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Monday, March 20th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : OhioLINK Hosted Services Down March 21st Sometime Between 7:30 - 10 PM

OhioLINK needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to their servers.  This maintenance will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30-10pm.  They are expecting any service outage during that window to be less than 30 minutes.  During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

This will include:

  • OhioLINK website
  • Central Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
  • Electronic Book Center (EBC)
  • Digital Resource Commons (DRC)
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)
  • Finding Aid Repository (EAD)
  • EZProxy
  • Rave URLS

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-20 07:15:46. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Book Discussion of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Book cover for Hidden Figures
The Office of Inclusion and Multicultrual Engagement and The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library present a book discussion of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and The Untold Story of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. A New York Times number one bestseller.
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Please register here for this free event. Light refreshments will be served.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-09 11:45:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : Internet Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Tues. March 14th from 8 PM to 10 PM

Due to a scheduled internet outage, the following Library web services will be off-line from 8 PM - 10 PM on Tuesday March 14th.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-08 08:53:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Library Exhibit: Damnable Artifacts: Production Memorabilia from the Plays of Mac Wellman

Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival, March 23-25 at CSU
Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival 2017

The Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival, March 23 - 25, 2017, is a celebration of a groundbreaking playwright from Cleveland, Ohio, one who is widely recognized as among the most influential voices of the Off-Off-Broadway era.

Based for many years in New York, Wellman has authored dozens of plays, with productions spanning throughout North America as well as England, Germany, China, and Japan. In addition, he is regarded as a significant teacher of playwriting, and has impacted many of today's most important emerging writers from his position as head of the master of fine arts program at Brooklyn College. Mac Wellman is a major figure in American letters and an essential presence in the lineage of playwrights from the Cleveland area.

The Library exhibit, Damnable Artifacts: Production Memorabilia from the Plays of Mac Wellman, features set models, posters, programs, scripts, props, photos, postcards, T-shirts, and vintage reviews from productions spanning the career of the playwright. All items are original artifacts from the collections of lighting/set designer Kyle Chepulis and graphic designer David Prittie (both of the Flea Theater, NYC) and director/performer Clyde Simon (convergence-continuum theater, Cleveland). The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Library (in Rhodes Tower) and is free and open to the general public through March 31 during regular Library hours.

Join us in giving long-overdue recognition to one of Northeast Ohio’s most lauded playwriting products. Schedule of Events.

Contributors
Presented by Playwrights Local in partnership with Cleveland State University Department of English, the NEOMFA Creative Writing Program, and the Michael Schwartz Library.




Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-03 11:32:07. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

New Trial Subscription to Music Industry Data

Music Industry Data logo

Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current sales data, spanning 60 years from over 30 countries.

Music Industry Data will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until April 21. Find it on our Research Databases page. Music Industry Data Survey -- Once you've tried Music Industry Data, let us know what you think about this service.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-21 10:15:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Digital CSU Workshop: Citation Managers 101: RefWorks and Zotero

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CSU Digital Methods Working Group

Please join Digital CSU for a Citation Managers 101: RefWorks and Zotero Workshop, by Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in MC 420 from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for all attendees in MC 429 until 1:00 pm.

Save the Date
The Digital CSU March meeting will feature Mark Souther, Director, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities and History Professor, who will discuss Oral Histories. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in RT 502, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

For more information about Digital CSU, including the monthly meeting schedule, visit http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/digitalcsu/.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-17 10:30:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : OCLC Downtime to Affect FirstSearch Databases Sun., Feb. 19th

Due to scheduled system maintenance at OCLC, FirstSearch databases, as well as some other OCLC databases, will be unavailable from 2:00 am - 8:00 am on Sunday, February 19th. These databases include:

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-15 14:30:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 10 PM Sat. to 6 AM Sun. January 28-29.

On Saturday January 28, 2017, ProQuest will be performing maintenance to upgrade its infrastructure and enhance security. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest databases listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • RefWorks
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-25 06:59:17. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Digital Drop-in Sessions

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Do you use digital methods in your research or teaching?

Do you want to learn more about digital tools available or in use on campus?

Please join us for our Digital Drop-in. CSU Faculty & Staff will be available to talk one-on-one about their expertise in various digital methods for teaching & research including Cleveland Memory, Zotero, Refworks, EngagedScholarhip@CSU, SelectedWorks, Omeka, Curatescape, Oral History, WordPress, Google apps, and more! Drop in when you can & talk tech with your colleagues!

The Drop-in session will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in MC 420, Active Learning Classroom, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for all attendees in MC 429 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Presenters: We are seeking additional participants with expertise in various digital methods & platforms. Please fill out the form at Digital CSU Working Group website if you are interested in participating as an expert.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-23 13:10:26. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Textbooks for Some Classes Now Available for 2-Hour Loan in the Library.

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Stretch Your Dollar!   Use one of Our Textbooks...

The Michael Schwartz Library Textbook Center is now open for business on the third floor of the Library in the Multimedia area, RT 301. The Textbook Center has a collection of more than 30 print textbooks for some of the larger classes being offered this spring semester. They are available for you to use in the Library for 2 hours.

See what's available! Limited selection.

In addition to these print textbooks, the Library offers some eTextbooks, digital versions of books required for classes this spring.

See if one of your textbooks is available as an eTextbook.

If you don’t see your book on these two lists, check to see if it is on Reserve for your Course.
(Need the password? Contact the library or your instructor.)

Questions? Contact Melinda Smerek at (216) 687-2363.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-20 14:44:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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