Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Veteran's History Project
American war history comes to life as the Library of Congress brings the Veteran's History Project to the world with this collection of audio-video stories, interviews, photographs, artifacts, scrapbooks and other items from those who have served.
Experience first-hand accounts from U.S. Veterans (1914 to the present) with sound, letters, V-mail & more. Civilians who were actively involved in war efforts are also included.
Search by conflict or era, gender, branch of service, POW, ethnicity, rank, service unit, and much more.
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Gaming & Learning, on Pac-Man's Anniversary
Look at the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man, featured today on the Google Pac-Man Doodle logo. This 80s popular, addictive game spawned many others and is relevant in new ways as higher education explores gaming and research outcomes.
Now we explore gaming behaviors & research as part of our everyday academic learning, looking at violence, behavior, gender, sociology of gaming, educational technologies, and more—check out our electronic database Academic Search Complete for articles like:
• Looking for my corpse: Video games and player positioning
• Students’ perceptions about the use of video games in the classroom (click the FindIt icon for EJC fulltext)
• Integration and Deployment of Educational Games in e-Learning Environments... (educational gaming)
• Course Examines Video Games as Cultural Indicators Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 51, Issue 21, Page A10
Insert the coin into the first interactive Google illustration Google Pac-Man Doodle and enjoy a game, today May 21, 2010!
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Enjoy summer reading from KSL when you borrow foreign language magazines, audio books, novels, best sellers, and more! Borrow books on history, health, autobiographical works such as:
• Letters to Jackie: Condolences from A Grieving Nation
• Kissinger: 1973 The Crucial Year
• Superhealth: 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life
• Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox.
• In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures by actress Helen Mirren
• Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage
• The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature.
Audio books on CD give you Sidney Poitier's Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, and Playaways give you fiction, mystery like Stewart Woods; Hothouse Orchid, or the original BBC version of Beowulf.
All these plus foreign language, popular magazines & more, can be borrowed with a Greater Access card and a Cleveland Public Library account. Read more information on the CPL@Case-KSL collection and your borrowing privileges for this site collection. Sign up for alerts when new CPL items arrive, at the CPL@Case-KSL page.
Need a CPL card?
Kelvin Smith Library staff can issue one to currently enrolled and employed Case faculty, staff, and students. (Friends and family members' cards are issued from CPL branches.) Stop in at KSL and see this collection in the reading area on the main floor, next to Thwing.
This site collection is designed to remain with the Case community, with checkouts & returns at KSL. (Return other CPL materials to where they were borrowed so they remain available throughout the overall CPL collections.)
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Find Us on Facebook!
Get quick updates on things happening in KSL, or see what's coming up soon...KSL is on Facebook, where you are, too. Use Kelvin Smith Library on Facebook for a quick check on Hours, photos, news, special events, and more.
It's easy to stay connected—click on the Find Us on Facebook link on our KSL homepage!
People are finding us...including a dean, associate dean, students, staff, and web designers. We'd like you to join KSL friends, too!
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National Preservation Week at Case
"Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories," the theme of the nation's first "Preservation Week" is highlighted at Case by the Kelvin Smith Library and the Judge Ben. C. Green Law Library, with display exhibits, free literature, and two public webinars. These events highlight the importance of preservation & educate the general public about the vital role that libraries play in preserving various aspects of our nation's heritage.
May 9-15, 2010 offers multiple learning opportunities for the public (no registration required):
• Free public webinars: Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products, Peter D. Verheyen, Head of Preservation and Conservation, Syracuse University, Tues. May 11, 2 pm, Law School Gund Hall A62. | Mold Prevention and Remediation, Michele Brown, conservator, Cornell University, Thu. May 13, 2 pm, Law School Gund Hall A62.
• Free preservation assessment services May 10-14th at the Kelvin Smith Library. Make an appointment with a conservator for free preservation assessments of your personal items. Contact the department by phone at 216-368-3465 or email for an appointment Monday - Friday during Preservation Week.
Did You Know?
Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust for future generations by over 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and U.S. archaeological repositories. 1.3 billion of the items are at risk of being lost. (Pass It On Factsheet, from original source “A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections,” Library of Congress)
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Archives Closed Friday May 7th
Archives phone: 216-368-3320
Archives fax: 216-368-0482
Regular service hours resume on Monday 1:00 - 4:45 p.m. Visits to Archives are by appointment.
Explore Archives' online collections for the historic campus people, places, events & more!
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KSL Invites Campus to Speaker Series
The campus community is invited to attend a speaker series. Four distinguished guest lecturers will address the topic The Realities of an Effective Academic Library Today and a Vision of its Future: What Critical Issues Need to be Addressed by a Small, Comprehensive Research University? The free series takes place in the Kelvin Smith Library, 2nd floor Dampeer Room. Members of the Case community are welcome to attend the lectures:
• May 14 Yolanda Cooper, Deputy University Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor, University of Miami Libraries, FL, with interests & background in library services and operations, organization development, human resources, and technology. Open Meeting: 8:45-9:45 am Open Meeting: 10:45-11:45 am Public Talk: 1:30-2:15 pm (Bio | CV | Presentation)
Previous guest lecturers:
• April 29 Bradford Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, with interests and background in digital technologies & scholarship and the changing library environment. Public talk: 9:30-10:15 am Open meeting: 1:15-2:15 pm Open meeting: 3:15-4:15 pm (Bio | CV | Presentation)
• May 4 Denise Stephens, Vice Provost for Information Services & CIO, University of Kansas, with interests and background in technology-enhanced libraries. Public Talk: 9:30-10:15 am Open Meeting: 10:30-11:30 am Open Meeting: 2:00-2:45 pm (Bio | CV | Presentation)
• May 11 Arnold Hirshon, Chief Strategist and Principal Consultant, LYRASIS, Inc., Atlanta, GA, and recently Executive Director of NELINET, Inc., MA, with interests and background in consortial consulting and academic computing in libraries. Public Talk: 9:30-10:15 am Open Meeting: 11:15-Noon Open Meeting: 1:30-2:15 pm (Bio | CV | Presentation)
We look forward to your comments after you attend a program or open meeting. Please email your comments to Colleen Gepperth: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments will be compiled with others and reviewed collectively. All public talks and open meetings are held in the 2nd floor Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library.
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