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March 21, 2014

Current Projects

The following is a list of websites we have created since graduating from CWRU in 2001.

Family Travel at InACents.com - A website helping families save money on the cost of travel. We search out the latest deals to save you and your family on the cost of travel. In addition, we visit all kinds of destinations and attractions, and highlight the pros and cons. We always travel with our children, providing a diverse experience for the user.

CPFoodBlog - After visiting Cedar Point amusement park for years, there was a distinct gap of information when it came to dining with the park. The CP Food Blog highlights all of the eating establishments inside Cedar Point, including menus, prices, photos, locations, tips, and reviews.

Today, the CPFoodBlog has become the leading source for information and news on all Cedar Fair amusement parks including Canada's Wonderland, California's Great America, Carowinds, Cedar Point, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Kings Island, Knott's Berry Farm, Valleyfair, and Worlds of Fun.

We encourage our readers to interact via social media and share their #CedarPointFood pictures.

Glamping in the United States at Glorified Camping - After getting turned onto the luxurious world of upscale camping, also known as glamping, we set out to create a directory of all the available properties within the United States.

Garden and Home Show Directory - After visiting the Cleveland Home & Garden show for years, we wondered what other garden and home shows there were in the area. The problem was we were not able to find one, comprehensive list of all the garden and home shows in the United States and Canada. So GardenandHomeShows.com is a directory, broken up by States, that list all of the current shows around the country.

Our love for Jimmy Buffet and an island lifestyle encouraged us to purchase sites associated with some of Jimmy's songs, including Pascagoula Run and Mermaid in the Night.

We continue to purchase domain names and develop them as time and energy permit. Please consider checking out our sites and adding us to your social media brands.

Interested in creating your own website? Contact us, as we can get you set up.


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January 16, 2019

Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

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Local author, attorney, and historian James Robenalt will discuss the roots of the violent uprisings in Cleveland in 1968 (Hough Riot, Glenville Shootout, etc.) and the political aftermath. Cleveland was a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement and hosted critical speeches by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X (whose “Ballots or Bullets” speech was first delivered here), and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who spoke of the “Mindless Menace of Violence at the City Club.”

Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r450631

This event is co-sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library, the Social Justice Institute, Political Science Department, and the Sociology Department.

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January 16, 2019

The Correct Way to Request a Book Using ILLiad

This is a fairly important matter that has been hinted at here and there throughout this blog, but it is worth emphasizing in its own right...

* First of all, if we already own a circulating copy in the KSL collections (or in those of another CWRU campus library) that is not currently on loan to another user, you should not need to request it on interlibrary loan--check our online catalog first.

* If you cannot find a local copy in any of the university libraries, please check OhioLINK (and SearchOhio) for available copies that you can have retrieved directly from an academic (or public) library within the State of Ohio.

* Failing these first two prerequisites, you can then proceed to requesting the title using your ILLiad account.

* Select the "Book" form from the "New Request" section of your Main Menu during your logon session, fill in at least all of the "required" fields and submit your request.

* Music scores and complete conference proceedings should also be requested using the "Book" form--as these are normally published items, they can be cited in the same way as ordinary books.

* Alternatively, you may select "Report", "Thesis" or "Other (Misc. Loan)", if any of those forms more specifically apply to the (usually unpublished) item type you may require.

What NOT to do...

* By all means, never, ever use the "Book Chapter" form to sequentially request each and every individual chapter within a single book, or even a sizeable portion of the entire item in question--this is a gross and blatant violation of Copyright Law, even if the book happens to be fairly old.

* When using the "Book Chapter" form, please keep in mind that the rule on copying portions of many books stipulates a maximum of 15% of the total page length of the entire item; this limit should not be exceeded, even accounting for multiple request submissions from the same title.

* The "Conference Paper" form is intended specifically for research papers presented at conferences, meetings, symposia, etc., and should not be used to request entire published proceedings.

* Do not use the "Other (Misc. Loan)" form to request anything other than loans of special items (such as audio-visual media, microfilms, journal issues and volumes, etc.) or to request journal or newspaper articles (for which you should instead use the "Journal Article" form).

Well, that about covers all I wanted to say this time around. As always, hope this has been helpful.

Questions about ILLiad or interlibrary loan? Contact Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or e-mail us at smithill@case.edu.

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January 10, 2019

A More Robust Kelvin Smith Library Search Engine

Search Kelvin Smith Library’s collections for your next project. At the top right corner of the library’s main page we have implemented a stronger more robust search engine that will search across CWRU libraries their books, journals, newspapers, and other holdings.

Use the “Search the library collections” box in the upper right corner of the library.case.edu website, or access the search page directly by using this exact URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s8481523&profile=eds&groupid=main

Have questions or problems to report? Contact Shelby Stuart, sxs1827@case.edu

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January 10, 2019

OpenAthens Will Replace VPN for All Off-Campus Access

Your access to library databases and resources on and off-campus has just gotten easier. Very soon, OpenAthens will replace VPN for all off-campus access. OpenAthens is the library’s new authentication system. It will require no action other than signing in with the network ID and password when prompted.


For more information, contact Shelby Stuart, sxs1827@case.edu

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January 10, 2019

New Safari Books Online Platform

Kelvin Smith Library’s new Safari Books Online platform is now live. The new platform offers more content and greater functionality, including:
- No user limits. You will no longer be turned away when others are using the same item.
- 40,000 new books and videos
- Mobile app (https://www.oreilly.com/online-learning/apps.html)

Access to the library's electronic resources can be found at: https://researchguides.case.edu/databases

Questions? http://library.case.edu/ksl/ask

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July 25, 2018

Helpful Links Now in Your ILLiad Menu

In our eagerness to aid you with using interlibrary loan services, or to guide you toward alternate strategies that offer more expedient access to research materials, we have furnished our ILLiad workspace with several convenient directional links.

When you log into your account, you will notice the left-hand column with the header "Main Menu", which is ever-present in your main page and in all other request form and display table pages that are part of the regular ILLiad site. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will see a section of options, labelled "Resources".

Some of these links will be familiar, such as our own online catalog, OhioLINK, electronic journals and research databases. The three most recently added to the list are the following:

* Summon -- This portal is designed to explore through numerous databases accessible in our library's vast pool of resources, all in a single sweep. It is also customizable to your preferred search strategy, along various parameters. Summon is also accessible directly on the Kelvin Smith Library main website page. *Please see "NEWS FLASH!" update, below.

* Google Scholar -- This popular search engine is particularly useful for verifying article citations, and for determining open access in conjunction with browser extensions available from Open Access Button, Unpaywall and the like. For more information on how this can work together with (or in lieu of) interlibrary loan, please see my blog entry from September 26, 2017.

* Open Access Button -- One of many recommended new applications that work with your browser to assist in locating articles legally available, free of charge. It can help to find one or more versions of an article along the publication process--sometimes even the final published edition. It can also contact authors to place a research request on your behalf, if no version of an article is yet available.

Although it is not currently included in the menu (in the interest of space constraints), we also suggest you check out the more sophisticated OASheet, from the folks at Open Access Button. This version is capable of locating possible open access versions and then sending a list of the repository links directly to your e-mail address.

Another resource of possible interest, but not currently in the ILLiad menu is the HathiTrust site, which can also be found in our list of Research Databases. This cooperative offers access to digitized versions of books, monographs and other various publications, available from numerous collections worldwide--all in one place.

Just another note--all the external links appearing in the ILLiad Main Menu "Resources" section are set to open up in a new tab or window, depending on your browser specifications.

If this has been of any help, then I've succeeded in my mission. Good luck with your research!

Got questions for Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff? Contact us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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January 01, 2019

Online Courses to Take in the New Year

Originally posted on OpenCourser

With each new year is a chance to start fresh. Whether you believe in new year resolutions, now’s the time try new habits, explore new ideas, and set new goals and aspirations.

One way to push on these fronts is to learn something new. You might even develop skills and knowledge that can help with your career.

Learn with online courses to achieve results

Online courses are a great way to learn from because:

  • Most present information in a way that’s easy to absorb
  • You get to learn from acclaimed instructors who hail from top institutions
  • They’re designed to help you develop skills and knowledge that you can use

These courses are modeled after traditional classes, but are far more innovative, bringing in technology to keep learners engaged. They’re also flexible, so if you come upon a course that turns out to be a snoozefest or one that’s too difficult, there’s nothing preventing you from finding a new course.

One last note: most courses let you take parts of them for free, so you can learn from them even if they list a price. You only pay if you want a chance to earn a certificate or if you want to access content that’s behind a paywall.

So what will you learn?

As we round the corner into 2019, there’s no shortage of things to learn from online courses.

In the past year, we steadily added new online courses. Today, you’ll find 15,000+ courses in our catalog. 

Put into perspective, you’d need to spend 90 years to finish them all if you made taking courses a full-time job. You won’t be bored either. These courses span thousands of different topics, so you’ll never run out of new material. They also cover a gamut of rigor and difficulty, from gentle intros to highly specialized courses aimed at post-grads.

All of this means you’re free to explore and learn whatever you want to your heart’s content!

Take the first step

If you already have something in mind you’d like to learn, try plugging it into the search bar above. You can also browse for courses by subject.

Don’t know what you want to learn yet? Don’t know where to start looking? Fret not. We’ve put together a curated list of courses that anyone can enjoy. You’ll find those in the next section of this article.

Finally, if you like a course, don’t forget to hit the “heart” button, which adds a course to your list of saved courses. You can always refer back to this list once you’re done browsing.

Our Picks

The courses we’ve chosen below cover a broad range of interests. Most are either at the introductory level or start with the basics and quickly ramp up. None have prerequisites, meaning you don’t need past knowledge to take them. Have a course you’d like to suggest? Shoot us a message via our contact page with the subject “CourseRec”.

