Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Name the Cafe Contest--Deadline, December 8th, 5 pm
Don't delay, name the new KSL Café! It's easy, online, and you might win a special prize.
KSL's new café will open soon (late January or early February) with some of your favorite black leather chairs. It'll be easy to sip a drink while you read the nearby daily papers, meet with a colleague, or enjoy the energy of a new gathering space in KSL.
• All members of the university community are welcome to submit a café name.
• You can enter more than once.
• Submit a café name at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kslcafe
Deadline: Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm
The new café name might be yours (and you might win the prize, too!)
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KSL Student Competition--Information Meeting Dec.2
There's a special opportunity this week for student teams interested in creating change @KSL.
Come to KSL Thursday December 2nd—talk with Associate Provost and University Librarian Arnold Hirshon. Get more details at a pre-proposal information session on how your team can submit a proposal in the Student Competition to Redesign the First Floor of KSL. Your team might be the one that wins the cash prize...we hope to see you at 10 am on December 2!
An introduction page with RFP document sets the stage for a vibrant new main floor at KSL. Be a part of it.
Thursday, Dec. 2, 10 am
Flora Stone Mather Room (2nd floor)
Read more about the new initiatives for improving library facilities, including the new KSL cafe and more.
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IBZ online, the International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences, has been the leading interdisciplinary reference tool for international academic literature in the humanities and social sciences for over 100 years.
Indexing the most recent scientific articles, IBZ focuses on German and international publications where there is an intersection of humanities, social science, and natural sciences. Subject headings and subject fields help researchers refine their searches, which can be entered either in German or English. Keyword searches easily identify articles in Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Norwegian and other languages.
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Case Has Jumped to #4 In Knovel University Challenge!
Only 10 Contest days left & Case is now guaranteed a winner in the Prize-Within-A-Prize Contest, with more than 100 students' correct entries. Other prizes besides the "Cool Stuff" bags offered by Knovel are $50 Amazon gift cards, an iPodNano®, an iPad™ and a $500 cash winner.
The Games Continue through November 30th
Let's get Case even higher in the rankings—and take home a few winners, too!
Tell your friends and get 3 correct questions with the easy questionnaire on the Knovel Challenge page that lets you find the answers with the full text of leading reference works, proceedings, data and interactive tools in applied sciences fields.
Read more details on the Challenge, and enter by the end of November...you might win an early holiday prize!
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See the World, with ARTstor--New Image Database
ARTstor Digital Image Library now invites Case researchers to explore culture, time, and disciplines through more than one million images from museums, photo archives, scholars, artists, libraries & photographers. From American Studies to Maps, or Photography to Women & more, ARTstor offers a rich view of a wide variety of subject areas.
Start with 22 Subject Guides for highlighted contents & featured collections. Three examples:
• American Studies: See people & events that shaped U.S. history and culture, with Magnum Photos of JFK campaigns, MLK sppeches, 9-11, Katrina, and more.
• Classical Studies: See the Roman Forum with QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) for 360-views of ancient site excavations.
• Design: See 4000 examples of design to better understand design principles and their influence on public consumption patterns.
Features & Tools
• Advanced Search & Browse: by collection, location, 16 subject classifications, Sample Topics.
• Image Tools: Zoom & pan, use ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
• Organize: save, print, email, export, create folders & share
• Use stable URLs for images and image groups, embed in presentations & documents
• Create a personal profile to use convenient advanced functions
• Download courseware guide for instructors
• FAQ: find information on using the collections, permitted & prohibited uses, metadata, and more.
ARTstor is made possible by a joint acquistion from a special appropriation by Dean Cyrus Taylor, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Kelvin Smith Library. Discover ARTstor on Research Database list.
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Think Globally, Act Locally @KSL
Celebrating International Education Week 2010, Kelvin Smith Library invites you to an event on Thursday, November 18, 2010. IEW began in 2000 as a collaboration between the U.S. Departments of State and Education to foster cultural exchange and global education understanding. Now the multicultural focus is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world, and Case graduates can expect to work & live in an ever-expanding global community.
Join us in KSL from 3-5 pm on Thursday, Nov. 18th for Think Globally, Act Locally:
• 3 pm: Keynote speaker Richard Crepage, Ed.D., Interim Director of the Cleveland Council of World Affairs
• 3:40 -4:25 pm: Panel featuring CWRU faculty and students
• International student information tables—learn more about Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, China and the various scholars that attend Case from those countries, as well as the Study Abroad Programs
• Refreshments & Prizes, Raffle for Jamaica Kincaid's Among Flowers (5 copies) & other books.
KSL welcomes the Case community & anyone with an interest to attend this international event.
International Education Week Nov. 15-19, 2010 at Case Western Reserve University is sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library in partnership with the Baker-Nord Center Center for the Humanities, the office of International Student Services, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Print & share the event flyer with friends and colleagues!
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Knovel University Challenge@Case
Challenge yourself—you might win $500 cash, an iPad™ or 1 of 8 $50 Amazon gift cards, an iPodNano® or bags of Cool Stuff, and more. Case has once again entered the Knovel University Challenge, open to all Case students.
• It's Easy: enter the Challenge & use the Knovel database to correctly answer 3 questions. The contest continues through November & winners' names will be drawn on Dec. 1st.
• Contest-within-A-Contest Guarantee: when Case reaches 100 correct entries, one student is guaranteed to win an iPodNano.
• The school with the most entries will be awarded a new eco-friendly Toshiba laptop.
Knovel has full text of over 2,000 leading reference handbooks, conference proceedings, databases and statistical data for researchers in the applied sciences. Analysis tools and other features & 40 international publishers and professional societies give you cross disciplinary research results from a single page. Enjoy added features like webinars (Engineers' Use of Social Networks), cases, news, tools, MyKnovel for saved searches, and more.
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