Join us for presentations by Freedman Fellows Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, Dr. Justin Gallagher
Kelvin Smith Library will host presentations by the 2014 Freedman Fellows, Dr. Melvyn Goldstein (John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology, co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet) and Dr. Justin Gallagher (Assistant Professor, Economics). The fellows will discuss their research and how the Freedman Fellows program provided solutions and support.
Both presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. For more information, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/digitalscholarship/fellows/.
- Dr. Melvyn Goldstein presents, “Tibet Oral History & Archive Project”
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
Dr. Goldstein and the Center for Research on Tibet have been collecting and translating oral history interviews and documents relating to modern Tibetan history and society for over three decades. These materials, all of which are part of the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project (TOHAP), are a unique and invaluable primary source on the social and political history of modern Tibet and Sino-Tibetan relations. The collection consists of approximately 1,600 hours of oral interviews with both the “common folk” who lived in villages and towns in traditional Tibet, as well as a large group of in-depth interviews with monks from Drepung, Tibet’s largest monastery.
To prepare these interviews for publication in an online archive hosted by the Library of Congress, Dr. Goldstein has been working over the past year to correct TEI-XML syntax errors from this large corpus of data, as well as transcribe Chinese government documents. Encoding the data in TEI increases the availability of this valuable primary resource and expands how it can be used by other scholars in future research.
Dr. Leigh Bonds (Digital Research Services Librarian for the Humanities, Kelvin Smith Library) will present with Dr. Goldstein to discuss what TEI is, the connection between encoding and scholarly editing, and its applications in digital humanities work.
- Dr. Justin Gallagher presents, “Tornado Destruction & Financial Damage to Homeowners”
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
Dr. Gallagher’s project focuses on how the receipt of federal public assistance following a devastating natural disaster affects individuals’ finances and migration decisions. Data on the destruction paths of tornadoes are being correlated with financial and migration information using GIS software. The project’s overall goal is to better understand how individuals respond to uncertain environmental risks and how the Federal government can best protect citizens while not distorting individual incentives to live in environmentally safe and sustainable locations.
Evan Meszaros (Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Kelvin Smith Library) will present with Dr. Gallagher to discuss aspects of the data collection process as well as best practices related to research data management. Specific considerations such as file organization, protocol development, and data storage and backup will be discussed.
The Freedman Fellows Program is a partnership between 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.
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Financial Regulations & Practice--Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group
Join open discussion between esteemed guest speakers, the university, and the public, at the weekly Public Affairs Discussion Group, held on Fridays at the Kelvin Smith Library. Our November 4, 2011 topic is on the regulations proposed on the financial services industry, and how that can affect you. A practitioner and longtime participant on local boards, foundations & task forces, Michael's view is sure to spark controversy, enlighten, and engage the audience.
Reforms and regulations often have different results than planned or expected. Join us to hear more about the unexpected effects of regulation, whether it was from the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, or the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 in response to the recent financial collapse. Learn what to look for as regulations are passed...and what they look like after they are put into practice.
Sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies, the discussions take place in the 2nd floor Dampeer Room 12:30 pm - 1: 30 pm. Visitors are welcome to take advantage of beverages and food items at the main floor Cramelot cafe in the library & bring them to the discussion.
The KSL location map also indicates an underground parking garage for visitors (fee), and nearby metered street parking, as available.
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Case Adobe Day Event @KSL
Half-hour presentations by Tim Plumer, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc., makes it easy to listen 'n learn how to take your documents mobile, use forms, create visuals, and collaborate with Adobe® software.
Attend the Adobe® Fall Harvest@KSL and you can enjoy snacks, win a door prize, a fall pie from Pattersons, learn a lot about Indesign®, PhotoShop®, Connect, and more.
Register now and enjoy the afternoon on November 3rd!
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KSL@UCITE on Thursday Sept. 22
Color, chairs, tables, and walls are appearing and moving this semester at KSL, and if you're a new faculty member, or would like to keep up with the new KSL, this UCITE session brings you up to date.
You'll get a faculty-focused introduction to the Kelvin Smith Library resources and services, and hear about the recent expansion of GIS services, the faculty-graduate Research Commons, and much more!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 368-1224, the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education
Allen Memorial Library Building
Euclid Ave@Adelbert Rd.
Herrick Room, ground floor
Thursday, Sept. 22, Noon-1 pm
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How Long Will Your Digital Prints Really Last? Preservation Exhibits
KSL's Preservation Department features 2 exhibits for "Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories..." the theme of national Preservation Week 2011. In the new art gallery area on the main floor, the exhibits help you understand how to save & manage your personal treasures.
• Do you have audio, video, email, or websites that you'd like to save?
• Do you have DVDs of images that need to be copied, or files of documents?
There are free bookmarks (quick tips for preserving books, paper, electronic media, photos) and also folders of free handouts with preservation basics & special tips. Look for them on top of the exhibit cases, and learn more about saving your personal items for the future!
The exhibits are part of the campus 2011 Preservation Week events. Read more about the programs, like the 3 free afternoon webinars, and bring in a personal item for a preservation evaluation by conservators from Kelvin Smith Library & the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library.
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Fun @Cramelot, Before Finals Begin!
Unleash your creativity this Tuesday @KSL's Cramelot cafe...you've worked hard & you have 2 days before Finals begin. KSL hosts the first Open Mic for you on Tuesday—try it in the cafe at lunchtime, and sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, juggle...you get the idea.
Download the flyer and share it with your friends!
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Pass It On: Preservation Week April 24-30, 2011
Celebrate Preservation Week@KSL via "Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories," a national focus that helps & inspires institutions as well as individuals. Learn more about preserving collections or collectibles, photos, organizational or family records, and other valuable materials. Also, KSL's Preservation Department staff will offer expertise and a preservation evaluation when you bring in an item you'd like to preserve for the next generation.
In 1-hour webinars at the Kelvin Smith Library, see how you can preserve your personal treasures & how libraries, cultural centers, and museums are enhancing future access for varied formats. The webinars are free and all are held at 2:00 -3:00 pm in classroom Lower Level 06:
• Tues. 4/26/11 Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures, Nancy E. Kraft, Univ. Iowa Preservation Dept
• Wed. 4/27/11 Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books..., Amy Kirchoff, Portico
• Thur. 4/28/11 Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories, Bill LeFurgy, Library of Congress Digital Preservation Initiatives
• 30-minute Q&A sessions with staff follow each webinar
• Bring in a personal item for a complimentary preservation consultation & evaluation by KSL and Law library conservators.
The webinars are produced as part of Preservation Week by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a Division of the American Library Association, and its partners the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Kelvin Smith Library's Preservation Department provides comprehensive preservation services for library collections, through traditional as well as cutting-edge practices. Preservation staff does expert restoration & repair in a recently renovated 4-room, 1600 sq ft facility, often using new digital technologies to preserve fragile print materials.
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