Arts & Humanities

  1. Hollywood: History, Industry, Art from University of Pennsylvania, PennX
  2. Modern Art & Ideas from The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech
  3. The Writing Process from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX, BerkeleyX
  4. The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture from The Smithsonian Institution, SmithsonianX
  5. Masterpieces of World Literature from Harvard University, HarvardX
  6. Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature from Harvard University, HarvardX
  7. A Global History of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MITx

Business & Economics

  1. The Iterative Innovation Process from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MITx
  2. Financial Markets from Yale University
  3. Design Thinking for Innovation from University of Virginia
  4. Foundations of Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania
  5. Game Theory from Stanford University, The University of British Columbia
  6. Effective Business Writing from Berkeley, UC BerkeleyX, BerkeleyX
  7. Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence from Case Western Reserve University

Foreign Languages

  1. Learn Mandarin Chinese from Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  2. Learn Basic Spanish Vocabulary from University of California, Davis
  3. Online Japanese Beginner Course (All 12 lessons) from Udemy

Health & Wellbeing

  1. The Science of Well-Being from Yale University
  2. Introduction to Psychology from University of Toronto
  3. Stanford Introduction to Food and Health from Stanford University
  4. Child Nutrition and Cooking from Stanford University
  5. Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease from Trinity College Dublin
  6. Science of Exercise from University of Colorado Boulder
  7. De-Mystifying Mindfulness from Universiteit Leiden
  8. How to Save a Life: CPR, AED and First Aid from The Disque Foundation
  9. CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course from Udemy
  10. The Science of Happiness from Berkeley, BerkeleyX
  11. Food for Thought from McGillX

Personal Development

  1. Career Success from University of California, Irvine
  2. Becoming a Successful Job Hunter from LinkedIn Learning
  3. Dynamic Public Speaking from University of Washington

Programming

  1. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Programming from Udemy
  2. Beginning Python from Treehouse

Science & Engineering

  1. Super-Earths and Life from Harvard University, HarvardX
  2. Antarctica: From Geology to Human History from Victoria University of Wellington, VictoriaX
  3. Structural Materials: Selection and Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MITx
  4. Electric Cars: Introduction from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), DelftX
  5. Animal Behaviour from The University of Melbourne
  6. Animal Behaviour and Welfare from The University of Edinburgh
  7. The Truth About Cats and Dogs from The University of Edinburgh
  8. The Science of Gastronomy from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  9. Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 1) from Harvard University, HarvardX
  10. Discovering Science: Chemical Products from University of Leeds
  11. Introduction to Algae from University of California San Diego

Social Sciences

  1. Justice from Harvard University, HarvardX
  2. Social Learning for Social Impact from McGill
  3. The Science and Politics of the GMO from Cornell University, CornellX
  4. Forests and Livelihoods in Developing Countries from University of British Columbia
  5. The Challenges of Global Poverty from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MITx
  6. Introduction to Sustainability from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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December 21, 2018

School of Medicine Mini-History

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the School of Medicine we have compiled this mini-history. A published history of the School was written for the Centennial in 1943. This mini-history just highlights a few aspects of the School’s 175 year history. The University Archives holds over 860 linear feet of records of the School. Two histories and many articles have been published about the School.

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School of Medicine Harland Goff Wood Building

The School of Medicine was established in 1843 as the Cleveland Medical College. As early as 1834-1835, WRC trustees had considered establishing a medical school.

Names
1843 - Cleveland Medical College
1844 - Cleveland Medical College renamed Medical Department of Western Reserve College (WRC)
1881 - Medical Department of WRC renamed Medical Department of Western Reserve University (WRU)
1913 - Medical Department of WRU renamed the School of Medicine of WRU

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Portrait of Jared Potter Kirtland

Deans
1843-3/1844 and 2/1861-5/1873 - John Lang Cassels
3/1844-2/1846 and 10/1846-2/1861 - John Delamater
2/1846-10/1846 - Jared Potter Kirtland
5/1873-7/1881 - John Bennitt
7/1881-3/1883 - William Johnston Scott
3/1883-9/1893 - Gustav Carl Erich Weber
9/1893-5/1895 - Isaac Newton Himes
5/1895-6/1900 - Hunter Holmes Powell
6/1900-1912 - Benjamin Love Milliken
1912-11/1928 - Carl August Hamann
11/1928-7/1944 - Torald Hermann Sollman
4/1945-8/1959 - Joseph Treloar Wearn
9/1959-8/1966 - Douglas Danford Bond
9/1966-6/1980 - Frederick Chapman Robbins
7/1980-7/1989 - Richard E. Behrman
8/1989-7/1990 - Howard S. Sudak, Acting Dean
7/1990-8/1995 - Neil S. Cherniack
9/1995-6/2002 - Nathan Berger (Interim Dean 9/1995-8/1996)
7/2002-3/2003 - Jerold Goldberg, Acting Dean
4/2003-9/2006 - Ralph I. Horwitz
9/2006-6/2020 - Pamela Bowes Davis (Interim Dean 9/2006-9/2007)

Buildings
While WRC was located in Hudson, Ohio, the Medicial Department was located in downtown Cleveland. The School moved to University Circle in 1924. It was part of the new medical campus which included the new Medical School building (now called the Wood Building), Animal House, Institute of Pathology and University Hospitals' buildings: Lakeside Hospital, Hanna Pavilion, Nurses’ Dormitories (Robb, Mather, Lowman, Harvey). A new Power House was built to service the Medical School buildings and University Hospitals. The dedication of the new Medical School building was in conjunction with the inauguration of Robert E. Vinson as President of Western Reserve University.

1843-1846 rented quarters in the Mechanics Block, southeast corner of Ontario and Prospects streets
1846-1885 Medical School, southeast corner of East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue
1887-1924 Medical School, southeast corner of East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue (same site as previous)
1898-1924 Physiological Laboratory, next to main Medical School building at East 9th and St. Clair Avenue
1908-1924 H. K. Cushing Laboratory, East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue
1924-current use: Harland Goff Wood Building
1924-1943?: Animal House, behind Wood Building
1929-current use: Institute of Pathology
1930-?: Animal House, between Wood Building and first Animal House
1962-current use: Joseph Treloar Wearn Laboratory for Medical Research
1971-current use: Frederick C. Robbins Building (East Wing)
1971-current use: Lester M. and Ruth P. Sears Administration Tower
1993-current use: Richard F. Celeste Biomedical Research Building
2003-current use: Harland Goff Wood Building Research Tower (addition to Wood Building)
Coming in 2019: Health Education Campus

Affiliations
The School has had affiliations with numerous hospitals over the years including: MetroHealth Hospitals System (City Hospital, County Hospital, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Sunny Acres, Highland View Hospital), Mt. Sinai Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland (including Lakeside Hospital, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, MacDonald Hospital, Hanna House, Hanna Pavilion), Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Early Education (taken from Significant Dates in the History of the School of Medicine, Western Reserve University by Frederick C. Waite)
The first classes began 11/1/1843. This first session was 16 weeks. In 1846 two sessions of 16 weeks each was required.

In 1888 graded courses of three years was mandatory. “Required individual laboratory work in Physiology established, the first in the west, and probably the first in the United States.”

In 1895 the optional four year courses established. The first four year class graduated in 1899 (5 men).

In 1901 entrance requirement of three years work in a college of arts and sciences became effective.

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Students celebrate at Match Day, 1987

Much has been written about the 1952 Medical School curriculum revision which was widely adopted by other medical schools. For more information you can read the Greer Williams book, Western Reserve’s Experiment in Medical Education and Its Outcome. This curriculum has been revised over time and in 2006 the School introduced the Western Reserve 2 (WR2) Curriculum.

The School of Medicine entered into an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2002 to form the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU. This 5-year program trains physician investigators. The first class graduated in 2009.

Absorbed Schools
In 1910 the School absorbed the Medical Department of Ohio Wesleyan University (also known as the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons). The Medical Department of Ohio Wesleyan (1896-1910) was the successor school of several rival Cleveland-based medical schools, including the Charity Hospital Medical College (1865-1869) and the Medical Department of the University of Wooster (1869-1896).

Alumni
Alumni of the School of Medicine have taken their knowledge around the world and served in a number of capacities beyond their role as physicians. Such roles include missionaries, educators, researchers, military, and government service (such as Surgeon General and head of Centers for Disease Control).

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Professor J. J. MacLeod with students, ca. 1910

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December 21, 2018

KSL Holiday Hours

We have adjusted hours this winter break with the regular 24/7 overnight access schedule returning Monday, January 14, 2019.

Friday, December 21
: Open 8am - 5pm

Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED

Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4
: Open 8am - 5pm

Saturday, January 5 - Sunday, January 6
: CLOSED

Monday, January 7 - Friday, January 11
: Open 8am - 5pm

Saturday, January 12: CLOSED

Sunday, January 13: Open 12pm - 8pm
Closes at 8pm. NO overnight services

Monday, January 14: Return to Regular Semester schedule. Opens 8am

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December 11, 2018

KSL Holiday Closure & ILL Services II

Once again, Case Western Reserve University (including Kelvin Smith Library and all other campus library locations) will be closed for business over the holiday break. This time around, the closure will extend from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Please pardon me for essentially recycling the content of my blog entry from December 12, 2017 with necessary adjustments, for the sake of efficiency.

Again, you may wonder, how will this impact interlibrary loan services and your use of the KSL ILLiad system during this period? As before, until we resume regular library services on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 you can expect the following under these circumstances--

There will be...

