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Freedman Center Colloquium on
Building a Culture for Digital Scholarship


Speaker Biographies


Dr. Laura Mandell
Texas A&M University
Professor of English and Associate Director of NINES, co-director of 18thConnect (an online community for 18th century literary scholars), and the director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, which includes a new research consortium called the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC). Prior to her recent appointment at Texas A & M, Dr. Mandell was Director of the Digital Humanities Program at Miami University of Ohio. She is general editor of the Poetess Archive and the PA Journal, Associate Director of NINES, and editor of the PA Journal. She has published articles in the fields of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism, more recently adding her computing expertise to traditional literary criticism in an essay called “What Literary Theory Neither Hears Nor Sees” that appeared in New Literary History.

Dr. Amy Friedlander
National Science Foundation
Amy Friedlander is currently on a three-year assignment as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Director of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences at the US National Science Foundation. Prior to joining the NSF, she was Director of Programs at the Council on Library and Information Resources where she was primarily engaged in projects involving cyberinfrastructure, preservation, and digital scholarship, encouraging partnerships and cross-fertilization of ideas across disciplines, agencies, and institutional boundaries with funding from the NSF, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, and the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is the founding editor of D-Lib Magazine and subsequently SAIC’s now closed iMP: the magazine on information impacts, and also participated in the organizational phases of the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. Dr. Friedlander was appointed to the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force on Economically Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and was the editor of the Year 1 report for this group. Dr. Friedlander holds the A.B. from Vassar College, the M.A., and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Emory University, and the M.S.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Neni Panourgia
Columbia University
Neni Panourgia is Associate Professor of Anthropology and affiliated faculty at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Culture, and the Harriman Institute. She is on the Advisory Board of the New York Academy of Sciences. She has published articles on the political dimensions of architecture, on the theory of anthropology, epistemology, on the ethnographic method, on death and mourning, on issues of health, the question of biopolitics and the body, and the political dimensions of culture. Her first book Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity received the Grand Jury Prize of the International Society of Ethnohistory and the Chicago Folklore Prize. Her new book, Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State (2009, Fordham University Press, and dangerouscitizens.columbia.edu) analyses the modalities employed by the Greek state in its efforts to disaggregate and eradicate political dissent through the use of legal interventions, imprisonment, and political concentration camps and exile. She is currently a Charles H. Revson Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Stephen Chapman
Stephen Chapman is Project Manager of the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab. In previous positions at Harvard, he contributed to building several thematic digital collections for Harvard’s Open Collections Program and served on technical teams that developed shared services for preserving, discovering, and delivering digitized library materials. Stephen has an MLIS from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and an MA in English from Boston University.

Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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