Category: Collections

The University Libraries celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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The University Libraries, in collaboration with the Women’s Center, Collaborative Education Leadership and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) and the New Media Incubator are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Women’s right to vote. We have a number of displays and digital objects available in the Dunbar Library and in CORE Scholar to honor this historic event. Each of our displays is highlighted below. Please join us to learn more about women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment.

Suffragist Quilt Displays

Mother Goose Quilt Square

The Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network, have two quilt exhibits on display in the Dunbar Library and in the Women’s Center. The Suffragist Quilt Collection celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment with 19 quilts, handmade by Guild members. One of the quilts, created by Linda Morgan, a current grad student and former Women’s Studies and Laboratory Animal Resources staff member, honors suffragist Rachel Ezekiel. Ezekiel is the great-grandmother of Dr. Judith Ezekiel, a former Women’s Studies professor at Wright State. The second collection is Mother Goose Revisited. This collection includes 13 quilts which are original mother goose tales rewritten. Both quilt collections will be on a rotational display in the Women’s Center and Dunbar Library during the months of February and March.

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Updated Version of RefWorks Now Available

Managing the citations for a research project doesn’t need to be complicated. RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that can help you create a personal database of resources, keep them easily organized, and integrate them into your work. The University Libraries have provided subscription access to RefWorks since 2005.

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This semester, we will be transitioning from the older, legacy version of RefWorks to the new, updated version of RefWorks. The new version provides a simplified experience, streamlines workflows, and provides better access to share collections and collaborate with others on projects. The new version also improves on the Write-N-Cite feature, which integrates citations into a paper and generates bibliographies based on the references cited.

To provide a smooth transition, the University Libraries are offering nine workshops that provide hands-on instruction to transfer your content from the legacy RefWorks to the new version. Register now for a RefWorks workshop at https://libraries.wright.edu/events.

For more information about the new RefWorks, to create a new account, and find step-by-step instructions, visit our guide at https://guides.libraries.wright.edu/refworks or email library-dref@wright.edu

Changes to Kanopy Access Beginning December 13

The use of streaming video from Kanopy continues to grow and has outpaced the University Libraries’ ability to meet the demand. Since July 1, the Libraries have spent $19,950 on Kanopy videos, exceeding our projected budget for streaming videos by 31%. In order to continue providing videos for academic use and remain within our budget, we will be implementing changes in how the videos are accessed. This change will also provide us a better understanding of the need for streaming videos, providing data that we can take into consideration for future budget cycles.

Beginning on December 13, we will begin mediated access to Kanopy. You will continue to have access to videos that are already licensed for the term of the existing license, but if you try to view a video that has not been licensed, you will see a request form like the one below:

Kanopy form to request a video

If you complete the form to request the film, Kanopy will forward your request to the University Libraries. If the Libraries decide to license the film, it should be available within one or two business days.

You can always see a list of videos that are currently licensed, along with the license expiration date, here.

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University Libraries 2018 Annual Report

The University Libraries 2018 Annual Report is now available on CORE Scholar.  Highlights from our report include:

  • State Capital Funds Improvements
  • Online Research Toolkit Workshops
  • Digitizing the Bishop Milton Wright Diaries
  • Conserving the Wright Brothers Bent End Propeller

We hope you will enjoy reading about our accomplishments, challenges, and outstanding staff.