* No processing of newly submitted loan or copy requests.
* No processing of renewal requests.
* No processing of electronic deliveries requiring staff mediation; those supplied by trusted senders will still be sent through automatically.
* No staff re-submission of requests for electronic deliveries where incorrect or incomplete articles have been unintentionally supplied by trusted senders.
* No manual courtesy e-mail notifications (e.g., pick-up reminders and blocked account notices); automated e-mails (overdues, electronic deliveries) will still be sent out.
* No receipt processing of pending ILL book loans and no sending of loan pickup notifications.
* No real-time check-in of returned ILL books left in the outdoor book-drop, and no suspension of automated overdue e-mail notifications -- so you may still receive notices, even though you have "physically" returned the items.
* No unblocking of accounts having loans two weeks or more past due, until items are checked in after the closure.
* No scanning and electronic delivery of articles from internal collections for special status users.
* No replies from ILL staff to e-mail or phone inquiries.

In summary, nothing can or will take place that requires ILL library staff to be present and on duty at KSL.

We will resume processing accumulated new requests and other transactions in intermediate process statuses, as well as responding to e-mail or voicemail inquiries, beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019, in the order in which they were received and as time and available staffing permit.

To make the best of this situation, we recommend that by Friday, December 21, 2018 (well before 5:00 PM) you plan to...

* Pick up any loans still being held at the KSL Service Center, especially if the due date falls within the library closure period.
* Return any loans with a due date falling within the closure period, especially if they cannot be renewed.

...And even further in advance, please plan to...

* Submit new copy requests at least two days before the closure period, to increase the chances of receiving electronic deliveries in timely fashion; otherwise, new requests may not get processed or filled until after the closure.
* Request renewals (where eligible) for any current loans at least two days before the library closure; if this is still more than five days prior to the original due date, you may need to contact ILL staff by phone or e-mail (before December 20, 2018) to have this done manually.
* Submit new loan requests, especially if you have just returned a copy previously borrowed which cannot be renewed but will be needed again in the immediate future.

Also, remember that most of our supplier libraries are also on break during roughly the same time, and may not be processing ILL requests or shipping out items during this heavy volume period for the postal system and commercial couriers. This is especially relevant with regard to borrowing theses and dissertations from other academic libraries. They, likewise, are often non-suppliers while their affiliated granting institutions are closed between academic sessions, and are usually the sole holdings for a particular thesis or dissertation title. Therefore, processing of some thesis requests may need to be delayed even later than January 2, 2019.

If you have forgotten your ILLiad password, please use the "Forgot Password?" feature on the main logon page. ILL staff will not be available to change your password manually during the closure period.

Our best advice -- simply enjoy your time off, and wait until the new year to start using ILLiad services once again. As always, we hope this is helpful.

Here's wishing you all a safe and pleasant holiday break, and a productive return for the coming Spring 2019 Semester.

Got questions about interlibrary loan? Contact Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or e-mail us at smithill@case.edu.

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December 13, 2018

Now Accepting Submissions for KSL Book Collecting Contest

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Do you collect books or manuscripts or other materials found in libraries? What does the collection say about you? If you have a collection of 10+ books/materials that share a unifying theme, enter Kelvin Smith Library’s Book Collecting contest for your chance to win $1000!

Participants need to submit a 500-1500 word essay describing the theme of their collection along with an annotated bibliography of their books to be considered for one of the following prizes:

1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Check out the contest page for more information: https://researchguides.case.edu/book-collecting

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December 12, 2017

KSL Holiday Closure & ILL Services

As you may have already heard, the university (and subsequently the Kelvin Smith Library) with be closed for business from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. So, you may ask, how will this affect interlibrary loan services and your use of the KSL ILLiad system during this period? Well, until we resume regular library services on January 2, 2018, here's what you can expect under the circumstances--

There will be...

* No processing of newly submitted loan or copy requests.
* No processing of renewal requests.
* No processing of electronic deliveries requiring staff mediation; those supplied by trusted senders will still be sent through automatically.
* No staff re-submission of requests for electronic deliveries where incorrect or incomplete articles have been unintentionally supplied by trusted senders.
* No manual courtesy e-mail notifications (e.g., pick-up reminders and blocked account notices); automated e-mails (overdues, electronic deliveries) will still be sent out.
* No receipt processing of pending ILL book loans and no sending of loan pickup notifications.
* No real-time check in of returned ILL books left in the outdoor book-drop, and no suspension of automated overdue e-mail notifications -- so you may still receive notices, even though you "physically" returned the items.
* No unblocking of accounts having loans two weeks or more past due, until items are checked in after the closure.
* No scanning and electronic delivery of articles from internal collections for special status users.
* No replies from ILL staff to e-mail or phone inquiries.

In summary, nothing can or will take place that requires ILL library staff to be present and on duty at KSL.

We will resume processing accumulated new requests and other transactions in intermediate process statuses, as well as responding to e-mail or voicemail inquiries, beginning January 2, 2018, in the order they were received and as time and available staffing permit.

To make the best of this situation, we recommend that by Friday, December 22, 2018 (well before 5:00 PM) you plan to...

* Pick up any loans still being held at the KSL Service Center, especially if the due date falls within the library closure period.
* Return any loans with a due date falling within the closure period, especially if they cannot be renewed.

...And even further in advance, please plan to...

* Submit new copy requests at least two days before the closure period, to increase the chances of receiving electronic deliveries in timely fashion; otherwise, new requests may not get processed or filled until after the closure.
* Request renewals (where eligible) for any current loans at least two days before the library closure; if this is still more than five days prior to the original due date, you may need to contact ILL staff by phone or e-mail (before December 22) to have this done manually.
* Submit new loan requests, especially if you have just returned a copy previously borrowed which cannot be renewed but will be needed again in the immediate future.

Also, remember that most of our supplier libraries are also on break, and may not be processing ILL requests or shipping out items during this heavy volume period for the postal system and commercial couriers. This is especially relevant with regard to borrowing theses and dissertations from other academic libraries. They, likewise, are often non-suppliers while the affiliated granting institutions are closed between sessions, and are usually the sole holdings for a particular thesis or dissertation title.

If you have forgotten your ILLiad password, please use the "Forgot Password?" feature on the main logon page. ILL staff will not be available to change your password manually during the closure period.

Our best advice -- simply enjoy your time off, and wait until the new year to start using ILLiad services once again. As always, we hope this is helpful.

Here's wishing you all a safe and pleasant holiday break, and a productive return for the coming Spring 2018 Semester.

Got questions about interlibrary loan? Contact Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or e-mail us at smithill@case.edu.

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November 29, 2018

Trivia Night at the Library

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It's the last KSL Game Night of the semester! This time we're finishing the semester with a game of trivia. Each member of the winning team will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you don’t have a team (up to 6) no worries ... we’ll match you up with other trivia pros when you arrive OR you can play solo! For those who don't want to participate in Trivia Night, the usual board games will be put out in the Dampeer Room (KSL 2nd floor).

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Classroom 215 on the 2nd floor
Time: 7pm Registration

Register your spot on the CampusGroups Events Page: http://cglink.me/r399852

Questions? Please contact Kelvin Smith Library administration at KSL-mail@case.edu or at 216-368-2992.

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November 26, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library to Discontinue RefWorks

After careful consideration, the Kelvin Smith Library has made the decision to discontinue campus-wide institutional subscription to the RefWorks citation management tool. RefWorks user account activity has declined steadily in the past several years, with a 50% drop in active users in just the past two years. Given the high cost-per-usage, RefWorks no longer represents a sustainable, cost-effective investment in the Library’s support of CWRU’s teaching, learning and research activities.

All CWRU RefWorks accounts will be closed on December 31, 2018. Data in these accounts will not be available after this date. All RefWorks citation data from CWRU user accounts must be backed up and/or transitioned to another citation management application before December 31st.

KSL is prepared to provide full support for all CWRU RefWorks users needing to extract and secure their Refworks data, and transition to a new citation manager. Other citation management applications are readily available (some for free) with very comparable functionality. Going forward, KSL will provide user support for three of these applications - Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote.

Please see the online guide (https://researchguides.case.edu/citation-management) for comparisons of these applications, as well as procedural details for the citation data backup/transfer process. The citation data backup and transfer processes are relatively quick and easy, and KSL staff will be on hand to help RefWorks users complete this process.

Inquiries, questions and consultation requests can be directed to any of the following KSL staff members:

Mark Eddy (Zotero): mark.eddy@case.edu | 216-368-5457
Schedule an appointment: https://case.libcal.com/appointments/markeddy

Daniela Solomon (EndNote): Daniela.Solomon@case.edu | 216-368-8790
Schedule an appointment: https://case.libcal.com/appointments/daniela

Yuening Zhang (Mendeley): yxz508@cae.edu | 216-368 5310
Schedule an appointment: https://case.libcal.com/appointments/yuening

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November 13, 2018

A Few Words About Password Complexity & Your ILLiad Account

It has been common logic for some time that security is an important issue with regard to one's internet activities, and as such it has been considered standard procedure to expect users to regularly manage passwords to their online service sites. Although a case could be made to apply this reasoning to library services (such as interlibrary loan and document delivery) as well, we have never made it a crucial point to enforce any standards when creating, changing or re-setting your ILLiad password.

We have always encouraged using secure character strings, but have never made any particular requirements mandatory. We do, however, highly recommend (on a purely voluntary basis) the following oft-repeated suggestions...

* 8 to 13 characters in length.
* Include at least one each of the following: uppercase letter, lowercase letter, numeral, non-alphanumeric character (such as "#", "$", "%", "&", "?").
* Avoid using words or names in English or any other language.

For those of you "free spirits" who still insist on using names or regular words, here are some suggestions on how to disguise or camouflage them in practice...

* A name like "Mary Jane" could instead become "m@Ry|&n3".
* Words like "violin bows" could be re-cast as ">i0LjnBo3$".

