Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Scopus No Longer Available to CWRU
As of January 31st, 2014, the Case Western Reserve University community no longer has access to Scopus. It is no longer a resource available through OhioLINK or CWRU.
As an alternative, please use Web of Science (http://apps.webofknowledge.com/) that CWRU has added for another three years.
Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Science provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, faculty, researchers, analysts, and program managers to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work. It included Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation, Arts & Humanities Citation, BIOSIS, Current Contents, and Derwent Innovations, and MEDLINE. We also continue to have access to Journal Citation Reports.
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Learn About KSL's Latest Services, Workshops, Renovations & More!
Now that spring semester is underway, take a moment to review some of the latest resources and useful spaces available to you at Kelvin Smith Library! From new equipment and services to upcoming workshops and events, KSL has a little something for everyone, no matter what your research, study or teaching needs may be.
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KSL Completes Engineering Student Survey: Congrats to Drawing Winners!
This December, Kelvin Smith Library collaborated with the Cooperative Education Office to send out a survey to CWRU engineering students who registered for a co-op position over Summer and Fall 2013. The goal of the survey was to learn about the information research skills that the industry expects new engineering graduates to have, and to see what types of information resources are used most often by recent engineering graduates. Survey results will assist library staff to learn how they can adapt library instruction sessions for engineering classes to be most beneficial for students in the long run.
Included in the survey was the option to register for a random drawing for one of three prizes. Congratulations to our winners!
- Richard Pham — IEEE T-shirt
- Michael Johson — KSL bag
- Lara Schoeffler — Knovel mug
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KSL Introduces Extended Loan Period for Graduate Students
In response to requests from the Graduate Student Senate, KSL welcomes graduate students to borrow Kelvin Smith Library print materials for an entire semester. Graduate students may now borrow KSL print materials for the duration of one semester (fall, spring, summer session) until a fixed due date each semester. This graduate student semester loan also allows for one online renewal. All loans are subject to recall anytime.
The graduate loan due date for KSL print material this semester is May 15, 2014. For more information, please contact staff at the Service Center at 216.368.3506.
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Artist Julian Stanczak's Next Exhibit to Open at Kelvin Smith Library Feb. 5
The art of Julian Stanczak, world-renowned painter and pioneer in Optical Art, is being featured in a series of four exhibitions at Kelvin Smith Library. "Substance and Illusion," the third exhibit, will open with a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library’s art gallery. Click here to RSVP.
The series at Kelvin Smith Library is a retrospective of Stanczak's work, moving in chronological order of the art’s creation. The work of many Op Artists is aggressive and dazzling, but in the 1980s Stanczak began producing works of a gentler, more philosophical, more meditative character, which challenge us to distinguish between real substance and illusion. “Substance and Illusion” features ghostly apparitions of color that float off the picture surface, like a palpable spiritual presence.
Stanczak’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world and is represented in more than 85 museums and 100 public collections. Also a distinguished educator, Stanczak began his 38-year teaching career in 1957 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. In 1964, he became a professor of painting at Cleveland Institute of Art, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.
The dates and titles of upcoming exhibits are:
- "Substance and Illusion": Feb. 4 — March 28
- "Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color": April 3 — June 6
The exhibits are free and open to the public with valid photo ID during the library’s regular business hours. Learn more at library.case.edu/ksl/events.
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History of the Book: From Clay Tablets to Electronic Tablet
Kelvin Smith Library invites you to explore History of the Book: From Clay Tablets to Electronic Tablet, an exhibit highlighting the relatively new field of study that is being widely used in universities and colleges throughout the country. History of the Book is an exploration not only of the physical evolution of the book, but its development as a cultural artifact.
Curated by Robert H. Jackson, Kelvin Smith Library’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar, the exhibit includes representative books and manuscripts from the 13th through the 20th centuries from around the globe. Jackson based the exhibit on his class, The History of the Book: From Shakespeare to Kindle, offered through the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program in fall 2012.
- On display through Friday, March 21
- KSL Hatch Reading Room (2nd floor)
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
Learn more about Robert H. Jackson and the library’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program.
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Register Now for CaseLearns Spring Workshops!
The CaseLearns Spring 2014 schedule is now available! All Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible to register for these free workshops held at Kelvin Smith Library. This semester we are even running workshops on Sundays and on Thursday evenings.
To view full course descriptions, calendar and to register, visit:
For more information, contact Jared Bendis (email@example.com).
Some of this semester's workshops include:
• Intro to Digital Video
• Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements
• Digital Images (Parts 1—4)
• Desktop Publishing (Part 1)
• Making Web Sites
• "Tell Me About Technology" (Various workshops including Twitter, 3D Printing, Prezi, WordPress, Pinterest and many more!)
• Basics of Making a Research Poster
• Making Your First Map
• Introduction to SPSS
New this semester: Introduction to Relational Databases and Structured Query Language (SQL)
This course will provide an introduction to relational database systems and a foundation for SQL programming. The workshop will cover what a relational database is and how it is used for managing data. Additionally, participants will learn the basics of SQL programming and about some common tools and methodologies that professionals use for interacting with and understanding database systems.
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Call for Proposals: First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference
Proposals are now being accepted for the First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University.
When: April 7-8, 2014
Where: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
More information: http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/
The inaugural conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.
The two days will feature 1-2 keynotes and/or panel discussions, surrounded by a number of concurrent sessions organized around proposed tracks of interest. Participants are welcomed from all types of organizations and levels of staffing. Programming will be offered to improve established programs or prepare for a new initiative.
We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions organized by tracks, 1½-hour panel discussions, and poster presentations. We welcome all proposals for consideration.
Please submit any questions to Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Important Future Dates
• January 31, 2014: Proposal submission deadline
• Early February: Attendee registration opens
• February 17, 2014 (tentative): Notification of acceptance
• February 24, 2014 (tentative): Selected presenters must confirm participation
• End of February: formal program announced
• March 17, 2014: Registration deadline
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Join KSL to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kelvin Smith Library with the following special events:
The Man, The Movement, The Marches
An exhibition of photographs highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visits and interactions in Cleveland will be on display at the KSL Art Gallery, courtesy of the Cleveland Press Collection at Cleveland State University. Prester Pickett, Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center, will present a gallery talk about the images and will give a recitation of some of the most famous words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. The photographs will remain on display at KSL through the end of February.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery (1st floor)
Sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library and Cleveland State University’s Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center.
KSL Reading Club: The Butler: A Witness to History
Join fellow readers for a brown bag book discussion of Wil Haygood’s The Butler: A Witness to History. Free copies of the book will be given to the first 25 readers who commit to reading and attending the book discussion. Contact Gail Reese at email@example.com or 216.368.5291 to obtain your copy of the book. Beverages and dessert will be served.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library (2nd floor)
Sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library.
For more information or questions about these events, please contact Gail Reese at 216.368.5291 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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