The Five Colleges of Ohio Digital Collaborations Group would like to invite you to an Omeka workshop open to faculty from all five colleges on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10am – 2pm. It will be held at The College of Wooster in the Timken Science Library Lab. Lunch will be served in Andrews Library in CoRE.
Omeka, an open source web publishing platform, has grown in popularity as a resource for engaging students in curating online exhibits, developing digital literacies, and practicing scholarly communication. The workshop will focus on the use of Omeka for class-centered digital projects, but we will also present a general introduction on using it to create online exhibits. During lunch, Dr. Jordan Biro Walters, Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, will share her experiences with Omeka at Wooster. If you are a previous Ohio 5 Omeka Faculty Workshop attendee, please note that this workshop is very similar to those given at Denison and Kenyon in the past. Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 25 participants and priority will be given to new attendees.
Lunch, mileage reimbursement, and a $100 stipend will be provided to those attending the workshop.
If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday, May 19, 2017 by completing the registration form. If you have any questions please contact Catherine Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
End of semester hours, including extended hours for reading and finals days, can be viewed by visiting http://library.owu.edu/hours. Any updates or changes to these hours will also be posted to the hours page.
The Special Collections Department at Beeghly Library will be closed on Friday, April 21st. Normal hours will resume on Monday. Please plan accordingly. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Spring hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be open to students during the hours Beeghly Library is officially closed. Swipe your OWU ID at the outside entrance of the Internet Café to gain entry.
OWU Libraries Reach (interlibrary loan) is the service that gives you access to the resources of other libraries. We are delighted to inform you that Reach has been upgraded! As a result, there is a new user interface for creating and managing requests and you may notice a few differences from the previous system. The new interface will show you all of your requests at once, along with links to scans of your requests. It also provides greater detail about the status of your requests and item due dates. Notification emails for Reach will look slightly different as well.
If you’re a current Reach user, please click here and follow the directions to log in to your new account.
If you’ve never used Reach before, email email@example.com to get started!
Stop by the Desk to enter the Amazon Fire raffle all day Friday 10.21. Winners will be announced on Monday 10.24. RSVP for the birthday celebration here.
Fall break hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours. Please note that the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will be open to students during the hours Beeghly Library is officially closed. Swipe your OWU ID at the outside entrance of the Internet Café to gain entry.
New Database: The Congressional Serial Set
The Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers, is a series of reports and documents published by Congress. It’s called the Serial Set because it was published in serial fashion. It contains all House and Senate reports and documents published since 1817, Presidential messages to Congress, treaty items, executive branch publications, as well as digitized images of maps and illustrations. The Serial Set covers a variety of subject areas, including African American Studies, botany, history, law, political science and women and gender studies.
To access the Congressional Serial Set, please click here
. To learn more about it, follow this link
The library staff is happy to welcome students and faculty back to campus for the start of the 2016/2017 academic year!
Jillian Maruskin and Sarah Lucas (’16) have created an excellent new resource for LGBTQIA+ students at OWU. This comprehensive site includes information on how to find LGBTQIA+ books in library catalogs, a list of excellent websites, campus and off-campus resources, ally resources, and information on sex positivity.
This resource is available at http://library.owu.edu/lgbtqia_resources.
If you’d like to suggest additions to this guide, please email Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org.