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International Year of Light - 2015

Guide was created to accompany a KSL Art Display from October-December of 2015.

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Kelvin Smith Library Celebration

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) will celebrate International Year of Light (2015) through a display in the Art Gallery. The gallery will highlight research done on "light" at Case Western Reserve University, examples of light all around us, examples of research resources, and interesting items from our Special Collections & Archives and Digital Case.

Introduction to International Year of Light

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

From the IYL Fact Sheet:

  • The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.
  • The goal of IYL 2015 is to highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures and for the development of society.

Books to Borrow

Near the Art Gallery in KSL, you will find books selected by librarians and staff of KSL. Please help yourself as they can be borrowed. Location in the catalog is listed as "KSL Art Gallery 1st Floor".

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Kanopy Videos

Check out Kanopy Videos for a collection of "light" videos. It includes videos on light in art, light in photographs, physics of light, and many other topics.

Here are some examples:

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