Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library is the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kelvin Smith Library opened in 1996 as the central library for the university, with a focus on collaborative spaces for its researchers. The 30 miles of compact shelving, custom furniture groupings, abundant light, striking interior design, are just some of the hallmarks of the building. KSL and its branch libraries and satellite collections has a combined collection strength of over 1.7 million items. It manages collections and services for the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering, the Weatherhead School of Management, and central administration. One of the 6 original founders of OhioLINK, the state academic consortium, Case contributes to resource sharing and offers the wealth of the OhioLINK 45-million item shared collections to its faculty, staff, and students. Architectural and design details about the Kelvin Smith Library building are available on the KSL homepage at http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/facilities/index.html

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Kelvin Smith Library calls on CWRU community to record history with “COVID-19: Tell Your Story”

This week, the Case Western Reserve University community reflects on its legacy at the same time it navigates COVID-19, which will have a historic impact on campus and beyond. To document this significant moment in history, we are asking students, faculty, staff and alumni to record their personal experiences during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to be kept in the University Archives.

Learn more below on how to share your stories about remote instructing and learning, studying and working from home, working an essential job, the impact of closing residence halls and other campus services, and the ways you are staying connected to friends and family.

https://thedaily.case.edu/kelvin-smith-library-calls-on-cwru-community-to-record-history-with-covid-19-tell-your-story/

thedaily.case.edu This week, the Case Western Reserve University community reflects on its legacy at the same time it navigates COVID-19, which will have an historic impact on campus and beyond.  “The experiences endured by our campus during the COVID-19 pandemic have been nothing short of unprecedented.  We have...

thedaily.case.edu

Kelvin Smith Library calls on CWRU community to record history with “COVID-19: Tell Your Story”

To document this significant moment in history, Kelvin Smith Library asks students, faculty, staff and alumni to record their personal experiences during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to be kept in the University Archives. The library wants to know your stories about remote instructing and learning, studying and working from home, working an essential job, the impact of closing residence halls and other campus services, and the ways you are staying connected to friends and family.

https://thedaily.case.edu/kelvin-smith-library-calls-on-cwru-community-to-record-history-with-covid-19-tell-your-story/

thedaily.case.edu This week, the Case Western Reserve University community reflects on its legacy at the same time it navigates COVID-19, which will have an historic impact on campus and beyond.  “The experiences endured by our campus during the COVID-19 pandemic have been nothing short of unprecedented.  We have...

Book Collecting Contest Winners!

Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce this year's Student Book Collecting Contest winners. Despite the campus closure, we were pleased to have been able to judge the entries and award prizes. This year brought a particularly delightful set of entries. Please join us in celebrating them!

The winners are:

1st place ($1,000): Meghan Schill (graduate student: Department of History); A Case for Wider Recognition of Owen Wister (pictured below)

2nd place ($500): Anna O'Connell (graduate student: Department of Music); My International Treasure-Trove: Global Choral Compositions

3rd place ($250): Paul Abdullah (graduate student: Department of Music); Opera Librettos

All winners now have the opportunity to submit their collections for consideration in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections is particularly grateful to alumna Julia M. Gelfand (LYS, 1977) for supporting the prizes for this contest.

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Freedman Fellows Program. This annual award funds well-defined research projects that involve the application of digital tools and methods to scholarly or pedagogical problems.

Full-time, board-appointed, tenured or tenure-track faculty, and clinical research faculty at the rank of assistant professor or above are eligible to apply for a Freedman Fellowship. The award is open to all schools and departments. Applications are due by May 15, 2020. Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee and announced in late May.

Please visit the link below to apply for the 2020-21 Freedman Fellows Program. Read more about the program details and find information about the 2019 recipients and their research.

https://case.edu/library/node/1786

Kelvin Smith Library continues to add new content to support instruction and research during COVID-19. We have expanded our e-resources and providing good starting points for those wanting to read the research about COVID-19. https://researchguides.case.edu/expanded

Did you know that only 18.25% of English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Join the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship in celebrating Women's History Month by helping to set the record straight. Resources on how to sign up for a Wikipedia account, create entries, and guidelines on article writing can be found on KSL's website.
https://researchguides.case.edu/wikipedia/

We encourage you to share your edits through social media on Monday, March 30th using the hashtags #womenofwikipedia and #womenshistorymonth

Join us online!

