Local Project Proposals

*Budgets on these projects may have been altered since being accepted to reflect changed work expectations, standard student wages, etc. 
 
For survey information see the Assessment Documents


  
    Denison University


Digital Costume Collection 

Cynthia Turnbull, Chair and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Lareese Hall, Fine Arts Liaison Librarian
    This project will create digital images showing multiple views of historic costumes.
Final Project

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Kristina Mead, Director of Women’s Studies and Heather Lyle, University Archivist
    This project will scan archival material relating to the formation of the Woman's Studies Program at Denison University.
Final Project

Writing Our Story: An Analysis of Black Student Protests at Denison University

Tina Pierce, Visiting Assistant Professor of Black Studies and Women’s Studies and Roger Kosson, Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
    This project will scan archival material relating to protests by black students at Denison University and capture oral histories from former protesters.
Final Project

Digitization and Dissemination of Denison University Herbarium specimens

Andy McCall, Assistant Professor of Biology and Moriana Garcia, Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian
    This project with annotate, catalog, and make public digital scans of the Denison University Herbarium.
Erik Klemetti, Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Moriana Garcia, Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian
    This project will create a digital repository of images, technical information and donor information of the Geosciences Department Mineral and Fossil Collection.  

Digitization of Ephemeris, Classical Journal of Denison University, and Episteme, Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Classics; Mark Moller, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian
    This project proposes the resurrection and digitization of the Classical Journal of Denison University, Ephemeris, as well as the digitization of the university’s oldest undergraduate journal, Episteme.

Final Project

Digitization of the Homestead Archive

Linda Krumholx, Associate Professor of English and
Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian
    This project will digitize various materials collected by former and current homesteaders about the Denison Homestead and create a model for archiving a student community.
Final Project

Digitization of Articulate, Denison University's magazine of the critical essays

Sylvia Brown, Assistant Professor of English and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian
    This project will create a website for Articulate and digitize and archive past issues of this student journal
Final Project

Digitization of the Denison Journal of Religion, Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Religion

Josh Cort, Professor of Religion and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian
    This project will create a website for the
Denison Journal of Religion and digitize and archive past issues of this student journal
Final Project

Digitization of Exile, Denison University's magazine of the literary arts

Peter Grandbois, Assistant Professor of English and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian
    This project will create a website for Exile and digitize and archive past issues of this student journal
Final Project


            Kenyon College

Images of the Islamic World

Nurten Kilic-Schubel, Assistant Professor of History, Vernon Schubel, Professor of Religious Studies, and Nina Clements, Humanities Librarian
    This project will digitize and catalog images and video captured by faculty that document the Islamic world.
    Project Info Sheet

A Curated Database of Molecular Structure

Yutan Getzler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Aimee Jenkins, Science Librarian
    This project will create a database of NMR spectra with a structure based interface.


Developing a Japanese movie database for listening comprehension practice

Hideo Tomita, Professor of Japanese, Mari Iwai, Visiting Instructor of Japanese, and Fang Fang, Librarian and Technology Consultant
    This project will create a database of Japanese movie scenes that can be searched by phrases.
This project is complete but access to it is restricted

Digitizing Kenyon’s Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts and Incunabula

Sarah Blick, Associate Professor of Art History, and Ethan Henderson, Special Collections Librarian
   
    This project will digitize text and images from medieval manuscripts
    Final Project

From Germany to America in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Miriam Dean-Otting, Professor of Religious Studies and Ethan Henderson, Special Collections Librarian
    This project will digitize letters and documents chronicling one family's attempt to immigrate
from Germany to America in the 1940s.
This project is complete but access to it is restricted

Digital Gullah Archive

Peter Rutkoff Professor of American Studies and Meghan Frazer, Digital Resource Librarian
    This project will create a digital archive of oral video interviews with residents of St. Helena Island, home to approximately 5,000 Gullah speaking African Americans. The videos will then be used in Kenyon College classes and by Cleveland area teachers who conducted the oral histories.

Final Project

Voices of Knox County: Creating a Digital Archive of Oral Histories

Sam Pack, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Meghan Frazer, Digital Resource Librarian
The Voices of Knox County project will construct a digital archive of oral histories about lifelong residents of Knox County.
Final Project


            Oberlin College

King-Crane Commission Digital Collection

Maren Milligan, Visiting Instructor in Middle East and North African Studies and Ken Grossi, College Archivist
    This project will digitize items from the collection of Henry Churchill King regarding his work in the Middle East following World War I.
    Final Project

King-Crane Commission Digital Collection Phase Two

Maren Milligan, Visiting Instructor in Middle East and North African Studies and Ken Grossi, College Archivist
    This project will digitize items relating to the King-Crane Commission held at institutions other than Oberlin.


