Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
ALERT: OhioLINK Maintenance Sat. Nov. 29
OhioLINK central systems will be offline this Saturday (Nov. 29) from 7 am to approximately 4 pm. This is planned maintenance, to move all equipment to another site & onto a central power grid and backup generator. The move is critical for increased reliablity and service, as well as for consistent long-term backup power in emergencies.
Not available during the Saturday 29th maintenance:
- Central Catalog, including renewal & request functions
- Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
- E-Book Center
- Electronic Theses & Dissertation Center
- Digital Media Center
- Databases like Inspec, PsychINFO, ISI Web of Science Citation Indexes that are 'rave' urls (http://rave.ohiolink)
NOTE: Some OhioLINK databases will remain operational, such as the EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete), OCLC databases, and others.
Case-only databases and the Case Catalog are not affected and will be operational for searching, as will be numerous other OhioLINK databases. Apologies for the inconvenience—please check during late-afternoon hours for all systems to be online again for your use.
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KSL Adjustments for Holiday Hours
Case and KSL make small adjustments for the Thanksgiving holiday vacation. With classes ending Wednesday afternoon, KSL will close early at 5:30 p.m. Also, when classes take a break, KSL's 24x7 service takes a short break as well—ending Wednesday am & resuming on Saturday evening at 5:30 pm. The 3 changes for the holidays are:
Wednesday 26: 8 am - 5:30 pm (no 24x7)
Thursday 27: Closed (no 24x7)
Friday 28: Holiday hours 9 am-5:30 pm (no24x7)
Saturday 29: Regular semester hours resume (9 am-5:30 pm) & 24x7 is back at 5:30 pm, thru the end of finals on Dec. 17th.
Planning a successful & productive visit to KSL:
. Check the Hours Hotline before coming (216-368-6500). Campus & academic calendars have minor changes.
. On the KSL homepage click the "Today's Desk Hours" graphic (upper right corner) to see the entire semester's hours.
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KSL Digital Library Lecture Series Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
Social & semantic computing, text mining, visualization, & new methods of searching digital sources creates change for the historian's analysis & scholarly communication. The 2nd KSL Digital Library Lecture this year features Dan Cohen, Dept. of History and Art History, George Mason University. Join us this Friday at 206 Clark Hall for an engaging lecture & discussion at 12:30 p.m.
The Director of the Center for History and New Media at GMU, Professor Cohen also lead the team that developed Zotero, the next-generation online research tool that runs in the Firefox browser. It was designed to help you manage your research results in an online environment.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Clark Hall, #206
Free to the Case community, and to Ohio academic & library communities.
Seating is open and on a first-come basis.
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.
More details below in the presentation flyer.
Print a copy, share with your colleagues, and join us!
Next Lecture: Friday, March 20, 2009: "The Intellectual Wealth of Digital Networks," Professor Kathleen Woodward, Director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities, (University of Washington)
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International News Commons--Student Wins Gift Basket
A great crowd enjoyed the Open House event in the International News Commons on Wednesday Nov. 19th, and the grand prize winner posed for a photo with her Winter Survival Basket, full of fun & treats—including movie tickets for escaping winter & work. Congratulations, Neeti!
Others took advantage of the Open House to learn more about the 24x7 SCOLA plasma screen & archived shows, the kiosk with PressDisplay database on it and demonstrations of how to use PressDisplay's 700 newspapers as well as other non-English sources that KSL has to offer.
People sat in the new lounge furniture and got to know each other & also enjoyed international appetizers...
ProQuest company representative Sally Fell came to hear how people like to use PressDisplay newspapers...check out the International News Commons and logon to the newspapers today, and see what the world says today!
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You Can Be a Winner in This Photo!
Take the Knovel® University Challenge & win a Nintendo Wii™ or an iPod®, or other prizes. Case is guaranteed a prize if we get 100 entries in the contest, and we're in the top 5. With just about 20 more entries, Case could be the #1 university!
Log on to the contest site and answer 3 questions, and you could be a winner, too! Work with a group to help each other enter the contest, looking around the Knovel web page for clues on the questions & answers.
