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Digital Lecture Series, Friday March 20th: UW Prof. Kathleen Woodward
Professor Kathleen Woodward's interdisciplinary focus as the director of the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities (University of Washington) brings together scholars & cultural leaders to develop new campus-community partnerships and transform scholarship. On Friday, March 20th, the Kelvin Smith Library's Digital Library Lecture Series features her as she presents The Intellectual Wealth of Digital Networks.
Professor Woodward will discuss digital humanities in view of Web 2.0 technologies, with examples such as the September Project, Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, the website called "a model for what academic historians can do using the Internet. Part archive, part teaching resource, part exhibit..." (The Journal of American History, Vol.95, No.4, March 2009)
• Join us Friday, March 20, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. •
Kelvin Smith Library Dampeer Room, 2nd floor
Seating is open and is on a first-come basis.
More details about Professor Woodward's work & authorship are below in the KSL Digital Library Lecture Series flier.
Print a copy, share with a colleague, and join us!
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Network Outage Sat Night 2/28 Affects Catalog & Servers
Final phases of the ITS data center renovation affect KSL this Saturday 2/28. The planned outage is 5:00 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Sunday 3/1.
• The Case Catalog will be down during maintenance.
Find Case titles and call numbers by searching the OhioLINK Central Catalog. Look at the highlighted box with a hyperlink for "X OhioLINK libraries have this item" & see our titles, call numbers and shelf availability.
• Offline during the outage:
KSL web site and links
Email (will be queued and sent later)
• KSL services available via offline links:
KSL Course Reserves
Research Guides (Best resources to get started with, by subject)
Research Database list (may be offline intermittently)
EJournal Portal (may be offline intermittently)
Regular Business Hours @KSL resume Sunday 3/1: Noon - Midnight. 24x7 Service is available during the network maintenance.
Information on ITS Planned Network Outages is always available at http://www.case.edu/its/planned_outages.htm
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Oscar Movie Afternoon & Guest Commentary
Get in the mood for Oscar night by attending an afternoon screening of Lawrence of Arabia, with special guest and Case 'legend' Dr. Louis Giannetti, Professor Emeritus of English and Film.
The screening is a Case "Friends of English" event, coordinated by Case professors and John Ewing at Cinematheque, and features introductory remarks by Giannetti.
Lawrence of Arabia, on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry list & a winner of 7 Oscars and numerous other awards, will be shown at 2 pm Sunday, February 22, at Cinematheque.
Read more about films in an equally legendary work, Understanding Movies...by Lou Giannetti.
Cleveland Cinematheque (11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216-421-7450)
For your reading pleasure, several titles about the film and the man:
Lawrence of Arabia: a film's anthropology
Lawrence of Arabia: an encyclopedia
Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: the making of a transatlantic legend
Lawrence of Arabia, strange man of letters: the literary criticism and correspondence of T.E.Lawrence
The waking dream of T.E.Lawrence: essays on his life, literature, and legacy
And search the film and its artists on Film & Television Literature Index database.
Explore multiple copies of these & other works at Case or order via OhioLINK. Or, do a title search for Lawrence of Arabia on the OhioLINK Catalog &enjoy any of the 147 items!
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Record-Breaking OhioLINK Borrowing in January
Books & other materials never take a semester break, and OhioLINK borrowing records were shattered in one week this January—with no classes in session. Faculty, students and staff of OhioLINK academic institutions typically keep libraries busy in early January, but this year over 30,000 items were borrowed between January 5 & 11th.
Sharing materials via easy, unmediated, online ordering on the OhioLINK Central Catalog is one of the hallmarks of our award-winning OhioLINK consortium, now 88 members strong. The State Library of Ohio and two public libraries also are members for resource-sharing efforts, and during the record-breaking week all member institutions borrowed materials.
“Use of OhioLINK services has continually shown that Ohio students, faculty and researchers are voracious users of as much instruction and research information as we can possibly provide them,” Tom Sanville, OhioLINK’s executive director, said. “With tight or declining library budgets, OhioLINK also continues to demonstrate that the only economically affordable way for Ohio university and college libraries to provide needed information is through collaboration.”
Case, one of six founding OhioLINK members, always has strong January activity & also broke last year's January records, borrowing 4,124 items. Annual shared OhioLINK activity for July 2007-June 2008 saw Case researchers supplement local collections by borrowing 26,713 items, while sharing 28,715 Case materials with others in the consortium.
During the last 12 months, OhioLINK delivered 777,000 items to its members—thanks to all our colleagues for making easy, seamless delivery a daily part of campus life!
More details are available in the 2/2/09 entry on the OhioLINK What's New blog.
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Living History @Lunch--Ida B. Wells Living Vignette 2/25
"Meet" Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a political activist, social reformer, journalist, suffragist, a founder of the NAACP, and much more, as actress Sherrie Tolliver, member of Women in History, portrays Ida B. Wells-Barnett in a living vignette that will take you back in time.
Join us at Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Noon in the 2nd floor Dampeer Room for
Ida B. Wells-Barnett—A Woman in History
Beverages & Dessert will be provided.
Bring your lunch, print the flyer and share with a friend!
