Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
PINs--What Will One Do for You?
If you're new to Case, you've probably heard about PINs for your email activation, grades, etc. But there's another one that you can use daily to stay connected to Case & OhioLINK online resources—whether you're on campus with wireless/wired/mobile, or away in Europe for the summer!
There are 2 methods of authentication that will verify you to use electronic journals & other online resources when you are on wireless or remote connections: VPN and library PIN.
1) VPN is the best method & you have access to 100% of both Case & OhioLINK online resources.
• Download VPN from the Case Software Center,
• Activate VPN every time, before you start your web session.
• IMPORTANT: VPN is not a browser plugin. VPN must be activated before you open your browser, to authenticate you.
2) Library PIN is like a bank ATM: library PIN plus other information identifies you.
• PIN gives access to OhioLINK resources (only), use it if you're away from campus or not on VPN.
• You don't automatically have a Library PIN, but any Case library staff member at the front desk can put one in your account.
• Later, change the PIN by logging on to your library account on the Case Catalog. Select the "Modify Your PIN" icon to change the PIN to something you will remember.
Stay connected—use VPN or PIN so you always have library resources at your fingertips, wherever you are!
Library staff at all Case libraries can help you with your PIN, either at their main circulation or service desks, or via phone. KSL's Main Service Desk staff will help you with PIN, at 216-368-3506.
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CWRU Libraries and Partners Win $552,908 Grant to Promote Librarianship
Kelvin Smith Library, the University Circle Libraries and the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) award in the amount of $552,908 to recruit undergraduate college students to the profession of librarianship. The idea was first conceived by Joann Eustis, former University Librarian at CWRU, as a way to promote collaborative projects among UCI Libraries. The project, "Exposure and Experience: Development of a Pre-professional Program to Recruit College Students to the Library", was one of 38 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grants awarded by IMLS. Betsey Lantz, Director, Ingalls Library, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Gail Reese, Associate Director for Collections and Personnel, Kelvin Smith Library, will be co-directors of the grant with Greg Byerly, Associate Professor, Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.
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WOW - What is really going on at the library?
There is something new and exciting at KSL. When you walk in the doors you will see a colorful, real time display of all the behind the scenes activity at Kelvin Smith Library. You can see the activity and movement happening in the physical library, but what you can't see is what's happening behind the scenes... until now. These real-time displays represent the traffic on the catalog, our website, and on Digital Case. There are also statistics representing our real-time circulation and door statistics. This helps to tell the complete story of Kelvin Smith Library and services it provides to the campus and to the world.
Here are some screenshots of what you'll see. Click here to see the live versions of these (and more) on our website.
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Surviving To Thriving: 21st Century Solutions for Academic Libraries
|Carla Stoffle, Dean of University Libraries at the University of Arizona and Cheryl Cuillier, Assistant to the Dean, will speak on the topic of how academic libraries can continue to thrive during the current economic crisis.|
This free event will be on Wednesday, June 16th, from 10am till noon in the O'Neil Reading room on the 2nd floor of Kelvin Smith Library.
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Chronicle of Higher Education
Case Libraries bring you the campus-wide subscription for The Chronicle of Higher Education, reducing the need for duplication in department or individual subscriptions, and increasing seamless access for everyone.
• If your computer is directly on the network, you are seamlessly connected via IP-recognition.
• Wireless computer or working remotely? Always launch your VPN before starting your browser.
• Find it in the Research Database List. Scroll down the left side to the News Folder, select the Chronicle to stay abreast of the news affecting academe.
Take a look at the online version—it's rich with video, dynamic images, RSS feeds for topics like Wired Campus, special interest blogs, Facts & Figures, easy job search features, & much more!
Brought to you by the Case Libraries as part of our online resources.
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Summer CaseLearns Classes Are Here!
Learn a new skill this summer, with a free CaseLearns class!
Summer is a great time to invest in yourself. Take advantage of classes to learn things like:
• Change your document into an online PDF form, with Adobe Acrobat 9 (Intro & Forms)
• Turn your next poster into a winner with Basics of Making a Research Poster
• Easy Apps—everything you've wanted to know about Google Apps!
• Looking for patents? This online class may use your question as an example, in Patent Research Basics.
• Explore browser-based conferencing for an interactive meeting or instruction, with Adobe Connect (Intro & Intermediate)
• Find classes on Zotero, RSS, Blackboard, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office & more.
Digital image & audio classes will be continuously added, so check back later!
No time to plan ahead? Check out the KSL homepage...
upcoming weekly classes are displayed on the left lower side--click through to register.
Online registration & policies are on CaseLearns. Find a class on the calendar & register today!
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