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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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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The Dichromate Cell : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 25, March/April 2014

Examples of surviving half-liter Grenet cells

Examples of surviving half-liter Grenet cells (Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection). The cell on the right has its Zn anode raised.

The 25th issue of Museum Notes is the last installment of our series on historic voltaic cells and highlights the famous dichromate cell of Poggendorff and Warington.

Click here for all other issues of Notes from The Oesper Collections and to explore the Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection.

The Elliston Project Digital Archive Technology Workshop, April 5, 2014

In May of 2013, we received a UC Faculty Development Council Grant to run a series of five workshops in order to help us determine the best ways to use The Elliston Digital Audio Archive for instruction and research. The final of these lectures will take place on April 5, 2014 and will be led by Lori Emerson. This workshop will include training in a variety of digital tools for the productive use of digital audio archives.

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Elliston Poetry Reading, March 14, 2014, Dana Levin

The next reading in the Elliston Reading Series will be by poet Dana Levin.

March 14, 2014, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Dana Levin’s first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was awarded the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. Copper Canyon Press brought out her second book, Wedding Day, in 2005, and in 2011 her most recent, Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and utterly riveting.” She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations. A teacher of creative writing and literature for over twenty years, Levin currently co-chairs the Creative Writing and Literature Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

Elliston Poetry Reading, March 12, 2014, Sarah Arvio

The next reading in the Elliston Reading Series will be by poet Sarah Arvio.

March 12, 2014, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Sarah Arvio’s latest book is night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis, a hybrid work:  poetry, essay, memoir.  Her earlier books of poems are Visits from the Seventh and Sono: cantos. She has won the Rome Prize and the Bogliasco and Guggenheim fellowships, among other honors.  For many years a translator for the United Nations in New York and Switzerland, she has also taught poetry at Princeton.  She now lives in Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

The Elliston Project Digital Archive Poetics Workshop, March 29, 2014

In May of 2013, we received a UC Faculty Development Council Grant to run a series of five workshops in order to help us determine the best ways to use The Elliston Digital Audio Archive for instruction and research. The fourth of these lectures will take place on March 29, 2014 and will be led by Michael Hennessey. This workshop will examine creative opportunities for poets and others writers.

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Elliston Alumni Fiction Reading, March 7, 2014, Joseph Bates and David James Poissant

The next reading in the Elliston Reading Series will be by alumni authors Joseph Bates and David James Poissant.

March 7, 2014, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Joseph Bates is the author of Tomorrowland: Stories and The Nighttime Novelist. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such journals as New Ohio Review, Identity Theory, South Carolina Review, The Cincinnati Review, and Shenandoah. He teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

David James Poissant’s first story collection, The Heaven of Animals, will be published by Simon & Schuster in March 2014. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Playboy, One Story, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, New Stories from the South, and Best New American Voices. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and is at work on a novel, Class, Order Family, also forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

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

 

 

Elliston Fiction Reading, February 21, 2014, Erin McGraw

The next reading in the Elliston Reading Series will be by author Erin McGraw.

February 21, 2014, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently the satiric novel Better Food for a Better World.  Her stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, STORY, The Kenyon Review, Allure, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Good Housekeeping, and many other magazines and journals.  She teaches fiction writing at the Ohio State University, and with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, divides her time between Ohio and Tennessee.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

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