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Archival Services Migrates Digital Collections


The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently migrated all of its digital collections to a new content management system known as CONTENTdm


Archival Services Curates New Exhibits at Lock 3


Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently curated and installed two new exhibitions “Remembering the Shenandoah: The Life and Death of America’s First Rigid Airship” and “Capturing Akron’s African-American History: The Photography of Opie Evans” at the Akron History Exhibit at Lock 3 in downtown Akron.


Opie Evans Photographs Digitized


Archival Services of University Libraries recently digitized a selection of images from the Opie Evans Papers.  The papers consist of approximately 40 cubic feet of archival materials documenting the life and work of African-American photographer, publisher, and businessman Opie Evans of Akron, Ohio. The collection also include hundreds of photographic prints and negatives taken or collected by Evans during his career that provide a rich visual history of the African-American community in Akron and surrounding areas during the middle of the twentieth century.  The images mostly depict African-American churches, workers, personalities, and social and fraternal organizations and events.  They also capture the 1964 and 1967 elections and the civil rights movement in Akron.


Archival Services Awarded OHRAB Grant


Archival Services of University Libraries recently received a $1,980 grant from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB).  The funding will be used to digitize for preservation purposes and to make available online 60 technical reports from the Daniel Guggenheim Airship Institute. The institute was operated by The University of Akron from 1929 to 1949 and was a partnership with the California Institute of Technology, the Daniel Guggenheim Fund, and the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation in AkronOhio. Experiments conducted at the institute focused on the effects of turbulence and drag on airship hulls as well as meteorological observations. The technical reports are a valuable source of research that primarily document lighter-than-air flight, heavier-than-air flight, meteorology, aerodynamics, and G-force measurements. The reports are frequently used by students, historians, scholars, lighter-than-air enthusiasts, and researchers for a variety of research projects.


3D Printing Coming Soon to Bierce Library


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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