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UA Archives to preserve rare airship films

08/13/2014

The films document the history of the USS Akron (ZR-4), one of the largest flying objects in the world.

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AC&Y Railroad collection comes to UA

08/13/2014

Railroad historical society donates significant collection to Archival Services at The University of Akron.

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Archives of the Ninth Air Force Processed and Digitized

07/30/2014

The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently completed the processing and preservation of the Archives of the Ninth Air Force Association (9AFA).  The collection was originally processed in 2012, but significant materials have been added since.  This includes association records such as meeting minutes, reunion materials, and correspondence from Thomas R. Olsen, the last President of the 9AFA.  Other additions include military records of Edward F. MacLean, first President of 9AFA, including rare archival footage of the D-Day invasion.

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Opie Evans Exhibit Extended

07/30/2014

The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, is pleased to announce that the exhibition on the photography of Opie Evans at the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture has been extended until early November.  Evans was a local reporter, broadcaster, publisher, and businessman and one of the earliest African-American photographers in Akron.  His photography documents the local African-American community as well as other segments of the city’s population from the mid-1940s through the early 1970s.

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AC&Y Railroad Historical Society Donates Collection

07/30/2014

The Akron, Canton & Youngstown (AC&Y) Railroad Historical Society recently donated its significant collection of historic records to The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries.  The AC&Y Historical Society is a group of rail historians, modelers, and railfans who share a common interest in the AC&Y and its predecessors.  Since its inception in 1993, the group has worked to preserve the history of the AC&Y for future generations and has amassed a substantial collection of original records on the history of the railroad.

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Archival Services Awarded NFPF Grant

07/30/2014

The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) recently awarded The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, a $13,440 grant.  The NFPF, located in San Francisco, California, is a non-profit organization created by Congress to help save America's film heritage. It supports activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.

The grant will be used to transfer volatile nitrate-based 35mm motion picture film from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company onto polyester safety film and to provide access copies for public viewing. The work will be performed by a vendor in Hollywood.

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Goodyear Donates Historic Films

07/30/2014

Last year, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company donated its extensive collection of historic motion picture films to The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries.  The collection consists of over 3,000 films that visually document the history of the world’s largest and most influential rubber company. 

The films date from 1898 to 2007 and are in a variety of formats including 16mm and 35mm nitrate and acetate base film as well as Beta, VHS, and DVD formats.  They are a treasure trove of information on a variety of important topics in American and world history including labor, factory conditions, tire and rubber production, lighter-than-air flight, parade balloons, war products, and amateur and professional racing.

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Archival Services Commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial

07/30/2014

The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently commemorated the Civil War Sesquicentennial by digitizing and making available online over 200 rare letters from its collections that document the War Between the States.  The project was implemented by Kent State University School of Library and Information Science student Adam Wanter.  Wanter not only digitized the letters, but also created metadata about each item under the direction of Archival Services faculty and staff and uploaded them to the archives’ digital repository in order to share them with a broader audience online.  The letters can be accessed at http://cdm15960.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15960coll3.

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LaTeX Workshop Schedule

06/13/2014

Seven workshops will be available this summer. Please see - here for schedule and a link to the sign-up form. Thank you for your interest in the LaTeX Workshop series.

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De-stress at University Libraries during pre-finals week

04/23/2014

As the semester winds down and students gear up for exams, the University Libraries is working to reduce stress the week before finals. Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 1, students will be able to take a break from studying and enjoy some free and fun activities.

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No Heat, No Hot Water in Bierce

04/03/2014

Physical Facilities will be making mandatory repairs to the high temperature hot water system outside of Bierce Library. There will be no heat or hot water in the building for several weeks. To maintain a warm environment, there are temporary heaters throughout the library. Once the repair is made, hot water and heat/air conditioning will be available once again.

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Bierce Library installing 'Race Card Project'

01/24/2014

From Monday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Feb. 15, UA students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to join in a conversation about race, ethnicity and identity by submitting their six-word race card essays in Bierce Library. The collection of candid submissions will be on display in the library throughout Rethinking Race 2014.

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Upcoming Rethinking Race Events with the Libraries

02/04/2014

The University Libraries is partnering with the School of Communications for Candid Conversations with Dr. Lin on Friday, February 7th at 11am in Einsteins. Dr. Lin, who teaches intercultural communication at UA, will use submissions from The Race Card Project display in Bierce lobby to start conversations about race, ethnicity and identity.  Please join us!

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Book-based Art debuts at Bierce

03/05/2014

Give a book to Buzz Spector, and he’s likely to stack it up with hundreds of other books or tear it apart page by page.

