KSL Services & Spaces
ProQuest maintenance scheduled for Feb. 28
On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours.
Resources included will be ProQuest databases, Chadwyck-Healey databases, RefWorks, and other resources.
For more information, visit: http://www.proquest.com/blog/pqblog/2015/MAINT2015-Feb-maintenance-window-.html?WT.mc_id=SMBlog
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KSL Research Guides will be briefly unavailable Feb. 13
Kelvin Smith Library's Research Guides (http://researchguides.case.edu/) will be down for planned upgrades for about 90 minutes on Friday, February 13, beginning at 10:00 p.m. U.S. EST / 7:00 p.m. PST.
During the outage, you can submit questions through various options at Ask A Librarian (http://library.case.edu/ask) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Register now for spring CaseLearns courses!
Registration is now open for Kelvin Smith Library's spring CaseLearns courses. These free classes are available to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni. With more new classes this semester than ever before, take advantage of the unique offerings available to you this spring.
Some of the new courses this semester include:
- Creating Clickable Collections: How to Build Digital Exhibits & Archives
- Encoding Text: The Basics of TEI
- Enhancing Research & Citation Management with Zotero
- Intro to Research Data Management
- Managing the Digital: How to Manage Humanities Research Data
- Turning Ideas into Projects: How to Develop a DH Project
- Using RefWorks to Manage Your References & Write Papers
- Intro to Version Control
- Text Analysis
Register for these classes and many more at http://library.case.edu/caselearns/.
More CaseLearns classes are still being added, so check the course calendar for the most up-to-date information.
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View and Comment on KSL's Strategic Plan Draft for 2015-2018
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce the availability of a draft for comment of the new KSL Strategic Plan for 2015-2018. The draft includes a brief summary of KSL’s accomplishments under the previous KSL Strategic Plan (2011-2014) upon which the new plan builds, an overview of the knowledge ecosystem that influenced the development of the goals and objectives of this plan, and the outline of the plan itself. The library’s mission, vision and values from the previous plan remain unchanged. The new plan has ten objectives under three goals:
- Goal 1: Research. Ignite discovery, research, and scholarship by aligning our expertise with the needs of researchers as they address the world’s most pressing needs. Within this goal, the objectives concern increased funding to purchase commercial content, expanding digital scholarship, focusing special collections and their services, enriching research services (particularly related to information literacy instruction), and addressing pressing needs regarding scholarly communications, open access, and open content.
- Goal 2: Learning. Spark student creativity and inquiry, and prepare students for leadership as scholars engaged in lifelong knowledge discovery, by enhancing learning through innovations in teaching and research. Within this goal, the objectives concern enhancing library spaces, developing new virtual spaces, and providing new library services of increasing value to the community.
- Goal 3: Shared and Collaborative Services. Improve the student and faculty learning and research experience by engaging with other information organizations on campus and the region. Within this goal, the objectives concern creating harmonious library experiences across all campus libraries, and expanding partnerships with CWRU and non-CWRU organizations and institutions.
Please note: The current draft intentionally does not include success metrics at either the goal or objective level. Metrics will be developed and after a revised plan is created based upon the comments we receive.
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5 Things You Should Know About KSL!
With a new semester underway, the experts at KSL have curated 5 things each for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members to keep in mind about the library in 2015. Visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/newsletter/spring2015/ to view the KSL services, spaces and resources that can make life a little easier this year!
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Additional quiet study spaces available in KSL during reading days and finals
To provide additional space for quiet study, Kelvin Smith Library will make rooms LL06 A & B available to students during reading days and finals.
Located on the library's lower level, these classrooms will be open overnight from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. beginning Monday, December 8, through Tuesday, December 16 (ending Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00 a.m.)
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Stay on top of finals with KSL's "End of Semester Survival Guide"!
As the semester is winding down and the pressures of final exams are building, don't forget about the services and resources that Kelvin Smith Library has to offer! From our expert staff to comfortable study spaces, we have everything you need to get through this hectic time of year!
Visit bit.ly/survivefinalsKSL to view our guide to quiet and collaborative study areas, research assistance, tools & equipment, stress relief activities and more!
Follow along with additional tips and resources on Facebook and Twitter with #SurviveFinalsKSL.
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