Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Publisher Server Maintenance This Weekend
This weekend, from 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1 through to Sunday, December 2 at 7 p.m., various journals (and journals incorporated into databases) will not be available due to server maintenance. Affected journals are those published by Taylor & Francis.
Access will be affected, and may return intermittently throughout the weekend. **If you are searching a journal, ebook, or in a database, and cannot click through from the title page or your search results, check the Case Catalog listing for the journal & look for the publisher, to verify that it is a Taylor & Francis title.
Examples might be Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology (in Academic Search Complete), World Archaeology (in JSTOR), Journal of Macromolecular Science. Polymer Review (in Academic Search Complete), British Journal, and others.
The maintenance update will conclude as quickly as possible, and Taylor & Francis apologizes for any inconvenience.
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GPO Creates First Online Guide to Members of Congress
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has just released a new one-stop, searchable site to all members of Congress. Search and find a picture or a biography of any Representative, Senator, delegate, or resident commissioner, now from one central site instead of separate ones.
We read about and hear their names in the media, but do we know where their hometowns are, or how many terms they have served? Now you can see who is from which town or district, and find out who has served 18 terms in Ohio! Search by name, district, hometown, number of terms, party affiliation, and more, and to their bios & photos. Also link out to GPO Access, for news reports, information on bills, records, laws, the Congressional Directory, the Code of Federal Regulations, or the Federal Register.
GPO is the centralized resource to organize and preserve published U.S. Government information in all forms, and is responsible for production and distribution of services for all three branches of the federal government. It also provides free access to government information through GPO Access, and through partnerships with over 1,250 libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program.
The Kelvin Smith Library is a FDLP member, and also serves as official mirror site for the United States 2000 Census ASCII text data files. KSL's Government Documents Department online and on the 2nd floor at KSL has a variety of information sources to help with your research at Case!
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KSL Research Spotlight Archives
From Shakespeare to history, to climate change and Early English Books of centuries ago, the KSL Research Spotlight has it all.
Each month, a resource is highlighted and brought to your attention...if you miss one, or know you read about China Online a few months ago but want to revisit it, just look in the Archives of the KSL Research Spotlight!
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Expanded Copyright Term Chart Now Available
If you've taken the copyright awareness class through CaseLearns, you know that you can double-check a copyrighted work to see if it has passed out of legal protection in to the public domain. You also know that copyright terms are complex due to changing laws, and that while pre-1923 works have passed into the public domain, there are other periods of time where shorter terms & renewals have made it a challenge to identify a work's protection status.
Peter Hirtle (Cornell University) writes one of the most-used copyright term charts, listing unpublished works as well as international ones, and it is used in the CaseLearns copyright class, along with a shorter chart by Laura Gasaway (UNC-Chapel Hill), also well-used in the U.S. Two weeks ago, Hirtle updated his expanded chart to include information on sound recordings and architectural works. Now twice the original size, with wonderful footnotes that are themselves illuminating, you can view it online and click through to the footnotes, or print a PDF version to keep for your reference.
Copyright@Case, copyright awareness web pages, has links and general information for your use. Find both charts in the middle of the page, in the link for "Public Domain Charts." You'll also find a sidebar of links for more web resources, common copyright myths, and a contact link for asking questions.
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