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  • Library to Help You Publish for FREE in Open Access

    UI corresponding authors can now publish their journal articles Open Access and free of cost to them with 8 different publishers! The University Libraries have entered into “transformative agreements” covering the cost if you want your article to be open access.  American Chemical […]

  • ORCiD and Open Access

    What is ORCID and why does it matter to Open Access?  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a personal identifier that helps to make sure that work gets attributed to the correct person. To learn more about ORCID and to get started with your own, visit ORCID @ The University of Iowa. What […]

  • Changes to Hardin Library Parking | Effective Oct 25

    The University of Iowa Parking & Transportation Department is removing coin-operated meters across the entire University and the meters at Hardin Library were removed on October 25, 2021.  Contact Parking & Transportation. Parking Options: 30-minute parking available in one space.  Push […]

  • Celebrate Open Access Week with us!

    Happy Open Access Week!  What is Open Access?  According to UNESCO, Open Access is “free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone.” The hope of Open Access is that increased access to research will lead to more collaborative projects and that the removal […]

  • Local Libraries LIT Welcomes Author Sloane Crosley – Nov. 9

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will feature The New York Times bestselling essayist and author Sloane Crosley on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This is the fourth virtual event in the series, which is offered by the Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, North […]

  • Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner!

    Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner! We were pleased to present the book Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Nick, an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa and enthusiastic Lord of the Rings fan. […]

  • Engineering Halloween

    Happy Spooky Season! The weather is changing here on campus and it’s almost time for Halloween. You may wonder why the Engineering Library would care about a holiday that we celebrate by dressing up and eating candy. Remember – engineering is the science of applied EVERYTHING and that includes […]

  • Historicizing #MeToo

    My Capstone project for the Public Digital Humanities certificate combines my background and interests in history, archives, and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies. As a historian and a gender scholar who thought about women’s sexual vulnerability in both my research and the courses I […]

  • UI Libraries Presents Series of Literary Events During 2021 Iowa City Book Festival

    The University of Iowa’s Main Library will be a busy hub of four unique offerings on Saturday, October 23 during this year’s Iowa City Book Festival. All are welcome to attend an open house in Special Collections & Archives, a talk by guest author Laura Gellott, a guided tour of the Main […]

  • Bringing out information in re-cataloging project

    Bethany Kluender, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, is hard at work re-cataloging and reclassifying Special Collections’ Dewey materials, which means she is updating the existing catalog records so they have accurate descriptions, more access points, and meet current cataloging standards, […]

  • Community Collaboration brings Latinx History from the Archives to the Classroom

    This fall, Yamila Transtenvot, an instructor in Spanish at Cornell College, has been working with IWA, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10, and the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) to bring primary sources about Latino/a/x history to Iowa schools. I sat down […]

  • Understanding the Anti-Vaccination Movement through Imagery (Part 1)

    My project focuses on anti-vaccination content in both textual and visual form. However, I have chosen to examine this content through visualization so that I may build a timeline detailing the evolution. I will similarly specifically explore how the internet has been used to accelerate and even […]

  • PDH Capstone: Following the Threads

    When I began my wonderful entanglement with The Studio in 2018, I did not know what would result. I wanted to learn new digital methods, theorize about digital work in contemporary higher education, and become a bit more sophisticated when it came to doing work that would reach out beyond academic […]

  • Returning to the Studio: A Timely Remix

    It feels great to be “back.” In the summer of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the privilege to serve as a Summer Fellow in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. The experience was unprecedented. Not only was it fully remote, but the fellowship represented my first […]

  • Climbing a Ladder to Map a Book Culture

    One of my favorite devotional icons is known as the Ladder of Virtue. In Orthodox Churches, the image of devotees striving to climb a ladder as saintly onlookers cheer them on from clouds high above and demons attempt to pull them down with pitchforks has long appealed to me as an metaphor for […]

  • Happy Homecoming!

    Happy homecoming to all – current students and alumni near and far! One of the College of Engineering’s most creative homecoming traditions is the Corn Monument. The state of Iowa is the top corn producer in the country, so what better way to celebrate than to celebrate with corn?  Engineers […]

  • Evidence Synthesis Institute

    By Kelly Hangauer In August 2021, I had the opportunity to participate in the Evidence Synthesis Institute. This four-day online institute is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is a partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon […]

  • Art to Eat By: Cookbooks as Record and Expression

    The following Top 10 List is written by graduate student worker Diane Ray, with introduction by Curator Eric Ensley. Images, unless otherwise noted, are also from Diane. Eric and Diane co-curated the exhibit “Art to Eat By: Cookbooks as Record and Expression” which is on display in the Special […]

  • Hardin Library Closed for Home Football Games | Oct 9, Oct 15, Nov 13, Nov 20

    Hardin Library is closed whenever there is an Iowa home football (American football) game.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Access the study with your healthcare badge of Iowa One card. Cambus detours on football gamedays:  CAMBUS Football Shuttles and Gameday Detours […]

  • Seeking nominations for the Benton Award

    The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, […]

  • Publish Your Case Report At No Cost To You | BMJ Case Reports

    Although many journals prefer not to publish case reports, BMJ Case Reports invite them, as an important source of clinically important information, particularly concerning: differential diagnosis, decision making, management, and clinical guidelines. Readers are also able to leave comments on the […]

  • 3D Printing at the Engineering Library

    3D printing has gained popularity in the past decade, with printers becoming cheaper and more accessible to the consumer market. It has allowed users to take manufacturing into their own hands with several advantages over traditional manufacturing. Read all the way to the end to find out how you […]

  • Insights Gained Regarding Illustrations in Books of Hours

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Allison Clark from Dr. Beth Yale’s class Transition from Manuscript to Print (HIST: 4920:0001). Insights Gained Regarding Illustrations in Books of […]

  • New Resource: GIBLIB | On-Demand Surgery Videos, Medical Education, Medical Lectures, COVID-19 Information & More

    Hardin Library now has a subscription to GIBLIB, an on-demand video medical education platform that features lectures, discussions, surgical procedures, and more from physicians and other experts at institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and UCSF.  All videos include transcripts […]

  • Creative Kick-Start Funding Kicks Off!

    It’s time for our annual Creative Kick-Start program! This program, created by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology Center, enables students to develop their ideas into viable products. Funds are generously provided by the Engineering Technology Center. All Engineering students […]

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