KSL represents Cleveland in "Ohio Memory Madness" - Vote today!
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:08:28 EST
In the spirit and fun of college basketball's March Madness, the Ohio History Connection and Kelvin Smith Library invite you to participate in Ohio Memory Madness - a bracket of sixty-four historical events from across the state all competing for the unique distinction of being named the 2015 Ohio Memory...
ProQuest maintenance scheduled for Feb. 28
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:55:44 EST
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...
Fair Use Week: Feb. 23-27, 2015
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:03:24 EST
Copyright issues in the last several years have raised awareness about how our courts, Congress, and international bodies are taking a closer look at limitations on exclusive rights - known to us as the fair use doctrine. Where is it written? What exactly is fair use? What does it do...
Take part in an "edit-a-thon" to improve Wikipedia coverage of women and the arts
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:58:13 EST
A 2011 Wikimedia survey found that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors are female. The reasons for this gender gap are up for debate, but the effect of this disparity results in skewed content and the absence of Wikipedia articles on many notable women in history and art. In coordination...
KSL Research Guides will be briefly unavailable Feb. 13
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:37:06 EST
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...
2015 Knovel Academic Challenge: Play for your chance to win!
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:46:55 EST
The 2015 Knovel Academic Challenge is in full effect! For 8 weeks, starting February 8th, students from 340+ universities from around the world will compete head-to-head for points and prizes, while solving real-life engineering problem sets. The Challenge immerses students in a professional problem-solving environment using Knovel's optimized search, trusted...
Learn how the last year at KSL was "Powered by You" in our FY14 annual report
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:40:37 EST
The last year at KSL has been one of significant milestones. In our FY2014 annual report, take a look at how students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni are fueling KSL's progress as the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University. The report is available now at: http://library.case.edu/ksl/annualreport/...
Join us for presentations by Freedman Fellows Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, Dr. Justin Gallagher
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:41 EST
Kelvin Smith Library will host presentations by the 2014 Freedman Fellows, Dr. Melvyn Goldstein (John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology, co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet) and Dr. Justin Gallagher (Assistant Professor, Economics). The fellows will discuss their research and how the Freedman Fellows program provided solutions...
Register now for spring CaseLearns courses!
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:59:20 EST
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...
View and Comment on KSL's Strategic Plan Draft for 2015-2018
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:14:02 EST
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 KSLÃ¢Â€Â™s accomplishments under the previous KSL Strategic Plan (2011-2014) upon which the new plan builds, an overview of the knowledge ecosystem...
5 Things You Should Know About KSL!
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:36:05 EST
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!...
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at KSL with Freedom Riders exhibit & presentation
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:38:37 EST
Attend the formal opening of "Risking Everything," a Freedom Summer exhibit and presentation by James Kates, a former Freedom Rider and member of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Kates currently co-directs the non-profit literary publishing house, Zephyr Press, publishers of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil...
"Art of STEM" competition deadline extended to Feb. 15!
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:57:29 EST
The deadline to submit images from your research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to KSL's "Art of STEM" contest has been extended to February 15, 2015. "Art of STEM" challenges Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff to capture or visually communicate the beauty inherent to scientific enterprise...
Videos now available: Special Collections Colloquium; Digital Scholarship Colloquium
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:37:07 EST
Videos are now available of the two colloquia that were recently hosted and organized by Kelvin Smith Library, and co-sponsored by the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries. The videos of both events can be accessed via the URLs below....
Additional quiet study spaces available in KSL during reading days and finals
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:25:48 EST
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...