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Monday, October 25th, 2010

Octavofest 2010 celebrations continue--From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

Octavofest Logo
Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest 2010.
Octavofest celebrations continue at Cleveland State University

From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"Reimagining the Book--The Revolution in 16th Century" Publishing"

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 401
Presentation by Amy Crist
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation
Cleveland Museum of Art

Tour CSU's fabulous new Student Center
5:30 pm
with Sandra Emerick, Associate Dean of Students

Dinner -- On your own, at Bar Uno Restaurant in the Student Center or at a variety of eateries in the area

"Building an E-Book from the Ground Up"
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

in the CSU Student Center, room 313
Presentation by Barbara Strauss, Head Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library
and Shawn Simmons, Art Books Cleveland


October 1 - October 31, 2010

"Early Eighteenth Century Books on French Bridge Engineering in the Wilbur J. & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection"

In Special Collections (3rd floor), Michael Schwartz Library

"Ohio Constitutional History Preserved"
In the Atrium of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Paper and Poems: Installation by Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang"
At the CSU Art Gallery

Click here for more information about Octavofest events at CSU.

For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-687-2475.

Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Founding members: Art Books Cleveland, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Morgan Conservatory.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-25 08:59:01. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

OhioLINK warning message

Many users requesting materials through OhioLINK are currently getting an error message stating that "We recommend that you close this web page and do not continue to this website."

Here is the explanation from OhioLINK:

We installed a new SSL certificate on the Central Catalog and this is causing a problem with IE and Firefox browsers when hitting the Request This Item button. A screen comes up saying "There is a problem with this website's security certificate".
There's three options offered:

Click here to close this webpage
Continue to this website (not recommended)
More information

If the user clicks on "Continue to this website", they will get a pop-up window, where they need to click on "Yes" to continue. This will take them to the
appropriate authentication screen. The user will then click on their institution and will again get the pop-up window from IE or Firefox. Answer "yes" again and you will be taken to the screen where you enter your name and ID. The user will enter their name and ID (and PIN if called for), selects a pickup location and hit the Submit button. Again you will get the popup window. Answer "Yes" again and the request will be made.

We apologize for all these extra steps to get the request completed. We're working with III on fixing this and hope to have it resolved soon.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-22 16:58:13. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged? Banned Books Reading

Banned Books equals Banned Ideas

What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
12:00 to 1:00 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st Floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
Brown Bag Event

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or Just come to the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, November 2 at noon to hear the readings.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at or the Library's Banned books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to David Edwards, CSU student and member of the Society for Professional Journalists at

Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-14 09:10:50. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Check out our new displays in Special Collections

From the Schreckengost display
From the Viktor Schreckengost display

The Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections has recently put up two exciting displays in their area, RT 320. The first display is to celebrate the dedication of the Viktor Schreckengost Collection to the Michael Schwartz Library. Schreckengost, is an internationally known artist and industrial designer. The display features Salem China Co. pieces designed, decorated and patented by Viktor Schreckengost, bisque figurines, and scale model pedal cars.

From the Schreckengost display
From the Octavofest exhibit

Also on display, is the Octavofest exhibit, which features two categories of books. Showcase 1 displays samples of 18th century French Bridge Books, from our Watson Collection of civil engineering works. Showcase 2 presents typography samples, with locally published 19th century books in the German language, printed in Fraktür, and an early 20th century work with typical Arts and Crafts font and decoration.

Ongoing displays include our streetcar models collected by Morris Stone (early to mid 20th century builds), signed streetscape prints by local artist Martin Linsey, model ships of the Victory, and various framed works representing the rich industrial, maritime, and transportation history of Northeast Ohio.

Stop by and check them out!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-13 14:00:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Friends of the Library Book Discussion--No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

Book Cover
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
No Impact Man
by Colin Beavan
Wednesday, November 3,2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, Room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, lead the final book discussion of the fall semester.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from envioronmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensatioanl, funny. and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man/, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain. No Impact Man is this year's book for the Common Reading Experience.

Spring book discussions include Little Bee by Chris Cleave, Wednesday, February 23 and The Line by Olga Grushin, Wednesday, March 30. Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussion.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-07 09:41:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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