Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Summer Projects Keep Collections Moving in KSL This Summer
Looking for an item that the Case Catalog says is located in Reference? It's on the move, this summer!
Since KSL opened in 1996, most of the Reference collection has been on the 2nd floor. The working reference collection is moving to the main floor and reference items not as heavily used (or older editions) will move up to the 3rd floor. You'll see that the "Ref" mark will be crossed out with black marker, but they will still be used in the library only, and they will be shelved near similar items that circulate.
KSL summer projects also will result in other books shifting & government documents moving, while the reference items move both to the 1st & 3rd floor. It's like dominoes...somethings have to move first before their spaces are ready:
Look for some of the Reference works to be temporarily staged on the 3rd floor in 2 places, while space is adjusted:
1) In the area of "G" books, near where you enter through the double doors on the 3rd floor. Shelving signs say "Project Reference Overflow Items."
2) At the end of the shelving units, overlooking Thwing Center, large/oversized Reference works will be temporarily staged, and signs will say "Project Reference Move Items (Lge/Oversized) ."
Looking for a Reference item but can't find it?
Ask the desk staff for assistance, they'll be glad to tell you where the Project Reference Overlow areas are, and help you locate what you need, faster.
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Come to the Science Cafe, June 11, 2007
A group of local experts from Case and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are "Taking Science to the Streets" this year and calling it the Science Cafe...bringing scientists, local experts, and the interested public together for free and open forums on the second Monday each month, 6-8 p.m.
Science Cafe also brings together science and beer, with the forums held at the Great Lakes Brewing Company Beer Cellar. Come for light appetizers (cash bar) and informal, lively discussions on science! These are open events—while RSVPs are not required, the Cafe limit is 30-40 people–come early to enjoy and ensure a place. (note: This event is held in the lower level, not wheelchair-accessible.)
Monday, June 11 Science Cafe:
"Google Earth and the Traveling Salesman: The Science of Global Information Systems (GIS)."
Ann Vander Schrier (Case, Manager GIS, Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data at the Kelvin Smith Library)
Dr. Mark Salling (CSU, College of Urban Affairs)
Science Cafe brings experts and scientists to public settings where all can casually share and discuss various fields of study.
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National Business History Conference Reception @KSL Friday evening, June 1, 2007
The Case Weatherhead School of Management welcomes the 2007 annual meeting of the Business History Conference to campus from May 31-June 2. Sponsored by WSOM with over forty one sessions at the Peter B. Lewis Building, conference members will also enjoy a Friday evening reception hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library, from 6:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at KSL.
General information is available about the 2007 conference and speakers, as they address the conference theme of "Entrepreneurial Communities." A number of Case individuals are presenting at the conference, including Julia Grant, David Hammack, Larry Parker, Gary Previts, Nicola Lacetera, Miriam Levin, Susan Helper, and KSL's Mark Eddy History and Political Science librarian with "Talking Back: Charles Brush and the Voice of Inventor-Entrepreneurs in Academic Research Science."
More details are available about the program topics & presenters, including registration and membership details for this international organization.
BHC focuses on all aspects of research, writing, and teaching of business history and the environment in which business operates.
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Special Exhibit Cases Honor Charles Brush
Complementing the Business History Conference held at Case this year with a June 1 evening reception in the Kelvin Smith Library, the KSL main floor exhibit cases feature Cleveland pioneering inventor, Charles F. Brush.
Stop by and see the exhibit cases to view photos of the Brush mansion, family, and illustrations of the patents of this aclaimed inventor. The Brush arc light was invented in Cleveland and was implemented throughout the U.S. and abroad in the 1800s. The Brush arc light preceded the Edison incandescent light, and supplied bright commercial light for public spaces. Thousands witnessed the lighting of arc lamps around Public Square in Cleveland on April 29, 1879. A newspaper in the exhibit cases features a later anniversary of the Cleveland street lighting event that made history. His dynamo eventually fostered the electric power generating industry, providing the economy and efficiency necessary to make the arc light a successful commercial venture.
KSL's Special Collections department has a Charles Francis Brush collection of writings, ledgers, and much more in their History of Science and Technology collection. Contact the KSL Special Collections staff for additional information.
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Stipend Available for ICPSR Summer Program@University of Michigan
As a member of the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Case Western Reserve University individuals have direct, free access to data resources and support from the world's largest archive of digital social science data. Other benefits include member-discounted rates for courses and workshops, and stipends for the summer program.
The Case ICPSR Official Representative awards travel stipend monies each year for the summer program. Anyone who would like to attend this year, is registered, or is on a wait list is eligible to apply for a stipend to the 2007 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Applications are due by May 15 to our ICPSR Official Representative, Ann Vander Schrier, and can be sent via email or by calling 368-8689.
The ICPSR Summer Program has more information on the program, courses, fees, reading lists & syllabi of past programs, general visitor information, and online application forms.
