Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Some of the most important and interesting material the library collects to support musical scholarship or performance can be found in manuscripts of musical works, all from the Kulas Music Library collection of facsimiles of primary source materials.
History can come to life with some of these materials that contain sketches, are drafts or final versions, or are early editions. Imagine being a performance major and using a 19th century edition of J.S. Bach's first book of his Well-Tempered Clavier, annotated in part by Frederic Chopin, for one of his pupils. The pupil was Pauline Chazaren who later taught Cosima Liszt, Franz Liszt's daughter. Facsimilies of early prints are free of the articulation markings of a modern editor, and become some of the foundations of an academic music library. In this case, the Bach score gives us insight into Bach's place in the 19th century, the 19th century performance practice of earlier music, Chopin's playing of the work, and also illuminates the link between Bach, Chopin, and Lizt.
A satellite library of KSL, Kulas Music Library has staff and collections to support music scholarship. Music databases include a rich variety of resources and include streaming music databases like Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM), Classical Music Library, Naxos, and Smithsonian Global Sound. Listen to them, and learn more about composers, music, and more, in Grove Music Online, and visit one of the campus treasures, the Kulas Music Library!
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Refreshed Interface on OhioLINK Catalog
Small changes can make a big difference for you when you search & locate items or request them on the OhioLINK Central Catalog. Now, move around the pages faster, reduce unwanted text, take advantage of stronger visual cues:
• Colored icons indicate actions: Request & Submit are now a bold green; Save for Export is dark red. Work more efficiently when icons are prominent & easy to see.
• Minimize page text: Skip the multiple library holdings or long table of contents when you click-through a search from the Case Catalog if there were no copies or our copies were checked out: select [Hide] in the upper right corners of the display boxes to see only what you need.
• When you have more time to get a copy: Choose a "Cancel if Not Filled By" date if the item is out & you can use it later. Choose next month, or even next semester break.
• Find it faster in a long list: Electronic versions in a title list now display with 2 visual cues: the text [electronic resource] plus a new "e" icon.
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Discover the Freely Available Yale Digital Commons
Yale increased its impact and access this month with its announcement of free use, without license, to millions of objects in Yale's museums, archives, and libraries. The first Ivy League university to launch such an Open Access collection for scholars, artists, and others, the site includes President Levin's Memo on Open Access to digital representations.
Watch the slideshow for art from the 1600s, ceramics, Greek vessels, a Mozart score, maps of Sir Francis Drake (1500) or Lewis & Clark (1810), and more, in the first 250,000 images now shared with scholars around the globe.
Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man
Aegisthus Painter, Yale University Art Gallery
Search & save items from the collective catalog encompassing vast collections from:
• Yale Peabody Museum
• Yale Center for British Art
• Yale University Art Gallery
• Yale University Library Map Collection
• Lewis Walpole Library Prints and Drawings
• Office of Digital Dissemination
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Summer Hours @KSL
Summer hours are in effect at KSL, and we're open 6 days a week for you to come in and work, study, browse, borrow, explore, or get expert help from staff:
Mon.-Thu.: 9 am -8:30 pm
Fri.-Sat.: 9 am-5:30 pm
Case and KSL will be closed on the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday May 30th.
Hours & frequent phone numbers are also always available by selecting the Today's Desk Hours link in the upper right corner of the KSL homepage.
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Kudos to KSL Student Assistants & 2011 Student Assistant Winner
KSL thanks our student assistants for all their work this year, and congratulates a nominated student with an award for 2011 Outstanding Student Assistant: Marissa Hanthorn has worked in Archives for 3 years and is graduating this month.
Marissa worked in the Archives' digitization program, scanning historic documents & photographs. She also helped Archives staff with multiple tasks and services like accessioning records that are transferred to Archives, and assisting with reference service.
She has also worked on larger Archives projects for student credential files (now at 28,000 student records), and a project with 53,000 alumni records from CWRU schools and colleges from 1890 through the 1990s.
KSL Student Assistants
When you search a book on the catalog, find it on the shelf, borrow an item, talk with an expert, create a digital project, or work with a book from the 1700s, one or more of our 67 student assistants here at the Kelvin Smith Library may have made that possible. They worked hundreds of hours each week, in every library department. Join us in a big 'thank you" to all of them!
A special Thank You & Best Wishes to our graduating students. We wish all of them success in their next endeavors as they leave KSL and Case.
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Read the World News -- Today
Whether it's the Windsor wedding or the Bin Laden headlines, you can read it all...the minute it's published all over the world. See what the UK papers say about both & what photos they use, what and where an international paper covers world news. Follow an election or a news thread in 92 other countries (48 languages), for a broad view of our world with the PressDisplay database of 1700+ newspapers.
• Click an article title, selct "translate" for 1 of 12 languages.
• Get an international view: choose a country (left side of page) see front page thumbnails (often includes Wall Street Journal Asia/Europe.)
• Select a foreign country, read & practice your language skills!
• Choose country, Sort | Most Current to track news threads.
• Hear your paper. Look for a radio-icon, get a list of papers that read the news in the native language.
• Stay in touch: Use the RSS icon to get newslines, fast.
• Turn the page: hover over a corner, see just thumbnails or click to enlarge a section.
• Open a paper, "Search" at the top right for today, or last 3 days, week, month or anytime.
• Find it fast. Open a paper, use Table of Contents, go directly to daily comics, weather, sports & more.
• Been away? Use the date slider at the top, there's a 60-day archive.
For study, business, learning, or watching the world, enjoy the rich features & Help/FAQ pages of PressDisplay. Find it on the News Folder in the Case libraries' Research Database list. An activated VPN session is required for wireless or remote access.
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Last Cup@Cramelot until August...
Through the last day of final exams, Cramelot cafe at KSL is here to help you stay awake & nourished! Get those last cups of soup, coffee, tea, and more this week.
Last day of the semester: Cramelot closes for the summer at 4 pm on Thursday May 5th
See you in August!
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CollabTech Summit 2011@KSL
Building a Culture of Collaboration through Education and Technology, the theme of CollabTech 2011 is an all-day Case event at Thwing Center on May 5th that focuses on the future—and change of technologies, education, and ultimately society.
Kelvin Smith Library hosts several of the day's sessions:
• Art of Digital Discovery: Solving all my problems while simultaneously causing new ones
Henry Adams, Jared Bendis, Melvyn C. Goldstein, Edward Jay Pershey
Dampeer Room 10:30-11:30 am
• Measuring the Soft Stuff
Dampeer Room 1:30-2:30 pm
CollabTech 2011 looks toward how higher education can provide new skills & learning opportunities to address the needs of society. Innovative teaching & instruction can lead to innovative thinking and collaboration that makes a difference.
Pre-registration is required & is closed. Learn more about presenters' projects & sessions at Speakers' Bios.
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