Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Healing the Wounds of War with Art--Speak Peace Exhibit @KSL
Healing war through children's art..Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings, the Vietnamese Children's Art Exhibit debuts in NE Ohio at the Kelvin Smith Library as part of the October 2010 International Peace and War Summit at Case Western Reserve University.
Vietnamese children's paintings of peace and war collected by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City are partnered with poetry by Americans from all ages and walks of life. This collaborative, international art project fosters creative dialog and cross-cultural communication that began with research born out of the emerging field of trauma studies and the healing powers of creative expression & community sharing.
The Kelvin Smith Library hosts the exhibit, which is open to the general public during Regular Business Hours: Mon.-Thu. 8 am-Midnight, Fri. 8 am-8 pm, Sat. 9 am-5:30 pm,and Sun. Noon-Midnight. Evening access requires a photo ID. The library's main door has a visitor intercom-simply press the intercom & staff will release the door for visitors, asking to see a photo ID upon entry.
The exhibit is sponsored by the National Peace Academy, Writers in the Schools Alliance, England's National Association for Writers in Education, Kent State University Honors College, and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.
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ArcGIS Desktop Class-Map Your Data
A picture is worth a thousand words....take this CaseLearns certificate class and learn how to use ArcGIS 9.3 software—visualize & analyze your data so it's quickly and easily understood!
Got data? If you have population, demographic, economic, industry, poverty data, this class will show you how to create presentation quality maps & graphs of your information. No prior experience with desktop mapping is needed, although basic familiarity with maps & computing is recommended.
Registration is required. This is a fee-based certificate course taught by ESRI-authorized instructor & Kelvin Smith Library staff member Ann L. Holstein. This ArcGIS course is offered in a series of several Fridays: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19. 9 am-5 pm, and is open to alumni and non-Case individuals.
Note: Registration Deadline is Friday Oct. 22
Read more about the course, including a link to full registration & details.
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Let the Music Move You...Ohio Archives Month Features CWRU image
Once again a University Archives image has been submitted to the Society of Ohio Archivists and selected for their Archives Month poster. The 2010 theme honors the diverse and rich cultural musical heritage of Ohio that is preserved for the researchers of today and the future.
Let the Music Move You...Ohio Archives Month October 2010 features a group photo of the Guitar and Mandolin Club (College for Women), from 1899. (Download the official poster, and look for CWRU on the upper left side.)
CWRU University Archives images have graced the Ohio Archives Month posters: in 2008: Elections in the Archives (student election day, Mather College, 1945, and announcement flyer for 1919 meeting of the WRU College for Women Suffrage Club); and in 2007 for Reunions: Together at the Archives (1955 WRU alumni reunion.)University Archives' collections keep university history alive for the future, whether it's student yearbooks, buildings, coaches & teams, people & presidents, events, and the schools & colleges of our institution.
October is Ohio Archivists' Month, with events, exhibits, and collections featured and shared by museums, libraries, societies and other organizations around Ohio.
Started by the Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) in 1993 as a weeklong event, the Ohio celebrations during the month of October now aim to increase general awareness of archival materials & centers, to focus on materials with broad appeal, to inspire the proper preservation for the ages of an organization's materials, and to continue to foster user interest & involvement for ongoing documentary heritage.
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iPad Winner @KSL Discovers A True Treasure!
KSL's Fall Premier Treasure Hunt winner Smruta Koppaka correctly answered the scavenger-hunt-style quiz that took her to each floor of the Kelvin Smith Library last Thursday. She "really enjoyed the event and even though I have been at Case for some time now, I never explored Special Collections before...discovering that was a true treasure."
Everyone with correct answers in the Treasure Hunt was eligible for the iPad drawing. Smruta was excited to be our winner, and knows it will make reading & editing convenient for her engineering research.
"I have always liked the KSL staff—they are very friendly & knowledgable and find the best possible resources for graduate students...thank you KSL!"
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Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest
Octavofest returns to NE Ohio with a month-long series of events that engages artists and book lovers. Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting events in a celebration of both contemporary book & paper arts as well as fine and rare book collections.
Libraries, organizations, and museums in our area welcome the public at lectures, demonstrations, tours, open houses, and exhibits that showcase printmakers, paper sculptors, conservators, bookbinders, and others.
On Wednesday, October 20th, 2010, KSL hosts events for An Afternoon/Evening at University Circle:
• Kelvin Smith Library, 3-4 pm Dampeer Room, Jamye Jamison (Associate Paper Conservator, ICA), "Care and Handling of Paper Based Materials"
• Kelvin Smith Library, 4-5:30 pm, "Significant Items from Special Collections," Exhibit and Open House, Special Collections Department.
• Open House Tour 4-5:30 pm, of the Preservation Department at Kelvin Smith Library. See repair & restoration in action, specialized equipment, staff, and more.
Other events that day include the Cleveland Museum of Art Ingalls Library, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library,with a day-long exhibit "Celebrating books made by artists: selections from the Cleveland Institute of Art's artists' books collection."
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Historic Student Yearbooks Go Digital
From 1913 to 1963, Case student yearbooks now come to life online in a new digitization project! All current and historic schools & colleges are represented in this archive of student life. Enjoy images, sports scores, major events, and the perspective of students and academic life through the decades.
The Student Yearbooks Collection offers fully searchable PDF copies so you can find friends, family, sports scores, class officers, activities, major school events, and much more.
With support from the Kelvin Smith Library Don M. Blanch Endowment Fund, University Archives digitized and organized this sample collection. As additional resources are identified, more of the 330 yearbooks will be added to the collection in Digital Case.
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New: Bibliogrpahy of Asian Studies
Enjoy a one-year subscription to the Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-present), the result of a 2010 KSL Library Opportunity Award. BAS, an essential KSL print reference source for Asian studies, is now available online this year. Its citations benefit many researchers in arts and sciences, health, law, history, politics, and more.
Research alliance areas will find BAS useful for its addition of citations to 100+ of the most important periodicals in Asian studies. Updates occur regularly and the database now contains over 7676,225 citation records.
• Country-Subject Browse: choose one of 30 countries (Afghanistan to Vietnam), 16 Subjects from Anthropology to Science & Technology. Expand each Subject for more sub-categories on the topic.
• Journal Title Browse: an A-Z list displays total number of records, approximate date range of records.
• Search & mark records to a Bookbag; email or download citations. Extensive Help menu guides you through search tips.
About the BAS explains coverage, types of items included in the online version, Subject classifications, Organization & more.
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