NYTIMES.COM Access & APP

BY Michelle Sitko

If anyone wonders why they may no longer have access to NYTimes.com, Marywood is still active!

Reminder: Once expired, faculty and staff will need to re-register and activate another pass after 364 days to continue NYTimes.com and Apps entitlement.

Students only need to supply anticipated graduation date once.

Visit www.accessNYT.com and enter “Marywood” in the search window. *You’ll be directed to the page as seen in the attachment below.

Students and faculty must use their marywood.edu email address. Faculty and staff may use @maryu.marywood.edu or @marywood.edu.  Students use @m.marywood.edu.

  • If you have ever used your campus email to register on NYTimes.com, you may use “Log in here”.  If the password has been lost, use “Forgot your password?” to reset.
  • Use “Create Account” if your marywood.edu email was never used to register on NYTimes.com. A verification email will be sent to confirm. If not received, please check spam and/or other filtered tabs.

*****   If you have any further questions, please call the Reference Desk 961-4714 or ext. 4714 if on campus.

 

NY Times Access

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New York Times Online Is Here!

In these uncertain times, we are often left wondering if the articles we read every day through social media are promoting real or fabricated news. Thankfully, some websites promise the facts alongside balanced, informed, and educated opinions on current events. Great, you are probably thinking, where can I find this place? Search no further! Say hello to the New York Times Online, a new collaboration between Marywood University and the New York Times, thanks to the Learning Commons’ own Michelle Sitko, Head of Continuing Digital Resources. You may have read articles from the New York Times before, but now you can access virtually everything NYTimes.com has to offer for free with your Marywood email. Read on to find out how!

On February 8, 2017, Sitko sent an email to the Marywood campus about New York Times Online. In the email she explained that all Marywood students, staff, and faculty could sign up at NYTimes.com/Passes with their Marywood email to receive free and complete access to the New York Times. Whereas before readers of the Times were required to pay after a certain amount of free online articles, anyone in the Marywood community is allowed to access the New York Times and its expansive archive online at no cost.

In addition to free articles and archives, New York

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courtesy of NYTimes.com

Times Online allows educators on campus to access the New York Times in Education site. To utilize this feature, navigate to NYTimesinEducation.com/Register and provide your Marywood email address. According to Sitko’s email, “this site includes faculty-developed, AASCU aligned learning outcomes, [and] general instruction strategies to promote student achievement.” Included in
the website is a number of activities for learning development and all are free to Marywood users.

Other notable features include the New York Times large and diverse collection of videos, TimesTopics, and mobile apps to integrate the New York Times into your busy life. To access the apps, go to NYTimes.com/Mobile.

But wait, there’s more! With this new and exciting partnership comes the introduction of virtual reality to your mobile device. With the New York Times and your iPhone or Android device, you can activate virtual reality to experience videos and stories in 360-degree immersive video format. Try it out today by visiting the Knowledge Bar in the Learning Commons!

If you have any questions about the New York Times Online, you can contact Michelle Sitko at sitko@marywood.edu or contact the Learning Commons Circulation Desk at (570) 961-4707.

Fall Election Political Display

In the Marketplace: Politics on Display

by Maura O’Neill & Margaret Mary Makowski, Library Circulation

fall 2016 marketplace political resources display

Courtesy of library work study students Margaret Makowski (left) and Maura O’Neill (right).

The 2016 presidential campaign has been rife with controversy, as both candidates have been the subject and cause of intense vitriol from all ends of the political spectrum. Donald Trump, a businessman and ex-reality TV star turned strongly opinionated politician, and Hillary Clinton, a controversial yet historic woman candidate with a background in politics, have been clashing on nearly every key issue this election. When two candidates have opinions that are such polar opposites, it can be difficult for impartial voters to decide where they stand on certain issues and which candidate they support. To make this decision easier, we created a display of politically themed books, CDs, and DVDs that will give unsure voters the tools they need to make an informed decision this November.

HIGHLIGHTED BOOKS ARE LOCATED IN THE MARKETPLACE DISPLAY: CHECK OUR CATALOG LIST FOR WHAT’S AVAILABLE.

The first category will give readers a general background in American politics, with books such as Primary Politics by Elaine C. Kamarck that describe how the U.S election system actually works. Once you’ve got a decent background in politics, you can begin to understand some of our nation’s past presidents and elections by reading historical political books such as Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years 1939-1945 by Roger Daniels and The Stronghold by Thomas F. Schaller.

After reading about political history, you can move on to learning about some of the struggles for human rights that have been an integral part of our nation’s history. Books such as Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, Forcing the Spring by Jo Becker, and After Roe by Mary Ziegler will give you insight into a wide array of human rights struggles.

Next, you can read books like Controlling the Message by Victoria A. Farrar-Myers and Justin S. Vaughn to learn how the media influences political elections, and you can read books like Prop Art by Gary Yanker to understand what messages political art is able to convey.

