Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Learn Poster Skills: New CaseLearns Class!
One of KSL's serivces is research poster consultation & printing, offered through the staff and services of our Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data Center. The CSGD offers a new class this summer, Basics of Making a Research Poster. Ann L. Vander Schrier, Manager of GIS Systems and Numeric Data Services says: "Even if you've never made one before, in half an hour you can become a first-time poster creator!"
Register for the class (limited to 30) and learn basic design & assembly of a research poster. Receive expert help & tips on the best visual elements to use, and the best layout for your information. Whether it's your first poster, or you're looking to improve your skills for your next presentation, take a class this summer, when you have time to work on it:
• Monday, July 9, 5-6 p.m.
• Friday, July 13, 1-2 p.m.
• Register through CaseLearns. Note: No-Show fees apply, per all CaseLearns classes.
After the presentation, class time inlcudes an opportunity to discuss specifics or get you started on your next poster.
Find CaseLearns on the QuickLink red menu bar on all KSL webpages. Find policies, this class & others, from the CaseLearns left sidebar Calendar search (choose summer semester, first), or by logging in to your personal CaseLearns schedule. CaseLearns has a variety of Summer 2007 classes. Register today!
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Try a Safari This Summer!
Have you gone on safari yet this summer? Give one a try, with the Safari Books Online. Perfect for self-paced learning, whether it's programming, Microsoft Office apps, or reading about the digital environment, it's a great way to learn new tools or subjects with examples and sections that you can manage.
Read online, see the table of contents, find reviews and related titles on the same topic. Search the book, or the entire collection, in a wide variety of fields — expand them, too, for detailed sub-fields, like Ethics within the Business category, or Ecommerce, and much more. Try an RSS feed for your favorite topic.
Add a note to a chapter, add a bookmark so you can return. Email, print, explore!
Safari Books Online is an OhioLINK resource offered to authenticated Case individuals through our membership in the consortium. Remote access requires an activated VPN connection, or authentication via your Case Account Number and library PIN.
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Archives Branch Launches University President's Site
As we welcome a new president, our University Archives Department launches a new site chronicling past university presidents, with images, biographies, and more. Test your memory on the Presidents of Case, WRU, and CWRU. With over a combined 250 years of service, their terms dealt with endowments and expansions, crises and commencements, and a growing region with which it grew and influenced.
Browse the site by the chronological list of names and terms, or select names from the list on the left sidebar of the site. Choose a president, and find photos or portraits, University Awards, full career highlights, statistics related to the term of office, milestones during the term, and a growing sense of how NE Ohio grew during those times.
From when there were but 5 faculty to nearly 200 during T. Keith Glennan's almost 20-year term from 1947-1966, to the thousands of today, the site is rich with remembrance and insight, and tells some of the stories of the university's growth and change. Enjoy The Presidents of Case, WRU, and CWRU, 1830-2007!
University Archives — Collections, records, services that preserve the institutional record and memory...
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Government Documents Move to 2nd Floor in KSL
Looking for U.S. Department Reports? Need some statistical reports to accompany your research? Stop in on KSL's 2nd floor and browse a newly relocated Government Document collection.
There's a wealth of materials in Government Documents,from statistical resources for local, state, and national topics to U.S.Census data, to ICPSR, a rich archive of digital social science data.
For government information at your fingertips, to federal or international information, to online tutorials and instruction on how to mine the resources for your project, explore the Government Document department, with its collections now located on the 2nd floor, and expert staff that will help you discover its resources!
Kelvin Smith Library's Government Document Department, part of the Federal Depository Library Program, is the official mirror site for the United States Census 2000 ASCII text data files.
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Reference Librarians on Call, Summer Mornings
Summer projects and less activity in KSL means that you'll see an early morning sign on the Reference Desk during the week. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. during the early summer months, Reference staff will be called to the main floor, as needed.
If the sign is on the Reference desk in the morning, simply tell the staff at the Main Service Desk that you would like to talk with a reference librarian. Staff will check the schedule and call a librarian to the main floor to work with you on your research.
A quick phone call by staff, and it's only a minute away from a refernence librarian!
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KSL Collections on the Move This Summer
The next time you're browsing in the 3rd floor collections, you'll notice two things: Goverment Documents has moved out, and many items formerly in the 2nd floor Reference collection have moved up into the general collection on 3rd.
Reference staff used to be on the 2nd floor with a large reference collection nearby. With Reference librarians on the main floor, Reference working collections are revised:
• Quick Reference is near the reference desk & librarians,
• Core Reference is nearby on 1st (where the Scripts used to be, near the Keith Haring Dancing Figures sculpture),
• and the remainder of Reference from the 2nd floor is interfiled in the 3rd floor collections, where you can easily find them next to similar works.
Government Documents is revising also, and is moving to the 2nd floor area where reference used to be.
• A significant portion of Gov Docs is already on the 2nd floor.
• Atlases are now in the nearby GIS area, where you might use mapping software to complement your statistical research from the Government Documents collection.
Interfiling the reference collection occur over several weeks in June. When reference items are 'staged' in empty areas for interim shifts, the shelves are marked with signs like the one below. Looking for a reference title this month? Ask staff & they will help you locate it!
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