KSL Services & Spaces
OhioLINK Users May Experience Difficulties with Online Requests
Borrowers initiating an online request or renewal of OhioLINK loans may experience some difficulty that may result in an unfulfilled request or OhioLINK fines. This is a known OhioLINK issue, affecting a small number of library patron accounts, and it is being addressed both by OhioLINK management and by the software developer. In the meantime, Kelvin Smith Library is prepared to assist patrons with any error messages or account irregularities during this period. Patrons with concerns regarding their OhioLINK record are encouraged to send issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Participate in the KSL User Satisfaction Suvey and Win an iPad mini!
On February 17, an email was sent to a sample of CWRU students, faculty and staff from Associate Provost and University Librarian Arnold Hirshon with an invitation to participate in the Kelvin Smith Library User Satisfaction Survey.
The survey is designed to learn more about the experiences of library users and measure satisfaction with Kelvin Smith Library. The results will provide valuable information to enhance resources, services and spaces. Responses will remain confidential and will not have any impact on the participant’s standing with CWRU.
Each person who completes the survey will receive a coupon for a free beverage from Cramelot Café. In addition, every 50th person to complete the survey will be awarded a $50 gift card. At the conclusion of the survey, all participants will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini.
Check your CWRU email to see if you are a selected participant.
The KSL survey will be open until March 21.
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Scopus No Longer Available to CWRU
As of January 31st, 2014, the Case Western Reserve University community no longer has access to Scopus. It is no longer a resource available through OhioLINK or CWRU.
As an alternative, please use Web of Science (http://apps.webofknowledge.com/) that CWRU has added for another three years.
Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Science provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, faculty, researchers, analysts, and program managers to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work. It included Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation, Arts & Humanities Citation, BIOSIS, Current Contents, and Derwent Innovations, and MEDLINE. We also continue to have access to Journal Citation Reports.
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Learn About KSL's Latest Services, Workshops, Renovations & More!
Now that spring semester is underway, take a moment to review some of the latest resources and useful spaces available to you at Kelvin Smith Library! From new equipment and services to upcoming workshops and events, KSL has a little something for everyone, no matter what your research, study or teaching needs may be.
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KSL Introduces Extended Loan Period for Graduate Students
In response to requests from the Graduate Student Senate, KSL welcomes graduate students to borrow Kelvin Smith Library print materials for an entire semester. Graduate students may now borrow KSL print materials for the duration of one semester (fall, spring, summer session) until a fixed due date each semester. This graduate student semester loan also allows for one online renewal. All loans are subject to recall anytime.
The graduate loan due date for KSL print material this semester is May 15, 2014. For more information, please contact staff at the Service Center at 216.368.3506.
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Register Now for CaseLearns Spring Workshops!
The CaseLearns Spring 2014 schedule is now available! All Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible to register for these free workshops held at Kelvin Smith Library. This semester we are even running workshops on Sundays and on Thursday evenings.
To view full course descriptions, calendar and to register, visit:
For more information, contact Jared Bendis (email@example.com).
Some of this semester's workshops include:
• Intro to Digital Video
• Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements
• Digital Images (Parts 1—4)
• Desktop Publishing (Part 1)
• Making Web Sites
• "Tell Me About Technology" (Various workshops including Twitter, 3D Printing, Prezi, WordPress, Pinterest and many more!)
• Basics of Making a Research Poster
• Making Your First Map
• Introduction to SPSS
New this semester: Introduction to Relational Databases and Structured Query Language (SQL)
This course will provide an introduction to relational database systems and a foundation for SQL programming. The workshop will cover what a relational database is and how it is used for managing data. Additionally, participants will learn the basics of SQL programming and about some common tools and methodologies that professionals use for interacting with and understanding database systems.
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ILLiad System Maintenance on Dec. 18
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, Kelvin Smith Library's ILLiad system (interlibrary loan services) will be temporarily down for routine maintenance from 8:00 a.m. until no later than 10:00 a.m. Please be aware that during this time, access to the public web pages (both borrowing and web lending) will not be available. ILL staff will also be unable to process any recently submitted requests or access any current active transactions until the update is complete. Thank you for your patience during this time.
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