One of the biggest issues in recent U.S. politics has been health care reform; you can read books such as Health Care Policy and Practice by Cynthia Moniz and Stephen Gorin to get informed on this topic.

If you’re reading this blog as a student or faculty member, you are probably interested in the topic of education. Check out Degrees of Inequality by Suzanne Mettler about the political and economic factors that influence the education system.

Another one of the biggest issues this election has been immigration and racism. A Nation of Nations by Tom Gjelten and The Criminalization of Immigration by Samantha Hauptman explain immigration and its controversies, while race issues in America are explored in Who We Be by Jeff Chang. Intertwined with racial issues is the debate on America’s prison system and the mass incarceration of minorities in private prisons, which is explored in books like A Country Called Prison by Mary D. Looman and John D. Carl.

With the rise of terrorist groups like ISIS, religion has been an issue at the forefront of this election. You can read American Islam by Paul M. Barrett, Beyond Religious Freedom by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and other books to learn more about religious issues in America. The debate about religion has been catalyzed by increasing global violence. We chose books like What Changed When Everything Changed by Joseph Margulies and Citizen-Protectors by Jennifer Carlson to help readers explore violence, war, and gun control.

Another major issue in contemporary politics is our treatment of the environment, which is described in books such as Corporate America and Environmental Policy by Sheldon Kamieniecki.

Now that you’ve read up on politics, history, and the major issues the candidates are debating, you can finally begin to research the candidates themselves. Read up on both Trump and Hillary with The Art of the Deal by the Donald himself, A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein, and other books in the display.

Once you learn who the candidates are, you can follow their progress and opinions using some of the electronic resources listed below, which will give you up to date information on the 2016 presidential election.

http://www.isidewith.com/

http://www.politico.com/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

https://www.icivics.org/

http://www.politics1.com/

http://www.insidegov.com/

http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm

so, what essential election reading would you recommend? visit us on facebook and LET US KNOW!

TechKnows: How to Take Out a Book

Hello again! This is Riley from the Help Desk, located at the Knowledge Bar. It’s been some time since the last TechKnows post, but this academic year is full of new additions and fun surprises. I’m here to help you understand just how the Learning Commons has changed to accommodate you!

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I don’t look like a bookshelf, but I am your friend! xoxo

First on the docket: taking out a book using the new KOHA CATALOG.

  1. Take out your phone, turn on your tablet, power up your laptop, or sit at a computer. You can request books from any device that connects to the Internet! That’s right, including your home computer.
  2. Navigate to the Marywood University home page. This page is the gateway to so many applications and helpful tidbits of information. Know it well!
  3. Click on Library at the bottom of the page. Easy enough!
  4. Locate Library Catalog / My Account and click. You’ll be transported directly to the Koha catalog!
  5. Once you’re in the catalog, the *first thing* to do is Log in to your account or use the quick login fields and use your MarywoodYou Portal login.  That pesky barcode number is no longer needed!
  6. Search for the book you need using the search bar. Once you find the terrific tome(s) you were looking for, click Place hold (you can also put multiple books in your Cart and request them all at once).
  7. Items will be ready to pick up (depending on specified location) at the Knowledge Bar, Architecture Library, or Curriculum Lab! Just ask anyone at the respective locations and have your Marywood ID ready.

In just a few simple steps, an near infinite amount of books can be in your hands. You can take out movies the same way; just search and follow the instructions above. As for books that are in the Marketplace, you can find them on the shelves located next to the computers and take them to the main desk to check out.

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Really, I’m quite simple to use! Give me a try 🙂

Fun Fact: If you can’t find a book in the Koha catalog, use the PALCI/E-ZBorrow link while logged into the catalog. You will be automatically logged in, so you can immediately begin searching and request books through interlibrary loan!

As always, if you have any further questions, visit the friendly techs and clerks at the Knowledge Bar! We’re always happy to help.

This is Riley, signing off!


Do you have any suggestions for future TechKnows posts? Leave a comment below!

 

Designing Effective Research Assignments

by Leslie Christianson, Public Services Librarian

One aspect of information literacy is search. Librarians are available to assist faculty and students in discovering the resources and tools available at the library. Designing an effective research assignment is the first step in student success.

Here are some ideas:

  • Be specific: Let students know what is acceptable and/or required. Length, format for references (MLA, APA), and acceptable types of sources (books, scholarly articles, magazines, web). This gives the student and the librarian a starting point at the reference desk.
  • Provide students with resource lists to give them somewhere to start. Ask your library liaison for research guides.
  • Send a copy of the assignment to your library liaison. (Do you know who is your library liaison? Find out.)
  • Schedule a library instruction session. Librarians can introduce students to the process of research and the best tools for their discipline.
  • Allow for incremental and continual improvement. Have students choose a topic early in the semester and have them turn in a bibliography of their initial search. Review the list with the student and suggest ways to narrow or expand the search strategy.
  • Encourage students to set up an appointment with a librarian at any point in the research process. Librarian can help students brainstorm topics, refine the search process, and utilize cooperative search strategies to improve results.