Notes from the program site: The Summer Program provides a comprehensive, integrated program of studies in research design, statistics, data analysis and social science methodology. Its instructional environment stresses integration of methods of quantitative analysis within a broader context of substantive social research. The ICPSR Summer Program site has more information on the program, courses, fees, reading lists & syllabi of past programs, general visitor information, and online application forms.
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KSL Announces 2007 Freedman Fellows Recipients
The Freedman Center is very happy to announce its Freedman Fellows Program Award Recipients for 2007. The Freedman Fellows Program is a collaborative effort between the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE), and Information Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC). The Freedman Fellows Program is intended to showcase the potential of the Freedman Center. The awards encourage the use of information & instructional technologies and the building of teaching tools that support the development of information and research skills objectives for Case Western Reserve University students. This is the third year for the Freedman Fellows program.
The Freedman Fellows Program Award Recipients for 2007 are:
• Linda Ehrlich, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Japanese, Associate Director of College Scholars, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
• Anne Helmreich, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Art History
• Eva Holsinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
• Peter McCall, JD, Ph.D., Professor, Geological Sciences; Director, Environmental Studies Program
• Brad Ricca, Ph.D., Fulltime Lecturer, Department of English
• Sara Waller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
It is with great pleasure that the Freedman Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Kelvin Smith Library welcome the award recipients to this program’s class of 2007.
The Freedman Center owes thanks to many people involved in making it possible to fund the six fellowship award for 2007, including the numerous people involved in making the Freedman Fellows Program Award selections, and those who will contribute to the Seminar Week May 21-25. The Freedman Center specifically thanks contributors from Instructional Technology and Academic Computing, and the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education.
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Summer Hours are now in effect at KSL until fall semester begins again in August. 24x7 takes a break for the summer, too, and will return in the fall after the Labor Day holiday.
Library hours are always available from the KSL homepage on the left sidebar of QuickLinks, or by calling the KSL Hours Hotline at 216-368-6500. The Hotline and hours page also list phone numbers for KSL Reference (368-6596) and the Freedman Center (368-0932), and holidays & exceptions.
Plan ahead for your research, by using the website or Hours Hotline to check KSL hours!
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OhioLINK Snapshot 2006, Annual Report
Read the OhioLINK Snapshot 2006 and see in this annual report how this award-winning consortium has grown from 6 members to 88 (pg.5), how database searches have grown from 1 million to 180 million (pg.8), how funds are put to work for you (pg. 2-3), the 4-digit increases in content and use (pg.2), and the most popular databases and Digital Media Center downloads (pg. 4)
A quick look at charts & graphs will demonstrate the growth and changing use of OhioLINK, and 8 individuals' quotations reveal how they think OhioLINK has made them competitive and has given them value. Read about the past...and the future of OhioLINK, with the Vision Plan goals near the end of this booklet.
Read the Snapshot 2006 online or pick up a copy at the KSL Main Service Desk or Reference Desk, for more news on your consortium...where you might be included in the 756,000 items delivered to various member campuses, or might have downloaded some of the nearly 16,000,000 journal articles!
Case Western Reserve University is one of the 6 original founders of OhioLINK, now 88 members strong with state-funded, private, 2 & 4 year colleges and universities, the State Library of Ohio, and several public ibraries sharing resources to foster research in Ohio.
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KSL 24x7 Continues Through Finals...
24x7 is at your service through the end of Spring Semester, helping you with your last-minute studying for exams or that final project. Once the last final is over on Thursday afternoon, May 10, KSL adjusts its hours, and 24x7 adjusts, too!
The last 24x7 session for the semester: Wednesday night through to Thursday morning's opening (8:00 a.m for Regular Business Hours). On Thursday, the library closes at 5:30 p.m., and says goodbye to the Spring Semester. 24x7 service is offered during Fall & Spring Semesters only, and will return after Labor Day in the fall.
KSL Hours are always available from the KSL homepage. On all other library pages there is a quick link (top left corner) for "Today's Desk Hours..." so you know when you can come to the library and have staff there to help you. Remember that the SelfCheckout machine is available to you at any time!
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China Data Online, New Statistical & Full Text Database--May Research Spotlight
Study the world's most populous nation as it experiences rapid economic and new urban growth. KSL brings you a new full text statistical database for a fuller picture of China.
Authorized by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, and distributed by the China Data Center at the University of Michigan, China Data Online brings Case researchers a wealth of statistical news, plus monthly & annual reports. Search by selecting industries (coal to water) or indices (price, population, public health, wages).
Read the homepage hyperlinked columns "Latest China Statiscal News" or "China Data Center News," use the sidebars for census data, sample data, and other statistics. Charts, graphs, database demos, and more — a new tool, and this month's Research Spotlight! (Authentication requires an activated VPN connection.)
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