Now he is collaborating with students from The University of Akron's Myers School of Art in "Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories," a free exhibition March 12 through April 18 in the lobby of UA's Bierce Library. In addition to Spector's works, the exhibition will feature works created by students in a painting class taught by UA Art Professor Matthew Kolodziej. 

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Gallery Reception to Honor Research of Science Faculty

01/21/2014

Please join the University Libraries for a reception Thursday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Science Faculty Research Gallery in the Science and Technology Library. Light refreshments provided.

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3D Printing Coming Soon to Bierce Library

04/12/2013

The University Libraries, through the Emerging Technology Lab at Bierce, is offering the faculty, staff and students the opportunity to be part of the printing future—3 D Printing.

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Baker appointed to Smithsonian Council

01/12/2012

Dr. David Baker joins a 10-member council representing the Smithsonian Institution's 170 affiliates, a select group of museums and cultural, educational and arts organizations.

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Oelschlager collection of Native American objects on display at UA

04/26/2012

"Connecting Objects to Their People: From the Arctic to Arizona," is a free exhibition of cultural objects from the 1800s and 1900s that will run May 7-Oct. 14 at the Center for the History of Psychology.

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Scholar swap promotes information exchange

08/15/2012

Faculty/student exchange program will bring Brazilian psychology researcher to Akron and send the executive director of the Center for the History of Psychology to Brazil.

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Baker receives APA Excellence in Librarianship Award

06/30/2011

Dr. David Baker, the Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Center for the History of Psychology, has been honored for his support of the history of psychology.

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Confucius Institute’s Interactive Display in the Bierce Library

01/26/2011

Beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 28, the Confucius Institute’s interactive display on the ground floor of Bierce Library will begin to display both a live news feed from China’s Central Television Network (CCTV-9) and the interactive culture software. These will alternate every Friday at noon.

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New Preview: Informa Healthcare Communication Disorders Journals

11/08/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the Informa Healthcare Communication Disorders Journals. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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New Preview: Berg Fashion Library

11/08/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the Berg Fashion Library. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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New Preview: Women and Social Movements in the United States

08/12/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the Women and Social Movements in the United States. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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Music from 'The Soloist'

10/19/2010

The University Libraries has prepared an online Naxos playlist

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New Preview: American ATLA Historical Collection

05/24/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the American ATLA Historical Collection: Series 1 and Series 2. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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UA reference librarian Sharalyn Laster named to federal council

06/08/2010

Sharalyn Laster, who joined University Libraries in 2008, has received a prestigious appointment.

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'Goosetown' author to speak at UA June 4

05/17/2010

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by May 28.

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New Preview: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

05/24/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 and Series 2. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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New Preview: Franco Angeli Riviste Online

05/24/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the Franco Angeli Riviste Online. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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New Preview: FBIS Daily Reports, 1941-1974

04/20/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial the FBIS Daily Reports, 1941-1974. Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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Easier Access to Libraries Resources and Services

03/05/2010

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is no longer required for remote access to library electronic resources!

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Nationally Recognized Expert to Visit UA

03/03/2010

The Psychology Archives invites you to the first installment of the spring colloquium.

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Follow University Libraries on Twitter

03/02/2010

Follow uakronlibraries on TwitterFollow University Libraries on Twitter and receive updates on new print and electronic collection materials like books, e-journals, and research databases.

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New Preview: Access World News (includes Akron Beacon Journal)

01/26/2010

The University of Akron Libraries has made arrangements for the university community to preview and trial Access World News (includes Akron Beacon Journal). Please explore this resource and submit your evaluation to the Previews Project website [faculty evaluations, student evaluations, librarian evaluations].

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New Preview: Biography Reference Center (OhioLINK Trial)

11/11/2009

Ebsco is offering a statewide trial to all Libraries Connect Ohio libraries (public, K-12, and OhioLINK) to the Biography Reference Center product. The LCO group currently subscribes to Wilson's Biography Reference Bank product in their LSTA-funded package, and this Ebsco database may be considered as a possible substitute for the Wilson product in FY 2011.

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EBSCO Animals is now Encyclopedia of Animals

11/18/2009

EBSCO Publishing has significantly improved the EBSCO Animals collection, now called Encyclopedia of Animals.

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Goodyear Newsletters Digitized

11/17/2009

Archival Services partnered with the Akron-Summit County Public Library

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Access UL Resources from Off Campus

07/31/2009

The University Libraries offer off-campus access to library resources via Cisco VPN

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New and Improved Libraries Website

07/31/2009

This weekend, August 1-2, the University Libraries website will be unavailable to users. Watch for the debut of the new and improved website on Monday, August 3rd.

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