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Remembering 1997-1998: February 27, 1998

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:41:39 +0000

The February 27, 1998 issue of The Observer Focus section asked, “What makes a great movie?” The section examined films “which have had a unique impact on today’s releases and culture.”

In other headlines: RHA captures “School of the Year” award

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• Network problems plague students on weekends
• Eyes On: Adopt-A-Grandparent
• Students win Seiberling moot court competition
• Medical school alum confirmed as surgeon general
• ACM team competes in international competition
• Recial tensions promote violence in essayist’s world
• Free jazz ensemble to make music in Strosacker Auditorium Tuesday night
• Big Star was the best of “power pop”
• Still not convinces metal music is worth listening to? Read why Six Feet Under makes it well-worth it
• “World’s best” to perform at Harkness Chapel
• Meggitt dreams of order this weekend at Mather
• Wrestlers continue to regional competition
• Men’s basketball closes season on the upside
• Hoopsters eliminated from conference play
• Track teams place third at Baldwin-Wallace
• Men’s volleyball continues to top EIVA
• Hockey club battles for top division spot
• Fencers compete in UAA championships

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 2/27/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Namesakes - Lemperly Bookplate Collection

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:53:06 +0000

One hundred years ago Western Reserve University received a gift of 540 bookplates, some engravings and books from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lemperly in memory of their daughter, Lucia, who had attended the College for Women and had passed away in 1915. This gift was placed in the custody of the Adelbert College Library and became known as the Lemperly Bookplate Collection.

Lucia Lemperly was born 2/7/1886 in Cleveland. She graduated from West High School in 1903 and entered the College for Women with the freshman class of 1907. She pursued the Modern Language course. In January 1905 Lucia withdrew on account of health reasons. She died 5/20/1915 at the age of 29. Her father was a wholesale druggist and a collector of bookplates and books about bookplates.

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Lucia Lemperly

Soon after the gift was received, the bookplates, designed by Edwin Davis French, were exhibited in the English Library at the College for Women in Clark Hall. The exhibition was held from 2/10-2/17/1917. To commemorate this exhibition from 100 years ago, the University Archives and Special Collections have displayed some of the bookplates, copper plates, and books in an exhibit case in the University Archives. The exhibit is available during the months of February and March.

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1917 Exhibit invitation

Prior to the gift, Lemperly’s collection was exhibited at the Case Library in 1899 and the Rowfant Club in 1911.

French was a renowned American engraver. He was born in North Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1851. After studying at Brown University for 2 years, he became chief of the engraving department of the Whiting Company (silversmiths) in New York. In 1893 he designed and engraved his first bookplate for his sister-in-law, Helen E. Brainerd. He soon changed his career to copper engraving (leaving Whiting in 1894). He died in 1906.

The Lemperly Bookplate Collection contains bookplates designed by other artists as well as those used by celebrities of the day. Mr. Lemperly and Mr. French kept up a regular correspondence and the letters from French to Lemperly have been bound and are available in Special Collections along with the bookplates and related books.


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Cloudbleed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:04:02 -0500

Biggest information security news this week


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Freedman Fellows to Present @KSL

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:52:28 -0500

On Tuesday, March 7th Kelvin Smith Library will host an afternoon of presentations by the 2016 Freedman Fellows: Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science, Shannon Sterne, Assistant Professor of Dance, and Gillian Weiss, Associate Professor of History.

During this event, the Fellows will discuss their research and how the Freedman Fellows program provided support. The program is funded by the Freedman Fellows Endowment by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman, the Kelvin Smith Library and the College of Arts and Sciences. This annual award is given to full-time CWRU faculty whose current scholarly research projects involve some corpus of data that is of scholarly or instructional interest, involve the use of digital tools and processes, and have clearly articulated project outcomes in support of digital scholarship.

The event is free and open to the public; attendees may stay for all or part of the event. Tours of the Center for Digital Scholarship will be available preceding the event, beginning at 11:30am. A tour of the Jewish View @ CWRU Exhibit in the Hatch Reading Room will be available at 3:15pm. Lunch will be served. For more information, and to register, click HERE.




Reminder About Case Account Number & ILLiad Account Setup

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:17:22 -0500

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.




Remembering 1997-1998: February 20, 1998

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:43:02 +0000

The February 20, 1998 issue of The Observer reported on the College Republicans’ week-long celebration. During “Nuts for Regan Day” they passed out peanuts to honor Ronald Reagan. The week ended with a gala at Wade Commons.

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Headlines:
• Krzesinski disqualified from USG exec board
• Parking garage, more housing planned for UCI
• George Wallace to perform at CWRU
• Eyes on: Society of Women Engineers
• Share the Vision searches for new Alma Mater
• Zins explores “Where has King’s message gone?”
• Cleveland Museum of Art exhibits rare treasures from Vatican collections
• Inter-religious council to explore on-campus religious diversity
• The wonderful world of engineering to be celebrated next week
• Ballroom dancers step, swing and trot to awards circle at third annual CWRU competition
• Spartans surge for Sudeck’s 300th victory
• CWRU hosts Claude B. Sharer tournament
• Defeat takes CWRU women to the brink
• Track teams compete at Oberlin College
• Archery Club hosts Ohio Indoor Championships
• Spartan Spotlight: Elie Gurarie, senior fencer

And here's the entire issue:The Observer, 2/20/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Remembering 1997-1998: February 13, 1998

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:49:14 +0000

The day before Valentine’s Day, the February 13, 1998 issue of The Observer announced Musicians of CWRU would celebrate the day with a release party for their new CD, featuring 70 minutes of original music. The event was free; the CD cost $3.00.

In other news:
• Krzesinski and Oyster named to USG exec board
• Taft wins Winter Carnival
• Plans make Euclid Avenue more “pedestrian-friendly”
• Eyes On: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
• CSE announces the merger of three departments
• Legendary bluesman to be honored in September
• Student Voices: What is your opinion of the death penalty?
• Mr. CWRU contest raises over $1600
• Orpheus descends on Eldred this weekend
• “NewsRadio” is the next great sitcom
• Wellness Week to feature educational programs
• CWRU hosts first ever indoor track meet
• Hoopsters ready to spark in final countdown
• Spartans unable to snap out of 10 game streak
• Spartan Spotlight: Sharon Sanborn, senior swimmer

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Civil Engineering’s high school Model Bridge Building Competition

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 2/13/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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The Student Book Collecting Contest is underway!

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:18:39 -0500

Are you a collector? Do you love books? KSL has a contest that may be right up your alley. We're holding a Student Book Collecting Contest where you can enter to win cash prizes. All students of CWRU (graduate and undergraduate) are eligible and the Grand prize is $1,000! Enter by March 15th for your chance to win and move on to the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

Go to http://researchguides.case.edu/book-collecting for more information and submission guidelines. Good luck to all!

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Remembering 1997-1998: February 6,1998

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:42:22 +0000

The February 6, 1998 issue of The Observer began a three-part series examining University Circle improvements. The first article took a ten-year look at CWRU’s 1988 master plan.

