Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Fall Semester Hours @KSL
Kelvin Smith Library welcomes everyone to a new academic year with the start of classes on Monday, August 27 & resumes its 7 day-a-week library hours! (When classes are in session, KSL is open every day, with hours until midnight 5 days a week, and nearly 100 hours a week of staffed library hours.)
Find out fast when we're open, and when staff are here to help you find what you need:
- Call our Hours Hotline for current hours : 216-368-6500
- If you're online & browsing through other pages on the KSL website (collections, services, linking to the electronic research tools & more), look at the top left of our website pages for "Today's Desk Hours," a short notice that tells you the day's Regular Business Hours (open/close) when you can talk with library staff.
24x7 service returns after the Labor Day holiday...watch this space for a reminder.
Welcome to another great year at KSL, and at Case!
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Picture This--Find a Great Summer Movie @KSL
Enjoy the last days of summer with a movie or two, or three...or more. Since the Kelvin Smith Library and the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library collaborated a few years ago to purchase a local store that specialized in scholarly media, KSL has continued to add to the collection. Now you'll find entertainment items & great movies, along with the academic, documentary, and other research-oriented titles.
Faculty love to use the collection to teach, using them in class and also for Reserve, and everyone enjoys the great breadth of titles. Take a few minutes to browse your favorite artist or director, using our KSL Video/DVD QuickList to produce a list that helps you make your weekend & summer choices!
QuickList can be found the KSL homepage in the right-side "Highlights" box:
- Find the newest purchases. First select "Date Added" & choose 'last month,' or anything from 2-12 months
- Specify Video, or DVD, depending on your media equipment
- Select KSL or other campus libraries, for specific collections
- In a hurry? Select "Availability" to make sure the results only show what you can get today!
Your search results appear in a table and you can sort the columns to re-order the results. Sort Format to group together all the videos, sort the Title column so you can quickly find one you're looking for. Sort the Call Number column so you can produce a short list that you can then take to the KSL Main Service Desk so the staff can retrieve them for you! (Remember to sort for availability if you need it right away—avoid disappointment that someone else has beaten you to the copy of Lawrence of Arabia.)
All Case individuals can check out media from KSL's collection with their Case or CIA ID and a library account in good standing. Check out the QuickList, and a film, today!
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New E-Book Center @OhioLINK
Find those electronic books faster, now that OhioLINK has created the EBC, the Electronic Book Center. A new purchase of 5,000 e-books from Springer and Oxford University Press (plus the other existing 20,000 OhioLINK e-books) brings all OhioLINK e-books together in the beta release of the EBC.
- Search across all books, or only within the newest (2005-07) scientific, technical, and medical titles from Springer.
- Search specific terms, or find all occurrences of a term within a work.
- Search or browse 26 subject areas (Medicine & Public Health, to Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, Computer Science, & more.)
- Find a good e-book...and then find more, with the link for "Find More Like This."
Featured books with cover art will display on the EBC home page each time you logon or refresh the browser window. Explore these newest additions, or use the page links to the other significant OhioLINK e-book collections—netLibrary, Safari Tech Books Online, E-Reference Books, Humanities EBook, Oxford Reference Online, and American & English Literature—now gathered all on one page.
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3 New OhioLINK Schools Add 360,000 Theological Items
The Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus (TCGC) joins OhioLINK and expands your research with significant theological collections of 360,000 items.
Case welcomes new members Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Pontifical College Josephinum, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary (all from OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Libraries 21-member shared-catalog consortium). They bring the general membership to 87 institutions, including Ohio's academia and the State Library of Ohio.
OhioLINK materials supplement local collections and this collection is particularly rich for multidisciplinary studies. Individuals of Case and OhioLINK institutions may now order items from the new partners on the OhioLINK Central Catalog, enjoying the option of delivery to any member library of choice—usually in about 3 days.
More details, including quotes from OSU's Joe Branin and others, are available from the OhioLINK press release.
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New One-Stop Online Newspaper Source, Press Display!
Take the world in pictures...and text in dozens of languages, with KSL's newest resource that brings you PressDisplay, the world in newspapers, online!
Logon to the PressDisplay page and watch the center screen refresh every few seconds to show you front pages & matching headlines from around the world. Click on it, use the magnifying glass to enlarge it, or lasso it with your mouse and see it expand!
PressDisplay, the KSL August Research Spotlight, will change your view of the world. Get today's news, today (or any from the 60-day archive), from Algeria to Zimbabwe:
- Rolling news thread & front page images at the top of the homepage
- 37 languages—"Select Title" by country, language, title (mouse-over a language to see available papers)
- Customize a reading list or monitor a hot topic with "My Newspapers"
- Take the overview approach—top news in "Newsline" or "Top Newspapers" & "Top Reporters"
- Scan a city or the world by Front Page, News, Business, Sport, Entertainment, Editorial & More...
Enjoy the many special features of this collection even more, including printing power tips, translations on demand, system requirements, & more in the FAQ from the Using PressDisplay link at the bottom of the PressDisplay page.
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