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  • We have books and so much more… 10 ways your Libraries can help you

    The University of Iowa Libraries are here to help. We provide vital opportunities for engaging in critical learning, research, creative work, and clinical care through staff expertise and exceptional collections. Here are 10 convenient services we provide to support your success. We look forward to […]

  • Making Calligraphy Digital

    For my Digital Publishing Scholarship & Studio Fellowship this summer, I am working with master calligrapher Cheryl Jacobsen to design her first textbook that will support the introductory calligraphy course she has taught at the University of Iowa for more than 20 years. As an MFA Candidate at […]

  • 2021-2022 Year in Review

    We’re so excited to see our students back on campus next week, but wanted to take a little time to look back at what we’ve accomplished this year. We even summed it up into a fancy infographic! If you want a closer look, you can click here for a download. Thank you for a great

  • “Getting situated, sizing down and translating across”

    I began the Digital Publishing fellowship motivated to use the protected time to build a project that utilized digital methodologies to explore the impact of racism on maternal and infant health outcomes. As an applied Sociologist with interdisciplinary training, I wanted to use GIS mapping to […]

  • The Incomplete Archive and Stories that Need to be Told

    As I reflect on my work this summer, I stand amazed by how much is required to feel a finished project pull through. When I first started, I expected to create a complete archive of the aspects of the Great Migration that would make a holistic understanding of the period’s impact, reach, and […]

  • confronting digital architecture

    This second half of my time with the fellowship has been marked by momentum, exploration, and maybe a little clarity! I have been amazed by how staying open to the lessons of the Digital Publishing Studio have nudged me in exciting but unforeseen directions, especially when I had imagined that at […]

  • The Wallach Project

    For the second portion of this summer fellowship, I’ve been focused on editing and organizing the digital collection for the Wallach Project. This requires editing, formatting, tagging, and categorizing hundreds of items before they are able to “go live” on the site. I am still making my way […]

  • Find a study space

    Get your study skills ready for the new school year! The Engineering Library has several study spaces available to fit your study style. Group Study Even when you’re in the library you don’t always have to be silent. If you have a group project or if you have more success studying with a group, […]

  • Tears for Things

    Just about as soon as I published my last blog post, the people I pitched the essay to wrote me back. They asked how the Kmart thing is going. Had I done the reporting I had intended to? Good question.  Here’s me getting some thoughts down. Not long ago, I stumbled upon this comment after

  • Let the Data Be Your Guide

    In only a few short weeks, my fellowship project has undergone a series of substantial transformations. While the Fellowship course provided useful information about the inner-workings of digital humanities, having a chance to see my own project develop from start to (tentative) finish was an […]

  • Did you know we have a tool library?

    Ready for a new school year? For those of you new to campus, we want to take a moment to introduce some of the unique things here at the Engineering Library. Most of our tools can be checked out for a week, with some exceptions, especially cables (don’t worry, we tell you the due date

  • Hardin Library Interim Shorter Hours | Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 14

    The Hardin Library will be open shorter hours for the August interim. The 24-hour study will be available whenever the library is closed. Saturday, August 6 and August 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7 and August 14 Noon – 4 p.m. Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12 7:30 a.m. – 6

  • Construction Coming to Hardin | Changes Start August 8, 2022

    Beginning this month, construction will begin in Hardin Library that will transform the space into one that we hope will be more welcoming and more relevant to your needs.  By the end of the project, which will take two years: quiet study space on the 4th floor will be expanded,  3rd floor […]

  • Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

    By Kelly Hangauer In June 2022, I joined twenty-seven academic librarians across the U.S. for a 2-week online workshop as part of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. IRDL was initiated in 2014 to address the lack of social science training among librarians and to bring more rigor […]

  • All Women Welcome: Summer 2022 Reading Room Exhibit

    The following is written by Rachel Miller-Haughton, former Olson Graduate Research Assistant and curator of All Women Welcome exhibit All Women Welcome: Voices of Activist Iowa Women is the summer 2022 exhibit in the Special Collections Reading Room. The culmination of my time as the 2020-2022 […]

  • Problem Solving with Plugins

    I have spent the majority of the second half of the summer troubleshooting the Spout and NDI plugins for Unreal Engine. Recently, I have been using Unreal Engine to send video from Axis Studio (the Perception Neuron 3 software) into a projection software called Isadora. With help from my point of […]

  • Translation in Practice

    “But we were growing up and it was necessary to learn, or so my dad told us after he sent Abel to inspect the gully up to the dam—the water from the garden spout had dwindled, perhaps because of a collapsed bank or some rotten branch blocking the stream—only for Abel to return while we

  • How it has been going

    I have enjoyed the weekly meetings for this fellowship. We talked about digital scholarship and the labor involved. The weekly meetings are helpful in holding us accountable and offer a space for us to talk about our progress, how we are feeling, and the issues we have encountered in our projects. […]

  • The Challenges of Crowdsourcing: Engaging the Crowd and Finding Time

    As I begin to reflect on my fellowship experience, I would like to pick up where I left off. Since my last post, I worked with folks to test the tasks and workflow of the crowdsourcing component added to Hobo Archive. These tasks ask people to upload pictures of their resources and describe the […]

  • Drawing from what DJ Tanner taught me

    Just this week we read and talked about feelings of being obsolete. While the inherent purpose was to discuss the evolution of technology and digital spaces, I gravitated to my own person concern and woe. I instantly responded with the moment that my then high school freshmen sat in my introduction […]

  • Happy Casual Pi Day!

    We love and celebrate Pi Day here at the Engineering Library on or around the traditional day of March 14th (3/14), but did you know that there another Pi Day? Pi can be expressed with the fraction 22/7, so if you’re partial to pastry, you can celebrate Pi Day on July 22nd. You can also

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-22-22

    Welcome to the University of Iowa Libraries’ virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-19-22

    Welcome to the University of Iowa Libraries’ virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in

  • Music of Movement: A Lost Archive

    This summer, I am focusing on creating an archive of a movement that has shaped the latter half of the 20th century into the 21st when it comes to contemporary regional culture’s music, culture, and landscape. The Great Migration was a period of great peril and risks for African American families […]

  • Explore the Universe at the Engineering Library!

    We’ve been feeling inspired by the new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope so we’ve put together a list of books about exploring outer space that are available for check out here at the Engineering Library. If you’re looking to learn the very basics or brush up on your knowledge, […]

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