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The Scholarly Communication Lecture Series (formerly the Digital Library Lecture Series) is presented by Kelvin Smith Library each year on topics related to digital libraries and digital preservation, as well as on research using digital techniques in the humanities and other subject areas. Leading digital library experts and scholars in their fields have been invited to speak at the series.  The lectures are free of charge to the Case Western Reserve University community and to the Ohio academic and library communities, and are generously funded by the Mario M. Morino Fund for the Innovation and Application of Advanced Information Technologies and the David R. Bender Endowment Fund for Library Staff Development.  The 2008/09 series was co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.


mcpherson_website Expanding the Scholarly Imagination:

Experiments in the Digital Humanities

November 6, 2009

Tara McPherson
Associate Professor of New Media, Television and Popular Culture
School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California

drucker3 SpecLab's Experiment:

The Humanist, the Library, and the Digital Future of Cultural Materials and their Interpretation

April 9, 2010

Johanna Drucker
Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies
Department of Information Studies


kathleenwoodward The Intellectual Wealth of Digital Networks

March 20, 2009

Kathleen Woodward
Director, Center for the Humanities
Professor of English
University of Washington

goldstein From Basic Research to Digital Archive

The Tibet Oral History Project

October 31, 2008

Melvyn Goldstein
Co-Director of the Center for Research on Tibet
John Reynold Harkness Professor of Anthropology
Case Western Reserve University

thumb_GermanoDavid0 The Distributed Production and Dissemination of Local Histories in the Digital Era

A Case Study Based upon the Tibetan and Himalayan Library

October 31, 2008

David Germano
Director of the Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Director of the Center for Emerging Research, Scholarship and the Arts
Co-Director of the Tibet Center
Associate Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

New Directions in Digital History thumb_dancohen

November 21st 2008

Dan Cohen
Director of the Center for History & New Media 
Associate Professor
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University 


markkornbluh Digital Libraries and Cyberinfrastructure

November 1st, 2007

Mark Kornbluh
Director of MATRIX, the Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences
Michigan State University

stephenchapman Content and Context in the “Mutable Cloud” 

Selected challenges in presenting and preserving digital collections

September 27th, 2007

Stephen Chapman
Open Collections Program Manager
Harvard University


price From Scholarly Edition to Thematic Research Collection

The Walt Whitman Archive and the Metamorphosis of Humanistic Studies

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Kenneth Price
Co-director, Walt Whitman Archive
Co-director, Center for Digital Research in Humanities
Professor and Hillegass Chair of American Literature
Department of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 


What's an Author to Do?


Google, Digitzations and the Future of Books

November 2nd 2006

Siva Vaidhyanathan
Assistant Professor
Culture & Communication
New York University


ProfCrews Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment

Protecting your rights and using your own work

April 4th, 2006

Kenneth Crews
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law
Professor of Library and Information Science
Director, Copyright Management Center
Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis


david_saltz Virtual Vaudeville

Computer Simulation as a Tool for Research and Preservation in the Arts and Humanities

March 2nd, 2006

David Z. Saltz
Associate Professor
Head of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies
University of Georgia
Founding Director of the Interactive Performance Lab


wittenberg Collaborations in Scholarly Communication

The Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia

November 3rd, 2005

Kate Wittenberg
Director of Electronic Publishing Initiative (EPIC)
Managing Director, Digital Knowledge Ventures
Columbia University


unsworth Digital Publication and Scholarly Communication

September 15th, 2005

John Unsworth
Dean and Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


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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