OWU’s Mellon Digital Scholar Jacob Heil Named 2016 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal

Jacob Heil, Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio, was named one of 2016’s Movers & Shakers by Library JournalHere at OWU, Heil has worked with faculty and students on a variety of digital humanities projects in geography, religion, chemistry, and more.

Follow Jacob’s work on Twitter, the Five Colleges Projects & Pedagogy website, and jacobheil.com.

Wall Street Journal is Available in Full Text Online

newspaper 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!

CONSORT and Database Service Interruptions – Saturday, March 12, 2016

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.

Live @ The Library – February 18

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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.

A Digital Humanities Lecture by Paul Dilley, Ph.D.

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.

2016 Presidential Primaries…Are You Informed?

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…

  1. Find information on how to vote
  2. Can easily research some of the hot-button issues of the debates
  3. Visit sites that help fact check the candidates’ statements
  4. 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!