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KSL Services and Resource Continuity During Covid 19/Coronavirus Period | Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library is replicating as many services and collections as possible in this current virtual environment. You can stay updated on changes, contact methods, and even new electronic content on our special "updates" webpage. https://case.edu/library/node/1741

case.edu Article Date March 24, 2020 Building Access All campus libraries are closed until further notice. No visitors will be permitted to enter the building. Services and Resources Physical Materials All borrowing of physical materials (e.g., books) is suspended. The library will waive any overdue fines fo...

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Kelvin Smith Library

As part of the university's efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Kelvin Smith Library is closed until further notice.

Information and resources are still available on our website, case.edu/library

Thank you and stay safe

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Need a cup of coffee to get you through Spring Break week? Cramelot Cafe is open every day this week at 8 a.m. Stop by and get an early jolt to your day!

Spring Break Hours:
Monday through Friday 3/9-3/13: 8 am to 2 pm
Saturday, 3/14: CLOSED
Sunday, 3/15: CLOSED
Regular hours resume Monday, 3/16

Feeling stressed? Want to get a head start on your Spring Break fun and relaxation? It's Game Night at KSL this Thursday, 3/5 from 7 to 9 pm in the Freedman Center!

It's time to once again to put away your laptops and phones and play old-fashioned board and card games with friends.

A variety of games will be on hand and refreshments will be provided to keep you fueled and competitive through the night. RSVP in CampusGroups: http://cglink.me/r634223

A full list of the games KSL offers: https://researchguides.case.edu/KSLGameNight

***SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE TOMORROW***

Kelvin Smith Library and the Art History Department are proud to host Michael Phelps from the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL) to speak about the Sinai Palimpsests Project. His talk takes place Wednesday, 2/19 in the Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center Collaboration Commons, 4-6 pm.

The Sinai Palimpsests Project used spectral imaging to recover erased texts from 6,800 pages of palimpsest manuscripts at St. Catherine's Monastery of the Sinai. St. Catherine's Monastery, protected by its remote location in Egypt's Sinai desert, preserves one of the world's oldest and greatest libraries. Among its treasures are hundreds of palimpsest manuscripts, the erased layers of which have never been studied. The project recovered erased works in 11 languages that range in date from the 5th to 12th century. Alongside biblical, theological, and liturgical works, the recovered texts include 11 classical works, 8 of which are previously unattested. The project is the largest effort to date to use scientific imaging to recover obscured information from historical source materials, and was a collaboration of St. Catherine's Monastery of the Sinai (Egypt), the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library, and the UCLA Library.

The presentation will cover the imaging and image processing methods used by the project and survey its results and impacts. Reception to follow the lecture.

Kelvin Smith Library and the Center for International Affairs sponsor a monthly series called Voices from Around the Globe. Faculty, students, staff, alumni and invited community guests from many backgrounds will have an opportunity to give presentations about their country, hometown and culture.

This month’s speaker, Professor Gilbert Doho, will present a lecture titled “The Bamileke Writers” Tuesday, February 25th, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library’s Dampeer Room (on the second floor).

At each presentation, library books and materials will be displayed representing that country. These sessions will help attendees view various cultures from multiple perspectives to enrich their self-awareness to foster a diverse and inclusive campus. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register for the event here: http://cglink.me/r651601

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)'s 2020 Summer Program schedule and Scholarship opportunities are now available!

The ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. The 2020 ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities across the US, Canada, and Europe. Several scholarships to help with attendance costs are also available.

For more information on Program classes, registration and scholarships please visit: www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog

Please note also that Case Libraries provides institutional access to the ICPSR data and studies collection: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/case.edu?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.icpsr.umich.edu%2F

Do you have have a book collection that you've just started to develop? Or one you've built up, over the years? Kelvin Smith Library invites you to take part in our 2020 Book Collecting Contest with a First prize of $1,000, Second prize of $500 and Third prize of $250!

To be considered for the contest, fill out and submit our online form by 5 PM on March 6, 2020. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2020, and an event will be held on the afternoon of Monday, April 13, 2020 to award prizes. We will have a pop-up exhibit featuring items from your collections, so if the collection is available to you, please consider having representative items available for the event.

Visit this link for our online form and to get more information on submission and book collection guidelines.
https://researchguides.case.edu/book-collecting

Love Data Week concludes with a Digital Scholarship Mixer to create a social space for the campus community to meet the Freedman Center Digital Scholarship Team and a few of this year's Freedman Fellows. Learn about tools and resources to support your research and creative projects.

