Books Good Enough to Eat!
Create an Edible Book for the International Edible Books Festival, Tuesday, April 1, at 1:00pm in the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library
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
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
Friday @ 4 in Langsam Library
February 7th, 2014, 4pm, 4th floor (next to the Triceracopter)
Build your survival kit so you can (hopefully) stay alive during the zombie apocalypse!
Prizes will be awarded to the team with the best kit/most surviving members!
Food will be provided to both zombies and non-zombies alike!
Please join us for a public lecture featuring author Margo Taft Stever and Professor Hong Shen of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 ~ 10am-noon
Baur Room (room 3880 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, College-Conservatory of Music)
Together with James Taft Stever, Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen published the book Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia, The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods (Zhejiang University Press, 2012).
Please Note: All UC campuses, including UC Libraries, will be closing at 12:30pm, Tuesday, January 21 due to weather conditions.
In addition, UCit@Langsam will also be closing at 12:30 and will reopen at 7:45am, Wednesday, January 22 when Langsam Library reopens.
UC’s Data Center will be down for two days December 28 & 29 in order to receive a much-needed boost to its backup power supplies. Several major systems including “uc.edu” websites, Blackboard, and VPN access will be unavailable during this temporary outage. The UC Libraries Website, Library Catalog and access to off-campus resources via the proxy server will still be available.
For more on this outage, read the UCIT news release online.
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