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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

SYSTEMS ALERT: OCLC Downtime to Affect FirstSearch Databases Sat., Jan. 3rd

Due to a systems upgrade at OCLC, FirstSearch databases, as well as some other OCLC databases, will be unavailable from 12:01 AM through 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 3. These databases include:

  • ArticleFirst
  • Clase and Periodica
  • OAIster
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • Worldcat

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-12-10 13:32:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

ATTN: CSU Students! Win Viking Cash.

Win Viking Cash

We want to know what you think. Visit the Voting Booth on the 1st floor of the Library and answer a question and you will be entered to win $10 in Viking Cash.

Each person may vote only once. Two winners will be randomly selected at the end of the question period. Winners will be notified via their CSU email account.

The Voting Booth is located to the left of the User Services desk as you come into the Library.

COME IN & VOTE NOW!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-12-04 08:47:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, December 1st, 2014

One-Time Library Amnesty Program

Time to return those overdue books?

Do you have fines or overdue books?

The Michael Schwartz Library will have a one-time amnesty program from December 1-13, 2014. For any fine/billed book that is less than two years old, the Library will offer the following options:

  1. Fines - We will waive any fine, dollar for dollar. For example, if you pay $10, we will waive $10 in fines.
  2. CSU owned billed books - Bring the book back and we will waive half of the billing fee if the other half is paid.
  3. CSU owned billed books - If you have lost the book, we will accept $45 as payment for the book.
  4. OhioLINK billed books - Bring the book back and we will waive half of the billing fee if the other half is paid
  5. We cannot accept payment for billed OhioLINK books in lieu of returning them as they are not our books.

We encourage you to take advantage of this one-time offer as any fines/billed books that are not taken care of within two years may be referred to the Attorney General of Ohio's office.

If you have any questions please contact Zachary Lynn at (216)687-2480 or z.lynn@csuohio.edu.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-12-01 13:24:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 17th, 2014

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Fri. Nov. 21st

On Friday, November 21st a planned network outage at 5 pm on the Library's 8th floor will disrupt most Library web services. During this time:

  • You will be unable to access the Library's website.
  • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • The Math Emporium will be down. Use alternate location in the LCLC on the first floor.

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-11-17 09:49:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Science On a Sphere Lecture "Dynamic Earth"--Tuesday, November 4

Science on a Sphere logo
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
1st Floor Michael Schwartz Library

Speaker: Jeff Stevenson
Public Programs Coordinator
Imagination Station
Free and open to the public

Science on a Sphere lecture series continues with Jeff Stevenson, Imagination Station, who will present "Dynamic Earth" on Tuesday, November 4, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm., 1st floor Michael Schwartz Library. The earth below our feet has always been a constant in our lives. However, our planet has been changing and evolving long before we arrived and will continue to do so for millions of years after. Stevenson will demonstrate this evolution on the animated sphere.

Science on a Sphere exhibit
Now through December 16, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library hosts the Science On a Sphere exhibit presented by NASA Glenn Research Center and sponsored by NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program. Science On a Sphere is a mesmerizing visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data on the outside of a suspended, 6-foot diameter, white sphere. The result is a unique and intuitive educational platform that can show real-time weather, planets, moons, tsunamis, climate models, and is only limited by the imagination.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-10-31 15:13:11. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

CSU Faculty: Attend a Free Open Access Symposium on October 22

International Open Access Week
CSU Faculty are cordially invited to attend Open Access Day presentations
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom
Free--attend one or all presentations!

Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

Now in its eighth year, "Open Access Week" facilitates the growing movement toward preserving and growing the ability to find, share and use information.

The program schedule includes Lisa Macklin, Director of Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University, who will discuss "How Open Access is Changing Scholarship" and "Copyright: What Every Author Should Know."
Llewellyn Joseph Gibbons, Professor of Law, University of Toledo, will present "Creative Commons Licensing" and Caroline Whitacre, VP for Research at The Ohio State University, will speak about the "SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) Initiative" on which she is a steering group committee member. SHARE is a steering group that pulls together stakeholders from the research community to guide policy and build the infrastructure for storing, preserving, and sharing research and data.
Continental breakfast will be served at 9:00 am. in the C|M| College of Law Atrium.

