Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Need A Manual? Online Ebooks Linked from Software Center
Next time you get a new OS or application from the Software Center, you may see an icon for the manual, too! Thousands of ebooks are searchable in Safari Books Online, and now many are linked to the applications you're authorized to download.
Ebooks linked next to Case Software Center products is a great idea sent to us by a faculty member. We liked it so much, it became a KSL/Case IT collaboration to bring the information you need to where you need it most!
Example: Click to download Adobe Indesign for Macintosh & you'll see the Safari Books Online logo and a link to go to manuals for the application—you don't even have to search for them!
You'll find an Overview, Editorial Reviews & Book Descriptions, and options to "Start Reading Online." Safari Books Online is always available from the Research Tools-->Database list from the KSL homepage. Use it to search thousands of books, with a convenient search box & Browse Category section to narrow your search. Try RSS alerts and get the newest title when it loads!
An activated VPN authentication is required for wireless or remote access. You should be able to click through to the texts, but if the page asks for a login, click the "academic license" link on the right side of the page. Then just click through to see titles that match the downloaded product from the Software Center.
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Free Lunch Workshop: Today's International News with PressDisplay!
Lunch 'n Learn the database of world news: 70 countries, 37 languages, 500 newspapers--photos and news from around the world, plus a continuous news ticker, on the PressDisplay database.
All the Time, All the News—This Workshop Gives You Skills to:
Read today's News, Business, Sports, Entertainment, Editorials & more, from around the world...
- Set the homepage & translate a newspaper to one of 13 languages
- Use the Sound Integration audio file to have the paper read to you
- Learn how to use the full-page, two-page spread, search, crop, & more features
- Use PressDisplay database in class or for student assignments
- Practice a new language, & keep up with news from around the world.
Seating is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 368-2992
Thursday, April 24, Kelvin Smith Library
Lunch with RSVP, 11:15-11:45 am in Dampeer Room, 2nd floor
Workshop with RSVP, 11:45-1:15 pm, Classroom 215
PressDisplay database is an exceptionally rich resource that complements the new International News Commons on KSL's Lower Level, where you'll find SCOLA TV & several dozen daily international papers.
Find PressDisplay on the Research Database list, where it is licensed for Case individuals; an activated VPN logon is required for use.
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Follow That Image--Film & Television Database
24,000 black & white and color images from the Motion Picture & Television Archives take you from 1910 to today. Follow images of a young Frank Sinatra with Bob Hope (early tv,1948) to a candid dinner shot of Old Blue Eyes with President Kennedy (1961). See the amazing aerial view of Astaire & Rogers on the soundstage of "Top Hat," with the crew surrounding the stars.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text database offers a special search function so you can enjoy these images:
- choose "Images" from the top green menu bar
- type in your term(s)
- and follow the images!
You'll find film/tv sets with directors and actors at work, iconic images, industry insights into staff & equipment, costumes, cars, and more. Search any year, names (directors, photographers, actors, film/show names), award shows, countries, and more.
Images are copyrighted by the MPTV, and the Film Image Collection is owned by EBSCO publishing. Images are for internal and personal use only, no publication allowed—hence, no images are embedded in this blog, but from the fabulous Salome to a 1920s Swanson signing her contract, you'll enjoy this database and its image function!
Tips: Sign in on the database to create a personal folder, and "add" items to it so you can save the ones you'd like to see later. Ignore the "find it" icon, since there is no accompanying text.
Find Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text on the Database list from the KSL homepage and/or from the Case Catalog. Use the database by logging on to your VPN to activate it, or use your Library PIN to authenticate as an OhioLINK user.
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Did you see the dance? Did you work the microphone for the $100 Premium Services Freedman Center prize? If you missed this year's Research ShowCASE, put it on your calendar for next year and see where research can take you!
Research is rich at Case, and KSL is part of the picture. We captured a few moments between watching the robot track around the conference hall and looking at the posters & booths about the wide variety of research at Case. From business' "You Had Me at Hello": How More Communication
Can Lead to Less Understanding, to science' The Cardiac Lymphatics, it was a great day.
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Batter Up! America's Library & Baseball Images
America's library brings you America's favorite pastime, with a recent pilot project between the Library of Congress and Flickr, the popular photo-sharing site that this year launched The Commons on Flickr.
From the Library of Congress' Prints & Photographs Division 14 million item photo collection, 3,000 images with no known copyright restrictions were chosen from their 2 most popular collections and digitized & added to Flickr. Images from this pilot project range from 1910 Baines News Service items to the 1940s, and include a rich baseball collection with Cleveland images. (On the Library of Congress' Flickr account, search baseball in the upper right search box.)
At a library conference in California this month, George Oates from Flickr talked about the pilot project & how the Library of Congress wanted to increase access to their public collections and to provide a way for the general public to contribute to knowledge. She reminded attendees that Flickr's community actions "can gather context and bring it back to the catalog" saying that "librarians have a long history of asking patrons" and that Flickr tags can add context to the knowledge that is already present in catalogs.
Only a single "tag" (Library of Congress) was added to each photo, and Oates and LOC staff were interested in how the community would react—and contribute. She showed time-stamped screenshots:
- in the 1st hour, the primary tag display was still "Library of Congress"...
- within 24 hours, 11,000 tags had been added...