These examples actually fulfil the three guidelines above, as well. Now that I've put them out there, I recommend of course that you make up your own.

It has also been suggested that you can use "sentence" strings, of the sort which you alone might conceive (and remember more easily), such as "mycatisblue". In fact, using this character string backwards, as "eulbsitacym", might work even better if you're so inclined. An argument for this kind of thinking is put forth in the following somewhat dated article: Do Sentences Make Better Passwords? Have a look, and judge for yourself.

As for passwords you definitely shouldn't use, here are a few: "1234", "abcd", "ill" (especially not for your ILLiad account).

You may also be aware that CWRU UTech currently provides its own Password Security Page, to assist you with your own campus network account use. This also serves as a good source for further advice and recommendations on passwords in general, and certainly would be relevant for ILLiad or any other online service site which you may use. Keep in mind that the location of this page is subject to change at any time--I assume no responsibility for the stability of this link.

Please be apprised that in an upcoming version of ILLiad, you will be required to update your password upon entering your login session. At the point when this upgrade has officially been put in place, you will be directed to the "Change Password" form in your account rather than to your main page. You will then need to enter your current password as well as a new password (twice), before proceeding any further.

You will not need to be concerned about any password security requirements, but you will on the other hand not be able to re-use any previous passwords either. From then on you will be prompted in the same way to change your password periodically, after a number of days yet to be determined--most likely every 180 days.

As always, we hope this is helpful, and prepares you for what is to come in the near future.

Questions or concerns about ILL or ILLiad? Please feel free to contact the ILL staff at KSL by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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November 09, 2018

Armistice Day: Commemorating the Centennial of the End of World War I

This weekend the world commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I. The “Great War” ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (11/11/1918). We would like to take this opportunity to remember the service of university personnel during the war.

Both Western Reserve University (WRU) and Case School of Applied Science (CSAS) established Student Army Training corps units on campus. In addition to the SATC unit, over 1,000 men and women from WRU - faculty, staff, trustees, alumni - served the war effort in some capacity: from trustee Newton D. Baker who was U.S. Secretary of War, to Winifred Campbell, College for Women graduate, who served as a nurse at Base Hospital No. 31 in France, to Harland L. Sherman, Adelbert College class of 1916, who was a communication officer in France, to Dr. George W. Crile, Medical School faculty member, who headed Base Hospital No. 4 - the Lakeside Unit in France. The university published a War Service Roster summarizing the service of men and women of WRU.

CSAS also published a War Service Record. This publication summarized the war-related activities of the academic departments, such as the school for Marine Engineers conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department for the U. S. Shipping Board. This program trained 319 operating engineers for service in the Merchant Marine. The publication also recorded the civilian and military service of over 600 faculty members, alumni, students, and faculty. For instance, Professor Dayton C. Miller served the Scientific Commission of National Research Council and the Army Ordnance Department while Jerold Henry Zak, class of 1913, served in the U. S. Army Ambulance Service.

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After the war, WRU held a service 6/8/1919 in honor of those university members who died in service during the war. On 11/11/1921 a program was held in Amasa Stone Chapel to dedicate a memorial tablet honoring the deceased. This tablet still hangs in the chapel. Those honored include: Robert Dickson Lane, William Benjamin Crow, Paul Frederick William Schwan, Orville Russell Watterson, Ellory Justin Stetson, Pontius Gothard Cook, Harold Sharp Layton, Charles Scott Woods, William Walter Burk, Henry Burt Herrick, Allen James Excell, Charles Shiveley Brokaw, Joseph Charles Monnier, Renselear Russell Hall, George Albert Roe, Walter Hay Akers, Fred Carl Rosenau.

CSAS installed a tablet in honor of those faculty, alumni, and students who served with the armed forces during the war, 1914-1918. Over 600 names were listed. Those who died were indicated with a star. This tablet was dedicated at commencement on 5/26/1921. Newton D. Baker gave the commencement address, War and the College Man. The tablet was originally displayed for commencement and then installed on the first floor of the Case Main Building.


Records concerning Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science during World War I are available for use in the Archives.

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November 05, 2018

Elsevier Showcase at Kelvin Smith Library

Elsevier will help you support breakthrough research and serendipitous moments of discovery, keeping you a step ahead:

- Monitoring and analyzing the world’s research output.
- Publishing content that reflects the most pressing needs of the research community.
- Moving research forward by inspiring new ideas for investigation.
- Explore unfamiliar subject matter, branch into related disciplines and test novel theories— giving rise to those serendipitous moments of discovery that are often key turning points in research.

eBooks Overview | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Kelvin Smith Library LL06 B/C | http://cglink.me/r437411

Knovel | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Kelvin Smith Library LL06 B/C | http://cglink.me/r437414

How to Get Published | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | White 411 | http://cglink.me/r437385

Scopus Upgrades | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Kelvin Smith Library LL06 B/C | http://cglink.me/r437415

How to Get Published
| 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Kelvin Smith Library LL06 B/C | http://cglink.me/r437389


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December 20, 2012

ILLiad Login vs. Single Sign-On

Just a reminder that your ILLiad Login is not the same as your CWRU Single Sign-On. When you set up a user account in Kelvin Smith Library's ILLiad system (or that of your respective service point library system), you create your own UserName and Password at that time. If you so choose, these can be the same as the CWRU Network ID Initials (e.g., 'abc12'), and the password you normally use when logging in with it. For the sake of uniformity, we recommend that you do use your Network ID also as your ILLiad UserName (unless another registrant has somehow already claimed the same character string for that purpose). However, for security reasons we suggest you use a different password, as you would with any other various site with which you have registered.

The university UTech staff have provided a Password Help page (also linked to the Single Sign-on page), which offers suggestions on properly creating a secure password string. We recommend you refer to it for creating your ILLiad password as well. You are certainly free to use the same password in both the CWRU network and ILLiad, if you so choose, but in that case, remember to change your password regularly. Keep in mind, then, that whenever you change your network password it does not automatically change your ILLiad password simultaneously. You will need to log into your ILLiad account separately and select the 'Change Password' option under the 'Tools' section of your 'Main Menu' to do this.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your ILLiad login or password, please contact us by phone at (216) 368-3517 or (216) 368-3463, or e-mail us at smithill@case.edu.

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February 22, 2011

Your ILLiad Password

It's usually considered a given that password security be regarded as a high-level concern. Naturally, you would be wise to heed such general advice as not sharing your password with others, or not creating one from a character sequence so obvious that it could be easily compromised. Here are just a few words on the subject of password management as it applies to your ILLiad account...

When you first encounter the KSL ILLiad Login Page, you will need to click on the 'First Time Users' link in order to submit your initial user profile. As a required element in setting up your account, you will create a unique password for all your future login sessions. It would be in your best interest to construct one that is secure and robust. It is entirely up to you if you prefer to use the same character sequence as you use for logging into your other accounts (e.g., your CWRU Network ID login), but this is not necessarily the recommended practice. Although it may be somewhat taxing to one's memory, it has in general been considered better to use a different user ID and password in different contexts whenever possible. In any case, we suggest you consult the CASE Password Security Page for recommendations on choosing your password. (You may need to click on a re-direct link at this page, as our IT department has been re-designing its site.)

Whenever you wish to create a new password for access to your ILLiad account (which is recommended you do periodically), you would log in and select the Change Password option in your ILLiad Main Menu under the 'Tools' section. You will need to re-enter your current password once again and your intended new password twice. If you successfully change your password, you will receive a confirmation message, but if you make a mistake you will get an error message and will need to try again.

There are a couple of options in case you may have forgotten your ILLiad password. On the KSL ILLiad Login Page, you can click on the Forgot Password? option. You will be required to enter your ILLiad 'Username', and then an e-mail message will be sent to the address which you had previously specified in your user information profile. The notice will contain a link to a form into which you will need to enter your new password twice. Again, if you make a mistake you will receive an error message, but if you correctly change your password you will be automatically logged into a new ILLiad session.

The Forgot Password? feature of ILLiad is available around the clock, 7 days a week, but if you experience any difficulties using this function, you will need to contact the KSL ILL staff to re-set your password or provide any other assistance. Please keep in mind that we cannot tell you what your current password is, as it is encrypted and is not visible to us in its plain, unencrypted form. We can only reset it to a default value (e.g., 'ill', for security purposes), and then you can change it upon your next login session (by selecting Change Password, as described above). To do so, please contact us at (216) 368-3517 or (216) 368-3463 (M-F, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM), or at: smithill@case.edu.

Additional details are available in our Customer Help and FAQ pages. We hope this advice will help you better assist you with your ILLiad password usage, so that you can enjoy greater security with your interlibrary loan by better protecting access to your account.

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October 24, 2018

ILLiad Delivered PDF's & Your Browser

We have recently been faced with a rash of inquiries from our users regarding uncertainties about saving electronically delivered files. Since the ILLiad site is interfaced through a variety of internet applications, whose functional elements frame its pages, their idiosyncratic features are often attributed to ILLiad rather than to the browsers themselves.

In the past, I touched very briefly on this in my entry for November 20, 2012. I will now give a more detailed and up-to-date clarification, to help exonerate the ILLiad system in its role in the electronic delivery process -- specifically concerning its interaction with the most popular browsers currently in use.

When you log into your ILLiad account with the purpose of retrieving your electronic files, you click on the "Electronically Received Articles" link from your Main Menu. If you currently have any PDFs available, you would select them from the table that appears listing them by their corresponding transaction numbers.

At this point you will attempt to view a file by opening a transaction record from the table list, and then clicking on View PDF at the top of the page that is displayed.

Alternatively you may select PDF.jpg View directly from the corresponding transaction line in the table. At that point, a number of different things may happen based on the web browser you are using. It is also usually assumed that your browser is set to work in tandem with some version of the Adobe Acrobat PDF viewer. I will now consider how ILLiad interacts with each of them. The results of several viewing attempts appear below, followed by a brief discussion on how to capture and save the file.


