The latest issue of Eight Bits, the digital newsletter for the Ohio 5 with news and updates on issues related to digital scholarship relevant to the the Five Colleges of Ohio, is now available.
This issue includes a nod to a new project led by OWU religion professor Dr. David Eastman. This project will involve the development of a web-based interface that will allow students and researchers to explore times and locations at which we have documentation of early Christian persecutions. The project will be tied to Dr. Eastman’s honors course looking at early Christian martyrdom and persecution.
For any students interested in religion and technology, we are currently seeking a student assistant to help develop the website for this project and to eventually offer technical guidance to students in Dr. Eastman’s honors course who will be populating the site with their original research. Interested students can view details and apply here: http://bit.ly/1wHsvCw
Hours for the OWU Libraries during Reading Days, Finals Week and Winter Break can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/winterbreak-2014.pdf . Please note that beginning Dec. 23rd the Internet Café/Bashford Lounge will NOT be open to students during the hours Beeghly Library is officially closed. 24 x 7 access will resume on January 12, 2015.
Workshop: Ebooks at the Library: Finding, Reading, and Sharing On Your Own Device
Location: The ICEcube in Beeghly Library
Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Register: Register now by contacting Bonnie Mahle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Boxed lunches will be provided to those who register before Monday, December 1.
Would you like to be able to find and access scholarly ebooks on your device more easily, or easily share readings from ebooks with your students? Join librarian Ben Daigle at noon on December 5th in the ICEcube at Beeghly Library for a workshop on finding scholarly ebooks, downloading them for online or offline reading on your preferred device, and sharing readings with your classes through Blackboard, E-Reserves, or course-specific LibGuides.
Register now by emailing Bonnie Mahle at email@example.com. Boxed lunches will be provided to those who register by Monday, December 1st.
Bring your questions, suggestions, and devices!
Become an OWU Libraries featured follower on Instagram and win two free tickets to the Strand Theater. Here’s how:
- Take a photo in or around the Beeghly Library, Hobson Science Library, or Kinnison Music Library
- Post it to Instagram and tag your photo with #owulibraries
- Follow @owulibraries on Instagram
Each month, we will select one featured Instagrammer to feature on the library’s website and Facebook page and give away two free tickets to the Strand Theater.
To enter you must be a current OWU student, faculty, or staff member.
Have a huge research project and can’t or just plain don’t want to carry those books all over campus? Beeghly Library has several options to meet this need.
Firstly, we still have plenty of available locker space in the lower level, for use all year long.
24/7 Space: Long Term
Secondly, we have new lockers in the 24/7 Bashford Lounge, for use each semester.
24/7 Space: 3-Day
And lastly, for that surprise project, we have a handful of express lockers that can be used for three days at a time.
All of the lending details, as well as the application form can be found at http://library.owu.edu/lockers.html
In addition to coordinating the active and proposed digital projects under the Mellon funded initiative Digital Scholarship: Projects and Pedagogy, our Mellon Digital Scholar for the Ohio Five Colleges Dr. Jacob Heil has launched Eight Bits, a new digital flyer covering projects, readings, and events relevant to the digital work happening in our consortium.
Check out the inaugural issue Eight Bits online, and if you like what you see, consider subscribing to receive future issues via email.
Beeghly Library now has three iPad Airs available for check out at the front desk!
- Like laptops, iPads require a valid OWU ID card for check out and have a loan period of 4 hours
- iPads are available on a first come, first served basis
- No renewals are allowed
- Overdue fines will be assessed if returned after the time due. If an iPad is lost, damaged or stolen, the borrower will be charged replacement and processing fees.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What happens if I buy apps?
They will be charged to your iTunes account and left on the iPad you were using. They will later be deleted from that iPad by subsequent users or library staff during maintenance. If you think there are apps we should have on the iPad, let us know!
2. How do I sign out of my iTunes account?
Settings/Store/Select your username/Sign Out
Refworks Flow features an intuitive design and powerful collaborative tools. It can be used to manage your citations and full-text documents, all in one place. And, since it’s ‘cloud’ based you can access your materials from any computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection.
- Gather and organize research materials
- Collaborate with other Flow users using full-text documents
- Generate bibliographies
- Read, annotate, and highlight full-text documents using a built-in document reader
- Cite while you write using ‘Proquest for Word’ and/or ‘Flow for Google Docs’
- Sync with Dropbox to work offline
Also, gathering research materials is made easy with the ‘Save to Flow’ bookmarklet. It integrates with your browser you allows to harvest research materials as you find them, including citations, full-text documents, and contents of web pages.
For more information, or to create an account, go to http://libguides.owu.edu/refworksflow.
We are excited to introduce a new scanning option for OWU students – mobile scanning!
What You’ll Need:
1. A smart phone or tablet.
Don’t have one? The Circulation Desk at Beeghly will soon have 3 iPads for you to check out.
2. One of these FREE apps:
Droid Apps: 1) Genius Scan 2) Google Drive
Apple Apps: 1) Genius Scan 2) DocScan HD
These free apps will allow you to scan documents, books, white boards and more. You can freely send your scans to email, which you can later print if you like. It’s a great alternative if you don’t want to wait in line at our printers or just don’t want to get up from studying.
To help get you started, Beeghly has set up a Mobile Scanning Station in the Info Commons area. The station comes equipped with scanning tips and instructions for multi-page scans, a desk light for better scans and pictures, as well as a weighted bookmark to help keep book pages open. Stop by any time to check it out on your own or on email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tutorial.
Once you know how, you’ll be able to scan from anywhere on campus with your device.
Welcome to a New Academic Year!
We’ve been hard at work in the Libraries getting ready for you and are happy to have to here. Here are just some highlights of what we’ve been up to:
- Laptop Tables
Throughout the Beeghly and Hobson Libraries, you will find handy new adjustable, mobile laptop tables that will make it easier to use your own tablets and laptops. Move them around, and make yourself at home!
- Updates, Updates, Updates
Several of our research tools have been updated and have more contemporary, user-friendly interfaces. Take a tour of CONSORT, Summon 2.0, LibGuides, OWU Reach (formerly ILLiad) and E-Reserves. Phew, lots of changes.
- Stacks Beatification!
While you were away, the stacks weren’t quiet. The N’s (our lovely collection of art books) on the third floor have been organized by call number and size and are more discoverable. On the lower level, the bound journals have been shifted, the walls painted, and study carrels rearranged.
- New Computers, MFDs (All-in-one Printer/Scanner), and . . . . Stay tuned.
Like to study in the Internet Café? You’ll find 8 new desktop computers with the latest operating system. And in the Info Commons, you’ll find new MFDs, making scanning and printing that much better. Stayed tuned about new ways to scan with your own phones and tablets. More Bring-Your-Own-Device convenience.
Just a reminder. Beeghly Library is open on Sunday, 8/24, from 5:00-9:00 PM. Get a jumpstart on your scanning, printing, reading, checking out our various study areas, or catching up with friends.
Best of luck for a wonderful academic year. All members of the library staff are here to help make your time at OWU productive and successful. Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Library Button circa 2013