- within 48 hours, 20,000 tags had been added
"Tags & comments increase the scale of feedback a library can get," said Oates, and LOC staff increased access & service due to an early tag when LOC staffers were able to reply to a comment with "we also have a film on that." Read more about "My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven," on the Library of Congress' blog.
Oates said that Flickr's next image projects are a current one with the Powerhouse Museum in Syndey, Australia and "we're also talking with the New York Public Library, and with Brewster Kale (The Internet Archive)."
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See KSL in action at Research ShowCASE '08! Featured both in "Innovations in Education and Outreach" and the "Humanities" sections, KSL librarians & staff present posters and highlight information technology, content, and services. Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 17 (8 am - 4 pm) & find KSL near the entrance:
- Creating Effective Multimedia Learning Tools for the Online Research Environment Humanities, Poster #23
- A Cameroon Experience, Poster #4
- Focus on KSL. New resources & services (e.g.,PressDisplay & Instant Messaging) booth #14
- Freedman Center & Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data / GIS, booth #8. Find out why it's called "From Inspiration to Presentation." Learn more about the array of multimedia services & equipment (creation, conversion, language learning, podcasting, cameras, recorders, GPS devices) at the Freedman Center in KSL. See how The Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD) has statistical analysis & geographic information systems (GIS) software tools so you can find and use data in new ways.
Research ShowCASE (April 16-17) highlights creativity, collaboration, and innovation of Case Western Reserve University, and is made possible by a grant from the Ohio State Board of Regents & generous sponsors.
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Libraries Collaborate on Digital Archive Commemorating 40th Anniversary of MLK's Death
Digitized versions of original reel-to-reel interviews of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement are now available in the Who Speaks for the Negro? Archive. Transcripts, correspondence, & other materials related to Pulitzer prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren's interviews for his 1965 book reveal the famous as well as the daily wage earners across the U.S.
Vanderbilt University announced the archive on April 4, 2008, the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., and thanked the library community for its cooperation & collaboration in bringing these materials to researchers. Both the University of Kentucky and Yale University digitized original recordings, and Vanderbilt University Library hosts the materials and enjoys support from their Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
Search & use the Who Speaks for the Negro? Archive by Keyword, Interviewee, or Name/Subject:
- Browse a Subject List for interviews about Freedom Rides, Fisk University, Liberalism, School Integration, Sit-ins, & more.
- Find interviews about presidents (Thomas Jefferson, LBJ, JFK, & Abraham Lincoln)
- Listen to interviews with Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Search topics like African American Leadership, education, employment—find Cleveland Ohio in 12 of the interview files.
In the site's Remembrances by Rosanna Warren (now a professor at Boston University) one reads of her family life with guests like Stokely Carmichael and Malcom X and of her father's travels, "a deep inner exploration for a white Southerner...as well as an outer exploration in which so many people struggled and still struggle to bring justice into reality."
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KSL's New Books Now on the Main Floor
Newly added titles are now featured on the main floor, near the new sofas. Stop by and see what's new @KSL, and try out our new furniture at the same time! New bookcases keep the recent additions conveniently together—higher shelving makes it easier to browse. Try out a few:
- Andre Derain, An Outsider in French Art
- Advanced Vibration Analysis
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Inside Intuition
- Kennedy in Berlin
- Polymer Foams Handbook
- Reclaiming the Media
- Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema
- Violent Femmes: Women as Spies in Popular Culture
Of course, you can always check out books from the New Books shelves, and browsing is welcome!
If you use an RSS reader, you can get also news about recently added titles in your subject area—or get updates & news from the KSL News Blog, Reference Blog, and more. Just subscribe wherever you see the images:
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The Oxford African American Studies Center--April 08 Research Spotlight
Enjoy new online access to important works about the African-American experience (1500s- present), through The Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC), the April 2008 KSL Research Spotlight.
This new database offers a rich experience of history, biographies, encyclopedia to multi-volume sets like Africana, with:
- maps & vital statistics
- charts & tables
- primary sources, and more.
Example: Timelines has sections for Women's History, Business & Labor, Sports, Military History, Literature, General, and more—select & search by years, decades, or centuries! Features (under Learning Center) has an array of research topics from Hip Hop to Kwanzaa, or Jazz Greats to Jim Crow Justice.
The KSL Research Spotlight is always easy to find from the KSL homepage:
Use the left sidebar for Research Tools; mouseover it to find online resources like the Research Spotlight (plus the database list, ejournal list, ebooks & more.)
Research Databases require a network computer connection (on campus) or
VPN that is logged on with your Case network ID & password if you are on wireless or off-campus.
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Free Workshop: Search the Early English Books Online Database
English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, & the fine arts come to life in EEBO, Early English Books Online!
Scholars can now search & read thousands of varied texts (1473-1700) & images: proclamations & statutes for historians, sermons and versions of the King James Bible for religious scholars, literature for all subjects. Researchers get unparalleled glimpses into 16 & 17th century British life, from catalogs, pamphlets, almanacs, treatises, and more.
Searching EEBO just got easier—enroll in a free lunch/workshop at KSL:
April 10th, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
KSL Dampeer Room, 2nd floor
Hands-on Workshop 11:45-1:15 with database representative.
NOTE: RSVPs are essential. Case faculty, students, & staff can RSVP to KSL administration, or call 68-2992.
Print a workshop flier to remind yourself, your department, or your study group about this opportunity!
EEBO is a database licensed for Case faculty, students, and staff on campus network connections, or with a logged-on Case VPN access (wireless or remote connections.)
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