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  • Creative Kick-Start Winners Announced!

     CONGRATULATIONS KICK-START WINNERS!!! We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Creative Kick-Start Program! Kick-Start, a program which was developed by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology Centers, awards $500 to 10 projects which are submitted by […]

  • Dong Dong wins Graduate Student Employee Academic Enrichment Award

    As the University of Iowa community, especially the student population, returns to work, after the holidays we are reminded of the pivotal role students are in fulfilling the University’s mission. We here at the University of Iowa Libraries’ Preservation and Conservation Department are […]

  • Welcome back, Hawkeyes!

    Welcome to the Spring 2019 Semester, Hawkeyes! Here are three tips to help you start your semester: Check to see if your textbooks are on course reserve at the library Visit the Sciences Library to study in a comfy bean bag chair, carrel, or table; to use our free scanner; and to enjoy free coffee […]

  • Top 10 Things Found from Student Shelver

    I was hired at Special Collections to shelve things. Books, boxes and everything in-between. As time went on, I began putting away newly acquired books as well as gathering the material for classroom use. There are so many books and material passing through my hands each shift I complete, and each […]

  • STUDENT EXHIBIT: Exploring Our Sounds: Traditions of American Music Making at the University of Iowa

    What is American Music? What does the idea of “American” music making mean for different University of Iowa artists and audiences? In what ways have University of Iowa musicians, audiences, conductors, critics, and historians contributed to the musical identity of the United […]

  • Exploring Our Sounds: A Playlist

    This playlist accompanies the “Exploring Our Sounds” exhibit, which is on display throughout the Spring 2019 semester on the first floor of the Voxman Music Building. Visit the Rita Benton Music Library website throughout the semester to read blog posts by the participating students, […]

  • Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) now available to UI researchers

    The University of Iowa is now an institutional member of QDR (Qualitative Data Repository) . The QDR membership gives faculty and other researchers  a platform to store and share their qualitative data and enhances campus efforts for providing Research Data Services. “QDR is a dedicated […]

  • Aulus Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina | January 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    AULUS CORNELIUS CELSUS (25 B.C.-50 A.D.). De medicina. Venice: Philippus Pincius, for Benedictus Fontana, 1497. Aulus Cornelius Celsus was a Roman encyclopaedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is believed to be the only surviving section of a much larger encyclopedia. The De […]

  • No More Recalls ! | Get Checked-Out Books Faster, Keep Materials Longer

    Do you need to use a book  checked out to someone else?  The UI Libraries’ new default option for getting a copy of a book that is in use is to request it through interlibrary loan, rather than recall it from the person who has it checked out. The Libraries’ interlibrary loan* […]

  • 2019: The Year of Public Domain

    For the first time in 20 years, artistic works copyrighted in the U.S. will enter the public domain, opening up a trove of material published during 1923 to be freely digitized, read, and used as the basis for new works. But why is this happening now? After all, shouldn’t copyrights expire […]

  • 2020 Journal and Database Cancellation Review Information

    The University of Iowa Libraries work to offset increases in the costs of information resources each year along with a flat budget (0 percent increase in funding).  Our strategy is to minimize the impact of inflation by continuously monitoring the use of the collection to identify and […]

  • Contrasting commercial library binding options

    Blog post by Abigail Evans, student employee, and Nancy Kraft, head of Preservation & Conservation This fall we took some time to review our two commercial bindery practices for monographs: DigiCovers and standard solid-color library bindings. DigiCovers are created by color-copying and […]

  • Data Science Institute | Learn Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Tidyverse/R, Stata, High Performance Computing with Argon | Free | January 7-10

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of January 7-10, 2019. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative […]

  • All You Need to Know about the Paper Flags in the Stacks

    Music Library patrons have commented many times on the paper flags hanging in the library stacks this Fall, which are part of a relocation project that started in late summer. Starting December 14, flagged items will be loaded onto carts and relocated to the Libraries’ Annex facility. All […]

  • Snowflakes & Snow Exhibit

    It’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and shovel snowflakes—oops, no. Starting again—it’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and we’re featuring scientist snowflakes in our new […]

  • Katelyn Foster wins Bentz Scholarship

    With winter break around the bend, campus wide student employee supervisors contemplate how to cope with the dramatic drop off of help to be had over the holidays. This poses unique challenges, but most of all it makes us appreciate student employees that much more. Here in […]

  • ClinicalKey, Scopus and many Elsevier journals working again

    ClinicalKey, Scopus and Science Direct should all be working as expected. If you have problems, please call us at 319-335-9151. […]

  • A Special Goodbye from Hannah Hacker

    My Favorite Things (a la Special Collections) by Hannah Hacker For the past two and a half years, I have had the honor to work as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa Special Collections. I am thrilled about graduating from my Library Science and Book Arts program this semester, and I am […]

  • UI Libraries and student government collaborate to reduce textbook costs

    How will I afford my textbooks this semester? Can I pass this course even though I don’t have the book?  Is it illegal to download this PDF of the book that I found online? These are the kinds of questions students ask at the beginning of the semester. The solutions they find are […]

  • Finals Week Snacks & Snowflakes

    During Finals Week, Chauncey reviews his notes, gets enough sleep, and studies with friends at the Sciences Library. He creates his own study guides and asks himself questions that might be on his exams. When he gets tired, he finds it helpful to take short breaks.    Luckily, […]

  • Extended Hours for Finals Week!

    It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft, comfy bed? Stop in – we have extended hours!    […]

  • Creating First-hand Experiences with Manuscript Open Houses

    Below is a reflection from Micaela Terronez, Olson Graduate Assistant, on the “Manuscripts at Special Collections” open houses. Can I really touch it? One curious visitor asked this question in amazement as they gazed at one of the twenty-one visiting manuscripts from Les Enluminures, a […]

  • DOIs for Theses and Dissertations

    All theses and dissertations in Iowa Research Online have now been assigned DOIs. DOIs, or Digital Object Identifiers, are unique and persistent IDs for electronically published documents. DOIs will be used by publications citing your thesis/dissertation, so that there will be better information […]

  • Duct Tape & Rubber Band Engineering Exhibit!

    Most of us have a drawer, somewhere in our house, which contains all sorts of odds and ends. In my house it was always the “miscellaneous” drawer, others call it a “junk” drawer. Whatever you call it, I bet you have duct tape and rubber bands shoved in it – and maybe […]

  • Hippocrates Translated by François Rabelais | December 2018 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

      HIPPOCRATES (ca. 460 B.C.-ca. 368 B.C.). Aphorismorum Hippocratis sectiones septem. Lyons: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1543. The John Martin Rare Book Room holds 21 titles by Hippocrates published from 1527 through the 1800’s.  This volume, translated from the Greek to Latin is […]

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