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  • Open Access Publishing Fund | Funding Reduced, Fund Closing in 2020

    by Laurie Neuerburg For several years, UI Libraries has maintained an Open Access (OA) Fund to help researchers pay for the article processing charges (APCs) on open access publications. This fund supports authors choosing to make their…

  • AT&T Wireless retired July 16, guests now use UI-Guest

    The AT&T Wireless guest network available on the UI Campus was retired on July 15, 2018. UI-Guest is the new campus guest network.  Please connect to UI-Guest for free guest wifi.  This network is not secure, so we do not…

  • Sunsetting of the Open Access Fund

    For several years, UI Libraries has maintained an Open Access (OA) Fund to help researchers pay for the article processing charges (APCs) on open access publications. This fund supports authors choosing to make their publications open for…

  • Magazine Ecology – Networks of Nineteenth Century Environmental Periodicals

    My project is focused on exploring the development of environmental writing in American magazines during the nineteenth century. Many of the authors that we today think of as seminal environmental writers — authors such as John Muir,…

  • Hispanic women writers in Iowa: a digital map

    My project consists of an interactive digital map that will portray Hispanic women writers who have been in Iowa City. When I first thought about the project the intention was to do a cartography of all Hispanic writers, both women and…

  • Cognitive Structures of Adolescents’ Life Goals

    My project creates the visualization of people’s ‘cognitive structures’ (or mental map) using survey responses. Using a network analysis, this project classifies cultural groups that are identifiable based on the…

  • Stories of South Asians in the Gulf

    Greetings, Everyone. This summer I am working on a multimedia archive to document the migration experiences of South Asians residing in the Middle East, or the “Gulf,” as the region is popularly called. Despite historic trade…

  • Sound as Pattern / Pattern as Sound

    Technology is built in a language of pattern and so is the world.  In these first few weeks of the fellowship, I have been thinking and reading about what it means to observe and record. In this mindset, the world is full of…

  • “AREA NOT WHOLLY CONDEMNED”

    Dr. Blalock had asked us to look at series of interviews on the Los Angeles Review of Books’ website, collected by Melissa Dinsman, “The Digital in the Humanities: A Special Interview Series.” I read the interview with…

  • Making Digital Dances Dance Digitally 

    I’m Marc. I’m an MFA Choreographer in the Dance Department and this summer at the Studio I’m building a project called Dance For Screens.  As a choreographer, I (probably) spend an inordinate amount of time…

  • “There’s nothing more important in a democracy than a well informed electorate.”

    Antecedents In 1987, Congress amended the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982) designating Yucca Mountain as the sole nuclear waste repository for the country. Still reeling from the Three Mile Island accident (1979), fears of an American…

  • Margaret Gamm, New Head of Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is delighted to announce Margaret Gamm as the new Head of Special Collections. She replaces Greg Prickman, who leaves on July 2 to become the Eric Weinmann Librarian and Director of Collections at the…

  • On Narrowing Scope: Making a Huge Project Manageable (and Failing at It)

    Hi, everyone. I’m working this summer on a digital exhibition of the Commonwealth, an anti-slavery Boston newspaper founded in 1862, right in the middle of the Civil War. In the weeks since my fellowship began, I’ve been…

  • Women Of Ancient History (WOAH) – Networks and Maps to Promote Non-Male Scholars

    I am contributing to an already existing project. Check out the current WOAH site. In short, the goal of this project is to promote the awareness and visibility of non-male scholars who study the ancient world. Dr. Sarah E. Bond (Iowa,…

  • Explorations in Writing Technology: Creating a Digital Typeface

    If I want to write—to make marks that express thoughts in written language, in a way that it can be shared and read by others—there are a number of tools available to help with the task:  Pencil  Pen (ballpoint, felt…

  • Mapping gender and status in simulated Mars missions

    NASA has scheduled the first manned mission to Mars by 2030s. Millions of miles away, this group of astronauts will constitute a micro society. Women and men, most likely from different cultures, will have to live and work together in…

  • Beekeeping 101 at the Sciences Library

    Join us for Beekeeping 101 at the Sciences Library for an all-ages beekeeping talk and activities on Tuesday, July 31, 2-4 pm!  2-3 PM (Sciences Library room 102): Jim Davis of the East Central Iowa Beekeepers will give a talk on…

  • Do You Have Your Head In the Clouds?

    Do you remember lying on your back on the grass and looking at the clouds – finding the shapes, marveling at all the differences? The types, the colors? Looking through old family slides and photos I discovered my father took a lot…

  • Residents | Services for You!

    Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed! Your department has a specialist librarian Every department is assigned a liaison librarian, who can help you with all of your questions about the library and its…

  • Scopus & Web of Science Workshop | Tuesday, June 26, 3-4pm

    Both databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact.   This hands-on session will show you • how to quickly find the articles you need for you research or systematic review in each database  •…

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