KSL News

RSS Feeds

Subscribe to Kelvin Smith Library's RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to get news and information delivered directly to your desktop!

Blogs | Website Feeds | Digital Case Feeds | Catalog Feeds | How to Use RSS


Title Description
News Blog Feed  rssfeedsimage From the News Blog 
Digital Case Blog Feed  rssfeedsimage From the Digital Case Blog 
Archives Blog Feed XML Button From the Archives Blog
Special Collections Blog Feed  rssfeedsimage From the Special Collections Blog 
Case Stories Blog Feed  rssfeedsimage The CASE Stories project provides a rare look at individuals whose dedication to CWRU helped create our rich legacy of excellence in higher education.
Off the Shelf Blog Feed  rssfeedsimage Off the Shelf is a series of podcast interviews with Case Western Reserve University faculty authors, hosted by librarian William Claspy.


Digital Case Feeds

Below are feeds for Digital Case content.  Go to the RSS Feed Builder page to generate a feed for any collection available.

Title Description
All Content  rssfeedsimage All content contained within Digital Case
Past 30 Days  rssfeedsimage All content deposited in Digital Case inthe past 30 days
Past Year  rssfeedsimage All content deposited in Digital Case in the past year


How To Use RSS


What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources, such as CNN.com, including headlines, summaries, links to full stories.


How do I access RSS?

RSS/News Aggregators (also called Readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download. In fact,, you may have one now and not even know it! Some email clients and internet news readers support RSS directly and there are add-ons or extensions for many internet browsers


How To View KSL RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are viewed using an RSS aggregator. See notes below the list of feeds for more information about what an RSS aggregator is, and where you can get one.

Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs; other services will let you add RSS feeds to a Web page.


RSS/News Aggregators:

An impressive description and listing of news aggregators is available from Wikipedia. The Wikipedia news aggregator list includes both free and commercial programs and online services for all computing platforms.


Subscribe to KSL RSS Feeds

KSL offers an extensive list of information feeds. These feeds are categorized and listed here along with these general instructions. Both the Title and the rssfeedsimage icon for each feed listed below are linked to the feed source.

    • PC Users: RIGHT CLICK the Title or icon that corresponds to the topic that interests you
    • Mac Users: CONTROL CLICK the Title or icon that corresponds to the topic that interest you
  1. Copy the URL/shortcut to your clipboard
  2. Paste the URL into your RSS reader. (See above for more information on RSS programs.)

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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