* Internet Explorer --

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In this recent version of Internet Explorer, you will click on the "disk" disk.jpg icon in the bottom area of the display window. (You may first need to hover your cursor there to reveal the row of options.) The PDF will then appear in a window where the file will be named "illiad.dll.pdf" by default. We especially recommend that you rename it first before saving it into the same folder location with other files also downloaded from ILLiad, so that you avoid accidentally overwriting one with another.


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In this recent default version of the browser, click on the "disk" disk.jpg icon that appears in the upper right corner. (You may need to click near the top of the window to reveal the toolbar first.) The PDF will appear in a window where the file will be named "untitled.pdf" by default. Here again, we recommend that you rename it first before saving it into the same folder location with other files, to avoid inadvertently overwriting any of them.


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In this older version of the browser, again click on the "disk" disk.jpg icon in the bottom area of the display window. (You may need to hover your cursor there to reveal the options, as well.) The PDF will similarly appear in a window where the file will be named "illiad.pdf" by default. Once again, we suggest that you rename it first before saving it into the same folder with other files, to avoid unintentionally overwriting any of them.


* Microsoft Edge --

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In this successor to Internet Explorer, you will again click on the "disk" disk.jpg icon appearing in the upper right corner. (Here you may also need to click near the top of the window to reveal the toolbar.) The PDF will also appear in a window with file named "untitled.pdf" by default. Once again, we recommend renaming it before saving it to prevent accidentally overwriting other files in the same location.


* Mozilla Firefox --

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Imagine your consternation when you are greeted with this result. Unfortunately, this browser uses its own viewer as a default, and as you can see it presents the error message "This PDF document might not be displayed correctly." in this context. (Needless to say, this is not a shortcoming on the part of ILLiad.) You can then click on the "Open With Different Viewer" button, and you will be prompted to select an application (most likely Adobe Acrobat) with which you can then properly open the file.

You can also simply opt to click directly on the "download" download.jpg icon from the upper right corner of the window, and then open and save the file without first viewing it within the ILLiad page. The PDF should open up in a window where the file will be named by the corresponding ILLiad TN, in this case "345614.pdf" -- of course there is no need to rename it before placing it into your folder location with other files.

If you wish to avoid these complications altogether, you can simply change a setting in your browser. Go to the "menu" menu.jpg icon in the upper right corner of your main window and click on it to reveal the drop-down. Select "Options" and then scroll down to "Applications". At "Portable Document Format (PDF)" go to the setting "Preview in Firefox" (under the "Actions" column) and open the drop-down. Select "Use Adobe Acrobat (default)", which you might have to find under "Use other...", click "OK" and close the tab.

From this point on every time you use ILLiad with this browser to view your electronic deliveries directly from the table (with either of the View PDF options mentioned above), the PDF will immediately display in its own window (as below) without ever having to appear inside the usual ILLiad page.

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* Google Chrome --

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Here you will click on the "download" download.jpg icon in the upper right corner of the window. The PDF will open in a window where it will be named by the corresponding ILLiad TN, in this case "345614.pdf" -- again there will be no need to rename it before depositing it into your preferred folder location.


* Safari --

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In this browser, you will click on the "disk" disk.jpg icon in the bottom area of window. (Here you may also need to hover your cursor there to view the group of options.) The PDF will open in a window where it is named "illiad.pdf" by default. As before, we recommend that you rename it first when placing it into your folder location with other files, for the same obvious reason.


This should cover most of the situations you might encounter. As always, we hope this information will be helpful whenever you experience difficulties in downloading and saving your ILLiad PDFs. Additional documentation is available regarding electronic delivery through ILLiad, at our Customer Help page and in our Electronic Delivery Information page.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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October 19, 2018

Fall Break Cramelot Hours

Happy Fall Break Students!

We have adjusted Cramelot Cafe's hours to the following:

Friday, 10/19 - 11 am to 3 pm
Saturday, 10/20 and Sunday, 10/21 - CLOSED
Monday, 10/22 - 11 am to 3 pm
Tuesday, 10/23 - 11 am to 3 pm

Regular hours resume Wednesday, 10/24 at 11 am.

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October 18, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Library Resources Lab Winners

This year's Science and Engineering Library Resources Lab offered to 120+ participants the opportunity to learn about science and engineering specialized resources available at Kelvin Smith Library and interact directly with the vendors and library staff. The list of presenters also included the librarians from Health Sciences Library Jessica DeCaro and Vivian McCallum, who demonstrated medical databases, and our own business librarian, Karen Oye, who have demonstrated market research databases.

With the help of the generous sponsorships provided by Wiley, ACS, IEEE, Clarivate, Springer, Elsevier, and Taylor & Francis we were able to offer numerous raffle and door prizes: Rachel Boedicker won a Google Mini, Zachary Perlo won an Amazon TV Firestick, and Jessica Zhou, Edward Kerekes, and Megan Robinson won a $50 Amazon gift card each.

Thank you all for making this event so successful!

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October 18, 2018

KSL Game Night

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Put away laptops and phones and play old fashioned board games with friends in the third game night of the semester. Refreshments will be provided to keep you fueled and competitive through the night.

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r399839

For a full list of games offered by KSL can be found here: https://researchguides.case.edu/KSLGameNight

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October 17, 2018

UCITE & Freedman Collaborate on Teaching Digital Tools: Sign Up Today!

The collaborative initiative between UCITE and the Freedman Center offers faculty the opportunity to learn about the Freedman Center and incorporate that knowledge into their teaching. These interactive workshops are designed to empower them to incorporate CWRU’s digital tools and resources into their classroom experience. Specifically, faculty will:

learn how to use text mining and data visualization tools to quickly identify trends or themes in large bodies of text
participate in activities that will develop their qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
develop techniques for communicating with data
gain strategies for incorporating digital tools and resources into the classroom

While sessions are geared toward faculty, students and staff are also welcome to attend. Registration for these workshops is below:

What is Digital Scholarship?
Wrangling Data: Making Computers Understand Textual Information
Communicating with Data
Photography & Photogrammetry

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October 16, 2018

KSL Screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

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In celebration of Open Access week 2018, you are all invited to a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at the Kelvin Smith Library in LL06 B&C.

The documentary focuses on the importance of open access. It questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion that flows annually into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is sometimes greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Light refreshments will be served.

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r430847

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October 15, 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight - Alfonso Miguel Alvarado

In 1965 Alfonso M. Alvarado became Assistant to the Provost for International Programs at Case Institute of Technology. He was head of a program of assistance to Mexican colleges and universities.

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Alfonso M. Alvarado

Born in Cartago, Costa Rica in 1900, Alvarado came to the United States as a boy, living in New Orleans. He received his B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in 1921. He attended graduate school at the University of Iowa, receiving the M.S. in Industrial Chemistry with minors in bacteriology and water analysis in 1922, and the Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with a first minor in Organic Chemistry in 1924. Dr. Alvarado married Bertha V. Couture in 1924, and they had 3 children: Donald M., Shirley L., and Nancy E. He became a naturalized citizen in 1935.

After completing his education, Alvarado served as Professor and Head of the Department of Science at Waukon Junior College in Waukon, Iowa, 1924-1925. He was Associate Professor of Chemistry at Loyola University in New Orleans for 2 years, 1925-1927, before beginning a 37-year career as a Senior Research Chemist in the Central Research Department at E. I. duPont deNemours Co. After his retirement from DuPont, Dr. Alvarado joined CIT.

The Ford Foundation had approved a grant of $70,000 to CIT for a “1 1/2 year participation in the Foundation’s program for Technology Manpower Training in Mexico....The Case program involves working with educators in Mexico to help the development of higher education in engineering and science. Case already has a program in Monterrey, Mexico under which seven Case juniors study for a year at the Institute of Technology.”

After Dr. Alvarado’s retirement from CWRU in 1968, he was retained as a consultant in patent matters by the Office of Research Administration. During his career at DuPont he received 15 patents.

He was a member of Gamma Alpha Honorary Scientific Fraternity and the American Chemical Society. At CIT he was a member of the Provost Council and the Steering Committee Representative for the Indo-American Program at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India.

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October 12, 2018

Scopus & Scival Training Day at Kelvin Smith Library

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Faculty: Improve your H-Index, shape your reputation, and find new opportunities to collaborate with other peers.

Students: Find resources and narrow down topics for your research project or paper.

Learn the tools available to you in a 1-hour session. Choose from training sessions across 3 days on November 7, 8, and 9 at Kelvin Smith Library in Classroom 215 (Second Floor).

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 5,000 publishers. Stay abreast of scientific developments, track key research, identify key opinion leaders and stay ahead of your competition.

SciVal helps assess your institution’s research performance by processing an enormous amount of data, 38 million publication records from 21,915 journals of 5,000 publishers worldwide, and will receive access to more than 170 trillion metric values to generate powerful data visualizations on-demand, in seconds.