The event takes place in the Freedman Center Collaboration Commons from 3:30-4:30 pm and will continue at the Jolly Scholar, for those with time and interest. Enjoy some snacks and lots of conversation!

RSVP in Campus Groups for this Thursday, 2/13 event: http://cglink.me/r634183

Love Data Week continues with a VR/3D hangout session. The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Team will highlight both educational and recreational VR use in our dedicated VR space. Come experience it for yourself!

RSVP in Campus Groups for this Wednesday, 2/12 session: http://cglink.me/r643306

Next week, join KSL in celebrating Love Data Week! The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Team have several mini-sessions planned for this unique event, which celebrates the importance of discovering, using and managing data.

RSVP for the Tuesday, 2/11 session on GIS mapping of census data in open-source software in CampusGroups: http://cglink.me/r651419

Join us for the first KSL Game Night of 2020! Put away your laptops and phones and play old-fashioned board games with your friends and fellow students. Refreshments will be provided to keep you fueled and competitive through the night.

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

Tick Tock ... Finals are winding down, as are KSL's hours of operation. We close early today and tomorrow (4:30 p.m.) and KSL is closed from Saturday, 12/21/19 through Wednesday, 1/1/20. We reopen for our Winter Break reduced hours on Thursday, 1/2/20.

Please see our website for more details. Enjoy your holiday break! https://case.edu/library/about-us/hours

Meet the 2019-2020 Freedman Student Fellows!

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library is happy to announce the selection of the 2019-20 Freedman Student Fellows. This program supports students in two ways: offering several grants for students to independently complete a digital project and a paid internship for a single student working 5-10 hours a week in the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship and the University Archives on a library-initiated digital project. For more information on the Freedman Fellowship Program please contact Jen Green ([email protected]), Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Team Leader, or Charlie Harper ([email protected]), Digital Scholarship Specialist. This program is funded by the Walter G. Freedman and Karen Harrison Freedman Student Fellowships.

Here is a list of the student fellows and their specific area of research. More information on each topic can be found on the KSL website: https://case.edu/library/node/1626

Anna Bender MSW, LSW, Doctoral candidate at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences – “Encoding Sibling Relationships: Support in Times of Trauma”

Gwendolyn Donley, BA, BS, MsC, Pre-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences – “Tracking Cleveland’s ‘Food Deserts’”

Kelli Minelli, Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology in the Department of Music – “Mapping Cleveland’s Music”

Dalia Zullig, third-year undergraduate student majoring in History and Political Science “Documenting Women’s Suffrage at CWRU”

If you're studying late in KSL tonight, we've got you covered: Cramelot is open until 11 pm.

Feeling lucky? Therapy Dogs are returning this Friday the 13th to help you get through the final(s) week.

Visit our website for our holiday schedule and reduced hours. KSL is closed for Winter Break from Saturday, 12/21/19 to Wednesday, 1/1/20 and 24/7 also takes a break during the holidays. We will reopen Thursday, 1/2/20.

Good luck with any finals you have remaining and have a relaxing break!

https://case.edu/library/about-us/hours

Kelvin Smith Library invites submissions to the third annual Art of STEM Competition and Exhibit, which is a chance to look at science and research from an artistic angle, find its inherent beauty and share it with the world through digital images.

The Art of STEM Competition, presented in conjunction with the national “STEM to STEAM” movement, encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spur creativity and innovations. By celebrating the wide diversity of research at Case Western Reserve University, the exhibit aims to inspire interest in STEM fields and promote collaboration.

The competition is open to Case Western Reserve faculty, students and staff, Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the CWRU community, and high school students from Cuyahoga County.

A jury of Case Western Reserve faculty and Cleveland-area art professionals will select the winning entries based on artistic merit, title creativity and caption clarity.

Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:

First place: $350
Second place: $200
3rd place: $100
Two awards of $50 will be awarded to high school student winners.

Winning images will be printed and displayed in a Kelvin Smith Library exhibit during April 2020. All entries will be included in an online exhibit hosted by Kelvin Smith Library.

Submissions are due by Friday, Jan. 31.

The complete competition rules and submission guidelines are available on the Kelvin Smith Library website.

https://researchguides.case.edu/artofstem

Today is #GivingTuesdayatCWRU2019
Keep the spirit of giving alive during this holiday season by supporting the Kelvin Smith Library, the heart of the CWRU campus. Your gift ensures our collections will continue to grow and be available to students, alumni and researchers around the world and provide for the advancement of students' instruction.

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