Adapted from: Iona College: Information Literacy: Designing Effective IL Assignments. http://guides.iona.edu/c.php?g=219910&p=1455790.

Reflections on the LC’s First Semester

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR FROM THE MARYWOOD LEARNING COMMONS!

As the end of its first semester wraps up, Learning Commons faculty, staff, and students reflect on the use and impact of the new space.

We asked ourselves:

What aspects are working really well or have been particularly successful? 

How do we think the LC is impacting students, faculty and Marywood in general? Surprises?

Ideas for changes or improvements in how the LC is utilized?  What would you like to see in the coming year?

Here are some thoughts:

“…Librarian offices are located in a busy hallways on the main floor, allowing students to drop-in on their way to the printing area and restrooms. This proximity makes us more accessibly to students.” -Librarian

“I do think the LC space could be used much more efficiently and effectively.”

“…The Cafe’s cold brew and late nite menu.” -Student

“The building is GORGEOUS and being inside is like sitting in a glass atrium. All the windows and natural light make for the perfect meeting spot whether its to hang out with friends, browse for books, grab something to eat, study alone or with a group, or meet for a class, being in this building FEELS GOOD. I think it gives students, faculty, and staff a sense of pride while also providing a sense of history, being a part of history, because the building is so new and high tech.” -Faculty

“I’m amazed that everything is working as well as it is and how relatively smooth transition was…as well as there being minimal complaints about the retrieval system and browsing.” -Librarian

“I like the idea of a scavenger hunt, [it] is fun and interactive-also have a book reading (not club) but [with] rewards for reading and reviewing books.” -Student

“The students love working in the space. I also think the lobby space for tables has been a nice surprise. It gets more students in the building.” -Librarian

“I … don’t know where to go to search the catalog to even request a book. Do we need to make a kiosk and video? –Faculty

“The cafe, I’ve heard, has taken traffic away from Nazareth which is both a blessing and sometimes a curse when the noise can sometimes make it hard to hear in that vicinity.” -Staff

“A Learning Commons is for the students and the students should be able to have some ability to manage the space and develop the culture in the building. Furniture is used and is moved. Rooms shouldn’t be on “lock down” if they don’t need to be.” -Librarian

” [I’d like to see] adding a 1-credit information literacy course, or adding an official info literacy component to Univ 100.” -Faculty

“…the LC has definitely become a central area for students to congregate, meet, rest, and convene before and after class–they literally can pass through it on their way to anywhere on campus and in doing so, grab lunch or pick up a book, print something, or even make an appointment with one of us. So I think it is already the student social heart of campus and I also look forward to the outside spaces being expanded next year.” -Librarian

OUR SUCCESSES:

Students are making use of the space in ways that suit them best. Without a doubt, the LC is the new hub of activity on campus (and we suspect there’s more to it than the novelty). We’re delighted how quickly our students and community members have adopted the LC. The volume of foot-traffic and use of the space has grown steadily, especially during finals, where we saw upwards of 250 students studying, especially after 10pm.

Students are taking advantage of the ubiquitous technology and connectivity. Every other student (and probably more)are using their own personal technology; phones, laptops, tablets–when in the LC, using the provided charging stations and network individually in carrels and study rooms and in groups at large tables and cafe areas.

taco catPeople are really USING the features of LC, and not just for study. They are rearranging the furniture and kicking back, they are creating and developing projects in the media rooms, hosting events and promoting club fundraisers and initiatives. Classes are taking place in the computer lab and alcoves, Socrates Cafe has migrated to the 2nd floor wingback chairs, and faculty are meeting with students here over coffee instead of their offices.  Remnants of studying and gathering are on the writable surfaces–sometimes a whole wall will be filled with notes or equations–it is really impressive! And then other times there will be the random quote or messages, which we like to collect on Instagram. Check out the hashtags: #marywoodlearningcommons and #whiteboardart and our student bloggers who are documenting the use of the LC space.

The Book Retrieval System is working remarkably well. These are the early days of a huge shift in information access and technology. Despite the steep learning curve and some outages early on, the retrieval system has been quiet reliably zipping to and fro, delivering requests in a timely, accurate, and safe fashion. We basically brought the system online with the start of the semester, so we are particularly proud of our circulation and OIT staff for making this transition in such a short amount of time. In terms of online browsing, there are exciting changes afoot in terms of what we have planned for our catalog interface and virtual research experience in 2016…

Online Engagement. The new space has also inspired an uptick in our pageviews and “Likes” just this past semester (+150! since last semester), and people are interacting with us online more as well. Students are “checking in” at the Learning Commons on Facebook to tell others that they are there and continue to look for answers to building, as well as research questions online–which is great because we are working towards a more social catalog, research platforms, and outreach.

