IEEE has recently released a brand new option for IEEE Xplore digital library subscribers to access their subscription remotely. IEEE Remote Access is now an option for IP authenticated customers to offer roaming access to users who need to access the institutional IEEE Xplore subscription off-site. This feature is now...
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...
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...
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...
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 KSLâs accomplishments under the previous KSL Strategic Plan (2011-2014) upon which the new plan builds, an overview of the knowledge ecosystem...
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....
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.