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Other Headlines:

• Over 850 vote for USG
• Forum discusses learning
• Eyes On: College Republicans
• CWRU S.T.O.P. gets makeover as CWRU Telefund
• Case engineers beware! Physics III is still required
• Alpha Epsilon Pi gets charter at CWRU
• Cleveland art, artists subject of web project
• Planet E opened at History Museum, fails to impress college visitors
• Reggae fest to honor Bob Marley Saturday
• Nine local photographers showcased in new exhibit
• Swimmers ready to challenge the NCAC
• Spartans sweep UAA with three conference titles
• Spartans drop a pair heading into final conference play
• Men’s basketball surrenders to tough NCAC rivals

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 2/6/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


Media Files:
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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:09:06 -0500

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World War I - summary of WRU campus activity in Spring 1917

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:11:22 +0000

The United States officially entered World War I on 4/6/1917. This galvanized actions at Western Reserve University (WRU) and Case School of Applied Science (CSAS). President Charles F. Thwing In the WRU President’s Annual Report for 1916/1917, President Thwing wrote: “The most outstanding feature of the second part of the academic year is found in the war. Until the declaration of a state of war with Germany was made by the President, the interest of the students in the world-conflict was not great. With the making of the declaration, interest was quickened. The interest of the student community, however, was constantly much greater than that of the general. In this condition, it was the endeavor of the Faculty - an endeavor which still abides - and of the administrative officers, first , to make and maintain the devotion of all students to their immediate duties, and secondly, to recognize with fullness and propriety their relation to their larger fellowship, national and international. The reconciliation and co-working of these two aims has not always been easy, but I think it may be justly affirmed that these two objects have been well ordered and fittingly co-ordinated. “In respect to the great conflict, the Faculty of Adelbert College have passed these votes: ‘That every possible encouragement by given to the immediate inauguration of voluntary military training among the students, that steps be taken to secure military instructors at once for the remainder of the college year, and that we recommend to the Board of Trustees the appropriation of funds necessary to secure such instructors; ‘That some form of systematic physical training under the direction of the department of Physical Training be required of all students for the remainder of the college year, with the view to making our students physically fit for military service; ‘That in the event of a declaration of war and a call for volunteers by the President of the United State, it be suggested to the Athletic Association of the University that inter-collegiate spring sports be abandoned; ‘That it be recommended to the Trustees that students who enlist and are accepted by the government for service in any branch of warfare be given credit for the remainder of the year; ‘That Commencement exercises of a simple nature be held May 10th or 11th for all Seniors in good standing; ‘That compulsory military training be adopted in Adelbert College for the ensuing year; ‘That for the balance of the present college year the executive committee be authorized to grant leave of absence with credit only to students enrolled in military and Red Cross organizations, and that such leave begin upon receipt of mobilization orders, unless in the judgment of the executive committee earlier leave ought in fairness to be granted in individual cases in order to permit students to visit their homes or to adjust their personal affairs before mobilization; ‘That the executive committee be authorized to reduce the examination period to the shortest time possible consistent with the best interests of the students and the College.’ The significance of these actions is made more impressive by reason of the great number of the students of Adelbert College and the Law School who have enrolled, and also of the formation and departure of the Lakeside Hospital unit. The number of men, who have entered the army, navy, and other service, is in Adelbert College one hundred and sixty-two, and in the Law School fifty-four. The staff of the School of Medicine is represented in the Lakeside Hospital Unit by twelve men. “These bare figures are replete with meaning. They represent the supreme fact that in the hour of the crises of the nation, or of the nations, the college youths are the fir[...]


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Remembering 1997-1998: January 30,1998

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:43:02 +0000

The January 30, 1998 issue of The Observer made it clear that CWRU had winter on its mind. The schedule for Winter Carnival included snow flag football and snow volleyball. The Outdoor Wilderness Association planned a winter hike at the Metroparks North Chagrin Reservation. And the Fun Photo of the Week depicted a skier with the caption, Caution: Bare Spots. (I cannot describe this. You will have to look for yourself.)

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Alumnus Fred D. Gray speaks at MLK, Jr. Convocation

Other headlines:
• Trustees announce tuition increase of 3.4 percent
• Asian financial crises affect CWRU students
• Eyes On: Outdoor Wilderness Adventures
• Vote for USG February 3
• Sophomores: sick of CWRU? Found out how to get away
• See new lands with Junior Year Abroad
• Features: Peter Pan soars into Palace Theater; Rapper Ma$e delivers a “fresh” debut album with upbeat, groovy songs
• Cain Park to hold theater auditions
• Sports: Wrestlers take third in Thiel tournament; Swimmers stay strong in the face of defeat; Men attempt to recover from six game slide; Hoopsters begin to slide
• Spartan Spotlight: Gloria Hsieh, senior swimmer

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 1/30/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Breathe Sessions at KSL

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:18:42 -0500

For Today!
Students are welcome to participate in “Breathe,” a mini interactive relaxation series, on Fridays this semester from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library. Two programs will be offered as part of the series: sun salutation yoga and brief mindfulness meditation.

Today's session is "Sun salutation yoga and brief mindfulness meditation."

Dates and Details for the February sessions:
Feb. 3: Sun salutation yoga and brief mindfulness meditation
Feb. 10: Sun salutation yoga and brief mindfulness meditation
Feb. 17: Mindfulness relaxation
Feb. 24: Sun salutation yoga and brief mindfulness meditation
Details for the remainder of the sessions will be released throughout the semester.

ConnectCWRU, University Health & Counseling Services and the Kelvin Smith Library are sponsoring the series.

For additional information, contact Patricia Sinclair at pxs97@case.edu or 216.368.3040 or Marel Corredor-Hyland at mxc277@case.edu or 216.368.2990.




The Human Library@KSL

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:13:19 -0500

For Today!
Stop by KSL during Community Hour and "check out "our Human Library!
This event is part of the 2017 MLK Celebration week and the theme of “Hope in Solidarity."

The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Volunteer “books” are people from all walks of life who are willing to share their tales about having been stigmatized or stereotyped due to race, religion, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, lifestyle choices, disability, etc.

Readers can “check out” the “book” to have open, informative discussions to challenge those prejudices and create a personal dialogue about issues that are often difficult, challenging and stigmatizing. To go from "Solitude to Solidarity."

This event is open to all and participants do not need to be affiliated with CWRU. Light refreshments will be provided at the event.




CWRU’s Monuments Men

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:08:11 +0000

Theodore Sizer and Lester K. Born, former faculty members, were both members of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) subcommission during World War II. The work of this commission to protect monuments and other cultural treasures from destruction was highlighted in the 2014 motion picture film, Monuments Men.

Theodore Sizer served as Lecturer in Art at Adelbert College of Western Reserve University (WRU) in the 1924/25 and 1925/26 academic years. He had received the S.B. cum laude in Fine Arts from Harvard University. Sizer also was Curator of Prints and Oriental Art at Cleveland Museum of Art while in Cleveland, beginning that role in 1921. After leaving Cleveland, he became an Associate Professor of Art History at Yale University. While on the Adelbert College faculty Sizer taught An Introduction to the Fine Arts. See his Monuments Men biography.