Geological Images

Steven Wojtal, Professor of Geology and Alan Boyd, Library Associate Director
    This project will index and provide open source access to a collection of digital images of geological features.
Final Project

Shansi Digital Collection

Bonnie Cheng, Associate Professor of Art and East Asian Studies, Ann Sherif Professor-Japanese, Carl Jacobson Executive Director Shansi, Ken Grossi, College Archivist and Anne Salsich, Assistant Archivist
    This project will create a collection of digital objects that document Oberlin's early contact with Asia.
    Project Info Sheet

Oberlin College Paleontological Collections

Karla Parsons-Hubbard, Associate Professor of Geology, and Alan Boyd, Library Associate Director
    This project will create consistent and accurate data about Oberlin's collection of invertebrate fossils and create digital images to accompany the data.
    Project Info Sheet

Digitizing Borges 

Ana C. Cara, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Megan Mitchell, Reference and Instruction Librarian
    The project will create a digital collection of images, audio, and video documenting Jorge Luis Borges' visit to Oberlin College.
    Project Info Sheet

Music for Children: A Video Pedagogy

Peggy D. Bennett, Professor of Music Education and Kathy Abromeit, Conservatory Public Services Librarian
    The Music for Children project would use video clips to show how to lead young children (ages 3-7) in music activities. Short clips (usually one-minute or less) will illustrate teaching strategies and learner reactions for activities appropriate to early childhood settings, intending appeal to both music and non-music educators.

Digitizing Artist’s Books For Classroom Use

Sarah Hamill, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Barbara Prior, Art Librarian
    The proposed project would comprise two stages: first to digitize a selection of artists books for use in the classroom by creating high resolution, zoom-able scans of multiple pages, and second, to create a student-curated and student-produced website about artist’s books.

A digital resource for the investigation of Culture Contact and Colonialism

Amy Margaris, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; Linda Grimm, Associate Proessor Emerita, Department of Anthropology; Ken Grossi College Archivist and Megan Mitchell Reference and Instruction Librarian
    This project will transfer the database of Oberlin College Ethnographic Collection to CONTENTdm and create a information webpage about the collection.
Final Project

Musical Iconography in the Selch Collection of American Music History

Claudia Macdonald, Professor of Musciology and Barbara Lambert Curator of the Selch Collection
    This project will digitize a selection of objects from the Selch Collection and develop terminology and descriptions for musical iconography.
Final Project


Hispanic And Latin American Studies In The United States: Conversation Pieces
    
This project has been discontinued.



            Ohio Wesleyan University


Krempley Gender Project  
Anne Sokolsky, Assistant Professor of Humanities-Classics and Dee Peterson, Humanities-Classics Liaison Librarian
    Project was created for Dr. Sokolsky's Gender and Identity Course, HMCL 226. Photographs were selected by Independent Study student, Tema Krempley, from Dr. Sokolsky's private travel images, Beeghly Library's Special Collections and the Ross Art Museum with the purpose of helping students better understand the concept of gender and its subjective nature. No formal proposal exists for The Krempley Gender Project because the project was a significant extension and redesign of Dr. Sokolsky's original pilot project for the Mellon Next Generation Libraries Planning Grant.
Final Project

Auxin Transport During Gravitropism and Phototropism using a GFP-based Biosensor   
Chris Wolverton, Associate Professor of Botany and Microbiology and Deborah Carter Peoples, Botany/Microbiology Liaison Librarian

     A data set consisting of confocal laser scanning microscope images will be used in the cell biology laboratory to teach students the use of reporter genes, to interpret gene expression, and to quantitate the influence of auxin (a plant hormone) on growth and differentiation in root cells and root tips under varied environmental conditions.  This data set provides a model system for studying multicellular signal transduction.
Final Project

Contemporary Issues in Media Law Podcasts

Melinda Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Kristine Kinzer, Fine Arts and Journalism Library Liaison
    Students in Media Law course will create and archive podcasts explaining selected court cases
.
    Final Project

Digital Resources for the Teaching of the History of the Book

Patricia DeMarco, Associate Professor of English and Bernard Derr, Rare Books Librarian
    A medieval manuscript from OWU’s Rare Books collection will be digitized for use in courses dealing with the history of writing, the history of the book, and the study of scribal handwriting
    Final Project

Forest Tree Growth Data for the Bohannan and Kraus Ecological Preserves
 
Laurel J. Anderson, Associate Professor of Botany / Microbiology and Deborah Carter Peoples, Science Librarian
   A data collection on forest tree growth will be archived for use by students in Botany/Microbiology studying plant communities and ecosystems

This project is complete but access to it is restricted

Developing a Pedagogical Chinese Movie Database for Chinese Courses  
Ching-­Hsuan Wu, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages and Joy Gao, Librarian

   A collection of movie clips written and performed by students who are learning the Chinese language in OWU’s Chinese Program. Voices will be dubbed by native speakers so that users of the collection will hear the accurate tones and pronunciations of the language when watching the movie clips.
     Final Project

