Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
New Service for Faculty: OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan Department Office Delivery
As part of our continued efforts to provide high quality and more convenient services for our faculty, KSL is offering a new service to academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management. We are now prepared to deliver physical materials borrowed from OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan to a secured location designated within your departmental office. Delivery will occur five days per week, usually within one business day, after KSL receipt.
If your department chooses to opt in for this service, you must agree to the following guidelines:
- Deliveries will be made daily, Monday-Friday, except on university holidays, winter and spring breaks, and during a specified time window.
- The department must identify a secure location for materials to be delivered. This location must be available for deliveries weekdays during normal business hours. KSL will work with your department to determine in advance the regular delivery schedule. The faculty member will receive an email notification that the materials have arrived, and unless otherwise noted, the materials will be delivered to the department office.
- Once delivered, the department will take full responsibility for the materials delivered, e.g., to ensure against damage or loss. The library cannot subsidize any loss that might occur once books are delivered to a departmental office. Any charges for lost or damaged items will be billed directly to the individual faculty member.
- Each faculty member within the department must declare in advance whether or not she or he wants to have OhioLINK books delivered to the academic department service or if the faculty member prefers to continue to pick up the books at the library. This choice will be for all items (e.g., a faculty member cannot choose to have some delivered and some picked up). If the choice is to have materials delivered, this will authorize library staff to check out loaned materials to the faculty member’s library account.
- Any materials (both OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan) lent by another library that are designated at “restricted, building-use only” will be unavailable for campus delivery and must be used at KSL.
- This service is available at this time only for faculty materials in the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management. KSL-owned items will continue to be checked-out in person at KSL or by the faculty member's previously designated representative, such as a graduate teaching assistant (contact the KSL service center at 368-3506 for more information about setting up a designated representative).
Please let us know no later than Tuesday, April 2, 2013, if you are interested in having this service provided for your department by completing this online form. If we do not hear from you, your department faculty will not be included in the service at this time.
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Celebrate Graduate/Professional Appreciation Week! 5 Things You Should Know About Kelvin Smith Library
You are invited to a luncheon to learn how Kelvin Smith Library is here to help save you time, provide access to the information you need and make the research process as easy as possible.
When: Thursday, April 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Research Commons, Kelvin Smith Library (2nd Floor)
RSVP by April 1: click here to register online or call 216.368.2992
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EndNote Training Workshops @KSL
Need help getting started with EndNote? Are you an advanced user but have specific questions about EndNote features and functionality?
Bring your questions and your laptop with EndNote already loaded* to one of the two EndNote workshops offered at KSL:
These workshops are free and open to the whole campus but seating is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.8790.
*CWRU offers discount pricing for EndNote software through ITS Software Center (https://softwarecenter.case.edu)
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Faith on the Web: Transformations in Religious Experience, An Exploratory Panel Discussion
Digital communications via the internet and other forms of social media have fundamentally transformed how people learn about and participate in religious practice. Religious institutions in the 21st century continue to struggle with the powerful decentralizing effect the web is having on traditional religious authority and on the modes of intellectual and theological exchanges among scholars, religious leaders, congregants and outside observers. Beyond internal dynamics, there seems also to be emerging a “Wikipedia” effect, or a “web consensus” dynamic, in which practitioners interpret and share their perspectives on faith and worship outside traditional institutions, structures and lines of authority. People are creating their own online spiritual communities that may well compete with, or even overtake, historical communities.
Join us for a lively discussion with professionals and researchers who are exploring these questions, and what this all may mean for the future of religion and religious culture.
- Peter Haas: Abba Hillel Silver Professor of Jewish Studies, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University
- Darin Freeburg: Doctoral Candidate, Center for the Study of Information and Religion, College of Communication, Kent State University
- Doris Donnelly: Professor of Theology, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Director of the The Cardinal Suenens Center, John Carroll University
- Mark Eddy (moderator): Research Services Librarian for Religious Studies, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
When: Thursday, March 28, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Where: Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library (2nd floor)
For additional information, contact Mark Eddy at 216.368.5457 or email@example.com
Parking information: http://library.case.edu/ksl/whoweare/visitorinfo/
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The Freedman Center Colloquium: Exploring Collaboration in Digital Scholarship
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce its 2013 colloquium: Exploring Collaboration in Digital Scholarship. The focus for this year's event will be to highlight how the production and support of digital scholarship is a necessarily collaborative process, and is better because of it.
Speakers from Emory University, THATCamp, Research Data Alliance, College of Wooster, NITLE, and the University of Cincinnati will share their thoughts on how collaborative processes have brought a new level of discovery and understanding in support of scholarship. Joining them will be representatives from the Kelvin Smith Library to discuss the future of the Freedman Center and a shared vision for supporting digital scholarship on campus.
To learn more about this event, including a full list of presenters and topics, visit: http://library.case.edu/ksl/colloquium/
Monday, April 8, 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 9, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Clapp Reading Room, Kelvin Smith Library (first floor)
This is a free event. Click here to register.
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Trial of World Scientific Available Until March 20th
A trial of World Scientific, a collection of e-books in various disciplines, is available now through March 20, 2013. CWRU faculty, students and staff have full access to content by visiting http://www.worldscientific.com/page/ebooks-trial.
• Asian Studies & Social Science
• Business & Economics
• Computer Science
• General Interest
• Life Sciences
• Materials Science
• Medicine and Healthcare
• Nonlinear Science
Remember to be on the campus wired network, Case Wireless or VPN to gain full access. Users are encouraged to contact Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any feedback, comments or questions about the trial.
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RefWorks 2.0 InfoSession at KSL!
Learn how to use this powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool:
- How to sign up for a new account.
- How to export references to RefWorks from the online catalog, Summon and online databases.
- How to organize your references in RefWorks.
- How to use Write-N-Cite to quickly import citations and write a paper.
- You can keep your account after graduation.
When: Thursday, March 28th from 1—2pm
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Room 215
To RSVP, please email Yuening Zhang at email@example.com.
This class is open to any interested CWRU students, faculty and staff.
To learn more about RefWorks, click here.
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