Denison Librarians @ The Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference

On Friday, Michael DeNotto and Michelle Brasseur presented research posters at the 2013 Society of Ohio Archivists Conference at the OCLC Lakeside Conference Center in Dublin, Ohio.

Early Radio Correspondence: QSL Cards and Social Media

Michael DeNotto presented on his work with QSL cards received by Richard H. Howe, former Denison University professor and founder of the Denison University Radio Club, who laid the groundwork for the present day Denison University Radio Station, WDUB 91.1 FM, a.k.a.

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Some very powerful research tools

As members of the Denison community, we have at our disposal some very powerful research tools. I was reminded of this when I heard President Obama invoke Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall in his inauguration address, and wondered about its origins. Was Obama the first to publicly link these historic events by invoking them in the same sentence?

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“Here Their Stories Will Be Told”: Holocaust Research and Remembrance Through Yad Vashem

Please take a moment to delve into the extensive Holocaust-related resources available through Yad Vashem. As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations.

Bratislava, Slovakia, Child survivors receiving chocolate at an orphanage

Established in 1953 as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter.

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Do You Know Who Your Ancestors Are? Denisonians Can Use ANCESTRY.COM for FREE

George Ransberger and Catherine Bixler, 1886


Courtesy of Libraries Connect Ohio, we now have access to Ancestry Library Edition (available on campus only).


Ancestry Library Edition contains coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.


Your heritage is waiting to be discovered in a collection of more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names.

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Scan me! I can help!

You may start noticing some interesting images in the library stacks. They kind of look like a barcode, but just a little bit different.  These are Quick Response Codes (QR code for short).  They are able to hold larger amounts of data compared to regular barcodes.  You can scan them using your smartphone or other mobile device, such as an iPod or iPad. 

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Concept Maps

Image courtesy of flickr. For more information about Austin Kleon’s work visit his site at

Everyone has a different approach to conducting research.  Concept maps are a way to visually track your concepts and ideas as you initiate and conduct research.

There are numerous resources available on the web.  Here are a few good ones:

Austin Kleon’s blog post about mind mapping is informative and interesting.

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