The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library has an opening for a creative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Web Developer. This position plays a key role in connecting the library's services to the patrons. This unique opportunity comes at a significant time as the library embarks on several bold initiatives, including redefining the library’s use of technology as part of our initiative to transform user services.
UCO is the state Metropolitan University. The campus of approximately 17,000 students is nestled in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, OK.
The library has projects underway for spaces, services, and equipment that are part of our commitment to the creation of a Learning Commons. We will update the process of all our projects in an ongoing slideshow.
It's a subtle but important difference: the library's Research & Instruction department has changed its name to Research & Learning. Why the change? The goal of education is not only to impart information, but for that information to be understood, absorbed, and used productively. This is what UCO means when we use the phrase "Transformative Learning." By emphasizing learning rather than only the action of instruction, Research & Learning department is emphasizing the end goal of its efforts.
The Early European Books resource is set to encompass all European printed material from the early modern period. The contents are drawn from major repositories including the Danish Royal Library, the National Central Library in Florence, the National Library of France, the National Library of the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Library in London. Over time, other significant national libraries will be adding their collections to Early European Books to enable researchers to conduct a seamless survey of the origins and development of Western culture. Early European Books also contains significant works by Aristotle, Copernicus, Descartes, Erasmus, Kepler, Luther and Spinoza, alongside ephemeral works such as pamphlets and almanacs.
Early European Books provides full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages and any loose inserts, providing scholars with a wealth of information about the physical characteristics and provenance histories of the original artifacts. Detailed cataloguing includes standardization of variant author, city and printer names, thanks to a partnership with the CERL Thesaurus (www.cerl.org).
We're re-arranging some collections this summer and thought you might like to see how we move an entire range of shelves all at once.
Some of our staff volunteer (Charlie, Ronnie, Patrick, Aaron, Brian, and Troy in this video) and get to work using our shelf moving equipment. They put plates under the shelves, use jacks to elevate them very slightly off the floor, and give them a mighty push to roll them to their new location.
House of Lords Parliamentary Papers contains the debates, bills, votes, and other information about the British House of Lords in the 19th century. This collection also provides biographical information, parliamentary offices, constituencies and Hansard contributions.
The House of Lords collection completes our subscription to the 19th Century Parliamentary Papers, the other part being the papers of the House of Commons. You may search them together or separately, following the issues of the day.