Celebrate Fair Use … Come On!

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.

Fair Use Fundamentals

Brush up on your “Fair Use Fundamentals”

Visit the Fair Use Week Resources page to view fair use-themed videos, podcasts, articles, and more. To keep up with the latest news and events, follow @fairuseweek on Twitter.

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!

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!

Writing Peer Tutors Available In Beeghly

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Do you need help with writing? Writing Center Peer Tutors are now available in Beeghly to provide constructive suggestions in all areas of writing including focusing, organizing, paragraphing, and proofreading.

OWU English majors Chase Smith and Julia Stone are available in Beeghly on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Walk ins are welcome and this service is FREE!
For more information, click here.


CONSORT and Database Service Interruptions – Jan. 6th & 7th

Due to some unforeseen technical issues, CONSORT (Books & Media) is currently unavailable. 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.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope the issue will be resolved soon.

Beeghly Library Closing Early Today (Dec. 23rd)

The University and Beeghly Library will be closing at 3pm today. We will remain closed until January 4th when we return with shortened hours until the start of the semester on January 11th. Also a reminder that the 24 x 7 area of the library will also be closed until January 11th.  For a detailed list of our hours, please visit our main web site at library.owu.edu. Have a great holiday season.

Professor Rojas and Students in Spanish 360 Present Digital Scholarship Project

Earlier this year, Professor Rojas received an Andrew W. Mellon Grant to support his project Digital Map of the Poetics of Hispanic American Literature: An Interactive and Hermeneutical Exegesis. At the end of the semester, Professor Rojas and his students presented the results of their work at a public presentation. Read more about the presentation and future plans.

More information about the Ohio Five Libraries’ Mellon grant can be found on the project site: Digital Scholarship: Projects & Pedagogy.