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GPO Announces Partnership Renewal with Kelvin Smith Library
Named in 2002 to be the official mirror site for the United States Census 2000 ASCII text data files, KSL's partnership provides permanent public access for the Census FTP files. KSL is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), established in 1813 by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information.
From United States Census 2000 at Case, download files into applications such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database management programs, or statistical analysis systems.
"GPO thanks Case Western Reserve University for their efforts to maintain this valuable resource, and looks forward to continuing this successful partnership with the University and the U.S. Census Bureau." [GPO-FDLP-L@listserv.access.gpo.gov, 7/9/2007]
Read more about GPO's core mission, Keeping American Informed, and its services, on GPO Access. You'll find an A-Z Resource list, publications from the three branches of American government, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, Federal-wide Resources & Databases, featured items such as the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act (H.R.2956 EH), the George W. Bush Public Papers, and much more.
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"Orientation Rocks" @KSL--Photos!
Kelvin Smith Library welcomed the the 2nd & 3rd rounds of new students and families this week at mid-afternoon receptions, with hundreds of people meeting Case deans, faculty, and each other!
Receptions launch with the Orientation Leaders' "Orientation ROCKS!" cheer and then Vice Provost Feke's welcoming remarks to incoming students. Besides hearing about how Case aims to transform learning for students, families and freshmen found KSL transformed into the best meet 'n greet space of the day.
Enjoy photos from the 3rd Orientation Reception #3, 7/19/2007:
Orientation Deans' Reception #2, July 16, 2007:
Dean Cyrus Taylor & faculty (College of Arts and Sciences) meet new students.
Students & families near the CPL@Case-KSL popular books, audio books, & magazines (Cleveland Public Library site service.)
Find yourself in photos...the 1st Orientation Reception 7/9/07:
Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences mingle with new students...
Weatherhead School of Management faculty & new students gather by the Keith Haring Dancing Figures sculpture...
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing students meet up at a prime spot by the staircase...
Case School of Engineering has a crowd, food, and comfortable sofas...
Stop in and spend a few minutes, get some prime information about KSL that will help you get a head start on your academic career — from 30 miles of movable shelves, to electronic articles, to news about Kelvin Smith Library's 24x7 service!
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How Well Do You Know Your Presidents?
Who was a wagon train driver...and one of our first university presidents? Who was the first alumni to be president? Many presidents had buildings named after them — which former president has 2 named buildings still standing on campus?
Test your presidential facts at the Kelvin Smith Library Exhibit this month and easily find answers to all these questions by browsing "Past Presidents," in KSL's main floor display cases.
Whether you are new & here for this month's Orientation, or returning to your alma mater, or visiting the campus, you'll find intriguing notes on our presidential history. (Take a minute and discover why Thwing Hall has a library connection!) Enjoy the exhibit's many photos, from the first president in the early 1800s to our newest president Barbara R.Snyder.
The Kelvin Smith Library Past Presidents Exhibit is brought to you by the KSL Special Collections Department and by our University Archives branch. Read related information at Archives' The Presidents of Case, WRU, CWRU 1930-2007.
(When visiting KSL, check our Summer Hours on our homepage or the Hours Hotline at 216-368-6500.)
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Enhance Reading: Use BooksInPrint, KSL's July Research Spotlight
A favorite database of many at Case, BooksInPrint gets better than ever, with new enhancements for finding items, reading both publisher-provided and independent reviews, creating customized alerts, or using the Fiction Connection to "find more like" titles/authors you enjoy!
Take time to explore the gems at the top of the pages of this database, on the tabs marked Alert, Browse, Publishers, Awards, Bestsellers, and Bios. A few examples:
• Search the "Bestsellers" for the year you were born, or "this week," from nearly 2 dozen varied bestseller sites.
• "Browse" many options, including "Review Source," & check trusted review sources. Then View Selections, for reviews from the 40 sources like the Chicago Tribune, Kirkus, New York Times, or Criticas (Spanish language titles).
• Learn more about new or favorite authors, including their forthcoming works, in the "Bios" tab.
You can also use the link for Patron BooksInPrint to set up a personal account for your project or leisure reading. User-friendly, it lets you search & browse subject areas, use the Readers' Advisory, find children's literature, or titles in the Fiction Connection. Enjoy it all, in the KSL July Research Spotlight!
Find BooksInPrint 24x7 from a convenient quick link for Research Databases on the Case Catalog. Remote access for authorized Case students and employees requires an active VPN connection & network ID/password.
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