UM Libraries Embark on an Innovative Partnership

Mitsunori Ogihara Named Associate Dean for Digital Library Innovation
January 5, 2012
Coral Gables, Florida

The University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and the University Libraries announce that Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara has been named Associate Dean for Digital Library Innovation, effective January 1, 2012. He will hold joint appointments in the Center for Computational Science and the College. Also, under an innovative and unique partnership to more closely align library and College of Arts and Sciences digital programs, the Libraries will contract a percentage of Dr. Ogihara’s time to lead the UM Virtual Library Program, especially in the digital humanities.

“We are very happy to have Mitsu Ogihara lead the University’s Virtual Library Program. As a computer scientist, he is the perfect match for this integrated position. And as a faculty member of the College, his appointment creates a stronger alliance between Arts and Sciences and the Library. I am excited about the new opportunities for scholarship that this program will provide to our UM community. I wish him well in this new position, and I am confident his faculty colleagues will welcome his endeavors in finding new digital avenues and resources to support their both research and teaching,” said Leonidas Bachas, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

“The Library’s future collection, workspaces, and scholarly tools are rapidly becoming digital,” said William Walker, dean and university librarian. “In the Libraries, we are very excited that Mitsu Ogihara is joining our team to guide and advance the University’s Virtual Library Program. I know of no better partner than Mitsu to help us unite library and academic resources to advance scholarly communication at UM.”

Professor Ogihara is Director of Data Mining in UM’s Center for Computational Science. Dr. Ogihara received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). Prior to joining the University of Miami, Professor Ogihara headed the Computer Science department at the University of Rochester for eight years. He has published extensively in the areas of complexity theory and data mining; his most recent book “Music Data Mining” was published by CRC in 2011.

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UM Acquires Orange Bowl Collection

The University of Miami Otto G. Richter Special Collections is now home to the Orange Bowl Committee Archives, a rich collection of documents, objects and memorabilia related not only to the famous parade that attracted some 500,000 people to Biscayne Boulevard during its heyday, but also the college bowl game of the same name and the many ancillary events—from golf and tennis tournaments to a marathon—that went along with it.

The collection is a trove of all things Orange Bowl: the minutes of Orange Bowl Committee meetings; photographs of bands and corporate floats; a large wooden figure from the 1930s of Reddy Kilowatt, FPL’s cartoon-like corporate mascot that appeared on the company’s parade float; scrapbooks containing Orange Bowl-related newspaper clippings and even an Orange Bowl cookbook.

Although the original iteration of this colorful parade marched into history in 2002, interest in the archives still remains strong. See local media coverage of the Orange Bowl Archives here:

University of Miami News Release

NBC 6 News Video Footage

Miami Herald article

CHC Graduate Fellows Colloquium

Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellows Colloquium

Bonnie Lucero
History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Seeing Red: Sex and Racial Violence in Cuba circa 1898

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
2:30 p.m.

Elena Díaz-Versón Amos Conference Room, Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion
Otto G. Richter Library, 2nd Floor
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Bonnie Lucero is a recipient of CHC Graduate Fellowships in the Research category. Please join us as she presents and discusses her work. Refreshments will be provided.

About the CHC Graduate Fellowships
The Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellowships provide assistance to graduate students who wish to use the research resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. The goal of these Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.

The 2011 CHC Graduate Fellowships are generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation.

Please RSVP to or 305-284-4900.

EndNote Software Now Available

University of Miami Libraries now provides access to EndNote, a bibliographic software program which stores references you collect from databases, library catalogues or create manually. The program automatically formats the saved references in any standard citation format . Using EndNote, you can cite as you type your paper and create your bibliography by pulling from your stored references. EndNote is also capable of saving fulltext articles (in PDF format and/or in text), organizing image files, searching online and much more. For more information about EndNote, as well as  complete list of features, visit their product page.

To begin using EndNote, visit the UM Technology Product Center website and download a free copy of the software to install on your computer.  It is available for both Mac and PC and free to all University of Miami students, faculty and staff.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

Library helps with UC Mural

Have you seen the new mural “The U: Dynamic History, Vibrant Traditions” at the University Student Center? The 108 ft mural portrays the University’s 85 year history in chronological order by the five administrations from President Ashe to President Shalala. The majority of the historical images used in the mural for the first three presidencies were provided by the University Archives’ Historical Photograph Collection.

The University of Miami Archives holds over 500,000 photographs, negatives and slides that document the University’s growth from the 1920s through the presidency of Henry King Stanford. Especially rich are the images of UM sports, the expansion of each campus, student life, and special events such as commencement ceremonies. Please go to the University of Miami Historical Photograph Collection website to browse or research approximately 8,000 already digitized images from the collection.

The reorganization and digitization of the historical photographs were made possible by a collaboration of several Richter departments for two years from 2007 to 2009. The digitized collection has become one of the most popular digital contents of the Richter Library, and the University Archives has been serving important clients with the images from President Shalala and Provost LeBlanc, the Trustees, and the Alumni Association.

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