Faculty Sessions:
Nov 7: 9am (http://cglink.me/r427774) / 1 pm (http://cglink.me/r428121) , 4pm (http://cglink.me/r428122)
Nov 8: 9am (http://cglink.me/r427775) , 12 pm (http://cglink.me/r428126) , 2pm (http://cglink.me/r428128)
Nov 9: 9am (http://cglink.me/r427776), 11am (http://cglink.me/r427777) , 2pm (http://cglink.me/r428131)

Student Sessions:

Nov 7th: 9 am (http://cglink.me/r427774) / 11am (http://cglink.me/r428123) / 3 pm (http://cglink.me/r428125)
Nov 8th: 9am (http://cglink.me/r427775)/ 10am (http://cglink.me/r428129) / 3pm (http://cglink.me/r428130)
Nov 9th: 9am (http://cglink.me/r427776) / 12pm (http://cglink.me/r428133)

Questions? Feel contact Liz Bernal at exb321@case.edu or 216-368-3545

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September 27, 2018

Namesakes - Charles B. Storrs and Storrs House

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The northside dormitory, Storrs House, was named for the first president of Western Reserve College, Charles Backus Storrs. Storrs was born 5/23/1794 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was the son, grandson, and nephew of ministers. He attended the village school and then Monson Academy where he graduated in 1810. He entered the College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton University) in 1810 at the age of 16. He had to withdraw his junior year on account of ill health. He returned home and taught at the village school. He began the study of theology as a private student of a clergyman on Long Island. When he was 20 he was licensed to preach. In 1817 he entered Andover Theological Seminary and graduated in 1820. He served as a missionary in South Carolina and Georgia for a year and a half before suffering ill health again. While returning to Massachusetts he stopped in Ohio to visit a friend.

When he arrived in Ravenna, Ohio in 1822, a new church was being established. Storrs became the new pastor and served 6 years. On 7/6/1823 he married Vashti Maria Pearson of Avon, New York. They had 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. His first son (second child) died as an infant and his last child died a month before President Storrs himself.

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The Western Reserve College President's House in Hudson, built 1829-1830

Storrs was offered the professorship of Theology at Western Reserve College in 1828. Before that time the faculty consisted of tutors. As the only professor he also performed administrative duties for the College. He was offered the presidency in 1829 but declined. In 1830 he accepted the presidency and was inaugurated as the university’s first president 2/9/1831.

He had been anti-slavery and was a Colonizationist. He became an ardent abolitionist some time in 1831. He was also an advocate for temperance. On 5/8/1833 Storrs gave a 3-hour long sermon on the subject of abolition; after which he became extremely ill. His health had been failing for some months. He was given a leave of absence by the trustees and went to his brother’s home in Braintree, Massachusetts. He never recovered and died from tuberculosis on 9/15/1833. John G. Whittier published 2 poems referring to slavery in 1833. According to university historian Frederick C. Waite, “In November, 1833, Whittier wrote a poem which ‘sounded through the abolition ranks like the notes of a trumpet.’ It was in memory of Charles Backus Storrs, who at that date was the only college president that had publicly advocated abolition. This was the first poem that Whittier published in Garrison’s journal, the Liberator. Its opening stanza, which indicates the place President Storrs held in the early abolition movement, is as follows:
Thou hast fallen in thine armor,
Thou martyr of the Lord!
With thy last breath crying, - ‘Onward!’
And thy hand upon the sword.”

Storrs House
Storrs House was built as part of the Adelbert I dormitory complex, which consisted of 4 dormitories and 1 commons building. The dorms were named for the first 4 presidents of Western Reserve College: Charles B. Storrs, George E. Pierce, Henry L. Hitchcock, and Carroll Cutler. The commons was named for the 8th president, Winfred G. Leutner.

Financing for the $3.3 million Adelbert I complex was through a loan from the Housing and Home Finance Administration ($2.6 million) and university funds. The Adelbert Alumni Association conducted a three-year $200,000 fundraising campaign to furnish the new men’s dormitories. There is a donor plaque in each of the 4 dorms to commemorate the donors. Some rooms may still have the original small plaque outside the individual doors.

Ground was broken in 1963 and Storrs House was completed by 10/15/1964. Instead of being ready for the Fall 1964 semester as planned, there was a delay in the completion of Storrs House and the rest of the Adelbert I complex and the Mather II complex because of a strike by the building trades workers. Students were housed in the old dorms and some were accommodated in local hotels. The dedication ceremonies included the Adelbert I, Mather I (Cutter House, Smith House, Taft House, Taplin House, and Stone Dining Hall) and Mather II (Norton House, Raymond House, Sherman House Tyler House, and Wade Commons) dormitory complexes on Sunday, 3/7/1965 at Leutner Commons. Storrs House has been in continuous use as a dormitory since its opening 54 years ago.

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Gravestone for President Storrs

President Storrs is the only university president for which there is no portrait or likeness in any format. According to correspondence with his descendants, there never had been a portrait or other image of him. The Archives has a photograph of one of his brothers and of his gravestone. On Friday, 9/15/1933 a wreath was laid on Storr’s grave on behalf of Western Reserve University to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. University historian Frederick C. Waite had visited the site to make the arrangements.

For more information on abolition at the university see our 2009 Archives Month webpage, Taking a Stand: Abolition in Ohio (scroll down the page), and the Institute for the Study of the University in Society story, The College and Abolitionism.

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September 27, 2018

Meet Barney Taxel, Cleveland Food Photographer, and Noelle Celeste, Creator of Edible Cleveland at Kelvin Smith Library

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Meet CWRU alumnus, Barney Taxel (‘72). He has chronicled Cleveland’s food scene for decades as a food photographer. His photos featuring culinary greats such as Michael Symon, Karen Small, Zack Bruell, and Douglas Katz, will be on display. Noelle Celeste will also join us in sharing her story about Edible Cleveland, an award-winning magazine she launched seven years ago. The magazine is dedicated to our regional culinary culture where writers and photographers explore their creativity with food.

Appetizers will be served by local restaurants. Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r399828

FREE
Date and Time: Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, O’Neill Reading Room, 2nd Floor


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September 26, 2018

We want to hear from you! The Kelvin Smith Library has turned on a trial of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

EDS is a one-stop search bar that can sift through the library's entire collections, including, journal articles, books, newspapers, and much more.

Before we officially offer this to the CWRU community we would appreciate your feedback.

Please give this new search a try (https://researchguides.case.edu/discovery) and let us know how you like it. We have created a couple of quick forms to gather your feedback on the link above.

You can also send comments to Brian Gray (bcg8@case.edu) or Shelby Stuart (sxs1827@case.edu).

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September 25, 2018

Sign up for Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery by Oct 5

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Faculty can sign up now for the Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery. The deadline to put your name in the lottery is October 5, 2018.

Enjoy quiet spaces where faculty can conduct research and writing that you can use as an office or meeting space.

Faculty members are assigned the space for one academic year. There are 10 openings for current faculty members on the library’s third floor: five individual rooms and a room shared by five people.

To learn more about the spaces, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/facilities/facultystudyspace/

Sign Up Today: https://docs.google.com/a/case.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhALEWDaYQcynSMGT1XlTNijb78NSYx6wYW-6B2oIO0y3Fqg/viewform

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September 17, 2018

Science & Engineering Library Resource Lab

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Meet STEM publishers at Kelvin Smith Library’s Science & Engineering Resource Lab Thursday, Sept. 27, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Nord Hall, Room 356.
The event will be an opportunity to explore science and engineering resources available through the library, and is open to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff.
Publishers will be on hand to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products.

Some of the Participating publishers and vendors include:
- ACS Publications (American Chemical Society)
- ASM International
- BCC Research
- Clarivate - Web of Science
- Elsevier – Scopus
- Elsevier – Knovel
- Elevier – Reaxys
- IEEE
- JSTOR
- Mergent Intellect
- Springer Publishing
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley Publishing

For more information, contact Daniela Solomon at dxs594@case.edu.

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September 24, 2018

Duplicate Accounts & Duplicate Requests

We can all agree that duplication in one form or another is not the most efficient use of available resources. This applies to interlibrary loan and other associated library services, as well. I will briefly cover the two most common situations, as they relate to your use of the ILLiad system.

Duplicate Accounts have been mentioned occasionally along with other general topics within this blog, but I will go over our basic approach to dealing with them more specifically here.

Whenever we become aware of multiple accounts created for the same user, we reserve the right to merge them into a single account. The one we determine has been used most recently for request activity is the one we will choose to retain. You will receive notification by e-mail informing you of the merger, and indicating which of your accounts (by username) is being kept active. The upside on this will be that all your request history has been consolidated and will all be accessible from that single account. Please keep in mind at the same time that any remaining deactivated accounts will be marked as "Disavowed" and will no longer be accessible for further use.

Duplicate Requests were discussed in detail specifically in my blog entry for April 21, 2011, as well as in association with various other topics periodically since then. Again, I will explain how we normally handle them.

When we observe that duplicate requests have been submitted by the same user in close succession for identical materials, we reserve the right to process only the first one placed and cancel any remaining transactions. Should we notice that additional information has been added in the citation or notes of a later request (rather than being edited into the first by the patron), we will usually try to copy it over into the earlier one before further processing it. We will normally cite the transaction number of the one request we are keeping active in the e-mail notifications sent for any others that are being cancelled. If we note that a duplicate request has been placed some time later after an earlier request, we reserve the right to cancel that one in like manner.

As always, we hope this is helpful in simplifying your use of the KSL ILLiad resource.

Got questions for Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff? Call us at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or send e-mail to smithill@case.edu.

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September 24, 2018

From Paper to Plastic: Epigraphic Squeezes, Photogrammetry, and 3D Printing at Kelvin Smith Library

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Early Classicists and Archeologists of the 19th and 20th centuries utilized paper in a very interesting way. Bringing entire stone structures back to an epigraphist's home institution would indeed have been a problematic undertaking so they used paper to make impressions of the inscriptions they wanted to study after leaving a cultural heritage site. This process is called making "squeezes."

