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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 3

    Staff News

    Appointments Eira Tansey, digital archivist/records manager in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was appointed to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Public Policy, a national committee that does the legwork behind virtually all SAA public policy statements and press releases regarding “record keeping issues in the news” – including recent statements on law enforcement body-camera footage, violations of FOIA and other matters of public record keeping interest. Awards On April 13th two UC Libraries employees were honored at the UC Celebration of Black Excellence 2018 awards ceremony. Don Jason, health informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, was awarded a Maendeleo Award, Promotion Award for…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    Dr. Mont Rogers Reid Surgical Films Digitized

    By Gino Pasi, Archivist and Curator for the Winkler Center The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions concluded a year-long project funded by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Partnering with Colorlab, a full-service motion picture film lab in Rockville, Maryland, the Winkler Center digitized three rare 16-mm films depicting surgeries performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Mont Rogers Reid in the mid-1930s. In addition to their digitization, the films were cleaned, restored, re-plasticized and rehoused by Colorlab. Thirteen films of Reid’s were found in UC’s Department of Surgery, but only three were salvageable as many were on Kodacolor acetate, a film type known for its rapid…

  • Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    UC Libraries Launches New Adopt-A-Book Program

    Do you love libraries? Do you love books? We need your help! UC Libraries has launched an exciting new Adopt-A-Book program, providing alumni and library friends the opportunity to help support the preservation of some of our most precious books. These are true treasures for our collection, deeply valued by our faculty and students for their content and scholarly value. The program has started with items from UC Libraries’ Archives & Rare Books Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Please consider adopting one of these rare items for preservation for future generations. Adopted items will receive an electronic bookplate honoring the adopter…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Distinguished Panel Discusses “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present & Future”

    By Gino Pasi. On Thursday, May 4, the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society  hosted its eighth annual Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture in UC’s Kresge Auditorium. This year’s event, titled “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present & Future,” featured a multi-generational panel discussion moderated by Dr. Elbert Nelson and including Drs. Chester C. Pryor, II, Charles Dillard, Camille Graham, and Christopher Lewis. Each panelist discussed their personal stories, including obstacles and successes as African American physicians, their early mentors, heroes and more. After the discussion and a short Q&A session, attendees were invited to a reception and an…

  • edible books
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Spring Events in UC Libraries

    From UC DATA Day to Edible Books to a digital humanities speaker there is something for everyone in UC Libraries this spring. All events are free and open to the public. Check the UC Libraries website at www.libraries.uc.edu for event details and directions to individual library locations. Digital Humanities Speaker Series – March 6 & 7, Langsam Library – UC Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes to campus Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English at Salem State University, as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series. Dr. Risam will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public. Participants…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Libraries Receive Gift from the John Hauck Foundation

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from the John Hauck Foundation for the digitization of Dr. Albert B. Sabin’s lab notebooks. Dr. Sabin was a celebrated medical researcher and virologist who was best known for developing an oral polio vaccine that played a critical role in the eradication of the disease. He conducted his research for the vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation before and after WWII. He went on to have a storied career within the medical community as well as in academia. These extensive archives are held at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with…

  • images of progress
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    A New Look at Digital Collections

    Imagine a place where through a computer, tablet or mobile device one could go to view such diverse collections as the House of Refuge Records, the creation of the Triceracopter sculpture, Albert B. Sabin’s archives about his quest to create the oral polio vaccine, as well as images of Great Houses of Cincinnati from environmental artist Alice Weston. This central, online place would also have exhibits about the 25th General Hospital: Courage and Skill in World War II, Promotion through Playing Cards, and Sublime and Beautiful Mountain Scenery among other captivating subjects. Such place does exist with the recently launched redesign of the Digital Collections & Repositories department website. Available…

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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…