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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Enter the Video Contest from ISI Web of Knowledge Database
One of the most powerful databases available to Case researchers is the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge. Among other things, with ISI you can search a topic, person, institution, or a cited reference from an article to see where else it leads you, or to verify an author's work & references. Every 1.5 seconds, a researcher accesses the ISI database to search arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, and to use the new search & analyze tools.
ISI wants to know how you've used their content, and how it's made a difference in your work. The first 20 videos submitted to the ISI gallery will receive an iPod Shuffle. Enter a video anytime soon, and others will see it—if yours is the most downloaded video by the end of the year you'll win an iPod Touch! Create your video and enter it, soon!
Explore the Web of Knowledge database from our Research Database list (from the KSL homepage or the quick link from the Case Catalog). Find it via the "I" for ISI and click on the "Web of Knowledge" section...and expand your research world.
ISI is licensed for Case faculty, students, and staff. It requires a networked computer, or remote authentication (via an active VPN connection) or OhioLINK remote authentication (via your library account PIN.)
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Your Case ID Works for You When You Travel Across the State
Your Case ID card is your library card at home, and away. You can use it on campus at any of the Case Libraries, but did you know you can use it in Dayton, or Toledo, or at 87 institutions from Antioch to Zane State College?
When you travel around Ohio, you can go in and browse other OhioLINK member libraries and check out materials if you have 1) your Case ID and 2) a Case library account in good standing. Simply present your ID card to library staff at the other library to borrow materials onsite, without having to wait for delivery to campus. Or, if you're at Case and find an item at an OhioLINK library within driving distance and you can't wait the 3-4 days for it to be delivered from an online request, drive to the library and check it out during their regular business hours.
Find NE Ohio libraries (or any other region that you may be near) by clicking on the section of the Ohio map image that is on the list of members page. (The OhioLINK members list is found from a link on the OhioLINK homepage, and will have a link for the local library catalog and library—good for checking their hours!) NE Ohio has 38 other schools where your Case ID will work for you. With over 140 individual libraries in OhioLINK from which to checkout materials, the riches of Ohio are always at your fingertips!
Details about your library account are not visible to other libraries, so check your account before you visit another OhioLINK library—if you have billed items or fines @$15, your account is blocked (for Case, OhioLINK, and ILLiad privileges) and the other library staff will be unable to help you checkout materials. Find your account on the Case Catalog, under "View Your Library Record." Create your own PIN to manage your library account and renewals so you always know the status of your account!
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Create a Video for OhioLINK's 15th Anniversary & Win a Camera
OhioLINK and its resources are basic to what we do at Case, and OhioLINK would like SEE what it means to you! Create a quick story (5 minutes or less) or a creative OhioLINK commercial telling why OhioLINK has helped you, and you could win a new digital video camera or a 160 BG iPod classic.
Research conveniently anytime, anywhere: OhioLINK provides you with a vast array of databases (170+) from ACM to Business & Industry, Contemporary Women's Issues, Digital Videos, English Prose Drama, HarpWeek, LexisNexis, Newspapers, PsychInfo, Safari TechBooks, Web of Science, and other collections of maps, sounds, images. The Electronic Journal Center's many thousands of titles, and the OhioLINK Central Catalog's nearly 50 million items that you can order online are everyday practices here at Case.
Tell OhioLINK about items discovered for teaching, research, for your dissertation or your class project—OhioLINK wants to hear & see your views on it! Submit by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 18, 2008 and you might be the winner. Judges will narrow the results to three and the OhioLINK community can vote on the winner. Learn more at the contest web site.
Case is one of the six founding members of the award-winning OhioLINK consortium. Our Research Database List (found from a quick link on the Case Catalog, or from the KSL homepage) can be 'sorted by access type' to view the OhioLINK resources available to currently enrolled and employed Case individuals. Take a moment to also sort the list of databases for 'Case only' for an equally impressive list of resources the Case Libraries purchase for your use.
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DRAM--Database of Recorded American Music, KSL's November's Research Spotlight!
CD quality audio, liner notes, essays streamed to your computer make it easy to research, teach, complete & enhance class assignments, and enjoy recorded American music!
DRAM, the Database of Recorded American Music, offers nearly 10,000 compositions for your listening pleasure, all searchable by composer, artist, ensemble, instrument, or record label. You can find Cole Porter (composer) to Cold Blue Mountain (record label), and musical instruments like bongos, rain sticks, or the tam-tam Chinese drums.
Each listening experience is enhanced by album art, song title lists, running times, and more: e.g., click on the composer Cole Porter, and then click on an album title to see the album, the song list, and data about the album. Liner notes give you a brief bio of the composer, industry quotes, and intriguing notes in "About the Songs."
DRAM is a Case-only resource, and works on all campus network computers. Remote access requires an active VPN session and your current Case username and password.
DRAM's Help link offers information technical requirements, and Intellectual Property statements on acceptable and prohibited uses for education and personal use (sections 5 & 6 are especially helpful.) Explore and enjoy the KSL November Research Spotlight!
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