiors of our libraries have been transformed as we moved furniture and closed off spaces to allow for social distancing. However, the spirit of UC Libraries is in full force as our library faculty and staff remain dedicated to work with users in fulfilling their research and learning needs.  I am impressed and grateful for how everyone in UC Libraries…

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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

    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 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    An Interview with Brad Warren, Associate Dean of Library Services

    In August 2018, Brad Warren joined UC Libraries as the associate dean of library services. Below is an interview with Brad about his professional background, immediate goals for the new position, and his early impressions of UC Libraries, as well as how he and his family are having fun exploring Cincinnati. Brad can be reached via email at brad.warren@uc.edu. Please tell us your professional background.  I have worked in academic libraries for 24 years and as a librarian for nearly 20 years. Before coming to UC, I was the director of access services at Yale University Library, working in that position for a little over nine years. I was the…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Focus on Technology in UC Libraries: The Visualization Laboratory

    Located within the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library, 240 Braunstein Hall, the Visualization Laboratory (Viz Lab) offers a suite of research services focused on data science, analysis and visualization. Operated as one of the services provided by the UC Libraries’ Research and Data Services (RDS) unit, a primary goal of the Viz Lab is to engage with the UC community to continually improve teaching and research outcomes by providing a high-tech and collaborative working environment.The Viz Lab is open to users at any research level, including undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty across all disciplines and departments. The Viz Lab is designed as a modern take on the traditional instructional and research space. The Lab is outfitted with…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Annual Progress Report Asks “Have We Transformed Yet?”

    Read the University of Cincinnati Libraries 2017/18 Annual Progress Report where we ask the question: Have We Transformed Yet? In this year’s annual Progress Report, we make note of the accomplishments of the previous year, as well as take a holistic view of UC Libraries since the Strategic Plan was launched five years ago. We celebrate the continued success of annual events that promote library collections and services, highlight milestones of major library initiatives and feature library spaces. Integral to fulfilling the work of the Strategic Plan is the dedication of the faculty and staff of UC Libraries along with the investment of our donors. By highlighting the accomplishments of…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Adapting Libraries for the Future

      How do we transform the Libraries’ traditional role from one of a service organization to that of a true partner in the academic pursuits of the university? Traditionally, libraries have been seen primarily as service units. Librarians and staff purchased and disseminated materials and assisted users with reference and other questions concerning the library. While this service role is important, in order for us to remain relevant – to not just survive, but to thrive – libraries need to move beyond that traditional service model into something that is more collaborative and integrated into the academic mission of the university. For academic libraries, this means transforming ourselves from information…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    Digital Scholarship Center Awarded $900,000 Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the University of Cincinnati a $900,000 grant in support of the Digital Scholarship Center’s research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines in the humanities and beyond. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of UC Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. “As a Research 1 university, the University of Cincinnati must be equipped to support the highest level of research activity. Digital scholarship plays…