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View new issue of KSL Connects!
For the past three years, Kelvin Smith Library's strategic plan has been the road map guiding efforts related to all aspects of our mission. From leading a campus-wide effort to deliver improved digital scholarship services, making our special collections more accessible, creating state-of-the-art facilities and hosting educational events, the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of KSL Connects takes you through our journey to be the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University. Browse our online edition today to learn more about the programs, services and people that are building new directions for Kelvin Smith Library.
View the magazine online today: library.case.edu/ksl/connects
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Submit your proposal for the upcoming Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will host its annual Digital Scholarship Colloquium on November 6-7, 2014. This year's colloquium will focus on digital research pedagogy and practices in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Proposals for panels, papers and presentations that address these themes are currently being accepted.
Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for:
- introducing undergraduate and graduate students to digital tools and methodologies for research (visualization, data mining, scholarly editing, TEI encoding, mapping, analyzing text, managing data, curating data, building digital exhibits/collections)
- incorporating digital projects into existing course syllabi
- advising digital dissertations, theses, or capstone projects
- training students to work on extracurricular projects
- collaborating with libraries and/or digital scholarship centers
- training faculty in digital research, project management, and data curation
Please submit 250-word abstracts and technology requirements to Amanda Koziura (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 31, 2014. Accepted panels, papers and presentations will be notified by August 15, 2014. Please note that all presenters will be responsible for their own registration and travel costs. For more information visit http://library.case.edu/fccoll.
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New Special Collections Exhibits at KSL
Be sure to check out KSL's new special collections exhibits! "The Alice Project" and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" are on display now in the library's (first floor) art gallery, and "The Giving Tradition" is on display in the Hatch Reading Room (second floor). The exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.
The Alice Project: Last year, students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. The book and prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.
Science Fiction & Fantasy: Kelvin Smith Library holds an incredibly rich collection that includes pulp serials and novels, fanzines, and first editions from the most respected authors in the genres. The collection has been built by several generous donors over the past forty years, including Francis Barry Keefe, Robert Plank, and Richard K. Wiersba. With a nod to the roots of fan culture on campus, the display also includes images of CWRU people and events that serve as inspiration to the creators of fictional realms.
The Giving Tradition: The rare book collection of a research university nearly two centuries old is the product of many minds. Scholars, librarians, collectors, and dedicated faculty have all played key parts in creating Case Western Reserve University’s special collections. The Giving Tradition highlights the contributions of a range of individuals and organizations whose books and documents have come together across time and location to form much of the Kelvin Smith Library rare book collection. Click here to explore the exhibit online!
For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
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Summer Hours at KSL
Take a moment to review Kelvin Smith Library's revised summer session hours. The library's 24x7 services take a break during summer session, and will resume with the Fall 2014 semester.
Regular Business Hours
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
Cramelot Café (JUNE 2 – JULY 25)
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hatch Reading Room
- Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Please note: Hatch Reading Room is not professionally staffed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hatch Reading Room may be accessed at other times by appointment by contacting email@example.com.
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