Chat Service Ending

UC Libraries will be ending the OhioLINK KnowItNow chat service as of May 6.  If you would like to ask an online question you can

  • email a subject librarian
  • fill out the “Ask a Reference Question” form
  • for immediate assistance you can use the public library chat service via your local public library or the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (http://www.knowitnow.org/).

Thank you very much.

 

 

Historic Cincinnati Subway and Street Images Available on New Website

b53_f25_p001The University of Cincinnati Libraries have created a website and digital archive that provides access to the historic Cincinnati subway and street images, a collection of over 8,000 photographic negatives and prints taken as part of a failed subway development project in the 1920s, and photographs documenting various street projects from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Available at http://digital.libraries.uc.edu/subway/, the “Cincinnati Subway and Street Improvements, 1916-1955” website includes construction images as well as both interior and exterior shots of private residences and city scenes. In addition to providing access to the historic prints and photographs, the website also documents the story of the failed subway project and includes a construction map with linked images.

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New Design for CECH Library Website

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On May 6th, the CECH Library will unveil a newly redesigned website at a new URL.  The new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as Today’s Hours, an enhanced location map and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access are included.

Vivid graphics, chicklets that link back to the CECH website, our NASA Educators Resource Center information and New Education Resources are prominent.  Linked resources under our About, Services, Research Resources, Curriculum Resources Prek-12, and Help Tabs provide updated tools and web pages that support CECH teaching and research.  Note too the direct links to key Criminal Justice, Education, Curriculum Resources, Human Services and Information Technology databases and research guides.

On May 6, we will email a link to our new CECH Library website!

 

 

Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

homepageOn May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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Poetry Month and ARB-Dublin's Easter Rising

By: Kevin Grace

A Voice of Insurgency     Ninety-eight years ago in 1916, the Irish Republican Brotherhood staged an uprising during Easter Week, the intent being to reclaim Ireland from the British and establish a republic.  Though the rebellion failed, as so many others had in the previous two centuries, the rising galvanized the Irish people in a way that would ultimately lead to the country’s independence following a bloody civil war.  The Easter Rising and the years following it are complicated ones in sorting out the loyalties and issues, though there has been no shortage of histories and autobiographies and polemics.

In the Rare Books Collection, there is another view of the rising: a poetry chapbook by Maeve Cavanagh.  Entitled A Voice of Insurgency, Cavanugh’s collection of verse documents the six days of the rebellion from Monday, April 24 through Saturday,April 29 and the men and women who were in the forefront of it as gunshots and cannon fire reverberated around Dublin.  Cavanagh was a dedicated supporter of the republican movement, and friends with many of the leaders of the insurgency.  Her poems capture the fear and exhilaration of that Easter week. Continue reading

Introduction to Records Management Workshop

By Eira Tansey

The next Introduction to Records Management Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 10am in Blegen Library, 8th floor. All members of the university community are welcome to attend this 1-hour workshop.  Please RSVP to eira.tansey@uc.edu.

Led by the University Records manager, we will discuss the benefits you will receive from efficiently managing university records, UC’s records program, your role as a keeper of public records, the definition of a “record,” how to perform records inventories, the development of records retention schedules, and proper means of records disposal. A representative from the Office of Information Security will also be involved in the presentation.

For more information on UC’s Records Management program, please visit http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/records_management/index.html

NLW Day 3: Do not be an Air Head, be a Nerd!

Library visitors enjoyed a sweet, nerdy treat (Air Heads and Nerds) when they stopped by the desk.

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Library faculty and staff pulled showed off their bookish fashion with library/reading themed t-shirts and buttons.

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The Question of the Day continued with asking visitors about their favorite biographies/autobiographies.

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The trivia board noted the recent ranking of UC’s Health Sciences Library as one of the Top 25 Health Science Libraries in the U.S.

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A Poem in Your Pocket All Month Long: Emily Dickinson

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by Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chilliest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

For more on Emily Dickinson, visit Poets.org.

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of this, UC Libraries has mounted an exhibit on the fourth floor of Langsam Library celebrating poetry and poets.

For more, visit http://www.libraries.uc.edu/elliston/poetryexhibit.html

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