Baist’s Real Estate Atlases of Columbus, Ohio
   
John Krygier, Geology & Geography, David Walker, Geology & Geography and Deborah Peoples, Science Librarian
    This project will scan and process maps from three historical real estate atlases of Columbus to create larger maps representing important Columbus neighborhoods.
    Project Info Sheet

A Digital Image Resource And Online Database For Plant Museum Collections At Ohio Wesleyan University   
David M. Johnson, Professor of Botany/Microbiology, Nancy A. Murray Herbarium Curator of Botany-Microbiology, Deborah Peoples, Science Librarian and Emily Haddaway, Digital Librarian.
   This project will capture digital images of 750-900 dried plant specimens.

    Project Info Sheet

Japanese Language Skill Builder Program 
Jun Kawabe, Instructor Modern Foreign Languages and Joy Gao, Public Services Librarian
    A collection of listening and dictation exercises for Japanese Language Study
This project is complete but access to it is restricted

Publius Vergilius Maro: A Collection of Nineteenth Century Virgilian Scholarship   
Lee Fratantuono, Associate Professor of Classics and Whitlock Professor of Latin and Deanne Peterson, Humanities and Classics Liaison Library and Jillian Maruskin, English Liaison Library

     This project makes material readily accessible to Virgilian students and scholars by producing a digital collection of Virgil scholarship from the Victorian Age, a period when Virgil studies experienced a true explosion in terms of both the quantity and quality of work produced.
Final Project

Photographs of the American West (1870s-early 1900s) in the Ohio Wesleyan Special Collections  
Jeff Nilan, Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Bernard Derr, Rare Books Librarian
    This project will digitize 83 photographs of the American West including numerous photographs of Native Americas and native settlements.
Final Project

Digital Teaching Collection of Student Three-Dimensional Artwork 
Cynthia Cetlin, Fine Arts faculty; Jon Quick, Fine Arts faculty and Kristine Szabo, Fine Arts library liaison
    This project will create the beginnings of a digital teaching collection of 3-D art objects, primarily from Metals classes at OWU including both students' and artists' works.
Final Project

Enhancing Pedagogy While Preserving Heritage: Granary of Memories – Oral Histories of Food  

Christopher Fink, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Joy Gao, Public Services Librarian
    For this project students will conduct oral histories about food traditions.
Final Project


Tombs of the Unknown  
 
Ali M. Skandor, Professor of Black World Studies; Peter Szabo, Liaison Librarian and Emily Haddaway, Digital Librarian
    This project intends to digitally photograph tombs of relevant historical figures in East Africa and collect information related to the roles they played in shaping cultural and religious identity, and social and political history of Swahili.
Final Project

Digitizing and Documenting the Production and Testing of FILTRON Clay Water Filters for the Potters For Peace Initiative 
Kristina Bogdanov, Associate Professor of Ceramics; Laura Tuhela-Reuning, Professor of Microbiology and Kristine Szabo, Fine Arts Library Liaison
    This collection will digitize objects documenting the work done by Ohio Wesleyan University and Potters for Peace.

Final Project


            College of Wooster
Collecting and Digitizing Farmer Interviews in Wayne County, Ohio

Matt Mariola, Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Jessica Clemons, Science Librarian,
    A collection of student created oral interviews of local farmers about their farm operations and their lives in farming.

Final Project

The College of Wooster Art Museum 
 
Kitty Zurko, Director and Curator, The College of Wooster Art Museum; Mark Christel, Directory of Libraries; Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian
    
This project will digitize select holdings from the College of Wooster Art Museum collection.

Digital Costume Collection

Dale Seeds, Chair and Professor of Theatre and Dance, Charlene Gross, Resident Costume Designer, and Denise Monbarren, Special Collections Librarian
    This project will create digital images showing multiple views of historic costumes.
Final Project


A GIS Based Photographic Archive Chronicling Environmental Change in Northeast Ohio

Greg Wiles, Professor and Chair Geology Department, Shelley Judge, Assistant Professor of Geology, and Jessica Clemons, Science Librarian
    This project will create a digital collection of images with GIS data that tracks environmental change in the Wooster area.
Final Project

Politics and the Media

Angela Bos, Associate Professor of Political Science and Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian

    The collection will contain 30-second video advertisement for political campaigns that are created by students as part of a comprehensive communication plan they develop for an actual campaign.

Final Project

Images of Women in Sport and Physical Education at the College of Wooster from 1868 to 2010

Brenda L Meese, Associate Professor of Physical Education; Julia Gustafson, Research & Outreach Librarian and Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian
    This project will build a digital collection of images of women involved in sport, recreation, and physical education at the College of Wooster from1868 to 2010.

Civil War Podcasts

Kabria Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of History and Stephen Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian
    This project will archive podcasts created by students about the American Civil War.




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