Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

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On 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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What is digital humanities anyway?

What Is Digital Humanities?

Jason Heppler, Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of History at Stanford University and historian of the North American West, created a project/website simply called whatisdigitalhumanities.com. It’s goal is simple: To provide perpetual answers to the perpetual question.

“Digital history provides historians new ways to think about historical causation and events through new research methods and visualizations (http://jasonheppler.org/digital/)”.

Hi, I’m Jason.

 

 

 

The Thing Quarterly

Issue 13/The Thing

Issue 13/The Thing

 

THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of an object. It’s like a magazine, except that each issue is conceived of by a different contributor and then published on a useful object.

Each issue is reproduced, wrapped, and shipped to the subscribers.

Recently, the DAAP Library became a subscriber to THE THING Quarterly and in doing so, we also ordered all back issues. We’ll soon unveil the entire collection in a cool, participatory performance event will entail our filming of our unwrapping each issue and collaborative construction of an exhibition of the entire collection. You don’t want to miss this. Stay tuned…

Jennifer Krivickas~Head of the DAAP Library

 

Students & librarian focus on collections in UC Forward Class!

 

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Documenting a Fashion Icon: The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection is a ‘test kitchen’, hands-on course that incorporates transdisciplinary inquiry and discourse, student crowdsourcing power, and Millennials innate love for technology, social media, and images, to investigate, interpret, digitize, and widely disseminate authoritative information about an important collection of garments, The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection.

The primary goal of the class: To actively engage UC students in transdisciplinary inquiry and discovery and enable innovation through collaboration AND to provide the global community of designers, historians, curators, students, and design-minded lay people with free and open access to visual and textual information about The UC Bonnie Cashin Collection, a collection with international research potential.

Students who complete this course will understand how to conduct formal, historical, and structural analysis of objects; the historical and cultural value of objects and collections; the principles of collecting and the curation of both physical and digital objects, textile conservation and proper handling techniques, and forms and variables related to physical and digital preservation. Students will learn how to conduct object analysis, interpret information, and prepare succinct, written descriptions of objects; the basics of database and website design; metadata and standardized descriptive language; and finally, how to organize, market, and execute a successful, multidimensional event (an exhibition & opening).

For more information about the class, see our course website! http://libraries.uc.edu/blogs/bonnie-cashin/

~Jennifer Krivickas, Head of the DAAP Library

 

 

Publication from Local Photographer, Tom Schiff, Explores Columbus, Indiana

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Cincinnati panoramic Photographer, Tom Schiff, is well-known for his colorful,oblong books of panoramic photographs. Often, the subject of Schiff’s photographs are the visually interesting landmarks, buildings, and places in and around Cincinnati and Ohio. Schiff’s newest photo book project, Columbus, Indiana: Midwestern Modernist Mecca (Skira Rizzoli, 2013), takes the reader/viewer on a wonderful tour around the little town in Indiana that has some of the most extraordinary examples of modernist architecture you’ll ever lay eyes on. Schiff not only offers readers/viewers a glimpse inside of beautiful places, such as the Miller House by Eero Saarinen (1957), but his unique style and craft allows us to see things in a different way. Whether you are traveling for research or leisure, Schiff’s new book, available for check out at the DAAP Library, is a wonderful resource for preparing for your next architectural pilgrimage to Columbus (Indiana).

~Jennifer Krivickas, Head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

 

 

Snow Globes in the DAAP Library

snowglobe2Jenell Walton of Channel 9′s “The List” recently visited the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and met with librarian Jennifer Krivickas to talk about the library’s snow globe collection. The snow globes will appear on “The List” sometime in July. For those who want to know more about the snow globes before the show airs, below is more information about the fun collection.

 

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Boutique 18 Features UC Alumna

Katie Gottlieb, former design student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP) and one-time library student worker, was selected by Boutique Design magazine as one of their 2013 Boutique 18, its yearly roster of noteworthy, on-the-rise designers of hospitality interiors.

You can read about Katie, and the other 17 designers, in the magazine available online.

DAAP Library gets new windows

Construction working installing a temporary ceiling above the DAAP Library reading room.

Construction worker installing a temporary ceiling above the DAAP Library reading room.

The DAAP Library is getting new clear story windows above the main reading room area (on the 5th-level) so we’re under construction…again. Next week – all new windows upstairs!

The DAAP Library: New & improved meeting & study spaces!

The DAAP Library now has several group studies for you to use for group or individual study, meetings, presentations, reviews, and teaching!

On the main (500) level, there are two:

The Seminar Room at the DAAP Library

The Seminar Room: This instructional room seats 25-30 and is equipped with HD projection & a sound system, a new DVD/VHS player, and PC that you can use or disconnect to connect your own Mac or PC. The Seminar Room should be booked in advance by visiting or calling the main desk in the DAAP Library (556-1335).

 

The Eames Room at the DAAP Library

The Eames Room: As an homage to famed designers, Charles & Ray Eames, this room is fully appointed with Eames furniture manufactured by Herman Miller and Vitra. This room seats 12 and is also equipped with projection & sound, a DVD/VHS player, and a PC that you can use or disconnect to connect your own Mac or PC. You may reserve this room by signing up on the weekly sign-up sheet hanging outside the room itself, otherwise, it’s first come, first serve.

On the upper (600) level, there are two more rooms for your use:

The DAAPThinks Tank at the DAAP Library

The DAAPThinks Tank: This room is appointed with George Nelson chairs, an Eames table, and seats 12. You may reserve this room by signing up on the weekly sign-up sheet hanging outside the room itself, otherwise, it’s first come, first serve.

 

 

 

The Special Collection Reading Room at the DAAP Library

The Special Collections Reading Room: Like the DAAPThinks Tank, this room is appointed with George Nelson chairs, an Eames table, and seats 12. You may reserve this room by signing up on the weekly sign-up sheet hanging outside the room itself, otherwise, it’s first come, first serve.

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