The Symposium is free but please register to attend (online or at the event). Visit EngagedScholarship.csuohio.edu/oa for program information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-10-21 16:51:28. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Levyfest: A Poetry Festival and Conference celebrating legendary Cleveland poet, artist, and publisher d.a.levy

Levyfest Logo

Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts continues at Michael Schwartz Library on October 25


Levyfest: A Poetry Festival and Conference celebrating legendary Cleveland poet, artist, and publisher d.a.levy
October 24 - 26 2014
Events at CSU Michael Schwartz Library on Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
d.a. levy

CSU Michael Schwartz Library in collaboration with the CSU Poetry Center and Hydeout Press, will host levyfest at the Michael Schwartz Library on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. levyfest is an annual festival and conference celebrating 1960s Cleveland poet, publisher, and artist d.a. levy (1942 - 1968) and his influence upon small press publishing, print and book arts and the poetry communities of Cleveland, Ohio and beyond.

Join us for opportunities to meet with contemporaries of d.a. levy active during the Mimeograph Revolution, learn about print history and the role of the small press in Cleveland and peruse the Michael Schwartz Library's d.a. levy Collection (more about the collection at www.ClevelandMemory.org/levy), and share in the levyfest experience!

More levyFest events will be held throughout Cleveland from October 24 to October 26, 2014. Visit levyfest 2014 for details.
See the Octavofest calendar at Octavofest.org for a complete schedule of book and paper art events in Northeast Ohio.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-10-20 12:22:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

SYSTEMS ALERT: Upcoming Network Outages in the Michael Schwartz Library

Due to the upgrade by IS & T of the campus network, connection to the campus network will be disrupted on various floors throughout the Library in the coming weeks.

During each outage, you will not be able to log onto library computers, access the Internet or wireless network, or print on the affected floor for the duration of the outage. See the schedule below:

DateTimeLocation
Friday, October 175:00pmLibrary 1st floor West --
Reference, LCLC, ILL
Tuesday, October 215:00pmLibrary 2nd floor (Students needing to use the Math Lab can use computers in the LCLC Back Lab, 1st floor.)
Wednesday,October 225:00pmLibrary 3rd floor
Monday, October 275:00pmLibrary 5th floor
Wednesday, October 295:00pmLibrary 4th floor
Friday, November 146:00pmLibrary 1st floor East --
User Services, Adaptive Technology, and RT 110 Librarian offices
*Friday, November 215:00pmLibrary 8th floor

*On Friday, November 21 the planned network outage will disrupt most Library web services. During this time:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-10-14 09:07:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings


At Home in Africa display at the Library
The library presents a satellite display of the CSU Galleries exhibit titled At Home in Africa: At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings,which features the inspirational and creative design, pattern and form found in a wide variety of traditional handcrafted objects from African homes of the past 130 years, covering over 70 ethnic groups from 30 countries, which recently closed on Oct. 4.
A sampling of these objects, including an Akan courtship comb, an East African beer drinking container and a Toma stool are on display in the library.

For more information about the Art Galleries exhibit, visit athomeinafrica.org

Curated by Kathy Curnow, Associate Professor, Art Department


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-10-10 17:10:24. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Michael Schwartz Library Hosts NASA's Science On a Sphere Exhibit Now Through Dec. 16th

A view of the Science on a Sphere Display

Now through December 16, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library hosts the Science On a Sphere exhibit presented by NASA Glenn Research Center and sponsored by NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program.

Science On a Sphere is a mesmerizing visualization system developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data on the outside of a suspended, 6-foot diameter, white sphere. The result is a unique and intuitive educational platform that can show real-time weather, planets, moons, tsunamis, climate models, and is only limited by the imagination.

The Science On a Sphere exhibit has sparked the interest of several Washkewicz College of Engineering Senior Design Project students. They plan to create new material to display on the sphere that effectively communicates technical information to a broad audience. Students and faculty are encouraged to visit the exhibit and see how it can be incorporated into their curriculum.

Presentation Schedule:

  • Tuesday, October 14th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Jeff Woytach from NASA Glenn will discuss the Solar System.
  • Tuesday, November 4th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Jeff Stevenson, Public Programs Coordinator, Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio.
    Presentation title: "Dynamic Earth" - The earth below our feet has always been a constant in our lives. However, our planet has been changing and evolving long before we arrived and will continue to do so for millions of years after.
  • Thursday, November 20th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr., Executive in Residence at the Washkewicz College of Engineering, former Associate Administrator for mission support at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and former Director of NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Dr. Whitlow will discuss highlights of his 34 year career with NASA.
  • Thursday, December 11th ~ 11:30 - 12:30
    Eli Naffah, Space Communications and Spectrum Management Branch Chief

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