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Lester K. Born

Lester K. Born served as Assistant Professor of Classics at Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University 1930-1934. He received the A.B. in 1925 and the M.A. in 1926 from the University of California. He was also a graduate student in Political Science in 1926/27. He served as Graduate Scholar in Classics at Princeton University 1927-1928, receiving the M.A. in 1928. He earned the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1929. Before serving on the faculty at WRU, he was Assistant Professor of Classical Languages at Ohio State University for the 1929/30 academic year. Born taught a variety of Latin classes at WRU over his 4 years. These classes included: Introductory Latin Composition; Horace, Odes and Epodes, Catullus and Martial; Intermediate Latin Composition; Cicero, De Senectute, Seneca, Apocolocytosis, Pliny, Selected Letters, Selections from Latin Poetry; Advanced Latin Composition; Roman Private Life; LIvy; Roman Elegiac Poetry; Translation at Sight; and The Teaching of Latin. Born’s faculty colleagues in the Classics Department included Rachel L. Sargent, Clarence Bill, Robert S. Rogers, and Kenneth Scott. See his Monuments Men biography. One of Born's published accounts of his service appeared in The American Archivist, July 1950 issue.


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Remembering 1997-1998: January 16,1998

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:49:17 +0000

In the first issue of the new semester, The Observer editors offered some New Year’s resolutions to CWRU: implement computerized registration, allow juniors to live off campus, end the mandatory meal plan, implement standardized training for academic advisors, administrative offices should not close during the lunch hour.

“If CWRU can follow just one or two of the above suggestions, the student population would be most grateful.”

Headlines in the January 16, 1998 issue included:
• Clinton declares MLK Jr. Day to be day ‘on’ service
• Student sexually assaulted on Case Quad New Year’s Day
• Sororities kick off rush
• Eyes On Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club
• ZBT Hosts Casino Night
• Dunbar speaks at CWRU
• New deans come and go with the new year
• WSOM’s Cowen prepares for Tulane
• CWRU professor questions Martian nanobacteria
• Letters to the editor: Kwanzaa deserves to be considered “religious”; Kwanzaa belongs in Holiday Festival; Treat students with respect
• Exhibit celebrates African-American heritage
• Sports: Spartans thrive as coach nears milestone; New year brings new hope for Spartans; Wrestlers compete in Heidelberg tournament; Spartan Spotlight: Joe Dietrich, civil engineering senior, wrestling & track

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Fun Page Photo of the Week: snowflakes taste good…

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 1/16/1998

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the years many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Title: Remembering 1997-1998: The Journalists

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:32:09 +0000

Last semester many of our blog postings described what was happening at CWRU during the 1997/98 academic year, as covered by our student newspaper, The Observer. We chose 1997/98 because those are the years many of this year's freshmen (Class of 2020) were born, We’ll continue that project in the spring semester.

The focus of those highlights has been on the stories, rather than the story-tellers. So, I’m taking this opportunity to salute the 1997/98 fall semester Observer staff who were responsible for this important record of the university’s history.

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Masthead from the December 5, 1997 issue of The Observer.


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Journal Titles: Abbreviations & Title Changes -- A Few Examples

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:37:58 -0500

This month I decided to offer a little commentary on this topic, which has profound implications on the expedient and efficient processing of article requests by ILL staff. A lot of what I discuss is inspired by "real life", so I have drawn from some recently submitted ILL transactions. The article author, article title and pagination in each of these cases is irrelevant, and there is no intention on my part to compromise any of our users' anonymity or confidentiality in the process of this "disquisition". * Our first example is-- Journal Title: PDA J Pharm Sci Technol Volume: 39 Issue: 4 Month: July-August Year: 1985 Since the title as originally cited proves to be a slightly ambiguous abbreviation, an internet search is in order. This now reveals that the citation with its full title is determined to be... "PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology 39.4 (1985)" ...compliments of Google Scholar (and from the publication's own website, no less). A further search of online bibliographic records for this title yields... PDA journal of pharmaceutical science and technology Publ History Vol. 48, no. 4 (July/Aug. 1994)- Well? Something's not quite right here, so then we further note in this record... Continues Journal of pharmaceutical science and technology 1076-397X... Searching this alternate title, we now find... Journal of pharmaceutical science and technology : the official journal of PDA Publ History Vol. 48, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1994)-v. 48, no. 3 (May/June 1994) Yet, again? This doesn't exactly fit, either. So next we see... Continues Journal of parenteral science and technology 0279-7976... And search... Journal of parenteral science and technology Publ History Vol. 35, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1981)-v. 47, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 1993) ...which turns out to be the actual journal title at the point of the cited article's publication (volume 39, 1985--at two full degrees of separation from the original journal title as given by the "authoritative" source of the citation). And this is the correct one to which ILL staff need refer when processing the request, in order to determine appropriate supplier libraries for matching available volume holdings. An interesting note, that this title further... Continues Journal of the Parenteral Drug Association 0161-1933... Journal of the Parenteral Drug Association Publ History Vol. 32, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1978)- Ceased with: v. 34 in Nov.-Dec. 1980 ...which also further... Continues Bulletin of the Parenteral Drug Association..... Bulletin of the Parenteral Drug Association Publ History Began with: Vol. 1, published in 1946; ceased with: v. 3l, published in 1977 ...and that, my friend, is "where it all started". * Briefly, another illustrative example... Journal Title: Die Neue Literatur Volume: 17 Year: 1916 Our initial bibliographic search thus results in... Die Neue Literatur Pub History [32. Jahrg., Heft 1] (Jan. 1931)-44. Jahrg., Nr. 3 (März 1943) Not quite right, eh? Well upon further investigation, we therein note this title referenced... Continues Schöne Literatur... ...and searching it we find... Die Schöne Literatur Pub History 3. Jahrg., Nr. 1 (4. Jan. 1902)-31. Jahrg., Heft 12 (Dez. 1930) ...and there you have it (i.e., where v. 17, 1916 falls). * And finally, yet another instructive specimen... Journal Title: Journal of Sedimentary Research Volume: 45 Issue: 3 Year: 1975 Our preliminary search yields... Title Journal of sedimentary research Pub History Vol. 66, no. 1 (Jan. 1996)- Get the idea? Well then, we further discover that this title... Continues Journal of sedimentar[...]



Trial: Scientific Style and Format Online

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:37:43 -0500

The Kelvin Smith Library is running a trial of the Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th Edition, through the end of April. If you have any feedback, please send it to Brian Gray at bcg8@case.edu.

Trial is live at: http://www.scientificstyleandformat.org/Home.html
*Remember to be on the campus network or using VPN.

Now in its eighth edition, the indispensable reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields has been fully revised by the Council of Science Editors to reflect today’s best practices in scientific publishing. This fully searchable online edition makes it easy to find the answers you need quickly.

Scientific Style and Format Online also provides convenient tools including information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, and a citation quick guide.
Students, researchers, writers: for help citing sources visit the quick guide to see examples of Scientific Style and Format citation style for common types of sources.

Scientific Style and Format Online includes the popular Chicago Style Q&A, a resource that thousands have found entertaining and informative. The Q&A content is fully searchable along with the content of Scientific Style and Format. Your search queries will return clearly distinguishable results from Scientific Style and Format as well as the Chicago Style Q&A. The Chicago Style Q&A also features monthly polls and interviews of interest to anyone who works with words.




Pitfalls of Keeping Long-Overdue ILLiad Books

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:11:00 -0500

I realize this is a rather somber topic to end the year with, but it seems to become rather timely and apropos at the close of each academic semester. So, here's a short list of caveats...

