Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
AAS@Case--African American Scholars, July Research Spotlight
From 1836 forward, this digital exhibit documents the contributions of African American Scholars at Case to local and global communities. Images and biographies in the collection are a collaborative effort of KSL, University Archives, and Gwendolyn G. Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Retired).
KSL's Electronic Resources librarian presents a new Research Spotlight each month. Explore this new digital exhibit on the July Research Spotlight!
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KSL Hosts Future Connections Students on Innovative Learning Project
Looking to the Past, for the Future: Kelvin Smith Library hosts 6 Future Connections students in June and July, participating in a UCI program that brings 50 Cleveland high school 10th and 11th grade students to a 9-week study/internship program with Circle institutions and area businesses.
The students get to take advantage of new technologies and research tools as they create a documentary video on Cleveland's Underground Railroad history, including the nearby 1853 Cozad-Bates house.
Days are filled with exposure to experts in digital storytelling, and to sessions with librarians for expert research assistance in learning how to best utilize the riches of the KSL collections. They work with the Head of Special Collections and the Preservation Department, using archival primary material unique to Cleveland's role in the Undergound Railroad. Interviews and visits to local sites are documented with their new skills on digital still and videocameras, with guidance of librarians and staff in the KSL Freedman Center, where the final compilation and editing takes place.
Students also work with the Head of Government Documents to search for and use census data for the Cozad-Bates tract, and then use mapping software in the KSL Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data, overlaying various types of information to produce maps and posters that further tell the story of Cleveland's role in history.
The students also spend time in many areas of library services, and are led by staff in Friday book discussions. Developing research skills, working with primary resources, learning about copyright, and creating a video gives these students a chance to develop unique knowledge and skills that will advance their next learning experiences!
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Case Catalog Upgrade Friday A.M.
The Case Catalog (searching, personal library accounts) will be unavailable from 9 a.m. to Noon on Friday morning, June 30th. We expect this system upgrade to finish prior to Noon. Check back late-morning and you might find that the Catalog back online.
Identify resources during this downtime by searching the OhioLINK Central Catalog. When the Case Catalog comes back online, you'll be able to access your account, renew online, and request OhioLINK books, as ususal!
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From Zero to 7 Million Articles!
The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) reaches a new milestone for researchers, adding the seven millionth article! Since 1998 and 2 publishsers, EJC now has 90 publishers, offering nearly 7,000 journal titles to faculty, staff, and students at OhioLINK member institutions.
Nearly 5 million scholary articles are downloaded each year at OhioLINK institutions. Annual costs are $24 million (2005), funded by OhioLINK ($4.5 million) and OhioLINK libraries ($19.5 million). Costs to duplicate in print at universities: $102.8 million. Find out more, on the EJC Fast Facts page.
Case also purchases journals for your research, and lists them with the OhioLINK journals in the e-journal list.
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Digital Video Collection Grows
Hundreds of new digital videos have been added recently to the OhioLINK Digital Video Collection. With more than 1,842 videos in the collection, you can show these digital videos in class, link to them for course reserve use, and use them as primary sources for your research.
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Finding Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, etc., Just Got Easier!
Can't find a conference for aerospace this year? Do you need the name of an engineering conference in Tokyo, from ten years ago? Trying to find a paper & author in last year's architecture conference?
Now you can do it online, with InterDok's new online version of the Directory of Published Proceedings (DoPP). Locate the specific information about a conference that is often elusive...then use the conference title, editor, ISBN, etc. to locate it on campus, order from OhioLINK, or on your ILLiad account so you can browse the papers. Look for a red "P" next to a meeting name, for a table of contents for Papers, Presentations, & Poster sessions!
Read more about InterDok's Directory of Published Proceedings on the KSL homepage.
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Early American Studies Journal, Online for Your Research
Study North American culture, languages, art, etc. especially prior to 1850, in this new online journal from the University of Pennsylvania McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, is part of the Project Muse database of full-text scholarly journals.
Find it from the list of Research Databases and enjoy HTML or PDF articles, with a table of contents that lists the relevant subject terms. Or, read more about it from the KSL homepage. Remote access equires an active VPN Case authentication.
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Case & KSL host events of the New Media Consortium, June 5-11
Interactive 3D, StoryBank, Wikis & iPods and gaming for education? Sure, along with digital storyelling, emerging technologies and learning and more, at the New Media Consortium Summer Conference, co-sponsored by Case, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
KSL and PBL host various events all week, creating lots of excitement in the Freedman Center and KSL classrooms--check out the program and the clever time-warp video of Cleveland. More details on topics and Case presenters at the NMC @Case...
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Historical Statistics Online - Free Trial
Welcome to the Historical Statistics of United States (HSUS), Millennial Online edition, where you can access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History.
This is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history and is now completely expanded and revised.
The Millennial Edition, a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources, was last updated in 1975. It has now been expanded to include over 37,000 data series, which is three times more than the previous edition. This edition includes dozens of new topics including slavery, American Indians, and poverty. This monumental five-volume work is now available in both print and electronic formats.
Special Feature Include:
Capability to create custom tables - merge columns from multiple tables to create custom tables, which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed.
Advanced searching of the tables, their documentation, and essays.
Full citation downloading in RIS, text, or CSV format.
Saving your search criteria
Searching within a chapter or part
Bookmarking tables or essays
Searchable term and contributor indexes
Viewing tables in PDF or HTML format
Tables online include full documentation, sources, and footnotes
Selecting certain years or series of years to view, download, print, or graph
Downloading unrounded table data, for more detailed statistical analyses Enhanced table display features: jump to a certain table column (series), skip over blank data cells, highlight table rows and columns for readability
Toggle table sorting by ascending or descending year
Creating and downloading colorful charts, graphs, and plots
Emailing a table or essay to a colleague 30 day Historical
Please note that only "Part A/ Population" is available to all trial users.
Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Oxford Digital Reference Shelf--June Research Spotlight
When you need scholarly specialized scholarly encyclopedias & dictionaries, look at the new resources from Oxford publishing. You'll find online resources on Theater, Renaissance, Econonmic History, Global Change, Food & Drink, and more...
KSL's Electronic Resources librarian presents a new Research Spotlight each month. Check out these new works on the June Research Spotlight!
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