This georeferenced database of archived photographs collected during field studies chronicles environmental change in the Wooster, Ohio region, helping to answer questions such as: Why are streams dramatically cutting into the stream beds and banks? How fast do boulders move down a stream? These photos are available online at the GIS Photographic Archive.
Denison University Herbarium aims to catalog and digitize all of the specimens in our collection. The earliest specimens in our herbarium date from the mid to late 1800s. The first phase of this project has digitized and cataloged our specimens from the state of Ohio. Our future projects include the digitization of the Cathcart Fern Collection, a large and important work assembled by Wallace H. Cathcart during his travels in Asia in the 1900s. We hope that the digital herbarium is useful to the botanical community and other curious parties.
Potters for Peace is a non-profit, US-based organization that includes potters, educators, and volunteers who work together to craft clay filters to purify water that is safe for human consumption. The initiative to introduce the Potters for Peace organization to the OWU community began in 2009 with a project workshop given by Peter Chartrand, Potters for Peace Brigade Director, and co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and the Chaplain’s Office. Since Chartrand’s visit, Professor Kristina Bogdanov and her students have crafted filters using various formulae, and Dr. Laura Tuhela-Reuning and her students have tested the filtered water for coliforms and enterococci. Materials that document their work are available online.
Denison Virtual Earth Material Gallery. This virtual gallery is a sampling of the upward of 9,000 specimens from the Denison Geosciences Earth materials collection previously only cataloged in a manuscript book (Figure 1.a and b) started by Prof. Clarence L. Herrick (Figure 1.c) in the 1890s. The items in the collection are varied, from representative mineral samples (Figure 1.d – Galena, quartz, rhodochrosite), to rocks from important geologic locations.
Exile is a student literary journal that provides an opportunity for future poets, fiction, and non-fiction writers to publish their creative work in an undergraduate forum. For some students, Exile represents their only chance at publication, their only chance to have an audience. For others, Exile represents the beginning of their writing career. Led by Peter Grandbois, Assistant Professor of English and Joshua Finnell, Humanities Liaison Librarian, student digitized past issues of this magazine and created an online platform for current issues.
For this documentary project led by Matt Mariola, Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Jessica Clemons, Science Librarian, students in a course entitled Innovations in Agroecology planned and recorded oral interviews of local farmers, gaining first-hand knowledge of their farm operations and their lives in farming. These oral histories are available online at the Digital Collection Farmer Oral Histories.
Prof. of Hispanic Studies, Ana Cara, and student researcher, Robin Su, discuss their work in organizing and exhibiting an archive of materials related to Jorge Luis Borges’ May, 1983 visit to Oberlin College.