Events & News @KSL
Cramelot Cafe Fall 2015 Semester Hours
Welcome and Welcome Back to KSL! Stop by our Cramelot Cafe for something to eat and drink while you study and research!
Regular Business Hours (beginning Monday, August 24th)
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For more information, please visit the cafe's website: http://library.case.edu/ksl/aboutus/kslcafe/
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Engineering Standards Workshop
Technical standards are recognized as essential for industry and have a great impact on the global economy and economic growth. Standards can be found in how material is processed, how it is tested, it governs devices and usage in fields ranging from medical to recreational equipment, electronics to energy. The value to industry makes them an important part in engineering education.
A result of collaboration between Kelvin Smith Library, Graduate Materials Society, Case School of Engineering Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice, Case Alumni Association, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Engineering Standards Workshop brings together standards developing organizations, Case faculty, and students for discussions on the role of standards to engineering students, faculty, and professional engineers in general.
Join us to learn about standards and for a chance to ask questions and network.
Event Title: Engineering Standards Workshop
Location: Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library
Date: September 2, 2015
Time: 4:00-6:30 pm
For more information, please check researchguides.case.edu/standards/workshop or contact Daniela Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-8790.
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Cramelot Cafe Closed
Cramelot Cafe is taking a break and is now closed from July 27th through August 21st. It will re-open for business when the fall semester begins: Monday, August 24th. We look forward to seeing you then! For more information about the cafe, please visit our website.
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New issue of KSL Connects now available online
Want to know the latest news about Kelvin Smith Library services, spaces and resources? The new issue of KSL Connects magazine shares the library's strategic vision for advancing research, teaching and learning at Case Western Reserve University.
In this issue, readers will discover what "a day in the life" of a research services librarian entails, explore exhibits and events, envision redesigned library spaces, celebrate faculty authors and much more.
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Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library, April 26-May 2
Preservation Week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association). It was created to increase public awareness of preservation needs and inspire action to preserve personal, family and community collections of all kinds, as well as library, museum and archive collections. Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations – Preservation Week is designed to highlight the efforts necessary to do so.
Attend the following free events at Kelvin Smith Library. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 28, 2-3 p.m.
Room LL06 C (lower level)
Webinar: Moving Image Preservation 101
Siobhan C. Hagan, Audiovisual archivist, University of Baltimore, Special Collections Department
- Learn tips and tricks to preserve your personal and family film and video moving image collections so that future generations can continue to enjoy them.
- Better understand moving image technology to recognize the most popular formats that are typically found in personal collections.
Thursday, April 30, 2-3 p.m.
Room LL06 C (lower level)
Webinar: Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups
Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
- For anyone with an interest in preserving their own digital photos, documents, recordings, videos, and other digital files.
- Understand the nature of the digital-preservation challenge
- Learn simple, practical tips to describe and save your digital files
- Discover tools that can be used
Friday, May 1, 12-1 p.m.
Dampeer Room (second floor)
Presentation by Dr. Gabrielle Parkin: “Feeling Faith: Interpreting Private Lives from Medieval Books of Hours”
Dr. Gabrielle Parkin, Case Western Reserve SAGES Lecturer, specializes in late medieval English literature and is particularly interested in the ways that we can use goods like clothing and books to interpret the lives of merchants and artisans in 14th and 15th century England.
Dr. Parkin’s presentation will cover the following:
- How do you read a book of hours? Usually seen through glass at museums or in libraries, books of hours are often admired for their beautiful illuminated images. But what were they for? Preserving evidence of use, including inscriptions, finger prints, and even smudges from tears, books of hours can help us to better understand the spiritual and personal lives of the men and women who handled them. This talk will contextualize the production and use of books of hours in Europe during the 14th-16th centuries to consider what these “primers” can teach us about the past.
- See a “real” Book of Hours and other KSL Special Collections material from medieval times in the Hatch Reading Room following the presentation.
For more information about these events, contact Sharlane Gubkin, email@example.com.
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Join us April 8-10 for "Reading Interfaces: Inquiries at the Intersection of Literature and Technology"
Stop by Kelvin Smith Library for an exhibition and colloquium exploring contemporary works of electronic literature and poetic production and reception across media:
Reading Interfaces is an open space for reading, interacting with and perusing born-digital literature by writers like J.R. Carpenter, Kate Pullinger, Serge Bouchardon and many others. Case Western Reserve University students and classes will also exhibit selected digital projects and a companion exhibit of experimental literature in print will be presented by KSL special collections.
All events will be held on the first floor of KSL (Clapp Reading Room) unless otherwise noted.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
- Opening Reception: 4:00 p.m.
- “Relocating the Literary: In Networks, Knowledge Bases, Global Systems, Material and Mental Environments”: 4:30 p.m. Joseph Tabbi (University of Illinois, Chicago)
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
- “What we learnt about the past tense by reading almost everything”: 12:00 p.m. Harsh Mathur (Case Western Reserve University)
- “Gallery Tour Exploring Analog Experiments in Narration”: 4:00 p.m. at KSL Special Collections Melissa Hubbard (Case Western Reserve University)
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
- “A Maze of Twisty Little Passages: Non-Linear Authorship in a Linear World”: 11:30 a.m. Jared Bendis (Case Western Reserve University)
- “Interactive Analog: The Influence of Materiality on the Reading Experience": 12:45 p.m. Leigh Bonds (Case Western Reserve University)
Curated by Allison Schifani and Kristine Kelly
Supported by the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities, the Matthew and Ellen Feldman Digital Technology Grant, the Department of English, SAGES, Kelvin Smith Library and ITS.
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Attend April webinars on the Scalar publishing platform
This month, Kelvin Smith Library will host two webinars for the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (University of Southern California) on the born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing platform Scalar.
“Introduction to Scalar" will cover basic features of the platform: a review of existing Scalar books and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations and importing media.
“Intermediate Scalar” will delve into more advanced topics including the effective use of visualizations, annotating with media and a primer on customizing appearances in Scalar.
If you're interested in attending or have additional questions, please contact Leigh Bonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that is designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required. To learn more about Scaler, click here.
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