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LibQUAL+ 2008 Survey--Entries Eligible for iPod® Touch & Certificates
Case Libraries count on your opinions about library resources & services!
Now your opinion counts during LibQUAL+ 2008, a highly regarded, standardized survey instrument. Case Libraries used LibQUAL in 2002 and again in 2003 with OhioLINK partners, and KSL implemented changes as a result—software applications installed on library computers, more group study rooms, new leisure reading collections, and more.
LibQUAL+ 2008 is your chance to help all Case Libraries plan for the future, based in part on your expectations and experiences at any Case library.
Everyone counts—Case faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter.
Complete the survey and you are automatically entered into the drawing for prizes, an iPod® Touch, and gift certificates.
The survey link is at LibQUAL+ 2008, along with details & background information. We hope to see your survey entries soon!
Questions about LibQUAL+2008 are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Three New OhioLINK Schools
OhioLINK grows again, adding 3 new members that bring the consortium to 89 members. Welcome to:
- Ohio Christian University, Circleville
- St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Wickliffe
- University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Lima
Libraries from these institutions now have their holdings on the OhioLINK Central Catalog, where you can request their materials for delivery to the OhioLINK member library of your choice. Delivery typically takes 3-4 days. Order early in the day or week for optimum delivery and share in the wealth of materials that OhioLINK offers!
Case is one of the six founding members of the award-winning OhioLINK academic consortium. Now 89 members strong with a central catalog approaching 50 million items, it includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community colleges, 49 private colleges & universities, and the State Library of Ohio.
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KSL 2008-09 Digital Library Lecture Series
Save the dates for featured speakers and learn about historical & contemporary research and how technology affects Tibetan history & society projects as well as their digital futures, how digital resources spur new forms of historical analysis, and about the convergence of digital humanities and the public humanities.
This year's three events launch with one of Case's own, Dr. Melvyn Goldstein. Save Friday, October 31 for From Basic Research to Digital Archive: The Tibet Oral History Project.
Specializing in Tibetan society, history & contemporary politics, Dr. Goldstein's remarks on history as well as the modern Tibetan socio-economic change will be complemented with a presentation by Professor David Germano, University of Virginia. Dr. Germano takes the discussion of the digital transformation forward through the next decade and beyond.
Friday, October 31
12:30-2:00 p.m. KSL 2nd floor Dampeer Room
Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, John Reynold Harkness Professor of Anthropology (Case), Co-Director of the Center for Research on Tibet.
Professor David Germano, Director of the Tibetan and Himalayan Library, Director of the Center for Emerging Research, Scholarship and the Arts, Co-Director of the Tibet Center (University of Virginia)
Free to the Case community, and to Ohio academic & library communities
Seating is open and on a first-come basis.
- Friday, Nov. 21, 2008: "New Directions in Digital History," Dr. Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media (George Mason University)
- Friday, March 20, 2009: "The Intellectual Wealth of Digital Networks," Professor Kathleen Woodward, Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities, (University of Washington)
The 2008-09 Digital Lecture Series is generously funded by the Mario M. Marino Fund for the Innovation and Application of Advanced Information Technologies, the David R. Bender Endowment Fund for Library Staff Development, and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.
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Playaways are at KSL: Ready-to-Go-Audio!
Put a book in your pocket and listen to it! The Playaway®, the first pre-loaded, portable, digital book is now part of the CPL@Case-KSL Collection. The Cleveland Public Library popular browsing collection adds Playaways to the book, audio-book, magazine and foreign language items that CPL brings to KSL for Case faculty, students, & staff to borrow.
Smaller than a deck of cards, a Playaway only needs earphones and a battery (we'll even give you the battery.) Listen to The Da Vinci Code if you haven't read it yet, or enjoy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hoot, or even Beowulf. Classics, science-fiction-satire, fun, history & more arrive at KSL every 2 weeks, bringing current bestsellers and popular literature to campus. Check out a Playaway, and listen to a book in a new way!
Find the Playaway digital books near the CPL@Case-KSL collection & CPL selfcheckout computer. Use your CPL or Greater Access card—library staff can verify your card's status and/or sign up Case faculty, staff & students for a CPL card. (Friends & family members can sign up for CPL cards at CPL branches.) More CPL details & policies for the CPL@Case-KSL collection & cards.
No earphones? Purchase a pair for $3 from the staff at the KSL Main Service Desk.
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E-Books--Read Online, the KSL October Research Spotlight
Read an author biography, use a thesaurus, look at a pamphlet from 1600—all this and more in the various E-Book collections purchased for you by the Case Libraries and our OhioLINK membership. Find out more about the collections on the October 08 KSL Research Spotlight.
E-Books can help you learn while you save time:
- Get a quick synopsis before going to see the fall Playhouse production of A Raisin in the Sun (Literary Reference Center)
- Look up and learn tips 'n tricks for your new iPod (Safari Tech Books)
- Find a 1473 booklet from EEBO (Early English Book Online)
- Use 100+ dictionaries, reference tools including bilingual works, subject specific works (Oxford Reference Online)
- Explore American History from the 1600s through the early 19th century (Early American Books)
- Discover English & foreign language works printed in the UK 1701-1800, plus major works from the Americas (Eighteenth Century Online)
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