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Creating The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database Nkaa, Reinette F. Jones, Robert A. Aken Mar 2019

Creating The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database Nkaa, Reinette F. Jones, Robert A. Aken

Library Presentations

Learn how this project began by its creators from the University of Kentucky, Special Collections, and how it continues to add submissions from you, the public.


We Work: The Employment Journey, Reinette F. Jones Mar 2019

We Work: The Employment Journey, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

A presentation on the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.


African Americans In Madison County, Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

African Americans In Madison County, Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries, speak about notable Madison County African Americans.


Gotta’ Go! African American Migration And Community Outside Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

Gotta’ Go! African American Migration And Community Outside Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center shares what she has learned about the fascinating and hidden story of the "out-migration" of African Americans from Kentucky while developing the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA).


Please, Remember Me: African Americans From Scott County, Ky, Reinette F. Jones Feb 2019

Please, Remember Me: African Americans From Scott County, Ky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Presentations

Reinette Jones, who created the Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) Database, explains how to use this award-winning library tool while introducing us to some lesser-known Scott Countians. They include Sgt. Harrison Bradford, who led the San Pedro Springs Mutiny (TX) in 1867, in the fight for fair treatment of African American soldiers, and Lillian Nareen White, the first African American woman to play basketball at UK.


Exploring Evolutionary Medicine Through 19Th Century Medical Collections: Applications In Archival Studies, Taylor Sturgill Jan 2018

Exploring Evolutionary Medicine Through 19Th Century Medical Collections: Applications In Archival Studies, Taylor Sturgill

Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Student Research

Evolution has been a paradox in the field of science, but, the study of evolutionary medicine applies both the evolutionary game theory and medicine. This study was conducted to explore evolution by analyzing two 19th century collections of medical formulations and prescriptions while compared to the trend of public health and pathogenic mechanisms. Analysis of organic structure in historical prescriptions, descriptive epidemiology in Kentucky, and the idea of the germ theory will be used explicitly to show the evolutionary change of health and disease. Results of this study provided an outlook on ingredients that stimulate the body as a whole ...


The Basic Archives Workshop: A Partnership Between Kentucky Community Organizations And University Of Kentucky Libraries, Ruth E. Bryan, Sarah Dorpinghaus Jul 2017

The Basic Archives Workshop: A Partnership Between Kentucky Community Organizations And University Of Kentucky Libraries, Ruth E. Bryan, Sarah Dorpinghaus

Library Presentations

UK Libraries has held a series of archives workshops to help community organizations preserve and manage their records. In this session, archivists and attendees share personal and professional reasons for hosting/attending the workshop, workshop challenges and successes, and more. Featured are audio and video clips from interviews with community members who attended the workshops. An open forum follows to discuss:

  • What are individual and community needs and interests?
  • Is sharing knowledge through a workshop setting enough?
  • What barriers prevent individual or community collaborations with repositories? How can these be removed or lowered?
  • And more!


Internet Reviews: Maps And Geographic Information Systems, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jul 2016

Internet Reviews: Maps And Geographic Information Systems, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Preserving Kentucky’S Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings To Digital Frontier, Kopana Terry, Eric Weig Aug 2015

Preserving Kentucky’S Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings To Digital Frontier, Kopana Terry, Eric Weig

Eric C. Weig

Over fifty years ago an historian and a library director traveled the back roads of Kentucky (USA) with a portable microfilm camera, two lights, and a dream of preserving Kentucky’s newspapers. From their ambitions arose a successful newspaper preservation program at the University of Kentucky Libraries (UKL). Now in its sixth decade, the program has developed a new way of preserving contemporary born-digital newspapers. This paper explores some of the people and events behind the early success of UKL’s program, as well as an in-depth look at the development and functionality of Paper Vault: a largely automated, in-house ...