Join Charlie Harper, Ph.D. and Andrew R. Mancuso at the Kelvin Smith Library for a discussion and demonstration on this process, view historic squeezes from prominent Classics faculty of CWRU held in our Special Collections, and learn about new technologies that are being employed for preservation and research today. Attendees are also invited to take their newfound knowledge into the field for an optional workshop at the nearby Doan Brook walls to make their own squeezes. The discussion and demonstration will take place in the Hatch Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Kelvin Smith Library from 11 AM - 12 PM. Afterward, participants wishing to go into the field can meet at the corner of North Park Blvd. and Bellfield Ave. in Cleveland Heights (free street parking) by 1 PM and stay as long as they like. Contact Andrew at labcoat@case.edu for any questions or additional information regarding the event.

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room, 2nd Floor
Register Your Spot: http://cglink.me/r417225

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September 21, 2018

New Library Purchase Fulfills Important Research Need: ProQuest Full-Text Dissertations

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We're excited to announce the addition of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDTGlobal) to our list of databases! Use it to read and download full-text dissertations and theses written by peers in your field.

Try it out for full text access to graduate works added since 1997 and selected full texts from 1743 onward!

https://search.proquest.com/pqdtglobal/dissertations/

(Picture: Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian, received a handwritten 'thank you' note from the Art History Department after this major library purchase.)

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September 21, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library Re-launches DigitalCase

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The newly revamped Digital Case can be found at https://digital.case.edu/. It is Case Western Reserve University’s institutional repository. Digital Case houses the university’s scholarly publications and research data from faculty, staff and students, as well as photographs, audio recordings, and copies of rare books and manuscripts from the library’s collections.

Kelvin Smith Library assumed the important role of digitally preserving and making accessible all the university’s research for the Case Western Reserve University community and beyond. Learn more about how you can find primary sources for your research project or how you can deposit your own research ensuring long-term online access to your work: https://digital.case.edu/node/13

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February 21, 2017

Reminder About Case Account Number & ILLiad Account Setup

This is an issue that keeps cropping up every now and then, so I will clarify it once again...

Whenever you register as a new user in the KSL ILLiad site (or in the ILLiad site of any of the other three campus library systems), you are directed to the 'First Time Users' link on the main logon page, which further links to the registration form. While entering your profile information, you are asked to enter your 'Case Account Number' as an integral piece of data allowing the library to verify your current eligibility for ILL services. Originally, it was your Social Security Number that was required at this point, but for legal reasons this usage has no longer been permitted. Members of the CWRU community are now assigned a unique identification number in its place for various administrative purposes.

You will notice at this point that KSL's ILLiad registration form conveniently provides a link to the Case Account Number Lookup page. All you need do here is enter your CWRU network ID and password, and Voilà! -- there it is in real time. Just copy and paste it into the corresponding data field, and continue entering the rest of your user information to complete your registration. Once you have created your account, you will never again need to re-enter this number into your profile.

Just a note to Faculty, Staff and Student Employees -- this is NOT to be confused with your Case Employee Number. This is the most common misconception when signing up in ILLiad. Both numbers are similar in appearance, but have entirely separate functions.

Hope this has been helpful.

For assistance with ILLiad and Interlibrary Loan concerns, please contact the Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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July 18, 2017

Case Account Number Lookup Link Interruption & ILLiad Registration

Those of you who have needed to register in Kelvin Smith Library's ILLiad system may have encountered a serious problem recently, as you would normally require your Case Library Account Number in order to sign up. If you do not already know this number, you have to look it up using your CWRU network ID and password, at the following link: Case Account Number. Try it for yourself! (You may want to return to this page after you do.)

If you have received a disturbing error message, it is because this page has been "out of commission" for some time and may continue as such without a definite point of resolution. ILL staff have taken it upon ourselves to offer a possible workaround to this (hopefully temporary) inconvenience, as it primarily affects access to the ILLiad site and interlibrary loan services. It also impinges upon general library services for users from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as Alumni and Guests--about that, see this link: My Library Account.

Near the top of the "New User Registration" form (which you may reach from the "First Time Users" link on the KSL ILLiad Logon page), there is the same link to the Case Account Number lookup request page. Immediately thereafter you will see the KSL Service Center phone number and e-mail contact information, which we present again here. During our regular library service hours you may call the desk at 216-368-3506. A member of the KSL Access & Delivery team should be able to look up your library record and provide you with your account number over the phone. Please be aware that if no patron record currently exists in our database under your name (as an eligible member of the CWRU community), we will need to take additional steps to have your account established.

Outside of our normal business hours, you may contact us by e-mail at smithcirc@case.edu. When you click on this "mailto" link, you should receive the following result, or something comparable, based on your local workstation e-mail management settings.

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If this does not work for you, simply compose a new message in your e-mail application, then copy and paste the above address into the "To:" line and proceed with a similar text as described below. (Of course, external clients such as Outlook or Thunderbird will skip this step altogether and open directly to a message template.)

If you are using Yahoo or Gmail, you might want to read to the end of this entry before sending a message. Depending on your browser, you may or may not be able to back out and return to this page after the e-mail is sent. Once you click the "Open link" button, the following e-mail message template (or the like) should then appear.

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Complete the first two empty lines in the manner indicated below, with your name and CWRU network ID. Please do not alter the subject line or any other text in the body of the message--the third empty line is for staff reply. Once you have entered these changes, click on the "Send" button.

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A member of the KSL ILL staff or Access & Delivery team should respond to your e-mail by the next business day, providing you with your Case Account Number on the third line. Please note that, although this information is moderately confidential, it is still considered safe to share with you by e-mail. It is intended for library service purposes only, and is not the same as your university employee or student ID number. Your reply should look something like the following (e.g., from "yours truly").

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We hope this will solve the issue as it relates to your ILLiad registration (or with any other library circulation services), until this situation is resolved.

As always, ILL staff may be contacted by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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September 18, 2018

Calling for Proposals: Freedman Student Fellowship

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The Kelvin Smith Library is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Freedman Fellows Scholarship. The Walter Freedman and Karen Harrison Freedman Student Fellowships give undergraduate and graduate students funding to complete targeted digital projects. Proposals are due October 14, 2018.

Students can partake in one of two opportunities:

Internship track: Paid working internships for students to work in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship on faculty or library-initiated digital projects.

Grant track: Grants for students to employ digital scholarship methods to conduct their own research.

Funding is intended to support significant and impactful projects, and may include research undertaken as part of undergraduate capstones, and graduate theses or dissertations.

Regardless of which of the opportunities an individual student scholar might opt to undertake, the Freedman Student Fellowship program will provide the students with hands-on experience using digital tools and technologies, engaging in project development, and creating a work of digital scholarship. Students will also gain skills to collaborate effectively in an active learning environment, as well as marketable experience in digital project management. In addition, all Freedman Student Fellows will:

- receive project-specific training and a personal mentor to guide their work and monitor their progress;
- have opportunities to attend digital scholarship-related special events;
- present a summary of their work at an annual symposium;
- prepare posters about their work for inclusion in the CWRU Research Showcase; and
- have their work permanently housed in and accessible through Digital Case.

For more information: http://library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/digitalscholarship/studentfellows/FreedmanStudentFellowApplication/

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September 17, 2018

Attention Chemistry Students! Reaxys Lunch and Learn Session

Please join us in learning how the new Reaxys can help you find your chemistry answers.

Reaxys provides rapid and easy access to experimental facts and finding relevant literature, retrieving precise compound properties and reaction data, and incorporating that information into research workflows.


- Discover chemical structures, properties and reactions
- Find relevant literature and patents with ease
- Construct queries with streamlined, intuitive interfaces
- Assess compound synthesis and purchase options
- Share data within and outside an organization or institution
- Compare in-house and published experimental data

Time: 12-1 PM Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018

Location: Clapp Hall 405


Please RSVP to help us estimate lunch order:

https://goo.gl/forms/shCzNnGVxFwD5S982

More information about the database can be found here:

https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/reaxys

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September 16, 2018

Jane Iredale's Skincare System is the TRUTH!

I've had the opportunity to try complimentary products mostly beauty products for at least a year now. This past month I've been using Jane Iredale's beauty prep cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mineral powder, and setting spray. This isn't your mama's powdered foundationMineral foundation is the truth. It's light, protects your skin from the sun, & doesn't smell. The setting spray keeps it in place. Every single one of these products worked like a charm and worked together perfectly. The products are gentle, lightweight , but effective. The fact that the mineral powder has SPF protection is so important in a daily morning makeup routine. With my freckled face, suncreen matters and nobody likes having to put on greasy sunscreen on a face you want to put makeup on. This makes that a problem of the past. I highly recommend giving Jane Iredale skincare makeup a chance, it not only makes your skin look more beautiful but also helps it be healthier. 969CDCA2-86B7-4DBC-931A-440C2E468D16.jpeg

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September 11, 2018

Win $3,000! Calling for Student Applications for Book Related Projects

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The Rowfant Club, a bibliophilic society in Cleveland that is one of the oldest in the United States, is sponsoring the first annual competition for book-related projects for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Proposals must relate to bibliophilic endeavors, such as: library or other bibliographic studies; cultural studies related to printed materials; book arts (traditional or innovative); book preservation; digital book scholarship; and the history of the book.

There will be up to two recipients, each of whom will receive a $3,000 award.

All work on the project work must be completed by 1 April 2019, and a presentation made no later than 15 May 2019.


Award, Criteria and Requirements
- Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited academic institution in northeast Ohio.

- The proposal can be either for an individual or team project; if the latter, all members of the team must be enrolled at a college or university in northeast Ohio.

- The proposed project must generate original work by the applicant and be newly created expressly for this project award.

- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is highly recommended.

- Each winner must give a presentation upon the completion of the project.

Selection Criteria
Proposals will be based upon the originality and potential significance of the proposed project to the study or creative representation of the book or book arts.

Application Form
To answer questions or to request an application form, send an email to lrs@ameritech.net

Proposal Submissions
Proposals must include: a brief description of the purpose of your proposed project; the anticipated results or outcomes; any challenges you can foresee to completing your project; your resume (including previous and current areas of study); and a list of at least three references. If yours is a team-based project, all team members must provide a brief resume and list of references.

