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Learn Something New@CaseLearns
Take time to learn something new in a free class through CaseLearns. Take the mystery out of new tools or research topics of interest, and add to your portfolio of skills.
Browse the summer calendar to brush up on a skill or learn a new one, then continue in the fall—classes vary from an hour to several hours, as needed. Here's a few upcoming classes:
• Mon., June 29: Learn more about text encoding in the humanities, using standards-based methods to present digital texts for research & teaching...
• Wed., July 1: Find out how to set up an online meeting with an intro level class on using Adobe Connect (software available to Case individuals). Set up a meeting & use many of the features and online tools to boost your productivity & efficiency...
• Tues., July 7: Spend 1 hour & learn how to manage information with RSS feeds! Hear more about what it is, how to use it, then maximize your information, learning & your time...
Summer school can be fun, free, and productive, when it's CaseLearns—logon today to pre-register for a class!
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Listen to Your Summer Reading--Audio Books
Enjoy your summer reading with audio books this year—borrow a few audio books from the CPL@Case-KSL collection & enjoy books in a new way!
The Cleveland Public Library card gives you privileges to this CPL collection (KSL can issue the card to current faculty, students, & staff) and provides a wide variety of authors and topics like:
...John Grisham, or Jimmmy Carter reading his A Remarkable Mother. Try Daniel Coleman's Social Intelligence or popular novelists such as Danielle Steele or Maeve Binchy. Listen to Nancy Pelosi read Know Your Power. Try a few new recipes, exercises, meal plans and more with Randy Jackson's Body and Soul.
Find the CPL@Case-KSL collection on the main floor of the Kelvin Smith Library, nearest Thwing Center. Look for the banners—and while you're there, browse the fiction books, too, for fun, self-help, fiction and more. From Novels to Newt (Gingrinch, in the CPL@Case-KSL collection!
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Where Did Your PIN Go?
Logon to your Case library account these days & you'll see something new...or something that's not there. It's now easier to logon to your library account—all you need is your Case network ID/password, the same one you use to login to campus-protected sites, the Software Center, the staff directories, etc. Responding to the LiBQUAL survey indicating that remembering the library PIN was cumbersome, KSL investigated other options to secure your library account, dropping the Library PIN/Case Account Number combination.
Enrolled or employed at Case & have a network ID/password? Use it on the left side of the logon screen. You can login only on one side—if you're an affiliate or a guest, continue to use your Case Account Number & Library PIN, on the right side.
New technologies now let us connect our proprietary 3rd party software partners with the Case Single Signon to make this change. Implementation & testing took weeks, as well as collaboration with library staff to ensure that access would continue for various types of individuals without a network ID. As Mike Yeager, KSL Analyst Programmer II said, "I coordinated work with the KSL Tech Team, our catalog vendor and the Case LDAP group to do this. It's one less password to remember!"
PINs Are Still Valuable for Remote Access!
Yes, you'll still use a Library PIN sometimes. If you are away from your computer or traveling & need remote access to OhioLINK-only content, PIN gives you 2 hours of software-free, easy access to the OhioLINK journals & databases. (Start from the OhioLINK page and follow the prompts to identify yourself.) Stay connected—use PIN authentication from anywhere you have internet access!
Tip: Get 100% of the content that Case & OhioLINK purchase for you by using VPN since PIN only authenticates OhioLINK content.
You can logon to your account & then create or change your PIN with the "Modify your PIN" icon. Forgot your PIN & want to change it? Call KSL's Main Service Desk 368-3506—staff will delete it for you so you can login & create one today!
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OhioLINK Maintenance Alert Friday June 5
Planned maintenance on OhioLINK equipment Friday night Midnight-1 a.m. will temporarily make some services and content unavailable. Interruptions will be brief and affect:
• ELectronic Theses & Dissertations
• List of OhioLINK Databases
• EJournal Finder
• Member library contact information
• OLinks, OhioLINK's linking service from other sites & products to a source
• EZProxy, for remote access to content not hosted at OhioLINK. Ex: OhioLINK hosts the EJC so you will be able to access it, but EBSCO databases will not be available through remote EXProxy.
All services and content will be operational again after this brief maintenance.
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Exhibit Cases feature Summer Reading this month—stop by to see samples of things to read beyond your regular interests. The exhibit cases on the main floor have a sample of book jackets to intrigue you, like:
Collins' Ballistics Poems, Pop Surf Culture, Journalism and the Novel, A Mad Desire to Dance, Drood, Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday, or The New Yorker David Gann's Lost City of Z.
Reading just these titles would take you to poet laureates, mass media culture, journalistic history, historical and mystery fiction, diaries of a comedy troupe, and Amazon River travel. More awaits you in KSL's collections—try a new subject today!
Also remember to browse through CPL@Case-KSL, the Cleveland Public Library collection of audio books, Playaways, CD books, novels, magazines, and foreign language magazines at Kelvin Smith Library. Browse the titles on the special web catalog created for this KSL-only collection.
Read more details on borrowing privileges & library cards for CPL@Case-KSL materials.
Summer Reading...millions of things await you, at KSL!
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Summer Hours @KSL
Kelvin Smith Library welcomes you to summer session! KSL is open 6 days a week during the summer, with evening hours until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
• Find any day's hours: See the icon for "Today's Desk Hours" on the KSL homepage,(upper right corner)
• Entire summer's hours: Click on the icon for "Today's Desk Hours"
• See convenient phone numbers for many library services, important information about evening access, exceptions to regular hours, & more when you click on "Today's Desk Hours"
KSL keeps the summer hours throughout the month of August although the last summer session ends on Thursday, July 31. Summer hours are in effect until fall semester begins on Monday, August 24th. We'll see you soon!
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