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As you enter, scan your ID! New system to begin @KSL
Beginning Monday, November 26th, KSL will require all users to present an ID at the welcome desk as they enter the library. Implementation of this new system is simply a step to increase the safety and security of all of our guests.
HOW IT WORKS:
Students, faculty and staff should scan their Case ID cards on their way into the library. Non-CWRU visitors will need to present a valid photo ID at the welcome desk to sign in. All users should note that after 6:00pm they will need to either scan their Case ID or press the intercom (non-CWRU) to enter the building, and then scan or present ID once more at the welcome desk to gain access to the library.
A quick scan of your ID will help to ensure that KSL is a secure environment for members of the CWRU campus and surrounding community to utilize and enjoy. To view the full policy and FAQs, click here.
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Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: The Inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism
The third event in our presentation series features Freedman Fellow Paul Iversen (Associate Professor, Classics). Iversen will discuss two new technologies he is using to read the inscriptions incised on the Antikythera Mechanism, a device considered to be the first analog computer.
Capable of computing and displaying information such as lunar phases, the rising and setting of stars and constellations, the lunisolar calendar of northwestern Greece and Panhellenic festivals including the Olympic games, the Antikythera Mechanism was found in a 1901 shipwreck and dates back to the second or first century BCE.
The technologies Iversen is using to read the inscriptions include Computed Tomography (CT) scans generated by a technology called Micro-Focus x-rays, and photographic images that employ a technology known as Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTMs).
Often overlooked, VR panoramas, VR objects and 3D/Stereoscopic photography are easy and exciting ways to enhance and add a virtual element to most New Media projects. Co-presenter Jared Bendis (Creative New Media Officer, Kelvin Smith Library) will give a step-by-step guide on the tools and techniques used to create these media elements and also outline how to best integrate them into a project.
This presentation is free to attend. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
WHEN: Friday, November 16 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: Clark Hall, Room 206 (11130 Bellflower Road)
About the Program: The Freedman Fellows Program is a partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and Kelvin Smith Library. This program aims to identify and support scholarly research of faculty at Case Western Reserve University. Awards are granted to faculty to sustain projects that are currently active, hold scholarly or instructional value, integrate the use of digital tools, and have clear project outcomes in support of digital scholarship.
To learn more about the Freedman Fellows Program and its recipients, visit: library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/specialprograms/fellows
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