The Special Collections Department at Beeghly Library will be closed beginning at noon on Friday, April 22. It will resume normal hours on Monday. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
Fair Use Week, an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use, kicks off on Monday February 22!
An important limitation to the exclusive rights of copyright holders, fair use and its four factors can help you determine if your proposed use of copyrighted material favors fair use or if you need to secure permission from rights holders. For general information about fair use and links to resources written for students and faculty, check out the OWU Libraries Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide.
Brush up on your “Fair Use Fundamentals”
As part of the celebration, MIT and Harvard will be co-hosting (and live-streaming) a panel discussion on fair use in scholarly journal and book publishing on Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 to 1:00. Don’t miss it!
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.