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Dickens Comes to Cleveland, Again
KSL hosts an exhibit for "Dickens in the Western Reserve," the 103rd Annual International Dickens Fellowship Conference. In 1842, Dickens said Cleveland was "a beautiful town" and conference attendees will be on campus Thursday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 5 for scholarship and entertainment, including two exhibits at KSL.
• KSL's main floor exhibit cases feature Dickens with items from the library collection, KSL's Manuscripts collection, and facsimilies of Dickens' letters from 1839 to 1867.
• KSL Special Collections Department also hosts an exhibit of rare items & first editions on Saturday from 2-5 pm for conference attendees and interested visitors. Letters, books, journals and manuscripts that have a connection to Charles Dickens and his works will remain on exhibit in Special Collections through Friday, August 7.
Expand your Dickensian knowledge beyond Edwin Drood, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickelby, or Pickwick..make it "the best of times," and enjoy the exhibits for the Dickens Fellowship Conference!
Learn more about Charles Dickens and his work from the Case Catalog or some of our databases:
Arts & Humanities, expand the folder & choose Literature, for Literary Reference Center, Oxford Reference Online
JSTOR, search for 'author' Dickens, Charles
Academic Search Complete, 'subject' search for Dickens, Charles for many articles about him & his work—from 1866 to 2009!
Exhibits arranged by the KSL Special Collections Department, with assistance from Tasia Hane-Devore.
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We Choose the Moon...
See & hear again the President's charge, TV coverage from blastoff to moonwalk & splashdown, plus commentary on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing—see & hear the accounts from NASA, The National Archives, the JFK library, and learn more from our collections:
• From footprints in moon dust to the ticker tape parade in New York City, enjoy We Choose the Moon from the JFK Presidential Museum and Library (On homepage select Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing.)
• Recreate (or remember!) the entire experience in real time using widgets, mission trackers, images, source documents, multimedia. Download & launch The Eagle Has Landed: The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969 mp4 movie from The National Archives.
• Images, History, NASA Benefits to You on Earth, Discovering Earth (what's the upside-down blue marble from the Apollo 17 mission?), Video Features, NASA TV, podcasts on NASA Apollo 40th Anniversary: Celebrate Apollo, Exploring the Moon, Discovering Earth.
• Browse Apollo 11 on NASA Images, or search & view images & videos of other specific missions or astronauts, launch sites, etc. Choose "Apollo" on the far right of the page.
• Do a Subject search Project Apollo U.S. on the Case Catalog for Apollo history & Astronaut's stories:
Magnificent Desolation : the long journey home from the moon, Buzz Aldrin 2009
Moon shot : the inside story of America's race to the moon, Alan Shephard and Deke Slayton 1994
Flying to the moon : an astronaut's story, Michael Collins 1994
First on the moon. A voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [and] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr 1970
• In Research Databases, Choose the News folder:
Associated Press images; select the Apollo 11 Showcase on the left
Historical New York Times and Wall Street Journal search moon landing or your own terms for July 1969
PressDisplay US & world papers note the anniversary (move the green date slider to July 20th), as in UK's Manchester Evening News: Day the Earth Held its Breath, The Washington Post: One Step Was Plenty, and hundreds more!
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Honey Bee Mystery--KSL July Research Spotlight
Academic research on honeybee disappearance comes from national & local institutions like USDA, and in Wooster, Ohio at the OSU Extension Honey Bee Laboratory. Find out how CDC affects you, agriculture, business & the environment in the July 2009 KSL Research Spotlight.
Read about healthy ecosystems & bees and why the disappearance is a crisis, with studies and briefs by Pennsylvania State U, USDA, OSU and others. Read FactSheets, and articles from sources like Bloomberg, the International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Science News, the Congressional Research Services, and more.
You'll also find links to selected books & databases at Case for searching subjects like Bee Culture, or Honeybee, as in Bees in America: how the honey bee shaped a nation (2005), on the Case Catalog (with a Google Book Preview.) You can learn more, create a garden, help save the honeybees and more, on this month's KSL Research Spotlight.
Database remote access for Case individuals requires network authentication via VPN.
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KSL: New Online Forms Right Where You Need Them
Now when you find a KSL item at our nearby facility on Cedar Avenue or at Iron Mountain, you can order it directly from the Case Catalog!
Look for the new "Request This Item" icon whenever you find a KSL item from our collections at RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center) or from Iron Mountain. KSL Retrieval Service brings you books, journals, reports, theses, government documents, as well as known articles from journals:
• Search an item & display the item's specific catalog record
• Click on the icon "Request This Item"
• Item information auto-fills a request form
• Add in your name, etc. (and page numbers if appropriate)
• Submit the form & get an emailed copy for your records
Track book requests on your Case Library Account—when books arrive back at KSL, you'll see a status of Ready for pickup & get a courtesy email alert.
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