To welcome new visitors and patrons, we summarize here some resources to explain to the uninitiated about the Hilandar Research Library (HRL) and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS).
Note that the photo of the HRL/RCMSS in the video (see below) shows one of the two rooms we inhabited before the renovation of the William Oxley Thompson Library.
Here’s where we are currently located, sharing space since 2009 with the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute in the Jack and Jan Creighton Special Collections Reading Room (Thompson Library 105):
The Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) has a new website http://rcmss.osu.edu/. RCMSS is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (ASC) of The Ohio State University, and the ASC recently overhauled and updated all of its websites so that they conform to Ohio State’s new branding policies regarding standardization of colors, fonts, etc. And while the RCMSS is still affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), its website is no longer hosted by CMRS – the address of the old RCMSS website was www.cmrs.osu.edu/rcmss.
Our sincere gratitude to Jody Croley Jones, Web Communications Specialist for the College of Arts and Sciences, and her colleagues for transferring the contents of the old website to the new, while implementing the new design policies and standards.
The film of the “History” of the RCMSS and the Hilandar Research Library (HRL), “Preserving and Accessing the Past: The History of the Hilandar Research Library and the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,” is still available on this new website. It has been digitized, and there are currently three versions available: English, Serbian, and Spanish. Tapescripts of the three languages are also available on the website. There are still plans to translate the script and record it in additional languages. The videos reside on youtube.com, and have already surfaced on several other third-party websites.
There is a tab for “Newsletters,” where the current issue – v. 34 (June 2013) – of Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage is prominently displayed as it is available in the third-party online newsletter management website issuu.com. In the right navigation pane of that webpage is a link to the “Newsletter Archive” that leads to pdfs of the back issues 1 (June 1997) to 33 (December 2012).
The “Image Gallery” contains the images from the 5th International Hilandar Conference (Raška, Serbia, September 2002), which were on the old RCMSS website.
“Resources” include links to other websites at Ohio State and beyond that might be useful to visitors to the RCMSS website.
“Contacts” lists the personnel associated with RCMSS/HRL and provides a form for visitors to send in questions and comments.
The mailing address, phone, fax, and email address are visible at the bottom of each page on the website.
If there is something else you would like to see on the RCMSS website, please let us know and we will take your suggestions under consideration.
Don’t forget to also visit the webpage of the Hilandar Research Library on the OSU Libraries website.