Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Newest OhioLINK Library Expands Access...
200,000 more items are available to you now, as a new library begins a pilot membership in OhioLINK! Columbus' Westerville Public Libary brings new resources to the 600,000+ users of OhioLINK institutions. Westerville is the second public library to contribute to the consortium resources, now nearing 49 million items.
Search items on EuclidPLUS, and if it's not available for borrowing, simply click on the OhioLINK Central button to pass through the search without retyping. Request the item and select delivery to any OhioLINK institution pickup point, including Case libraries, or OhioLINK libraries near your home. The April 11 launch of Westerville supplements the research materials of the academic members, enriching your access to varied materials. Enjoy!
Full press release is avaialable on the OhioLINK Central site.
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New RSS RSS Feeds for New Books, Videos, DVDs, and Reference & Services Blogs...
Stay connected to what's new, without browsing through multiple websites and lists! KSL introduces KSL RSS Feeds that allow you to use an aggregator to automatically get updates on new information services, events, and materials — including tips from the professionals on using the Case-licensed resources.
Keep up with the best of Case library news, events, reference tips, service enhancements, and new new books and media, from the KSL RSS Feeds:
â€¢ KSL Homepage News or Homepage Highlights (or a combined feed with both)
â€¢ New Books — view by subjects, for a fast way to see what's new your field
â€¢ New Videos and DVDs, or separate feeds for each on the newest titles catalogued in KSL
â€¢ KSL Reference Blog for database & journal news, reference tips and resources
â€¢ KSL Services Blog for updates on enhanced services, events, 24x7, and new information resource centers
â€¢ Upcoming KSLearn Classes — schedule information for the near future so you can take advantage of new sessions.
Spend less time surfing and check out the KSL RSS Feeds. It has more information about aggregators, which ones to choose, and how to use them to subscribe. Try out some of the KSL RSS Feeds listed above to keep up with news, new items, and more!
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New Reference Service Blog
Check out the new RSS feeds from KSL, and see what the Reference department is offering on their new KSL Reference Blog. Keep updated on new research resources, tips on how to get the most out of them, and other resources that you'll find interesting and useful.
This month, check out the Civil Rights Video Archives, Pocket Guide to Higher Education, a Congressional Research Report on Day Light Savings Time -WHY?, Science.gov ALERTS, and Math Internet resources. Check the Reference Blog often, and learn more about Case, OhioLINK, and other resources!
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RefWorksâ€“New Web-Based Software...Create Bibliographies Quickly!
Information is only valuable if you can use it when you need it. RefWorks reference management becomes your own customized database that helps you import, organize, and share your research, while creating bibliographies:
- import references from databases, catalogs, and other bibliographic management tools, or, enter references you already have.
- Organize your research into project folders, and share with colleagues.
- Select English, French, Spanish, or non-Roman languages.
- Search (Quick or Advanced) from online sources or your own RefWorks database.
- Open Word and launch Write-N-Cite to create reference lists, with over 400 output styles available--create bibliographies in seconds!
- Remember where the citation was originally found--take advantage of Open URL and Z39.50 compatibility, and the 'data source' field.
Sign up for a RefWorks account first...then use your Case ID/Password login. The "RefWorks User Login for Case Western Reserve University" displays, then click on First Time User/Sign Up for Individual Account.
RefWorks requires no software downloads. Just use it from the web to organize your work. There's no huge manual to decipher--Online Tutorials and Help screens are available anywhere, anytime. Use Refworks on your PC, Unix, or Mac computer. Search EuclidPLUS, OhioLINK, OCLC, JSTOR, Ebsco, BioOne, ISI, PubMed and many other online databases and then import references and manage your research smarter and faster.
From the library homepage, use the "Research Tools" link from the main menu, and then select the Research Database list to locate RefWorks
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New Library Service: "Advance Courtesy Notice" = Never Have Late Books Again...
Library automated notices traditionally have been sent to you after your library materials were due, too late to find your items and return them on time. Now, the library generates automated reminder notices - before your materials are due:
- 3 days before a due date, you'll get an automated email Advance Courtesy Notice.
- Advance Courtesy Notice lists multiple items in one email notice, reducing email clutter.
- Advance Courtesy Notice operates 7 days a week, for true 3-day-advance alerting.
Save time with Advance Courtesy Notice — finish using an item, & return it within 3 days, without interrupting your work just to return late items. Whether your checked out items number many or few, now Advance Courtesy Notice is a 3-day reminder notice about your due dates. You can better manage your materials, and also maximize your work flow.
Advance Courtesy Notice emails are automatically sent to your assigned Case email account, just like Overdue, Recall, and Ready-for-pickup notices. If you use a different email address forward your Case email, so you always receive notices. Check your spam filter or junk/trash folders, and configure your mail to receive notices. The Library is not responsible for notices that are not received — check your account regularly.
All library notices are courtesy notices--read more about your library account and PIN, or talk with staff at the KSL Main Service Desk at 368-3506.
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Hammers, Saws, Paint, and Ladders @ KSL...The Freedman Center Emerges...
If you've been in KSL lately, you've seen a lot of new activity on the main floor of the library. Carpenters, electricians, painters are at work on construction for a KSL service for Case faculty, staff, and students! The Samuel B. and Marian K Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center is the result of a Provost Opportunity Grant award to KSL and a generous gift from Samuel and Marian Freedman.
On the Freedman Center site read more about:
- the description of the project and funding
- links to services designed specifically for Case faculty & students
- the Case collaborative partners on the project
- the architect and planning team
- the architect's sketches, elevations, & floor plans
- construction photos of the work in progress...
Watch for updates on the exciting new Freedman Center, including news on the Fall 2005 Grand Opening!
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