Read articles about Ida B. Wells-Barnett on Project Muse & NetLibrary
(Case access; remote access requires activated VPN connection)
- "A New Era in Female History": Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women Writers. American Literature, Vol.74, No.3, Sept. 2002, pp. 603-618
- Public Pragmatism: Jane Addams and Ida B. Wells on Lynching. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol.19, No.2, 2005 , pp. 167-174
- Gatekeeping and Remaking: The Politics of Respectability in African American Women's History and Black Feminism. Journal of Women's History, Vol.15, No.1, 2003, pp. 212-220
-The Memphis diary of Ida B. Wells, an electronic book through our NetLibrary database
From the Case Catalog:
- Womanist justice, womanist hope
- To keep the waters troubled : the life of Ida B. Wells
- Crusade for justice; the autobiography of Ida B. Wells
- Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American reform, 1880-1930
- Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching
- Southern horrors and other writings : the anti-lynching campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900
A 'subject' search for Wells-Barnett, Ida B. on the OhioLINK Central Catalog or your public library catalog, finds dozens more items about about this famous African American woman.
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Restored Access to OhioLINK: Update
Revised, Wednesday Feb. 11th:
OhioLINK has restored service to many resources. The Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is gradually being restored, and access is temporarily redirected through publisher sites.
Back Online Feb 11th:
OhioLINK Central Catalog including QuickSearch@OhioLINK, Electronic Theses & Dissertation Center, Landsat 7 Satellite images, Digital Media Center (partial), EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool, EBook Center, Electronic Journal Center (EJC) Redirect page
News & Access Links:
OhioLINK's EJC Redirect & information page—check while restoration continues, for:
• Links that will take you directly to journal publisher sites where Case has access
• Information Alert box about server problems & resolutions
Unavailable Tuesday Feb 10th:
Digital Resource Commons, OhioLINK Repository
Finding A Journal:
Due to these interim solutions, remember that currently:
- if you are on campus or on VPN, most hyperlinks in databases will link through to the publisher site
- the OhioLINK "FindIt!" icon in databases should pass through a temporary publisher link
- Looking for a journal? Use the Case eJournal Portal to identify in which database you might find your journal. Also use the EJC page with new links and publisher access during this restoration process.
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"See" & Read Inaugural Words from Washington to Obama
Choose a president on the President's Timeline tool & "see" the most used words from his Inaugural Address. You can see all the U.S. Presidents' speeches on the New York Times interactive site called Inaugural Words.
From Washington's 135 words in 1793 (shortest) to Harrison's 8,445 words on March 4,1841 (longest), you select a president's image and see:
• photo & date on the left, a brief summary & focus of the speech, a link to the full address
• graphic cloud on the right, of the most-used words (examples below)
• mouse-over a word to see how many times it was used
• click on a word to see when and how was used in all the sentences, and
• in the same window of words used-in-context, scroll & see how other presidents used the word,
• top of the same window, a small bar chart shows which presidents also used the word & how many times.
Find memorable phrases like "with malice toward none...." (Lincoln, near the end of the Civil War), "the only thing we have to fear..." (FDR, in the grip of the Depression), "Ask not what your country can do for you..." (JFK, 1961), and more. Enjoy Inaugural Words, where you can quickly analyze word usage—and see presidential inaugural addresses in a new way!
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Inaugural Documents @KSL Exhibit Cases
See presidential inaugural address documents in the KSL Exhibit Cases this month, with photos & more from the 44th president to earlier ones from other centuries.
The photos, texts, and books in the KSL Exhibit cases are a great starting place to go forward to President Obama's address. Many items in the cases are from
• Inaugural Addresses of the American Presidents
• Speeches of the American Presidents
• The Presidents Speak
Books in the exhibit cases also can be requested from OhioLINK—just use these links to see more about each title, then click the link for the OhioLINK Central Catalog at the top of the page to request a copy for delivery to Case. No re-typing is needed—just click the OhioLINK button from the Case title!
This exhibit has been prepared for your enjoyment by the KSL Special Collections Department.
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Quest for Citizenship in the Americas--KSL Feb. Research Spotlight
Celebrate African American History Month 2009 with film, music, photo essays, autobiographies, and Case databases in the KSL February Research Spotlight.
Featuring the theme of the Quest for Citizenship in the Americas you can:
• Read an autobiography about slavery...from the founder of an Ohio company
• View images and documents from PBS shows like Soldier without Swords
• Learn about the Veterans History Project
• Listen to Ken Burn's Jazz: A History of American Music
• See America's 44th president featured, plus a new photo essay of President Barack Obama, from The Oxford African American Studies Center.
Find images, film, music, texts & more, in this month's KSL Research Spotlight...and with the suggested links to Research Databases you can continue the journey of the 2009 African American History Month!
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Homeland Security Digital Library
The nation's premier collection of documents about policy, strategy, management & featured topics related to homeland security, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has a wide variety of sources selected and evaluated by subject specialists & librarians from think tanks, professional organizations, academics and federal, state, tribal, & local agencies.
Find a a wide variety of special items:
• General Collection of over 60,000 documents
• Newsletters & Digests focus on topics like open source infrastructure, global events, & counterintelligence reports
• In Policy & Strategy find President Obama's Executive Order 13492 about Guantanamo
• Read Featured Topics on Energy, Immigration, Climate Change, and more
KSL also has a rich Government Documents collection, with staff ready to assist you in researching government information.
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