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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…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    Partnering to Integrate New Technology into Nursing Education

    By Don Jason, Alison Trammell and Tiffany Grant Informationists from the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) and nurse educators from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) launched a pilot program that integrates a Sectra Virtual Dissection Table into the Critical Care Nurse Residency Program (CCNRP) curriculum. The CCNRP is a mandatory education program for novice, critical care registered nurses who are hired into UCMC’s intensive care, emergency care or progressive care areas. The cohorts range in size from 12 to 32 members and CCNRP meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. for seven weeks. In the past, the course featured traditional lectures and…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 3

    UC Libraries Support Flagship Undergraduate Joint Program

    By Hong Cheng, Global Services Librarian The second cohort of 56 students from the Joint Co-op Institute (JCI) between the University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University (China) became proud Bearcat graduates on May 3, 2019. After five years of hard study and work, 87% of students will continue their academic journey in graduate schools in the United States, China or other countries. I have been with them since their second year and was happy to be part of their academic adventure. For many JCI students, the library has a different cultural context than for domestic students. The programs provided by UC Libraries helped the students to bridge the gap and…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 1

    So What is an “Extra-Illustrated Edition?”

     By Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library When Cincinnati businessman Enoch Carson began collecting the works of William Shakespeare in the years before the Civil War, he was part of a bibliophile craze that stretched across the Atlantic Ocean. During the 1800s in Europe and America, book lovers scavenged publishers’ catalogues, auctions and bookshops to amass their private libraries built on their specific interests. They corresponded with each other at length, trading prints and imprints and finagling to acquire their most desired items. For Carson, the quests were for Masonic books and for Shakespeare. His collection of books on Masons numbered in the…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Welcoming the Newest Bearcats to UC Libraries

    This summer, the Walter C. Langsam Library is a busy place as over 5,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both engaging and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services students can utilize when they begin classes in the fall, including the Starbucks café, the various group study rooms and quiet study areas, the Desk@Langsam, the classrooms and more. The students are participating in entertaining and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate…

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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 14, Issue 3

    UC Libraries Welcomes the Newest Bearcats

    This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall, including the Starbucks café currently under construction and scheduled to open in August. The students are participating in fun and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate research resources. They watch a video that showcases the…

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    Volume 13, Issue 4

    UC Libraries Welcomes New Bearcats

    This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall. The students are participating in fun and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate resources. They watch a video that showcases some of the projects produced by fellow UC students with the services and assistance made…