Remember, Case gets a top prize just for having 100 entries— you could win one of them. Science, medicine, biology, applied sciences—step up and enter the challenge.
How to Play:
- Enter the Contest site Knovel University Challenge (http://info.knovel.com/challenge)
- Use the Knovel widget—when it loads & displays like the image below, click on "PLAY"
- Answer 3 questions using Knovel!
- Case students only, please. One entry per student. Entries due by midnight December 1st
Questions about Knovel®? Our Engineering librarian is happy to help you!
Knovel® database is licensed for the Case faculty, students, and staff on networked computers or remote access via an activated VPN connection. Find Knovel for your searching on our Research Database list, from the KSL homepage or from the Case Catalog page.
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International News Commons Open House November 19th
Join us in the afternoon on Wednesday November 19th at Kelvin Smith Library, for an Open House in the International News Commons! While you enjoy international appetizers, you can see what's new in the area, pick up some free items, and perhaps win a prize!
International News you can use:
- The International News Commons in the Lower Level now has a computer kiosk dedicated just to the PressDisplay database, where you can see over 700 newspapers in 36 languages. Practice reading a language (or hearing audio files of selected newspapers) and see what the news is around the world, on the day it's published in over 76 countries.
- Have a seat on the sofa at the SCOLA TV screen and watch half hour programs in languages from around the world. Find out how Case individuals can see archived shows, as well.
- KSL Electronic Resources Overview—staff will show you how to find out more places to get news, including other non-English resources, ethnic newspapers, ebooks, ejournals, and much more.
Save the date and join us in the KSL International News Commons, and expand your world!
November 19, 2008
2:00 -4:00 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library
Lower Level International News Commons
Door Prizes, Free Gifts, International Appetizers, and much more!
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Honoring America's Armed Forces--KSL Exhibit Cases
Flags from WWI & WWII, folded 13 times on 13 triangles and representing the original 13 colonies, are amongst the items in KSL's current Special Collections Exhibit Cases in the library lobby. Like the tri-cornered hats worn by the American Revolution patriots fighting for future generations' freedoms, the triangular-folded flags honor our armed forces past and present.
Exhibit cases present both WWI and WWII flags along with a copy of the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Veteran's Day, the annual holiday honoring America's veterans. Other exhibit cases include medals and ribbons, including a Bronze Star, fragments of Civil War documents, a copy of an Abraham Lincoln endorsement (original in the Special Collections Department), other original documents, and troop photos from the 1800s & 1900s. Photos and items highlight those who served, including the WWII Army Nurse Corps, and books & photos of Native American and African-American soldiers in WWII.
Come to KSL and see the Exhibit Cases in honor of Veterans' Day 2008.
Exhibit cases prepared by the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Department.
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National American Indian Heritage Month--KSL Research Spotlight
From the Film & Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, to National Register Publications and historic sites, celebrate November this year by learning more about distinctive American Indian culture and values.
Explore this month's Research Spotlight and
- see great beauty in art exhibits like Identity by Design (Smithsonian)
- read history in The Trail of Tears, the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation (National Register of Publications)
- find out where native Indian populations remain today in Cuyahoga County, in Census 2000 Fast Access to Popular Data (Census, Population)
- and much, much more...
Find great cultural riches, and think in a new way about American Indian heritage in the November '08 KSL Research Spotlight!
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Film Screening & Expert-Led Discussion Thursday 11-6: Carbon Trading
Join featured guest David Beach, leading regional expert on climate change & the Director of GreenCityBlueLake Institute, for insight on carbon trading and global warming and how it affects individuals and industries.
Film, Discussion, Refreshments & You:
The Thursday, November 6 program presents the featured Frontline film documentary The Business of Saving Trees: How one woman has created a biosphere, followed by what will certainly be lively discussion. Refreshments will be served, and reservations are not required—please join us in the 2nd floor KSL Dampeer Room, 2:30-4:00 p.m. this week.
Coordinated by the Kelvin Smith Library, the local chapter of Net Impact at Weatherhead School of Management, and the WSOM Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB). Print a flyer with the program details, and share with a colleague!
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