Preserving Kentucky’S Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings To Digital Frontier, Kopana Terry, Eric Weig Aug 2015

Preserving Kentucky’S Newspapers: Analogue Beginnings To Digital Frontier, Kopana Terry, Eric Weig

Library Presentations

Over fifty years ago an historian and a library director traveled the back roads of Kentucky (USA) with a portable microfilm camera, two lights, and a dream of preserving Kentucky’s newspapers. From their ambitions arose a successful newspaper preservation program at the University of Kentucky Libraries (UKL). Now in its sixth decade, the program has developed a new way of preserving contemporary born-digital newspapers. This paper explores some of the people and events behind the early success of UKL’s program, as well as an in-depth look at the development and functionality of Paper Vault: a largely automated, in-house ...


Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program, Kopana Terry Mar 2015

Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program, Kopana Terry

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Internet Reviews: Open Access Institutional Repositories, Jennifer A. Bartlett Jan 2015

Internet Reviews: Open Access Institutional Repositories, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Kentucky Digital Library: The Service Hub For Kentucky Content, Mary Molinaro Apr 2013

Kentucky Digital Library: The Service Hub For Kentucky Content, Mary Molinaro

Library Presentations

Kentucky has been selected as one of the funded initial Service Hubs for the Digital Public Library of America. This project will include metadata training, digitization, and community engagement activities as we build the on-ramp for Kentucky treasures. This presentation will include specifics about how Kentucky libraries can participate.


Wpa: An Important Chapter In U.S. And Kentucky History, Mary Mclaren, Jennifer Bartlett, Angelia Pulley Sep 2012

Wpa: An Important Chapter In U.S. And Kentucky History, Mary Mclaren, Jennifer Bartlett, Angelia Pulley

Library Presentations

Guidebooks, art, archival inventories, drama, public buildings, and road construction come to mind as unique chapters of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) program during depression-era U.S. history. This session will explain what it means for the University of Kentucky Libraries to be designated as an ASERL Center for Excellence for WPA publications. It will highlight key WPA publications with emphasis on public access, both print and electronic, as well as UK’s efforts to promote the collection.


The Digitization Of Historic Newspapers On Microfilm: The Kentucky Experience, Kopana Terry Apr 2009

The Digitization Of Historic Newspapers On Microfilm: The Kentucky Experience, Kopana Terry

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

As the Kentucky representative in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), the University of Kentucky Libraries Preservation and Digital Programs (UKPDP) team has worked extensively with historic newspaper digitization from microfilm over the last four years, using both an in-house production methodology and vendor resources. With more than 50 years experience with microfilming newspapers added to that, UKPDP is well versed with issues related to historic newspapers on microfilm. "Digitizing historic newspapers from microfilm" may sound as if all the work lies in the mechanics of digitization. Our experience tells us otherwise. If the digital surrogates are to be an ...


Partnering To Preserve Racing’S Rich History: The Daily Racing Form Preservation Project, Kathryn Lybarger, Becky Ryder Jan 2008

Partnering To Preserve Racing’S Rich History: The Daily Racing Form Preservation Project, Kathryn Lybarger, Becky Ryder

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Putting Motion To The Notion — Diversity Scholarship Recipients, Reinette F. Jones Jan 2005

Putting Motion To The Notion — Diversity Scholarship Recipients, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Library History Trivia, Kentucky Style, Reinette F. Jones Apr 2002

Library History Trivia, Kentucky Style, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


1946 Alcatraz Escape Attempt Led By Library Orderly From Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Jul 2001

1946 Alcatraz Escape Attempt Led By Library Orderly From Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


African American Librarians In Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones Oct 1996

African American Librarians In Kentucky, Reinette F. Jones

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Kentucky was the first North American state to establish a free public library exclusively for African Americans. The library, located in Louisville, Kentucky, was managed by Thomas Fountain Blue, the first African American to manage a public library. The establishing of the Colored Library and Thomas Fountain Blue's Apprentice Training Program was the beginning of librarianship and libraries for African Americans in Kentucky.