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Celebrate Open Access Week 2014

The Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce our participation in the worldwide celebration of Open Access Week which runs October 20-26, 2014. The theme of this year’s celebration, Generation Open, aims to engage the student population to learn more about open access issues. Throughout the week, KSL will feature displays and handouts in the library related to open access issues and will also host several events:

Live Webcast of Global Kick-off

  • Log in to view the global kick-off online by following the link at: http://researchguides.case.edu/openaccess
  • Hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the World Bank
  • Monday, October 20 at 3 p.m.

Webinar with Jordan Schilling of Springer Publishing

  • Jordan Schilling, a representative from Springer Publishing responsible for developing open access journals published by SpringerOpen, will cover the basics of open access as well as address current trends in funder policies, author services, and open access in the STM Publishing Industry.
  • Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL-06

For more information about the week’s events, please contact Daniela Solomon at dxs594@case.edu.


Special Collections Exhibitions ‌

The following exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.

"The Alice Project"
Location: KSL Art Gallery (1st floor) and throughout the library

Last year, students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. Prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.

"Universities at War: The CWRU Student Perspective of World War I"
Exhibit and Lecture Series
Location: Hatch Reading Room / Dampeer Room (2nd floor)

Presented by Kelvin Smith Library, “Universities at War” is an exhibit that investigates the messages students received about the war through various print culture media. Posters, postcards, literature, advertisements, flyers and pamphlets will be on display, as well as university curriculum and student responses through yearbooks and other student publications. The exhibit also features a collection of WWI propaganda posters generously loaned by Stan Berger.

Join us for the following special events! Click here to RSVP.

  • “Universities at War” Exhibit Opening Reception:
    Thursday, Sept. 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room
  • “Western Reserve and Case and World War I” Presentation by Richard Baznik: (Director, Institute for the Study of the University in Society)
    Friday, Sept. 26 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
  • “World War I in Pictures” Presentation by Henry Adams: (The Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, CWRU)
    Friday, Oct. 31 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room
  • “Cleveland during World War I” Presentation by John Grabowski: (Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History, CWRU and Historian & Senior Vice President for Research and Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society)
    Friday, Nov. 14 from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room


These events are free and open to the public with valid photo ID. The “Universities at War” exhibit will be open during regular business hours beginning Friday, Sept. 19.


For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.



Digital Scholarship Colloquium 2014: Pedagogy & Practices

November 6-7, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library ‌
Registration is now open!
Click here for more information

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will host its 2014 colloquium, Pedagogy and Practices, on November 6-7. Presented in collaboration with the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the event will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Our diverse group of presenters from institutions across the United States and Canada will be presenting on a wide range of topics, including:

  • collaborating with students on digital projects (e.g. digital archives, text mining, game design, GIS)
  • enhancing field research by using mobile applications for data collection
  • supporting faculty and student digital scholarship through libraries’ and specialized centers’ efforts
  • collaborations between faculty and librarians to support digital scholarship efforts in the classroom



"Acknowledging the Past, Forging the Future"

National Colloquium on Library Special Collections ‌


October 21-22, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library ‌
Click here for more information


Join the conversation! Mark your calendar for a national colloquium to explore the factors that have governed the growth and use of special collections of the past, as well as the current and emerging challenges for special collections in the future. Digitization has created a greater emphasis on increasing exposure and access to special collections, but despite these efforts, many special collections are not yet fully discovered. Your participation in this colloquium will help acknowledge the historic strengths of special collections of the past and chart a course for the next decade and beyond!

The colloquium webpage will be continuously updated with the latest information.



For additional information about events at KSL, please call 216.368.2992 or email KSLadministration@case.edu.

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What and Where is Siegal?

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.

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