On Saturday, October 12, the 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.
UC at the Zoo is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Tickets are only $7 and include parking, entertainment and discounts at food vendors (excluding alcoholic beverages).
Head to the Cincinnati Zoo on Sat., Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll find activities including a crossword puzzle and scavenger hunt with prizes, face painting, photo booths, and more; as well as entertainment and discounted food.
This is a private event open only to UC employees and their guests (Zoo memberships do not apply).
Purchase Tickets here: http://on.uc.edu/uczoo.
Three new exhibits have been installed in Blegen and Langsam Libraries that feature UC Libraries’ collections.
Blegen 4th Floor Lobby: The exhibit “Clifton” showcases the magazine that, according to its editor Cliff Radel, was known for “Purposefully taking a sideways look at the University and the community [that] will undoubtedly be discomforting to a great number of people who operate with fixed principles. Good.” The exhibit was created by communications design student Alixandria Wolfe, a senior DAAP student, and Melissa Cox Norris, director of library communications Learn more about Clifton magazine online via an exhibit from the Archives and Rare Books Library.
The City of Cincinnati Birth and Death Records from 1865 to 1912 are now fully online and available for research and study at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/.
Though much of this collection, and therefore this blog, focuses on the life and works of Theodore M. Berry, it is also a veritable wellspring of primary resources on 20th century history especially concerning the Civil Rights Movement in Cincinnati. I have recently come across some rather illuminating material about the riots which took place in and around Avondale, a predominantly African American neighborhood north of downtown Cincinnati, in June of 1967. Continue reading
The University of Cincinnati Libraries have completed the work funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Minigrant from the State Library of Ohio to digitize copies of The Cincinnatian, UC’s yearbook, for the period of 1951-2006.
A previous LSTA grant provided for the digitization of The Cincinnatian from 1894-1950.
All issues of the yearbook are now viewable on the Web at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/cincinnatian/.
Read more about The Cincinnatian and the project online.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries have been awarded a $15,900 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Minigrant from the State Library of Ohio to digitize copies of The Cincinnatian, UC’s yearbook, for the period of 1951-2006.
A previous LSTA grant provided for the digitization of The Cincinnatian from 1894-1950, viewable on the Web at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/cincinnatian/. This second project will complete access to all issues of the yearbook via the Web.