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May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
Maureen Donovan Today we bid farewell to our Japanese Studies Librarian, Maureen Donovan, who is retiring from OSUL after 37 years of service. An interview by Caitlin McGurk with Maureen on her career in  OSUL and the development of the manga collection can be found here on the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog. Thank you, Maureen, for the years of inspiration and contribution!
May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
Maureen & Astro Boy (at Maureen’s Office in 2010) Today is Professor Maureen Donovan’s last day at the Ohio State University Libraries. Caitlin McGurk from OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum chatted with Maureen on her career and how the manga collection came to be  in OSUL. The interview is posted on the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum blog. We deeply appreciate Maureen’s many contributions, and best wishes for her retirement!
May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
Recently, we sat down with the indomitable Professor Maureen Donovan, Ohio State University Libraries’ own Japanese Studies Librarian and manga extraordinaire. Maureen was one of the very first librarians to focus on collecting manga in the United States, and in her time here has created an unparalleled manga collection of over 20,000 items – held at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Thompson Library. After close to 40 years at OSUL as a celebrated scholar, colleague, and champion of the manga art form, Maureen is retiring today, May 29th, 2015. We greatly...
May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
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May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
Details June 9, 12:00-1pm THO 165 Facilitator: Melanie Schlosser Topic What is Digital Humanities, and why should I care about it?  For our first meeting of the DH Study Group, our goal is to come to a shared understanding of the phrase “Digital Humanities,” and to explore the reasons that Libraries might have for taking an interest in it. I will start off with a brief introduction, but most of the meeting will be dedicated to discussion. Definitions There is no one definition of the Digital Humanities – in fact, it’s the subject of ongoing debate even among...
May 29, 2015 Copyright Corner
Our May installment of “Getting to Know the Research Commons” is coming to you just under the wire, and this month we’re featuring Joni Barnard, Quality Improvement Specialist with the Office of Responsible Research Practices. Josh: What is your role within the Office of Responsible Research Practices, and what types of services do you offer to researchers at Ohio State? Joni: The Office of Responsible Research Practices provides administrative support to the university research community and the committees responsible for research review and oversight. My primary role is to...
May 28, 2015 Copyright Corner
The Committee for Faculty Benefits, Research, and Responsibilities is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Annual Research Excellence Award. Congratulations to Beth Kattelman,  Curator of Theatre and Associate Professor of the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute of University Libraries ,on her 2014 book chapter and article called “Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?: American Ghost Shows of the Twentieth Century.” published in “Theatre and Ghosts: Materiality, Performance and Modernity.”
May 28, 2015 Copyright Corner
During our maintenance window this evening we will be releasing the following updates: Document Registry – Expected Downtime: less than 15 minutes Tableau workbook files added to allowable document types Fixes to the admin interface Tag and Category management
May 28, 2015 Copyright Corner
This (very long) post is based on a Libraries’ workshop on blogging, held on 5/27/15, which was the second in a two-part series. View the original slides for this workshop here. Part one of the series was taught by Beth Snapp, and was titled  “Carousels, Drop-Down Menus, and Forms: Little Known Features of OSUL Blogs.”  Why should librarians blog? If you are reading this, the odds are you don’t think blogging in libraries is a complete waste of time. Nevertheless, I’d like to open with a brief discussion of what I see as the most compelling reasons for us to put...
May 28, 2015 Copyright Corner
OhioLINK Data Center Move June 12 All OhioLINK hosted services will be down Friday, June 12, 6 p.m. – Saturday, June 13, 12 noon, while all OH-TECH organizations are moved to a new data center at the State of Ohio Computing Center. Affected services will include: the OhioLINK website, Central Catalog, EJC (electronic journals center), EBC (electronic books center), DRC (digital resources commons), ETD (electronic theses and dissertations). What does this mean for OSU? 1.  Most (but not all) OSU science and engineering content originates from OhioLINK subscriptions.  These resources will not...

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