Events & News @KSL
MLK Week event at KSL: Icabod Flewellen presentation & exhibit
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 12:00 pm, KSL is holding a talk titled 'The Collector: Icabod Flewellen, Father of the First African American History Museum and the oldest alumnus of CWRU. He was a curator, activist and community servant. Rita Knight-Gray, Archivist of the Icabod Flewellen Collection at the East Cleveland Public Library, will discuss his life, work and the collection, some of which will be on display. A light lunch will be provided.
This event is FREE and open to the public and there is still room to attend. Please RSVP for the January 21 presentation. The exhibit will be on display through February 29. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 368-2992 or email@example.com
Sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library and the East Cleveland Public Library
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Kelvin Smith Library hosts lecture on mid-20th century destruction of books
Join us for a brown-bag lecture on mid-20th century American biblioclasm, which is the destruction or mutilation of books, Wednesday, Jan. 20, at noon in the Freedman Center. Light refreshments will be served. Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America, will present “Picking up the Pieces: Case Western Reserve’s Otto Ege and the Beauvais Missal,” focusing on one of the best-known victims of biblioclasm.
Davis will discuss the incipient digital reconstruction of the 96 known leaves of the Beauvais Missal—spread across 26 states and five countries—and present initial findings based on an analysis of the extant portion of the manuscript. She will focus on the leaf owned by CWRU and its place in the manuscript.
Beauvais Missal serves as a perfect example of just how great a loss is incurred when a codex is dismembered and its leaves scattered. It also is a case study of the possibilities offered by recent developments in imaging and metadata standards, platforms and interoperability.
American industrialist William Randolph Hearst purchased the manuscript from Sotheby’s and owned it until 1942 when he sold it through Gimbel Brothers to New York dealer Philip Duschnes. Less than a month later, Duschnes cut it up and began selling leaves. He passed the remnants on to his friend and associate, former Western Reserve University professor Otto Ege, who scattered it through gift and sale.
Davis received her PhD in medieval studies from Yale University in 1993. She has catalogued medieval manuscript collections at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Boston Public Library and several private collections. She is the author of "The Manuscript Road Trip," a blog devoted to promoting collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in North America.
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KSL's Winter Break hours
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16th, KSL's hours make an adjustment for the CWRU winter break, as detailed below. 24/7 also takes a break during this time. It does resume the evening of Monday, Jan. 11th. Enjoy your holiday break!
Dec. 16 - Dec. 18: 8 am - 5 pm, No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 19 - Dec. 20: CLOSED No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 21 - Dec. 22: 9 am - 5 pm, No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 23: 9 am - 3 pm, No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 24 - Dec. 27: CLOSED No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 28 - Dec. 30: 9 am - 5 pm, No 24/7 or card swipe access
Dec. 31 - Jan. 3: CLOSED No 24/7 or card swipe access
Jan. 4 - Jan. 8: 8 am - 5 pm, No 24/7 or card swipe access
Jan. 9 - Jan. 10: CLOSED No 24/7 or card swipe access
Jan. 11: Resume Regular Business Hours
Cramelot Cafe's Winter Break hours
Dec. 16 - Dec. 18th: 11 am - 3 pm
Dec. 19 - Jan. 10th: CLOSED
Jan. 11th: Resume Regular Business Hours
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WORKSHOP: HOW TO GET CONNECTED REMOTELY AND ACCESS THE KSL ONLINE RESOURCES
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR PERSONAL ASSISTANCE AND ONLINE RESOURCES WHILE ON BREAK!
Kelvin Smith Library’s Personal Librarians will provide assistance to you any time of year, even when you are on break! The library offers a dynamic and comprehensive website to facilitate your research and information needs, 24-7. The online catalog and databases provide information for papers and projects with just a few clicks of the mouse.
If you need research assistance during Winter Break, you may contact your PL or other library staff at: http://library.case.edu/ksl/contactus/ask/
HOW DO I GET REMOTE ACCESS?
The KSL Personal Librarians and ITS Information Security Staff are providing a workshop on how students can connect to the network and access the library’s online resources through VPN (Virtual Private Networking). VPN is a point-to-point connection between a personal computer and CWRU servers.
CWRU has incorporated two-factor authentication into the Virtual Private Network (VPN). Two-factor authentication protects your account in the event that your password is stolen. You can quickly and simply configure DUO security 2-factor authentication for use with your cell phone, landline, smartphone, tablet, desktop computer, laptop or hardware token.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Classroom 215
Sponsored by: The Kelvin Smith Library’s Personal Librarian Program & Information Technology Services Information Security Staff
Light refreshments will be served
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Extra Study spaces for Finals starting 12/4
The end of the semester is finally here! KSL is offering students additional Quiet Study spaces during the day and throughout 24/7 to make room for everyone.
Rooms LL01, LL06 A & LL06 B will be open for Quiet Study for the following time period: Friday, December 4th at 5:00 pm through Wednesday, December 16th 4:00 pm
Tables and chairs will be added to 2nd floor for overflow seating
Good luck with finals!
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International Year of Light - 2015
The International Year of Light (IYL) is coming to an end. The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) celebrated the International Year of Light (2015) through a display in the Art Gallery, a Research Guide (http://researchguides.case.edu/light), and a curated book display of items you may borrow.
The gallery highlights research done on "light" at Case Western Reserve University, examples of light all around us, examples of research resources, and interesting items from our Special Collections & Archives and Digital Case. The display will come down at the end of the calendar year so come by to explore if you have not.
The IYL Research Guide includes faculty/student research done at Case, recommended books, and other related resources. The book display, also by the Art Gallery, are books picked by librarians from a variety of disciplines. The items may be checked out.
More on the International Year of Light:
On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).
From the IYL Fact Sheet:
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges.
The goal of IYL 2015 is to highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures and for the development of society.
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KSL's revised hours for the 2015 Thanksgiving Break
The Kelvin Smith Library Thanksgiving Break revised hours begin Wednesday, Nov. 25, with building hours slightly adjusted. 24/7 services and the Cramelot Cafe also are taking a break. KSL reopens for business Sunday, Nov. 29, with Cramelot reopening Monday, Nov. 30. We hope you enjoy your holiday break!
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8am-5pm, Early Close; NO 24/7
Thursday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 28: CLOSED; NO 24/7
Sunday, Nov. 29: 12pm-12am, Return to Regular Business Hours, including 24/7 after midnight
CRAMELOT CAFE HOURS
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 11am-4pm, Early Close
Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29: CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 30: 11am-9pm, Return to Regular Business Hours
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