* Firstly, expect to receive a series of up to four e-mail notifications as the due date approaches: a "Due Soon" reminder (5 days prior--with renewal option), an "Overdue" notice (the day after), a seven-day notice, and a two-week (blocked account) warning notice. Oh, and, by the way, the lender may at any time choose to recall a loaned item--in which case ILL staff will in due course send off a "Recall" notice.

* After two weeks past the due date for any single ILLiad loan, you will have arrived at a "blocked" user status, and will not be able to submit any new ILLiad requests. At this point, look forward to additional reminder notices by e-mail periodically until any and all long-overdue loans are returned and ILL staff thereafter unblock your account.

* Although we do not reckon overdue fines for ILL loans per se, we are obligated to pass on to our patrons any charges incurred for items deemed lost or never returned--once we have received a formal bill for replacement from a lender library. We will normally contact you at this stage, to offer you one last opportunity to make a return and thus avoid such an outcome.

* Once we have been required to compensate a lender for the replacement of an ILL item, it is our prerogative to recoup the cost by adding the commensurate amount as a fine to the patron's main library account. Your balance would then most certainly exceed the $15.00 "good standing" limit, sufficiently leading to the loss of your regular library privileges. This would both affect the borrowing of local and OhioLINK materials and block login access to your ILLiad account.

* Failure to return items generously lent to us can potentially jeopardize our library's good relations with prospective lenders, with whom we previously enjoyed congenial associations. This can easily result in the loss of access to rare materials from valued suppliers, and in turn, potentially diminish our ability to support the research needs of all our users.

Sorry for leaving you with such a "downer" out there as we finish off 2016. On the upside, we guarantee you'll feel much better when you comply with ILL return policies and evade any of the potential negative consequences. With that said, we hope you can look forward to the promise of good fortune in the coming new year.

Questions or comments regarding ILLiad and Interlibrary Loan? 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.




KSL Hours During Winter Break

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:42:24 -0500

Kelvin Smith Library has reduced hours during the winter break. The 24/7 services will also take a break until the spring semester begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17th.

For a complete list of the library’s hours over the coming weeks, please visit our website: http://library.case.edu/ksl/aboutus/hours/

Cramelot Cafe will be open today (Dec. 22nd) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed from Friday, Dec. 23rd, until Monday, Jan. 16th. Normal hours for the cafe resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17th.




“Adelbert at last to have Modern Lights - Fight for Electric Lighting System Finally Wins Out”

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:32:22 +0000

So read a small headline in the 12/17/1919 issue of The Reserve Weekly. The article read,

“When the fathers of Western Reserve University placed the word, ‘Lux’ on the emblem which has come down to us, they meant it as a motto, but it turned out to be a prophecy. After years of dark and gloomy waiting, lights are now to dispel the gloom that hangs over winter eight-fifteens. No longer will the ponderous brass structures used as chandeliers hang threateningly over the heads of sleepy students, for a new era of electric lights has arrived.

“Promises of lights have come regularly for the last few years, but, this time, wires, fixtures, and numerous electricians prove that the lights are almost here. Most of the wiring is done, so that it will be but a short time before the mere pressure of a button will flood a dark room with light.”

At the 10/13/1919 meeting of the Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, the trustees approved the measure, “Upon the recommendation of the Treasurer, it was voted that the electric light wiring equipment, be completed in the second, third and fourth floors of Adelbert College Building at an estimated cost of $2005.44.”




Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:36:59 -0500

Faculty can sign up for the Kelvin Smith Library Faculty Study Space Lottery through Monday, Jan. 16.

These spaces are quiet spaces in which faculty can conduct research and writing, rather than using as an office or meeting space. Faculty members are assigned the spaces for one 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 library.case.edu/ksl/facilities/facultystudyspace/.

The sign-up form is available online at: https://goo.gl/8gjncr.




Relax for Finals!

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:32:12 -0500

In need of a little relaxation during finals week? On Monday, December 12th from 2-5pm, stop by Bon Appètit’s Create-Your-Own-Tea table on the first floor of KSL [near Cramelot] to make and try your own blend and to learn about the benefits of different types of tea! See you there!




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 13

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:43:41 +0000

In its December 5, 1997 issue The Observer issued final grades: B+ to CWRUnet services, C to Aramark, A to WRUW, D- to limited hours at Kelvin Smith Library during Finals Week, A to Engineering and Science Review, A to University Program Board, and more.

Other headlines in this last issue of the semester included:
• Joyce Fitzpatrick to step down as Dean of Nursing
• Federal government announces tax relief to students
• ESS plans move to KSL
• Women’s center planned
• Diversity class discussed
• MaDaCol breaks New Ground this weekend

Special section: Focus on Stress
• ESS works to alleviate stress of finals-stricken students
• Meditation provides means of finals enlightenment
• Simple, relaxing exercises can remove stress
• The Refuge offers asylum from pressures of college
• KSL relieves aggravations of laptop users
• Panhellenic Council helps first-year women deal with stress

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 12/5/1997

This is the last fall semester weekly blog posting describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born. We’ll pick up again in January with the first issue of 1998.




A Few Assorted "Near-Year-End" Reminders

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:30:53 -0500

I just couldn't wait until December to put out another one of these lists of timely ILL-related issues (from my vantage point, at least) -- so, here goes... * Duplication of OhioLINK loan requests in ILLiad -- We urge you to consider using OhioLINK (including SearchOhio) first. If you have already requested a loan through OhioLINK, please avoid creating an equivalent transaction for the same item in ILLiad. Be aware that ILL staff reserve the right to cancel an ILLiad loan request if copies are simultaneously available in OhioLINK, or if your library record indicates you have already placed a hold on an OhioLINK copy. * About theses and their availability through interlibrary loan -- Please keep in mind that not all are "created equal", as far as interlibrary loan is concerned. They exist in many formats (print, microfilm, CD-ROM, online, etc.), often but not necessarily related to age (e.g., pre- vs. post-2000), and we may have little influence on which of these we can obtain them in for our users. The availability of theses and dissertations is dependent upon many circumstances, most prominently the diverse policies of granting institutions' libraries or archives. This may involve various restrictions imposed on use (such as "No Renewals" or "Library Use Only"), or to proper crediting in the user's research. Some institutions may not permit theirs to be lent out at all as returnable loans, and may not even agree to provide reproductions. Sometimes the existence of multiple holdings listed by potential lender locations other than the granting institution can alleviate this state of affairs. Often when we are unable to obtain them through regular ILL channels (either as a loan or a reproduction), we suggest that our patrons may need to take the recourse of purchasing a personal copy from UMI ProQuest, British Library EThOS, or possibly other sources. We may also encourage the suggestion of an acquisition of a thesis title for addition to the Kelvin Smith Library's own collections, if justifiable. In any case, please be aware that there is no 100% guarantee that theses can be accessed exclusively through ILL services. It's a real "mixed bag", to be sure--I could go on and on... * Articles from journals vs. reprints listed as monographs -- Sometimes you may run across an item (usually as the result of an OCLC WorldCat search) which has been catalogued individually by an single lender location, and which is also fully cited within the same bibliographic record as an article from a scholarly journal (including volume, issue, year, pages, etc.). Although you may be tempted to submit your request as if this material is a "borrowable" item, we prefer that you extract (and further verify if necessary) the original citation and simply submit it properly into a journal article (or other "non-returnable") request form instead. This will eliminate unnecessary processing time for ILL staff, since it would not give the mistaken appearance of a "rare" item that is actually much less difficult to obtain. * Submitting excessive requests simultaneously by the same user and prioritization by ILL staff -- Please keep in mind that if you choose to submit ILL requests in mass quantities concurrently, it can considerably slow the overall processing efficiency of the library staff who handle these transactions. In fairness to our other patrons who only place[...]



