Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Renowned Book Expert Paul Ruxin Speaks @KSL on 11/16: 18th Cent. Association Copies
Owner of one of the most complete private collections of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, and their contemporaries, Paul Ruxin appears at KSL on Thursday, November 16th. A 4:00 p.m. wine and cheese reception and a KSL Special Collections book display precedes Mr. Ruxin's 5:00 p.m. presentation on how "association copies" can give you a physical connection with the past.
Association copies are those items associated in some way with now-famous historical figures and their contemporaries. Copies owned by them offer insight into what they read & collected, thereby putting into our hands what was literally held in their hands. The items' ownership and/or notations offer a rich opportunity for those interested in literary and historical research.
Join us on Thursday, Nov. 16 (4:00 p.m.reception, 5:00 p.m. talk) in the 2nd floor Dampeer Room at KSL. Seating is limited to 60 on a first-come basis.
More details are available on our flyer--please print and use it as a reminder for you and your colleagues, this notable event!
Paul T. Ruxin is a partner at Jones Day (Chicago and Cleveland), and speaks widely on his collection and literary subjects. A member of the Rowfant Club of Cleveland, The Chicago Literary Club, The Caxon Club of Chicago, the Grolier Club of New York, he also serves on the Editorial Committee of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell and the Board of Governors of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
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Geocaching Contest — Win a GPS Unit!
Peanut butter jars & mystery messages? Find out what's going on by entering KSL's Geocaching Contest! Clues were posted this week, and you have until November 15th to find them and get entered into a drawing for a free Garmin eTrex GPS unit!
Learn some new skills and try to locate 5 caches on campus. The Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD) invites all Case faculty, staff, and students to join the contest, and has created the Geocaching Contest website for you. You'll find suggested books to learn more about geocaching, more details on how the contest works, and the list of coordinates and what to look for. Check out a GPS unit from the Freedman Center, stop by the CSGD and find out more about the contest! The winner will be announced at noon on November 15...start geocaching now!
Our Geocaching Contest Poster has all the details--print a copy and share it with your friends!
The Geocaching Contest website has all the details you'll need, including contact information for turning in your results & learning more.
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Ribbon-Cutting Photo of New CPL@Case-KSL Browsing Collection & New Foreign Language Magazines!
KSL's 10th Anniversary Events October 13 included the official launch of the CPL@Case-KSL new browsing collection of contemporary books, audio books, and magazines. Months of collaboration were celebrated with this ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Holly Carroll, CPL Deputy Director (right), E.Gail Reese, KSL Associate Director for Collections & Personnel (center), and Karen Thornton(left), KSL Government Documents librarian and primary coordinator for the collection.
New popular foreign language magazines have arrived so you can read and practice Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, and other languages! These foreign language magazines can be checked out like the other CPL@Case-KSL materials nearby--at the CPL SelfCheckout machine immediately adjacent to the new browsing area. KSL staff also will help you check out materials at the Main Service Desk where they also issue CPL cards to Case faculty, staff, or students.
Read more about this new collection from the KSL homepage, under the red menu bar for "Research Tools" (Find Books & Other Resources) & from the sidebar "Electronic Resources" (Additional Resources). There you'll find links for more popular reading lists, the borrowing privileges and policies, plus a suggestion form for more new items. Let us know what you'd like for your popular reading materials!
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Winner! KSL 10th Anniversary 3M Gift Box
Amongst the 100+ people who used the KSL 3M SelfCheckout machine during last week's 10th Anniversary event, this photo shows one lucky undergraduate student who was a winner! Lehar stopped by with her friend Marian to pick up her 3M Gift Box, and graciously agreed to a photo for posterity. The book is on the SelfCheckout tray, and the box is ready to go home with them for some great prizes like photo laminating supplies, clear duct tape, desk, home, and health supplies and lots more.
She'll have fun going through the big box for things that will save her some time, just like the 3M SelfCheckout does when there isn't time to stand in line, or when it's 2 a.m. and you can check out a KSL book. Congratulations, Lehar!
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Society of Ohio Archivists Features African American Scholars @Case, Digital Exhibit
Celebrating the 2006 theme of Archives Week in Ohio, "African Americans in Ohio," AAS@Case--African American Scholars at Case web site features the historical contributions of African Americans at Case Western Reserve University. The Kelvin Smith Library digital exhibit is also featured on the Society of Ohio Archivists site, along with other statewide events.
The KSL exhibit page for AAS@Case--African American Scholars at Case offers images, rare documents, brief biographies, and more. Read the chronological list for brief facts and links so you can browse for the first African American student, or Case alumni such as Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. Surgeon General.
Other items from the KSL digital exhibit page include links to the future as well as the past, with the Case-Fisk partnership, the History of Case Western Reserve University, African American artists in the WPA Collection, and more.
