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Freedman Fellows Selected for 2006
The goal of the Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center is to bring together in one place a variety of technological resources to support and sustain learners and to enhance and transform the educational process. The Freedman Center Fellows Program (sponsored by KSL, ITAC, and UCITE) was created to showcase the Freedman Center’s potential and to encourage faculty to use its facilities. These awards encourage the use of information and instructional technologies to redesign courses and build teaching tools that support the development of information and research skills objectives for undergraduate students.
For the 2nd year, four fellowships have been awarded to faculty whose teaching and course development meet these goals The award includes $5000 stipend as well as technical and research support from the KSL and Freedman Center staff.
This years fellows are:
Michel Avital, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Avital will create a curriculum that utilizes interdependent modules and tasks that require students to search for information repositories, critically assess these repositories and reproduce their findings for presentation in a variety of multimedia publishing applications – including a 5-10 minute video on a topic addressed in the course.
David Carney and Andrew Dorchak of the Case School of Law propose to digitize the background information on a famous nightclub fire and to create a multimedia presentation centering on the incident that will be used by students. The presentation will include model interviews with witnesses and videoconferences with attorneys, as well as an online tutorial for conducting legal research strategies so that students can learn at their own pace.
Kurt Koenigsberger, Assistant Professor, Department of English, focuses on the questions of cultural and textual display over the past 200 years. His project will involve the use of the Freedman Center to digitize and contextualize materials from KSL’s collections.
Heather Meakin, Assistant Professor, Department of English, will use the Freedman Center resources and materials from KSL’s Special Collections to design a new course in Early Modern Cultural Studies that will create a virtual Early Modern or Renaissance world for students to explore
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KSL Hosts the Viktor Schreckengost National Centennial Exhibition
Enjoy a portion of the Viktor Schreckengost National Centennial Exhibition in the Kelvin Smith Library's first floor display cases.
The Viktor Schreckengost National Centennial Celebration has been organized by The Viktor Schreckengost Foundation. 100 different venues will show Viktor Schreckengost art and design works between March 18 and June 26, 2006. Ohio alone is host to forty exhibits showcasing the myriad aspects of Viktor's lifetime of work. Visit www.americandavinci.org for more information.
Almost every adult living in America has ridden in, ridden on, drunk out of, stored their things in, eaten off of, been costumed in, mowed their lawn with, played on, lit the night with, viewed in a museum, cooled their room with, read about, printed with, sat on, placed a call with, enjoyed in a theater, hid their hooch in, collected, been awarded with, seen at a zoo, put their flowers in, hung on their wall, served punch from, delivered milk in, read something printed on, seen at the World’s Fair, detected enemy combatants with, written about, had an arm or leg replaced with, graduated from, protected by, or seen at the White House something created by Viktor Schreckengost (1906-).
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Orientation Deans' Receptions @KSL --The Crowd Enjoys! (see photos)
Over 650 new students and their families enjoyed the first Orientation 2006 Deans' Reception @KSL on Monday July 10, after checking out KSL information at the Thwing Information Fair, and solving the KSL clue on the campus Scavenger Hunt.
Each college has an area at the receptions where people can gather with food and drink,and hav casual converstaions with Deans and faculty--such as the popular Engineering area, with Dean Savinell and the incoming students.
More to come: QuickTours! at KSL, and the next day's main floor demos of streaming media and other cool resources, with KSL librarians. Sesssion II has a reception on Thursday, July 13, with Sessions III & IV receptions on July 24 and August 22. Welcome to Case, and to KSL!
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New OhioLINK Database Changes!
New databases make their appearance this month, for OhioLINK member institutions! Try out some new ones, such as Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC), GLBT Life, SPORTDIscus, Women's Studies International, and others across fields of history, education, political science, and more.
Keeping the resources strong also means that there are other changes. See the list of cancelled database subscriptions, and a very helpful chart to help you find corresponding information in current/new databases, e.g., where to find book reviews, biographies, contemporary authors, Ohio legislation, and more. Check out the chart, and read more information about the list of OhioLINK database changes.
Remote access to OhioLINK journals and databases is easy, with a PIN in your library record (2 hours free, no-software access.) Or, enjoy remote access to all Case and OhioLINK resources, with the free Case VPN software, for currently enrolled Case faculty, staff, and students.
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Stay Current on Favorite Project MUSE Journals, with RSS Feeds
NEW: Now all Project MUSE journals offer RSS feeds to alert you to instant news, updates, and journal additions in the MUSE collection. No matter how busy you are, you can stay on top of your favorite MUSE journals and topics--subscribe to an RSS feed, and see the linked Tables of Contents for the 4 most recent issues of a journal. (Project MUSE helps you get started with RSS feeds.)
Project MUSE is a full text database covering literature & criticism, history, visual & performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more. Find it on the Research Databases List or from from the KSL homepage Electronic Resource links. MUSE is a Case-only resource and requires an active VPN connection for remote authentication.
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Come to a party at KSL, as hosts the Academic Deans Reception Monday, July 10, from 3:30 - 4:15, a great chance to meet deans, faculty, and staff of the colleges! New students and families can chat, relax, and enjoy good food while gettting a first glimpse of KSL.
Tuesday July 11, KSL librarians will greet new students and families at the Information Fair at Thwing Center, 9 am to Noon, where you can see demonstrations of research databases, online full text, and more. At the same time, KSL hosts QuickTours! at the library, the 5-minute stop that lets you check out the 30 miles of compact moving shelves, hear the top tips about working in a research library, and more about what to expect. Or, try your hand at a scavenger hunt--KSL is one of the "clues!"
We'll also have demonstrations on the main floor–stop in and see what Case offers in streaming media, see the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times from the mid 1800s, movies, and more. It's all a great chance to get a first look at a powerful library, and have fund doing it! We'll see you there.
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