Project 562

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:50:30 -0500

Come view a new KSL exhibit! In partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Kelvin Smith Library presents Project 562. Named for the number of recognized tribes, this project is dedicated to photographing contemporary Native Americans in effort to challenge stereotypical perceptions. Project 562 is on view in the Gallery@KSL through January 2017.

Click HERE for more info.




Shakespeare Goes Pop!

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:44:29 -0500

View KSL's new exhibit! This summer we asked the CWRU community to share their favorite examples of Shakespeare’s enduring influence on popular culture. Come see the results! Shakespeare Goes Pop! is on view in the Gallery @ KSL through January 2017.
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Namesakes - I. F. Freiberger and Freiberger Library

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:00:22 +0000

Plans for a new library building were announced as part of Western Reserve University’s 125th anniversary celebration in 1951. Trustees voted to name the new library in honor of Isadore Fred (better known as I. F.) Freiberger in 1953, ground was broken in 1954 and the new building was dedicated 2/5/1956 as the I. F. Freiberger Library Building. The cost of the building was approximately $1.6 million and was designed by Small, Smith and Reeb of Cleveland. Ralph Ellsworth (WRU School of Library Science class of 1931), director of libraries at the State University of Iowa (now University of Iowa), was chief consultant on building plans. Its 80,000 square feet was designed for a capacity of over 500,000 volumes and a seating capacity to accommodate 600 students. The three story building plus basement, at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, overlooked the Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Lagoon. The exterior was of limestone to blend with Severance Hall and the Art Museum. Freiberger Library opened for the Spring semester 1956. Freiberger Library centralized holdings from the university library housed in Thwing Hall and holdings in other campus buildings (Clark Hall, Harkness Chapel basement, Hitchcock Hall, and the Annex). The plan for the library was a modular design. There were few interior walls to allow flexibility in moving partitions and shelves as needed. Study areas were scattered throughout the shelving areas. Director of university libraries, Lyon Richardson said, “The library may be considered as a great browsing room of four floors. We consider the library not as a place for storing books, but as a place for arranging books and facilities to serve educational principles” Interior views of Freiberger Library I. F. Freiberger, known as Izzy to his parents and Fry to his friends, was born 12/12/1879 in New York City, one of 6 children. His parents moved the family to Cleveland when he was 3 years old. Freiberger graduated from Central High School in Cleveland in 1898. He received his Bachelor of Letters degree from Adelbert College 6/13/1901. (A friend and classmate in high school and college was Winfred G. Leutner, president of WRU 1933-1949). As an undergraduate student Freiberger played on the class baseball team, class football team, and class basketball team. He was also a varsity member of the Reserve basketball team. He served as business manager of The Reserve (yearbook) and was class treasurer his senior year. I. F. Freiberger, ca. 1935 He received the LL.B. in 1904 from Cleveland Law School of Baldwin Wallace College while working at Cleveland Trust Company (where he started work as a clerk upon graduation in 1901). He worked his entire career at Cleveland Trust: Third Assistant Trust Officer (1909), Assistant Secretary (1913), Trust Officer (1914), Vice President (1915), Director (1939), and Chairman of the Board (1941). He married Fannie Fertel in 1903 and they had 2 children, Lloyd and Ruth Mae. Freiberger was a loyal alumnus and served as a trustee on the Board of Cleveland College (1925-1943), Adelbert College (1934-1941), and Western Reserve University (1941-1967). He was named an honorary trustee 10/5/1967. Reserve awarded Freiberger the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in 1947. He received the first Distinguishe[...]


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Thanksgiving at Reserve, 1911

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:17:15 +0000

The lead story in the 11/28/1911 issue of the Reserve Weekly concerned “Coming Events,” namely Thanksgiving Day and the big game against Case. Despite their best efforts, Reserve lost to Case 9-5 at Van Horn Field.

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See descriptions of Thanksgiving and the traditional Case vs. Reserve game in blog entries from 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.


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Remembering 1997-1998: Week 12

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:26:02 +0000

The November 21, 1997 issue of The Observer included this invitation to Gobble, Gobble ‘97. Sponsored by the USG Class Officers, the feast offered international cuisine for the quintessential American holiday.

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In other headlines:
• CES announces last minute curriculum changes
• Winter holidays of three faiths to be celebrated
• Freiberger Field dedicated this weekend
• Where does the money go? Activity fee reviewed
• Frank Gehry to design new Weatherhead building
• CWRU physics professor publishes fourth book
• Expectations high for women’s basketball

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 11/21/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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"Breathe” - A Mini Interactive Relaxation Series for StudentsBreathe” A Mini Interactive Relaxation Series for Students

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:45:09 -0500

KSL is hosting "Breathe” - A Mini Interactive Relaxation Series for Students.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  • November 18: Lower Level-06, B&C
  • December 2: Lower Level-06, B&C
  • December 9: Lower Level-06, B&C
  • December 16: Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor

5:00pm – 5:30pm

  • December 12: Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor
  • December 16: Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by: ConnectCWRU and University Health & Counseling Services and the Kelvin Smith Library.

Contact for additional information:
Patricia Sinclair at pxs97@case.edu or 216.368.3040
Associate Director, Services for Outreach, Prevention and Care for Trauma-affected Students
University Health and Counseling Services

Marel Corredor-Hyland at mxc277@case.edu or 216.368.2990
Diversity, Campus Partners and HR Development Team Leader
Kelvin Smith Library




KSL presents...Collection Roadshow!

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:21:15 -0500

Countdown to the ABAA National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest 2017

Do you have a collection? Don’t think you’re a collector? Want to be a collector?

Join us for an afternoon of fun and refreshments with Professor Daniel Goldmark, Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at CWRU, who will present observations on the act of collecting and share examples from his personal collections of sheet music and comic books!

Tuesday November 29th, 2016 at 3 pm in KSL’s Dampeer Room.

Students and attendees are encouraged to bring examples from their own collections.
This event is a kickoff to the KSL Student Book Collecting Contest with a chance for prizes up to $1,000! Winners will be eligible to participate in the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America’s National Collegiate Student Book Collecting Contest 2017! For more info click HERE.

RSVP to Library Administration @ ksl-mail@case.edu or 216-368-2992.




Congratulations to the Library Resource Lab Winners!

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:18:10 -0500

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On September 29, Kelvin Smith Library hosted the Library Resource Lab to showcase many of the science and engineering specialized resources available in the library. In its fourth year, this event has set records with more than175 participants, 11 vendors demonstrating their products and the overall satisfaction of those involved. 

Many participants expressed satisfaction with the event, as it allowed them to discover new resources and learn  ew tricks about familiar ones. Vendors from Elsevier, IEE

E, Springer, Wiley, ACS, SPIE, ProQuest, Gale, JSTOR, ASM International, and American Ceramic Society were also pleased with the experience, already having committed to returning next year.  endors were also impressed with how engaging the students were and the complexity of their questions. Event planners (KSL staff) were happy with the event's educational vibe, the opportunity to interact with so many participants, and the chance to highlight additional library resources and services available on campus.

