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IRO January 2015 usage

Content in Iowa Research Online was downloaded 131,084 times in January, a 19% increase over January 2015. The items receiving the most use were all theses: Oxidation and reactivity of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde, a reactive intermediate of dopamine metabolism Nurse manager competencies Design of wind turbine tower and foundation systems: optimization approach Three essays on the customer satisfaction-customerContinue reading “IRO January 2015 usage”

IRO December 2014 Usage

While their total downloads was not the highest in IRO, these items had the greatest percentage increase of use in December compared with November. Compulsory Homosexuality and Black Masculine Performance Massacre of the innocents: poems ACT process measures : specificity and incremental value The Educational Weekly, Number 021, May 24, 1877 Class Struggle at theContinue reading “IRO December 2014 Usage”

IRO November 2014 Usage

We regularly look at usage information for Iowa Research Online. The software shows us the 10 items receiving the most downloads overall (total use is averaged out across how long the item has been publicly (freely) available), which allows new items to enter the top ten. However, this list tends to remain similar from month to monthContinue reading “IRO November 2014 Usage”

Use of Older Theses

By far the most heavily used collection in Iowa Research Online are our theses and dissertations. Most of the items in the collection are from the last decade, either from graduates who voluntarily submitted their thesis electronically or dating from after December 1999 graduation when electronic submission required by the Graduate College for all non-M.F.AContinue reading “Use of Older Theses”

Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1961 visit to campus

A few months ago, I saw a photograph (not in our collection) taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life magazine of students drawing a live nude model. The photo is undated other than 1961. Looking through the Daily Iowan archive, it was easy to determine that he visited campus in May 1961. DI reporter Anne Stearns, wrote inContinue reading “Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1961 visit to campus”

Remembering Shirley Temple Black

Child star Shirley Temple died yesterday (Feb 10, 2014). After retiring from theater, she became active in the Republican Party at which time she attended various fund raising events. She also served as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana from 1974–1976, was Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1976–1977, and was U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989–1992.

Dada/Surrealism re-launched

We are very excited that after a hiatus of over twenty years, the journal Dada/Surrealism has been relaunched. It is a peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism and published by the International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Libraries, with managing editor Tim Shipe. The newest issue focusesContinue reading “Dada/Surrealism re-launched”

Brown v Board of Education

Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in the Brown v Board of Education, making separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The Daily Iowan story is in the May 18, 1954 issue. The ruling did not affect Iowa because segregation of schools had been illegal since 1868. “Our firstContinue reading “Brown v Board of Education”