Jacob Heil, Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio, was named one of 2016’s Movers & Shakers by Library Journal. Here at OWU, Heil has worked with faculty and students on a variety of digital humanities projects in geography, religion, chemistry, and more.
In February, Dr. Paul Dilley from the University of Iowa gave a lecture entitled Between Alexandria and Babel: Building and Exploring Digital Libraries to the OWU community. Read Dr. Jacob Heil’s summary of the lecture to learn more about DH (aka Digital Humanities). Jacob is Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio.
ProQuest Newsstand provides online full text access to the most read and respected newspapers in the United States. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also columns, editorials, obituaries and features.
ProQuest Newsstand includes:
New York Times including The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine
1980 – present
Wall Street Journal
1984 – present
The Washington Post
The Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times (ProQuest is the exclusive provider of the Los Angeles Times)
For help accessing and searching ProQuest Newsstand, please contact your librarian!
Starting at 10pm on Saturday, March 12th access to many ProQuest products and services like ebrary, American Periodicals, and RefWorks will be unavailable while the company performs necessary maintenance. Outages are expected to last about 8 hours. Please plan accordingly.
Spring break hours for the OWU Libraries can be viewed at http://library.owu.edu/hours/springbreakhours-2016.pdf. 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.
Due to necessary server maintenance beginning at 8 am on March 12th, CONSORT (Books & Media) will be unavailable for use. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.
Additionally, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We anticipate the interruption to last about 4 hours. Please plan accordingly.
Special Collections will be closed for the entire day on Thursday, March 10th. It will reopen on Friday, March 11th with regular hours. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
For the second year in a row, OWU Libraries presents an evening of live performances, mocktails, and food. Please join us on Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm and enjoy dancing by OWU Rhythms, a cappella singing from the OWTsiders, and hilarious improv from the Babbling Bishops. We hope to see you at this FREE event!
For more information and to RSVP, please see our Facebook event page.
Between Alexandria and Babel: Building and Exploring Digital Libraries
A Lecture by Paul Dilley, Ph.D.
Thursday, 2/25, at 4:00 pm in the Bayley Room, Beeghly Library
The past decade has seen unprecedented growth in the scanning of manuscripts and books, and the general proliferation of digital texts. The development of “million-book” online libraries will have revolutionary consequences for how we access, explore, read, and interpret literature. Digital Humanities plays a key role in the production and analysis of these extraordinary archives. Dr. Dilley will highlight two complementary strategies for unlocking their potential: rich annotation and distant reading.
Dr. Dilley conducts research in the religions of the Mediterranean world and Iran, from the Hellenistic period to early Islam. He is especially interested in the development of Judaism and Christianity within the various cultures of the Graeco-Roman world, including Egypt and Syria; and the classical tradition in these diverse environments. His book manuscript, “Care of the Other in Ancient Monasticism: A Cultural History of Ascetic Guidance,” traces the emergence of new techniques of psychagogy, or “care for souls,” and corresponding notions of the self and society, in the Christian ascetic movements of Late Antiquity. A second book project, “Don’t Laugh at Another’s Fall: Towards a Corpus and Theory of Ascetic Poetics,” examines early Christian stories about transvestite saints in the context of Graeco-Roman theater.
Dr. Dilley joined the University of Iowa in 2011. He has a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Classics and is a member of the Public Humanities in a Digital World initiative.
The lecture is made possible through Dr. David Eastman’s project Mapping the Martyrs, which is funded by Digital Collections: from Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship, a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Five Colleges of Ohio. More information about the Ohio Five Libraries’ Mellon grant can be found on the project site: Digital Scholarship: Projects & Pedagogy.
Gearing up for the Mock Convention? Curious about the current candidates? Want to quickly find media coverage, polling figures or which candidate most aligns with your views? Then check out the libraries’ 2016 Presidential Election Guide. In addition to the items mentioned above, here you can also…
- Find information on how to vote
- Can easily research some of the hot-button issues of the debates
- Visit sites that help fact check the candidates’ statements
- As well as explore campaign financing and contributions
Updates will be made periodically and the guide will definitely narrow its focus after the primaries. So check back often!