Courtesy of our generous sponsors, we had two grand prize raffle winners, both BME students: Yuanqi Xie won a mini wireless printer/scanner offered by ProQuest and Lydia Warren won a $50 gift card offered by Springer. Multiple gift cards were also offered as door prizes.

Finally, we’d like to offer a big "thank you" to our sponsors, Elsevier, Wiley, IEEE, ACS and SPIE, and a shout-out to all event participants!


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Jewish Views @ CWRU

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:41:00 -0500

Join us for an evening with CWRU alumni student activists and The Jewish View at CWRU exhibit opening reception on Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 6 pm in Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections. The exhibit will be on view through March 2017. The exhibit features images, clippings, yearbooks, and ephemera related to the CWRU Jewish perspective during the socio-political changes of 1967-1973.The Jewish View at CWRU is a multi-year, collaborative project that aims to uncover the historical role of Jewish students, faculty, and administrators at CWRU from its founding to the present, supported by the Program in Judaic Studies and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship.

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Remembering 1997-1998: Week 11

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:12:10 +0000

The November 14, 1997 issue of The Observer included a special focus section on money management. Articles included:

• CWRU students face 3rd highest debt in nation
• Merit based scholarship criteria revised
• Job opportuinities permeate the campus
• University offers topics for financial planning
• Tuition increases expected through 2000
• Student responses to the question, “How do you save money?”
“I don’t do laundry.”
“I stay out of the bars.”
“I buy necessities, not luxuries – or only a few luxuries.”
“I eat before I go to the grocery store.”
“I’m going to grad school – it’s hard to save money if one doesn’t have a job.”

Other headlines included:
• University continues search for library director
• Class officers are busy planning events for CWRU
• Phi Kaps are first to finish service hours this year
• Caroline Whitbeck joins CWRU as ethics chair

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 11/14/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.




Kelvin Smith Library is a SHARES Member

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:15:27 -0500

============================================================ **DISCLAIMER: As of November 2016, Kelvin Smith Library has withdrawn its membership from the SHARES partnership, and as such no longer enjoys the privileges described below. I have decided to keep this posting up in its most recent draft below with no further updates, as a matter of "historical interest" (and also because I put so much time and effort into it that I don't have the heart to delete it). See also my November 8, 2016 entry.(CM) ============================================================ So what does this mean? Well, the SHARES Research Libraries Group is a worldwide consortium consisting of over 100 participating institutions. Membership in this group affords us preferential treatment for interlibrary loan services among our peer libraries. Researchers from our university also enjoy comparable on-site collection and service access (short of full borrowing privileges), while visiting any of these locations. This is particularly valuable to traveling scholars in facilitating their research endeavors while away from our campus. For your convenience, below is a list of those institutions closest geographically to our university, primarily within Ohio and its surrounding states (and province). Note there are currently no SHARES members in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia or Wisconsin. OHIO: Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingalls Library Hebrew Union College, Klau Library Ohio State University, Health Sciences Library Ohio State University Libraries MICHIGAN: University of Michigan University of Michigan, Law Library PENNSYLVANIA: Bryn Mawr College, Canaday Library Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library Haverford College Library Pennsylvania State University Libraries Swarthmore College, McCabe Library Temple University, Paley Library University of Pennsylvania, Biddle Law Library University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library WESTERN & CENTRAL NEW YORK: Binghamton University, Bartle Library Cornell University Library Syracuse University Libraries NORTHERN ILLINOIS: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Libraries Northwestern University University of Chicago Library SOUTHERN ONTARIO (CANADA): University of Toronto, Engineering & Computer Science Library University of Toronto, Gerstein Science Information Centre University of Toronto, Mississauga Library University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto, Robarts Library University of Toronto, Scarborough Library Others of Major Importance: Library of Congress New York Public Library During the course of our membership in the SHARES program, we have been provided easier access to the collections of a number of specialized and international libraries. This has allowed us to obtain use of materials we previously were not permitted to borrow or have reproduced. We hope our users will also choose to take advantage of the special benefits available with on-site use at other member institution locations. If you have any questions or concerns regarding ILL services and the SHARES l[...]



Kelvin Smith Library Has Withdrawn from SHARES

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:27:19 -0500

As a result of unanticipated circumstances beyond our control, Kelvin Smith Library has chosen to part ways with the OCLC SHARES Research Library Group. Sadly, this means we will be sacrificing some of the preferential treatment afforded to us as a member of this partnership, as I described in my previous blog entry dated September 25, 2015.

Fear not, however -- KSL's interlibrary loan staff will continue putting forth our best efforts to provide quality service to our clientele, and will seek out other available resources to make up for the difference. We still maintain many of the good relations with numerous potential supplier libraries which we have established from years of agreeable commerce with them -- so there remains a great deal of support for us to fall back upon.

Well, it was fun while it lasted...

Questions or comments regarding this announcement, or about ILLiad and ILL services? 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.




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 10

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:52:09 +0000

If it’s November, there must be elections somewhere. The November 7, 1997 issue of The Observer reported that the Undergraduate Student Government Assembly amended its election bylaws to “require election candidates to serve at the polling stations on the day of elections.”

In other news...

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Other headlines included:
• Historic Severance Hall plans massive renovation
• CSP brings Race in the Post Modern World to CWRU
• Don’t walk alone at night!
• Eyes On CWRU Habitat for Humanity
• Inaugural Hallinan lecture ends Humanities Week
• Odorless, tasteless rape drugs cause concern in the U.S.
• Spartan Spotlight features Libby Stansifer, junior cross country

And here's the entire issue: Observer, 11/7/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Trial: CRCnetBASE

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:34:30 -0500

Kelvin Smith Library is running a trial of CRCnetBASE through November 30, 2016. Link to get started is: http://www.crcnetbase.com/.

If you have feedback, please contact your Research Services Librarian.

Faculty members and students have access for a limited time to CRCnetBASE, an online digital platform that offers a comprehensive eBook collection with more than 15,000 references in more than 350 subject areas. This award-winning eBook platform from CRC Press features millions of pages of rich content and authoritative references from world-renowned and award-winning authors.

Covering topics in more than 350 subject areas that range from civil to aerospace engineering, cardiology to dermatology, life science, business management, lean methods and implementation to food science, we hope you will find some of these 15,000 eBooks useful in your research.

Watch Video to see how to use CRCnetBASE.




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 9

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:22:30 +0000

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The 1997 Halloween issue of The Observer offered non-vandalism alternatives to trick-or-treating: haunted houses, horror movies, and theater.

