You can see the activity and movement happening in the physical library, but what you can't see is what's happening behind the scenes... until now. These real-time displays represent the traffic on the catalog, our website, and on Digital Case. There are also statistics representing our real-time circulation and door statistics. This helps to tell the complete story of Kelvin Smith Library and services it provides to the campus and to the world.
This display represents translates all of the IP addresses that hit our website since midnight of the current day. From that data, glowing explosions are created from a random color pool from where the search originates. The scale of the explosions is based upon how many times that location has been searched from. If the location is a new one, a line from KSL to the search location is drawn to emphasize the online connection.
Kelvin Smith Library would like to thank The Mario M. Morino Fund for the Innovation and Application of Advanced Information Technologies, which provided generous support for this display.
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These displays are also being prominently displayed on the first floor of the Library, viewable when entering the building.
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.