Application Deadline
: November 2, 2018.

Awards Announced: December 3, 2018

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September 06, 2018

Workshop Series to Help Faculty & Graduate Students Navigate Promotion and Tenure

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Kelvin Smith Library is offering a series of workshops to support faculty as they prepare for the promotion and tenure process and graduate students as they prepare for publication or employment.

The workshop series, “Managing Your Scholarly Reputation: A University Libraries Workshop Series” will help faculty & graduate students navigate the evolving publishing landscape, including copyright law, marketing research, online presence and negotiating publishing contracts.

Each session will be offered twice for both faculty and graduate students and can be taken independently of each other.

The Faculty Fall Workshop Series Schedule: https://researchguides.case.edu/FacultyWorkshopSeries

- “Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself” | Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 1 - 2 pm OR Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4 - 5 pm
- “Measuring Your Scholarly Impact” | Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 1 - 2 pm OR Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 4 - 5 pm
- “Where to Publish” | Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 1 - 2 pm OR Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 4 - 5 pm
- “Engaging with Digital Scholarship” | Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1 - 2 pm OR Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 4 - 5 pm
- “Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright and Scholarly Publishing” | Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1 - 2 pm OR Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 4 - 5 pm


The Graduate Fall Workshop Series Schedule
: https://researchguides.case.edu/GraduateStudentWorkshopSeries

- “Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself” | Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4 - 5 pm OR Friday, 21 September 2018, 1 - 2 pm
- “Measuring Your Scholarly Impact” | Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 4 - 5 pm OR Friday, 5 October 2018, 1 - 2 pm
- “Where to Publish” | Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4 - 5 pm OR Friday, 19 October 2018, 1 - 2 pm
- “Engaging with Digital Scholarship” | Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4 - 5 pm OR Friday, 9 November 2018, 1 - 2 pm
- “Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright and Scholarly Publishing” | Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4 - 5 pm OR Friday, 16 November 2018, 1 - 2 pm


Contact the Kelvin Smith Library team at ksl-mail@case.edu or 216.368.2992 with questions. For more information on other library events, join the KSL CampusGroups page: https://community.case.edu/KSL/club_signup

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August 31, 2018

School of Medicine’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

As the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, let us look back at the 100th anniversary celebration held in 1943.

Planning for the centennial began in 1938 when President Leutner appointed a committee “to consider and to lay plans for a celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the School of Medicine.” Arthur D. Baldwin served as honorary chair and Howard T. Karsner served as chair. Committee members included Robert H. Bishop, Jr., Mrs. A. A. Brewster, Victor C. Myers, Frank A. Scott, Torald Sollmann (Dean of the School) with President Leutner serving ex officio. Members added to the committee included Harold E. Adams, Willis E. Corry, James C. Gray, Harold D. Green, William W. Hurst, Edward Muntwyler, and E. D. Whittlesey.

Originally the celebration was planned for 4/5-4/6/1943 in conjunction with the meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (which was planned to meet in Cleveland). However, this meeting was cancelled because of the war. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) was meeting in Cleveland on 10/25-10/26. It was thought by the planning committee that the AAMC meeting would be held “because the work of the Association is directly concerned with the war program, and certainly will not be proscribed by the Office of Defense Transportation.” The centennial celebration was scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, 10/27 and 10/28. The days were packed with activities as seen in the program. (Download pdf)

05304D1.jpgWednesday began with a scholarly lecture, “Blood Plasma Proteins, Their Production, Function, Substitution and Replacement,” by Dr. George H. Whipple, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. A buffet luncheon followed for delegates to the centennial celebration and delegates for the AAMC meeting and invited speakers. The University Convocation was held in Severance Hall at 3:30 p.m. An academic procession led by President Leutner entered through the front entrance with an honor guard of medical students enlisted in the Navy and Army lining the steps. In addition to the president, deans, faculty members, Medical School students in uniform, and 159 delegates from colleges and universities, national societies, state societies and philanthropic foundations made up the procession. After the National Anthem and the invocation were 2 addresses. Howard Karsner, professor of Pathology and director of the Institute of Pathology, spoke on “The Public Service of the School of Medicine.” Dr. Alan Gregg, Director for the Medical Sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation, gave the address “The Matrix of Medicine.” Honorary degrees were awarded to 5 people: William Thomas Corlett (Doctor of Humanities), Reginald Fitz (Doctor of Science), Torald Sollmann (Doctor of Laws), Frederick Clayton Waite (Doctor of Humanities), George Hoyt Whipple (Doctor of Science). Dr. Gregg, though nominated, was unable to receive the degree because of the policies of the Rockefeller Foundation. At the convocation President Leutner announced “the gift of a fund of $50,000 by the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the income to be devoted to fellowships in surgery for postgraduate students chosen by the Faculty of Medicine of the University. The fund is to be named for Drs. Frank E. Bunts, George Crile, Sr., and William E. Lower, former members of the Faculty, who founded the Cleveland Clinic in 1921.”

Following the convocation was the One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Dr. Karsner served as toastmaster. Cleveland Mayor Frank J. Lausche gave a welcome, followed by President Leutner who gave a brief history of the School, and then Dean Sollmann who gave an address of welcome which featured a poem written by Emilie Chamberlin Conklin in honor of the celebration. The main address, “The Crimson Thread,” was given by Reginald Fitz, Lecturer on the History of Medicine at Harvard University Medical School.

The Thursday program - a series of lectures given primarily by alumni - was organized by the alumni. It concluded with Dean Sollmann’s address, “Farewell 1943, Hail 2043.” That date is now only 25 years away!

Graduation exercises were held Thursday afternoon. Because of the war, the Medical School was operating under a compressed schedule and 2 classes graduated in 1943 - one in February and one in October. The Alumni Banquet was held in the evening. It featured a business meeting and election of officers of the Alumni Association, the reception of the graduating class into the Alumni Association, and 2 addresses, including university historian and professor emeritus Frederick C. Waite talking about “Episodes in One Hundred Years” of the Medical School.

For 3 weeks the Cleveland Health Museum hosted an exhibit co-sponsored by the Cleveland Medical Library Association and the Western Reserve Historical Society, “100 Years of Medicine.” A preview of the exhibit was held the evening of Tuesday, 10/26. Chauncey D. Leake, Dean of the Medical School at the University of Texas gave a talk, “Milestones in Medicine,” illustrated with lantern slides. Guided tours were provided by Dr. Howard Dittrick, Director of the Museum of Historical Medicine of The Cleveland Medical Library Association.

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Invitation to the exhibit preview

Coverage of the events appeared in various newspapers such as The Plain Dealer and Cleveland Press,The Clevelander, the Clinical Bulletin of the School of Medicine, the Bulletin of the Academy of Medicine, in the Reserve Tribune student newspaper of 11/12/1943(Download pdf) and the alumni newsletter Voice of Reserve. There was also a radio tribute and a broadcast speech by Dr. Harry Goldblatt.

Chairman of the Centennial Committee Howard Karsner concluded in his final report on the Centennial, “Many communications have been received from those who attended the celebration and all have spoken in highly complimentary terms of the occasion. The fact that the country is at war limited the exercises to a considerable degree, but in spite of the handicaps and difficulties, it may be said that the celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the School of Medicine, Western Reserve University, was wholly successful.

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August 31, 2018

Get Research Help at Kelvin Smith Library

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Need help with your current research project or assistance locating the appropriate resources for an assignment?

Kelvin Smith Library research services librarians are ready to help you.

There are three ways to take advantage of this resource:

1) Chat with a librarian during the following hours (http://bit.ly/2wyMXMq):
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2) Stop by the Walk-in Research Desk anytime at Kelvin Smith Library’s Collaboration Room (M-01) on the first floor during the following hours:

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3) Find the right librarian for you (http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/research/rsl) and set up an appointment with a librarian for an in-depth consultation during regular business hours.

Learn more about the services Kelvin Smith Library offers at library.case.edu/ksl/

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August 29, 2018

Meet the 2018-2019 Freedman Faculty Fellows

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The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library is proud to announce the selection of the 2018 Freedman Fellows, a program funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kelvin Smith Library, and the Freedman Fellows Endowment by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman. The Freedman Fellows Faculty Program support full-time faculty, staff, researchers, and post-docs in integrating digital tools and technology into building new research and discoveries.

Misty Luminais, PhD and Rachel Lovell, PhD, Senior Research Associates at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Education & Research, are excited to continue as Freedman Fellows in their second year collecting data on sexual assaults in Cuyahoga County. Last year, their initial research at the Freedman Center using ArcGIS visual mapping software uncovered correlations between housing segregation and sexual assaults in Cleveland. The project has gained widespread popularity among lawmakers and is already affecting local policies. In this second year, Luminais and Lovell are using Risk Terrain Modeling to hopefully reveal factors that increase the risk of sexual assault. They are interested in seeing how the built environment, such as the presence of a grocery store or gas station, can affect crime rates in a particular area.

Paul Iversen, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair Department of Classics, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, will be using a 3-D rendering software to decipher the Greek inscriptions incised on the Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest known analogue computer. The instrument was salvaged from a shipwreck dating 70-50 BCE and dates ca. 200-50 BCE. Iversen’s use of the 3-D rendering software to examine this heavily corroded device will result in a new edition of the inscriptions that could bring new insight into the machine’s operations and provenance.

Andrew P. Reimer, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will be using the Freedman Center’s ArcGIS mapping software to pair state and national databases of medically-transferred patient hospitalizations. Currently, there are no national statistics on medically-transferred patients. Medical transport is incredibly costly and can affect patient survival. To know if the transport services are being used efficiently and effectively can have huge ramifications on medical practices and policies.

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