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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-11-22

    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 […]

  • Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

    Electrical engineer and genius, Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia) on July 9th or 10th, 1856, making this weekend his 166th birthday! He showed an interest in engineering from a very young age. Some […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-7-22

    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 […]

  • Modes of Translation

    Recently, in one of the distractions that consume negligible but not insignificant parts of my day, I was reading a Twitter thread about what’s the best way to “tell someone to f— off in a work email.” The responses were numerous […]

  • carceral camoflage

    In August 2021, I moved into a small house about a mile south of the University of Iowa, and shortly thereafter began a daily bike commute from home to school and back again. I’m always interested in the million choices that go into the […]

  • Expanded Service: Home Delivery To Any US Address

    The University of Iowa Libraries now offers home delivery to any U.S. address (except dorms) and you can request a free UPS return mailing label as well.  

  • Instances of Kmart

    I’ve spent more time than I ever could have imagined thinking about Kmart this past year. Ever since a friend sent me a YouTube clip of a man reading the last announcement at a Kmart store (‘the store will be closing, forever, in 5 […]

  • Ellen Oliver blog post 1

    My summer research uses motion capture and green screen to explore the choreographies of rock climbing. I am interested in how route design influences a climber’s interpretation and experience of a rock wall. This summer research is an […]

  • Antoine Louis, Surgeon Inventor of Guillotine | June 2022 Featured Works from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    LOUIS, ANTOINE (1723-1792). Dissertation sur la question–comment se fait la transmission des maladies héréditaires? [Dissertation on the question–how are hereditary diseases transmitted?] and Observation et remarques sur les […]

  • Learning how to code while having lots of thoughts

    This summer, I aim to learn the necessary skills to build a digital database for my dissertation and future related research. To do this, I am learning to use Python language to scrape data from Chinese social media websites. This project […]

  • Reimagining the Hobo’s Archive: Authentic, Participatory, and Digital

    This summer, I am excited to learn more about digital archiving as I continue to develop a digital archival project in partnership with the hoboing community in the upper Midwest. Since 2021, the hoboes and I have worked together to […]

  • Finding a Climate Diaspora

    Lost in the conversation about the impact of global climate change, and policies designed to prevent rising temperatures and mitigate their consequences, is an understanding of the human impact of an increase in global temperature. I […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 7-5-22

    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 […]

  • Residents: Services for you

    Welcome Residents!  We are here to help you be successful.  Guide to services we provide Download useful mobile apps for free, including clinical tools like UpToDate and DynaMed Plus  

  • Fireworks and Intellectual Property

    It’s almost time for 4th of July! Time for hot dogs, sprinklers, and of course, fireworks.  The first fireworks were invented in China during the Song dynasty (960-1279) where firework makers were respected for their skill in creating […]

  • Telling Their Stories: LGBTQ+ Zine History

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter In honor of Pride month, we are highlighting some queer zines in our collections. A zine is a hand-made and self-published pamphlet that can contain writings, […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 6-30-22

    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 […]

  • From thought to reality – The Wallach Project

    Bringing history to the forefront of creative practice and the art world isn’t something that happens much beyond academia and museums. People are often interested in the new, shiny, exciting work (which to be fair is wonderful) that the […]

  • Big Data Makes Me Uncomfortable, but Hey

    It takes a lot for me to say that I’m truly uncomfortable. In life, I am pretty sure I’ve lived it in a perpetual state of discomfort—or at least a way in which I embrace situations that aren’t all that cozy. I believe in being […]

  • Thor Rinden: Artist’s notebooks reveal Iowa’s lasting impressions

    The following is written by student worker Jack Menzies Thor Rinden was an artist born in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1937 and studied at the University of Iowa before attaining his Master of Arts at Hunter College, New York, NY. Living with his […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 6-27-22

    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 […]

  • July 4th Holiday Hours and Closing @Hardin Library

      The Hardin Library will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday. The Hardin Library will be open Saturday, July 2 from 10am-6pm. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed to […]

  • Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    Let’s celebrate International Women in Engineering Day! 47% of the American workforce is made up of women, but only 14% of engineers and only 20% off engineering students are women. In fact, while the number of female engineering […]

  • Digital New Book Display – 6-23-22

    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 […]

  • Flip Flop Day!

    We’ve had a very hot week, so it’s fitting that it is National Flip Flop Day! Celebrated the third Friday in June, National Flip Flop Day was created by the restaurant Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, a summer […]

  • Prairie Musings @ the Sciences Library

    All are invited to a panel discussion about our campus prairie, the Ashton Research Prairie, featuring: Mike Fallon, Earth and Environmental Sciences Instructor Andrew Forbes, Associate Professor of Biology Stratis Giannakouros, Director, […]

  • Happy World Bicycle Day!

    It’s World Bicycle Day! In 1818 the Laufmaschine (“running machine” or draisine was invented by Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun. He was inspired to create this contraption because of a  shortage of horses. The Laufmaschine was designed […]

  • How do I…. find a book?

    Walking into the Engineering Library, you may not see what you’re expecting. In fact you may ask, where are all of the books? It may surprise you to learn that we have over 45,000 books in the library ready for you to check out. Here’s […]

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