In other news:
• Spartans win Homecoming game against Oberlin
• Pre Law Society holds forum (keynote address by Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
• Greeks form task force to improve faculty relations
• Editorial: Cast an informed vote
• Rusted Root rocks Adelbert Gym
• Spartan Spotlight: Dan Flanigan, junior soccer player

And here's the entire issue: The Observer, 10/31/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


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Citing Article Publication Date -- Original Print vs. Online

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:29:55 -0500

As more and more scholarly articles tend to be published exclusively online, it seems that little by little many older articles originally published in print format are also being converted into digitized versions and re-published. At the same time, some articles are published online "ahead of print", then later in printed issues. This can tend to cause some confusion as to how to properly cite the publication date when requesting a reproduction through interlibrary loan services. Avoiding any informational discrepancies will make it easier for the ILL staff at both your host library and the supplier library to process your request quickly and efficiently. When requesting a journal article, you generally are asked to provide the journal title, the volume number, the issue number (if possible), the publication year and inclusive pages, as well as the title and author of the article (each with its own respective data field in the request form). It is crucial that the volume number and the year properly coincide chronologically in order for holdings searches to be accurately carried out (especially in cases when multiple periodicals bear the same title or similar titles). When a single article may have two "different" publication dates, and the year specified in the request is not the original year corresponding to the print version, it becomes more difficult for staff to pinpoint the appropriate bibliographic serial record. Although it is interesting (and possibly somewhat helpful) to mention that any such article was "Published online: October 2016" (for example), this is more appropriate as an aside (to be entered in the "Notes" field of the ILLiad request form) rather than into the citation data fields proper. We prefer that you cite using the original date (as well as volume, issue and pages) of the first print version, in any case. In a similar way, though it is possible to cite the "ahead of print" date instead of the official intended future print publication date, the "print" date is preferable as the actual citation date in the request form while the "Epub" date may be more appropriately mentioned in the "Notes" field. I have also commented at length on the topic of "[Epub ahead of print]" in the September 20, 2010 entry of this blog. While we're at it -- a word or two about conference proceedings papers (i.e., presented at a conference, symposium, colloquium, meeting, etc.)... It is important to note that the year the event took place (normally the date cited in the title) is often not the same year the proceedings was published (which is the date referenced in the bibliographic record). When submitting your request, it is preferable to refer to the year the event took place in your citation, and then mention the publication year (if different) separately in the "Notes" field. Please we aware that this discussion is only a recommendation on how best to submit requests for journal articles (and conference p[...]



SciFinder Lunch and Learn Session

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:17:15 -0500

Join us on Friday, October 28 from noon to 1:00 for a Lunch and Learn session of SciFinder!  Our representative from Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] will show you what SciFinder can do for your research. The event is open to the whole campus.

The event will be held in Clapp Hall, Room 405. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP by 10 a.m. on Thursday morning to https://goo.gl/forms/llM06Ko84twHLEq43.

Every attendee will receive an engineering/lab comp book with the newest periodic table.

SciFinder provides researchers with access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science (physics, medicine, polymer, geology, chemical and material engineering) information. You can search for substances, reactions, patents and journal references.

The SciFinder Workshop will provide researchers with search methodologies and strategies to help them efficiently and effectively scour the literature landscape and keep updated on the most relevant research findings in their respective fields. The workshop is applicable to both advanced and entry level SciFinder users, but is tailored specifically to the users’ research interests to provide relevant examples. 

Be prepared to learn about the following:
• SciPlanner - interactive workspace for reactions and schemes
• Analyze and refinements using CA Control Terms
• PatentPak PDF Viewer and other IP searching features
• Analytical Method and Synthetic Protocol Search tools
• Data detail enrichments (i.e. Experimental Data, Physical Prop., Regulatory info)
• Commercial supplier listings
• User-specified alerts and notifications 




Freedman Center Friday: An Interactive Opportunity to Learn What’s at Your Fingertips

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:29:56 -0500

On Friday, November 4 and Friday, December 2, CaseLearns is hosting Freedman Center Friday. What’s this you ask? Well, this is your chance to take a tour through Case Western Reserve University’s hub of digital scholarship, your one stop for all digital research needs. The staff will offer a tour of the resources, demonstrations and mini consultations. The course is held during the University's Community Hour, so feel free to stop in any time during. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

CaseLearns is a free instructional program held at Kelvin Smith Library for anyone in the CWRU community. The staff who teaches CaseLearns courses are highly trained professionals who can help you activate KSL and the Freedman Center.

To view the full list of courses and register for this or any of the others, please visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/caselearns.




Archives Month in Ohio: Mock Political Conventions

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:13:06 +0000

October is Archives Month in Ohio. The theme this year is Ohio and Presidential Elections. As part of celebrating Archives Month we wanted to highlight student participation in mock political conventions. To participate in the presidential election process, students have staged their own versions of political party conventions, selecting whether it would be a Democratic or Republication convention. Students made the arrangements for the convention, drafted the platforms and nominated candidates for president and vice president. The first mock political convention in the university’s history was held by Western Reserve University in 1908. Held May 2 at Gray’s Armory in downtown Cleveland, Wisconsin Senator Robert LaFollette was nominated as candidate for president. LaFollette was popular with students for many years. Though there was no mock convention that year, in 1924 LaFollette was the winner of the student straw poll. 1908 program and 1924 cartoon In 1932 a Mock Democratic Convention was held April 27 at Adelbert Gym. Newton D. Baker, former Cleveland mayor and Secretary of War, was nominated as candidate for president. The movement to hold a convention came from the Reserve Politics Club, composed of students from Adelbert College and the Law School. They invited the Mather College chapter of the League of Women Voters to participate. These groups set up a Committee on Arrangements and invited other student organizations university-wide to participate. Future Ohio congressman Charles A. Vanik served as secretary on the Committee on Arrangements for the convention. Vanik graduated from Adelbert College in 1933 and the Law School in 1936. He served Ohio’s 21st district 1955-1969 and the 22nd district 1969-1981. 1932 convention floor and 1932 program While WRU cancelled its 1948 convention, Case Institute held its first mock political convention - nominating Michigan senator Arthur Vandenburg. Subsequent CIT convention nominees included (among others) Dwight Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, and Governor William Scranton of Pennsylvania. Other activities, held as part of the mock conventions, included parades, election of a queen, picnics, and dances. 1948 Case Alumnus magazine featuring the convention and 1972 poster The conventions were intended to “provide political enlightenment and social entertainment.” Debates, speeches, and lectures would supplement the convention itself. In 1972 CWRU held its first mock political convention, nominating South Dakota senator George McGovern as candidate for president. In addition to the convention held April 21 and 22, California Senator John V. Tunney gave a lecture April 13 and Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes gave a lecture April 20.[...]


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Cramelot Hours for Fall Break

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:51:49 -0500

With fall break here, October 21 through October 25, Case Western Reserve University students have the opportunity to relax for the next few days. That in mind, Cramelot at Kelvin Smith Library will adjust its hours accordingly. Please note the changes as follows:

Friday, 10/21: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, 10/22: CLOSED
Sunday, 10/23: CLOSED
Monday, 10/24: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Tuesday, 10/25: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Regular hours [11 a.m. - 9 p.m.] will resume on Wednesday, October 26. 




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 8

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:58:40 +0000

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In its October 17 issue, The Observer’s editors handed out fall grades, including: A to UPB and USG, B to CWRU’s new webpage design, C for the 4-day fall break, A to student athletes, F to anti-GLBA chalker and those who speculated about the recent rape, “W for World Series-bound to the Cleveland Indians!”

Some headlines in this issue:

• Theater department celebrates 100 years of Eldred
• GLBA’s Coming Out marred by anti-gay chalkings
• Annual week celebrates humanities on campus
• Nursing Professor spends a semester in Hungary
• President Pytte tells about university at annual speech
• CP & P hosts career fair
• Turkish Student Association presents Turkish Deserts Night
• Theatre of Voices to perform at Harkness
• Sand mandala to be built on-site at CMA
• Men in Black to be shown at Strosacker
• Volleyball squad ties school record for season wins
• CWRU graduate student to compete in American Weightlifting Championships

And here's the entire issue: Observer, 10/17/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


Media Files:
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CaseLearns 2.0: New and Revamped Offerings Improve KSL’s Free Instructional Courses

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:23:57 -0500

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CaseLearns is back, bigger and better than ever. This free instructional program at Kelvin Smith Library has made improvements to have a longer view approach. Our students and faculty can establish research and scholarship skills through this program, which will advance their education and Case Western Reserve University through applied use of technologies.