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Celebrate KSL's 10th Anniversary on Friday, October 13
Community Hour on Friday 10/13/06 brings food, gifts, prizes, demos, tours and more to KSL! Ribbon-cutting ceremony 1:00-1:30 officially launches the CPL@Case-KSL collection. Save the date & come to experience the "Library of the Future"...a decade later.
Enjoy fun, food, beverages (donated by PepsiCo, Inc.) and gifts, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and enter raffles for prizes:
- Use the 3M SelfCheckout machine (Mon. 9 through Fri. 13), and get a raffle ticket for a huge 3M products gift box. Check out daily, you can enter more than once!
- Enter raffles for USB Memory Sticks or an iPod nano!
- Gifts of travel water bottles, mesh/nylon bags for shopping, laundry, travel, etc.
Quick Demos show you some new things you can use in your work at Case:
- Center for Statistics & Geospatial Data — try the October Treasure Hunt and win a GPS unit
- Freedman Center — check out a digital camera, laptop, voice recorders, or the new Sound Studio
- Online newspapers & databases, from the 1800s — large screen displays (2nd floor) for amazing content & tips on using it
- CPL@Case-KSL — the new public library popular collection of best sellers, audio books, magazines for fun reading. Get a CPL library card, while you're here!
- Digital Case, the new repository for the intellectual property of the university (demonstration)
- Ten Years in Ten Minutes — Tours & talk about what's new in services, spaces, and more.
Our 10th anniversary is all week, with a Wednesday invitation luncheon for administration, trustees, donors, university friends and keynote speaker James G. Neal, Columbia University. Friday is your day, as KSL invites all students, staff, and faculty to join us for lunch, free travel bottles, bags, tips on the mighty KSL services & collections, early KSL photos and more. Make Friday 13 your lucky day at the heart of the campus, the Kelvin Smith Library!
Invite your friends and colleagues, with this reminder flyer. Come celebrate with us!
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ISI Web of Knowledge Enhancements for Citation Index...
ISI, one of Case's premier content providers, has made major changes to its search function, and offers new tools like Author Finder and RSS feeds for citation alerts when you search the ISI Web of Knowledge Citation Indexes. Enhancement tips appear in a news crawl when you log on. Click on the news crawl to go to an online active tutorial you can watch & listen to, and/or download as a PowerPoint session. Choose the first one, "New Features," to learn more about the significant changes to this powerful database, including simplified search functions.
Choose a any Citation Index (Arts & Sciences, Science & Technology, or Social Sciences), from our Research Databases list. Click on the news crawl to go to the recorded tutorials powered by Brainshark. Tutorial sections are 30- 60 seconds, and the entire session with all topics is about five minutes, as are other specialized tutorials. Screen shots are accompanied by voice-over explanations & highlighted areas to guide you. You can see how Author Finder helps you narrow your search for best results, how to set up citation or search alerts, and more. Other Recorded Training Sessions show you how to use other products, such as Journal Citation Reports.
An OhioLINK database offering, ISI Web of Knowledge offers you the Web of Science Citation Indexes, Journal Citation Reports, and more. Remote authentication requires either an active Case VPN connection or OhioLINK PIN authentication.
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Try Out the New Image Search Prototype in the JSTOR Sandbox
Do databases give you the results you want when you search images? Search across both content and images in the JSTOR Sandbox and then comment on the development of this new search prototype. Your search results display in tabbed areas: Articles, Images from Articles, and meta-data from ARTstor. When you choose Images from Articles, you see the article (including reviews) citation information and thumbnails, with annotations on type, size, museums, gift funds, and private collection ownership.
Stable URL links make it convenient to use for teaching and research. From the JSTOR main search page, choose the link at the top of the page for the JSTOR Sandbox. Choose the JSTOR/ARTstor Search Prototype and enter a query for
"Jackson Pollock." From the results, select the tab for "Images from Articles." Sort for relevance, and read items like Diane Johnson's review of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White. (Archives of American Art Journal, Vol. 29, No.3/4 (1989), pp.61-64)
The stable URL takes you directly to the complete book review and the 1940s photo of Pollock standing in front of his paintings plus a photo portrait of Pollock from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Save up to 200 citations in a search session, and email, view, print, or export them. Try out the search prototype, and use the comment feature on the results page. JSTOR is licensed for Case individuals, and remote access requires an active VPN connection.
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Classical & Jazz Music Libraries Online--October Research Spotlight!
Enjoy your music online, with Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library Jazz. Try some new search features like Moods or Scenarios, besides composer/arranger, instrument, country of origin, etc. With Scenario searching, you can find piano music for sunsets...or superheroes.
Check back frequently on the NML top of the page "New Releases," to see what's new from orchestras around the world, listing selections and artists. This month includes the President's U.S. Marine Band (Monumental Works for Winds), with notes on the selections from Verdi to Copland. Be sure to try the "User Instructions" for great tips on using Naxos. (Naxos Music Jazz Library featured on the 8/31 KSL News Blog Entry.)
Both Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library Jazz are brought to you by a collaboration between the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Case. Read more about how to access and use the October KSL Research Spotlight!
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