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April 24, 2015 Copyright Corner
On April 26, 1970, the Convention Establishing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Convention) entered into force. The event is celebrated annually through the World Intellectual Property Day. The theme for this year’s World IP Day is “Get up, stand up. For music.” Music plays a critical role in our lives—it is an essential defining element of our culture and society.  And through the changing of technology, consumer preferences, and industry standards, the demand for music has remained.  This past year has seen a lot of activity surrounding music creators and their rights under...
April 24, 2015 Copyright Corner
We are so happy to have a post today by our guest-writer, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum student employee Maggie Lynch! Maggie was tasked with organizing and inventorying a truly unique collection that came to us from Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, and was kind enough to write about the collection for our blog. Enjoy!   Maggie Lynch BIO: Maggie is a third year French major at The Ohio State University. She started her career in French four years ago and has had experiences abroad in Montréal and throughout France, including an internship with WorldTeam in Paris this...
April 23, 2015 Copyright Corner
Many libray staff were asked to vote from a list of suggested enhancements to improve the Sierra integrated library system. I appreciate everyone’s input on this important process. Our votes were added to the votes of all members of the Innovative  Users Groups, and the winning ballots are below. These winning ballots are submitted to Innovative and play a key role in providing feedback so that Sierra can better function for all of us.  I am very pleased that many of the items that OSUL staff chose were winning ballot items. Continue reading
April 23, 2015 Copyright Corner
University Libraries will be keeping select libraries open later than usual during finals week to provide students with more time to study. The Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave., will be open until 2 a.m. each evening from Monday, April 27 through the evening of Monday, May 4. The Biological Sciences Pharmacy Library,  will be open as follows: Tuesday, April 28:  8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 29:  8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, April 30:   8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m Friday, May 1:  8:30 am. – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2: 1-7 p.m. Sunday, May 3:  1-10 p.m. Monday, May 4:  8:30...
April 23, 2015 Copyright Corner
This blog is the first of a three part blog series about Korean theater. The second blog will cover P’ansori, while the third blog will be about contemporary Korean theater. Traditional Korean theater has a rich and diverse history. According to Remapping the Korean Theatre Tradition by Jungman Park, theaters of the Chosun era were ingrained in the culture of the minjung, or the commoners. There were several different styles of theater, including  탈춤 (talchum), 판소리 (p’ansori), 그림자극 (geurimja-geuk ), and 인형극 (inhyeong-geuk). Park explains that talchum is a mask dance, geurimja-geuk is a...
April 23, 2015 Copyright Corner
Dramas are a significant part of culture in South Korea, and have initiated a “Korean Wave”, or “Hallyu”, which is the spread of Korean culture across the globe. From historical and trendy dramas to melodramas, these captivating Korean television programs attract a broad and diverse audience. OSUL has several books that are either based on dramas or have been turned into dramas. Books turned into dramas in OSUL:   Covers of 마녀유희, 해 를 품은 달 , 압구정다이어리 해 를 품은 달  (Hae rŭl p’umŭn tal) by 정은궐(Chŏng, Ŭn-gwŏl) (파란, 2011) This historical drama, which includes elements of fantasy, tells of the...
April 23, 2015 Copyright Corner
올드보이 (Oldboy)  is one of many vengeance films in South Korean cinema and the second film in director 박찬욱‘s (Park Chan-wook) vengeance trilogy. Oldboy received over 28 awards and 15 nominations from around the world. The story follows the protagonist, 오대수 (Oh Dae-su) as he exacts his revenge after being captured and imprisoned for 15 years. The movie was inspired by an eight volume manga made by Garon Tsuchiya. The movie was remade in America in 2013. 올드보이 (Oldboy) DVD in OSUL can be accessed here. Old Boy Movie Poster For articles on the Vengeance films and the director, 박찬욱 (Park...
April 22, 2015 Copyright Corner
Stakeholders in the research enterprise—funding agencies, institutions, and individual researchers—often find it challenging to keep track of new research activities that may be relevant to their work. To make research more widely accessible, discoverable, and reusable, SHARE is launching today a public beta version of its free notification service, SHARE Notify. SHARE Notify generates a normalized feed of research release events—such as posting a preprint to a disciplinary repository, depositing a data set into a data repository, publishing a peer-reviewed article—from diverse sources and...
April 22, 2015 Copyright Corner
Are you preparing to teach an online course here at Ohio State? Join us! University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) are offering a new Course Design Institute (eCDI) specifically for instructors teaching online courses here at Ohio State. The eCDI will be held June 8-12. The eCDI provides participants with the tools, time, and support they need as they work to build or rebuild effective, student-centered online courses using Carmen as the platform. This week long institute will be conducted mainly through face-to-face...
April 21, 2015 Copyright Corner
“Typewriter of Capricorn” by Emdot. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by the Editorial Group As an online venue dedicated to the publication of Latina, Chicana, and Native American Studies research, commentary, and creative work that is widely accessible to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, we’ve often been asked by potential authors to provide guidelines on how to write for this site. In answer to this request, we’d like to share our experience in writing and editing for this site, and provide a guide for authors. The Academic Journal Article Throughout one’s career, academics receive...

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