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Team KSL Tops Goal in Relay For Life 2009
Team KSL walked the Case track last weekend in the Relay for Life American Cancer Society event. Case Western Reserve University raised over $88,000—and generous contributions to Team KSL nearly doubled their original $400 goal to $785.00!
Long into the night, team members, family, and friends walked. Two team members ran in the early morning hours, & one team member ran almost 18 miles!
They all participated in a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, and team members are listed on the Team KSL page. See them in action in this movie, a quick video of day/night team & event photos created by team captain Brian Gray.
Thanks to all who walked, ran, cheered, and supported Team KSL and friends in the race against cancer.
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Digital Library Lecture Series--Watch & Listen Online
Now you can enjoy Digital Library Lecture series presentations online, with program information & videos so you can see and hear the invited scholars in the series that KSL began in Fall 2005. Revisit or enjoy the lectures for the first time, as presenters have talked about the convergence of computing & information, how it has enabled dramatic changes (or paradigmatic changes [Kornbluh—Michigan State U, Nov. 2007 lecture]) in teaching and scholarship, and more.
Sampling of lecturers & their research in the digital landscape:
• searching, manipulating, sharing digital research in the humanities
• preserving, defining digital collections (hypertext, digital edition, online project, etc.)
• projects like Zotero, Whitman Archives, Mutable Cloud, Virtual Vaudeville, & more
• intellectual property & copyright of digital projects, new forms of collaboration in scholarly communication
High Quality Video Presentations
The Digital Library Lecture Series Online 2006-09 lectures are taped, and all lectures include program information & biographies. Enjoy them for the first time or study them again, and watch for the fall announcement of the 2009-2010 Kelvin Smith Library Digital Library Lecture Series!
The KSL Digital Library Lecture series is free of charge to the Case Western Reserve University community and to the Ohio academic and library communities, and is generously funded by the Mario M. Morino Fund for the Innovation and Application of Advanced Information Technologies and the David R. Bender Endowment Fund for Library Staff Development. The 2008-09 series was co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.
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Earth Day 2009--KSL Research Spotlight
From DDT bans, burning rivers, Three Mile Island & EnergyStar programs, KSL's Research Spotlight for April 2009 helps you track our green progress!
• In the EPA Timeline, you can see events like the 1972 US/Canadian agreement to clean up the Great Lakes (with 95% of America's fresh water supply for 25 million people) or how EnergyStar helped Americans save $16 billion on their energy bills in 2007.
• Watch videos, see photos, listen to podcasts from the Research Spotlight sites gathered for you, and plan now for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010.
• Then discover more about the green economy and our sustainable future by doing research on the environment databases listed in the April 2009 KSL Research Spotlight!
Access to the Case databases requires a Case network ID logon or (remote access) an activated VPN connection.
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KSL's Relay for Life Team Tops the Original Goal!
Kelvin Smith Library participates this year in the Relay For Life, with one of the few staff organized institutional teams. Thanks to all who have contributed to help surpass KSL's original $400 goal with donations, luminaria purchases, and even encouraging friends to support the effort!
Case has 68 teams, 1,032 participants, and already has raised over $63, 167, and it's not over yet! Join Kelvin Smith Library team members Friday April 17 at 6:30 p.m. as they take 3 laps around the track with the KSL banner, remembering those who have lost lives to cancer, those who have survived, and the research efforts to change future lives.
Learn more details about Relay for Life events at Case, including the full weekend schedule & maps to the events.
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See KSL@Research ShowCASE 09
Librarians & Staff greeted crowds at Research ShowCASE 09, with well-positioned booths near the main entrance!
Showcasing library initiatives & projects while also introducing campus and public visitors to our research tools & efforts, Kelvin Smith Library provided information, the hot-item-of-the-day green collapsible pens, and people to talk with:
• Booth 601—Kelvin Smith Library - Partner in Research & Instruction, Brian Gray & visitors talk about new content...
• Booth 602—Digital Case, Tom Hayes shows digitized texts & the institutional repository...
• Booth 11—Digital Knowledge Capture Initiatives at the Kelvin Smith Library: Creating and Archiving First-person Accounts of Institutional History for Online Presentation, Mark Eddy & visitor at the poster about the Case Stories project...
• Booth 601—Kelvin Smith Library — Freedman Center, Shu Guo & visitors look at new energy resources...
Seen in the background at adjacent Booth 600 is Jared Bendis, Creative Director New Media, Freedman Center staff member with Art as Research: Hands-Across, his Art History and Art project. Eleven KSL staff members working at Research ShowCASE 09 participated in his interactive booth & are included in the nearly 2,000-person project. Is your photo included? )
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Google Book Reader & Preview on Case Catalog
See inside your book title—Google's Book Reader & Preview are now enabled on the Case Catalog! Reading inside the book may help you discover new titles, or find a book that meets your needs when the title alone is not descriptive enough.
Do a title search on our Catalog—if the item has been scanned by the Google Book Project, the file will appear below the Catalog information about the book. Tap the spacebar on your keyboard and most browsers will move to the bottom of the screen so you can see examples like these, from 1882 to 2006:
Development of Emotions and Emotion Regulation:an internalization model, Kluwer International Series in Outreach Scholarship (2006)
Jane Austen's Emma, with an Introduction by Lionel Trilling:
Dickens, by Adolphous William Ward (1882):
Enhance your discovery when you search for books, by looking at the end of the catalog record—you might be able to see a book in it's original publication format, or decide if it's what you need by reading some of it (Google Preview, for newer works.) If Google-scanned text exists, the Case Catalog will find it and bring it to you!
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