The goals in mind with an improved CaseLearns are to slow attendees down, allowing ample time to ask fundamental and theoretical questions, and, in some cases, to foster group collaboration. “We want you to see us as an ongoing research partner,” says Jared Bendis, Creative New Media Officer - Digital Learning and Scholarship. The staff that teaches the CaseLearns courses are highly “trained professionals who want to activate KSL and the Freedman Center, becoming a feeder to our resources.” 

The revamped program features 33 different workshops, including eight new ones:

• Library Is Fun
• Protective Enclosures for Library Materials
• Research Data Management
• Open Access and the Right to Research
• Basic Library Research Skills
• Creating GIFs/Memes From Family Videos
• Video Tutorial Creation Using Camtasia
• Introduction to Data Visualization

CaseLearns start times coordinate with the University’s block scheduling system to make attending even easier. The next course up, Introduction to Desktop Publishing, will be held on Monday, October 17, from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the newly renovated Freedman Center Collaboration Commons. Participants will learn the fundamental concepts of desktop publishing in a variety of software.

To learn more about this course or any others and to sign up, please visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/caselearns/.


Media Files:
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Remembering 1997-1998: Week 7

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:38:48 +0000

The 9/26/1997 issue of The Observer published an invitation from the Share the Vision initative for members of the CWRU community to sign its statement of principles to “affirm our commitment to a campus community that supports the worth and dignity of each individual. We believe that any act that demeans an individual member of our community demeans us all.” The 10/10/1997 issue includes a full page of those signatures.

In other news....

• CWRU working to improve recycling on campus
• USG reveals 1997-98 plans
• UPB lands Rusted Root
• CWRU commuters unite
• Chalking for national Coming Out Day, Friday October 10
• Association for Women Students Candlelight Vigil, October 15 - Come Because You Care
• Spartan Spotlight festured sophomore tennis player, Rashmi Phanindra
• Editorial: University once again fails to communicate
• Letter to the editor: Blame rapist, not alcohol
• Humanities Week events
• CIA students express regret over chalking incident
• Rape is unacceptable under any circumstances (guest opinion)
• Share the Vision signature page
• Love, mistaken identity, folly at Eldred: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night opens this weekend

And here's the entire issue: Observer, 10/10/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 6

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:00:43 +0000

The 10/3/1997 issue of The Observer included a special section, Focus On Alcohol Abuse. It featured articles about the upcoming Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll Conference, some fraternities committing to be “substance-free,” upcoming alcohol awareness events, a poll of student attitudes towards drinking, campus resources for students with substance abuse issues, and recipes for mocktails.

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Other headlines included:

• Two CIA students confess to "monkey" chalkings
• Browns return to campus for flag football game
• 25th annual Ebony Ball to be held Saturday, November 1
• Bookstore ad: "You demand power, speed, and mobility" Apple Power Macintosh 6500 for $3,015
• USG defends fall elections
• Editorial: Rape provokes a reaction, albeit a wrong one
• Alcohol is a deadly game that results in tragedy
• Discussion prevents misinterpretation
• Spartan Spotlight featured junior tennis player, Jay Mitchell

And here's the entire issue: Observer, 10/3/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


Media Files:
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Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Celebration Events, Open House

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:28 -0500

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Twenty years ago, Case Western Reserve University unveiled its newest resource building, Kelvin Smith Library [KSL]. This informational hub was heralded as “the library of the future,” setting the national standard for services, innovations and education. KSL has exceeded every expectation, always staying at the forefront of resource accessibility, providing the highest quality services to enable research to thrive, fostering collaborative engagement and productive individual research, and understanding students’ and faculty’s changing needs and emerging opportunities.   

To celebrate its 20 years of success, KSL has a lineup of exciting events that features guest speakers, food, games, prizes and an open house. 

Monday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.: Western Reserve College class of 1980 alum and legendary caricaturist from The New Yorker Tom Bachtell will speak for about 40 minutes before College of Arts and Sciences dean Cyrus Taylor hosts a Q&A with our guest. The discussion will be accompanied by a gallery display of Mr. Bachtell’s work. Light refreshments will follow.

Friday, October 14, 12:00-4:00 p.m.: Celebrate KSL’s anniversary with our Homecoming Open House, centered around gaming in honor of our guest speaker Philip Orbanes [see below]. The event will feature a variety of games, refreshments, prizes and tours. 

Friday, October 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Case Institute of Technology ’70 grad, former VP of Parker Brothers and founder of Winning Moves games Philip Orbanes will deliver his presentation, “Innovating a Career in Games.” A light reception will follow.

For any questions or to RSVP to either guest speaker’s event, please email ksl-mail@case.edu or call 216-368-2992


Media Files:
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View. Eat. Talk.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:52:21 -0500

We want your thoughts on the changing meanings of freedom and equality, as prompted by the four-documentary PBS series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Join us on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 as we show the four films, two simultaneously at 12:30 p.m. on both days. All take a different angle on the struggle and efforts of the civil rights movement.

The Abolitionists [being shown in LL-06 A]: The struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.

Slavery by Another Name [being shown in the Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor]: Stories of men, some charged with crimes like vagrancy and others guilty of nothing, who were bought, sold, abused and subjected to sometimes-deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor.

The Loving Story [being shown in LL-06 A]: The story of an interracial married couple from Virginia in 1958 who ensured a legal battle for breaking the Virigina Racial INTEGRITY Act of 1924, which forbade interracial marriage.

Freedom Riders [being shown in LL-06 B&C]: In 1961, a diverse group of volunteers rode buses throughout states in the deep south telling their stories of being jailed and beaten as local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks.

Please join us us as we nosh and talk about this important and relevant issue.




Remembering 1997-1998: Week 5

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:30:45 +0000

Amid disturbing reports of a rape and racially derogatory chalkings targeting one of the candidates for freshman class president, the 9/26/1997 Observer also covered the events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. La Alianza, CWRU’s Latin American Society invited people of all ethnic backgrounds, “La Alianza is open to all students with an open mind and a willing heart.”

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Other headlines included:

• Family Weekend reunites parents with students

• Acquaintance rape shocks CWRU community

• New internship program offered for A&S students

• New program markets students' inventions: Weatherhead Entrepreneurs Society formed

• Editorial: Use substance, not style, in fighing racism

• Letters to the editor: Ignore racism no longer; Celebrate, don't tolerate

• CWRU alumni dance in Two-Twos

• Skalars, Scofflaws stomp and Grog Saturday

• History symposium to be held at Valleevue Farm

• Men's soccer gains first win of the season

• Spartan Spotlight featured senior cross country and track athlete, Tanetta Anderson

And here's the entire issue: Observer, 9/26/1997

This is one in a series of weekly blog postings describing what was happening at CWRU, as covered by The Observer, during the year many of the Class of 2020 were born.


Media Files:
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