We’re even making an impact in the larger library world! Marywood Librarians had a chance to talk with Library Journal columnist, Stephen Bell, who in a recent post, mentioned Marywood as an innovator in ASRS and library architecture.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2016:

  • No more “Study Room Roulette.” For those that might have been frustrated with the  first-come-first-serve availability of study rooms, the launch of the room reservation system 25Live, in January 2016, will provide time-limited access to groups of students of two or more.
  • A new and improved catalog and virtual shelf browse. 🙂 We are happy to be working with Koha, an open-source (woot!) catalog platform which we’ll launch mid-2016.
  • Storage Lockers. Did you know they are located on every floor, including terrace, and have outlets to power stashed devices? You will be able to program the lock with your own code–no keys to lose!

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    The Bayleaf will kick off our first Archives reading and exhibit with artwork and excerpts from the 2015 Cenntennial issue: Wed 1/20 at 9pm, 2nd Floor LC.

  • Events, exhibits, and happenings! Starting in January 2016, we hope to offer many more activities, speakers, curated displays, book reviews, contests and lectures in the future.
  • A “Menu of Ideas:” interactive faculty, student, and visitor pathfinders. We hope to offer some personalized ideas for utilizing LC spaces, resources, and partners in the coming semesters. Gaming, resource apps, scavenger-hunt type tours, faculty displays and browsing kiosks are ideas on the horizon. We want to inspire faculty to model the best use of the LC for their students–and to see more of them explore the building.

AND A WISHLIST:

  • Climate Control. There seems to be two settings: savanna hot or arctic cold. Hopefully, as we learn the “personality” and quirks of our new building, we hope to find a happy medium in terms of temperature and comfort. Brrrrrr!
  • Expanded 24-hour access and additional security is directly determined by staffing, though we would love to see increases in both.
  • Faculty engagement and collaboration. There are many ways to get involved and partipicate in shaping the direction of the LC. Whether it’s joining the Learning Commons Committee, hosting a lecture, or curating a themed resource display for a course, we want to help facilitate ideas!
  • A permanent home for our fledgling Seed Library. Though relatively new, our Seed Library is one of the few in the area–not only a University, but community resource. We’d like to see the Library (and its vintage card catalog home) integrated into the Learning Commons proper, so that everyone can conveniently take advantage of this great and unique “library.”

EXPANDING ON OUR SUCCESSES

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How do you like your Knowledge served?

We hope now that many students, faculty and staff have had the opportunity to use the LC that we’ll continue to proactively develop its direction from the ground-up.

In sum, for those of us that reside in and facilitate the LC, there are already clear signs that the LC is on its way to being a great academic resource and the “intellectual and social heart of the university”–which will really just depends on the desire, creativity and collaboration amongst our community.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT HAVE YOU OBSERVED DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE LC? WHAT IS GOOD AND WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER?

We invite you to share your thoughts here on the Learning Commons Blog, where librarians, faculty, staff, and students write about a variety of topics we hope will be interesting to everyone in our community, including LC technology, libraries, research, book reviews, or whatever comes to mind!

Join us on FacebookTwitter @MarywoodLC, and Instagram @marywoodlearningcommons.

 

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

Review by Sue Jenkins, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art, Marywood University

Graphic Artists Guild Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Graphic Artists Guild; 14th Edition (September 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0932102166
ISBN-13: 978-0932102164
Size: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches

One of the first things I did when I started working professionally as a graphic designer was join the Graphic Artists Guild and get a copy of their Handbook on Pricing and Ethical Guidelines. Warmly dubbed “the PEGs” by many Guild Members, this book is a lifesaver for anyone who plans to freelance, open their own design studio, or build up their existing business. Inside you will find tons of useful facts to help you setup your business and start working with clients.

The Graphic Artists Guild (www.graphicartistsguild.org) is a non-profit advocate, community, and organization dedicated to aiding its members in achieving their professional goals, and ensuring fair pay, suitable working conditions, and copyright protection. Annual membership dues for full-time students carrying 12 credit hours or more are just $75, while the dues for Standard Associate and Professional members are $170 and $200 respectively. All memberships include:

  • a free copy of the PEGs, valued at $25.00
  • a subscription to Guild News, the Guild’s bimonthly newsletter
  • access to free webinars, valued at $45 each
  • professional discounts on art supplies, rental cars, and trade magazine subscriptions
  • free space to post sample images and a web link on the Guild’s Member Portfolio page
  • access to companies offering reasonably priced insurance plans to artists and freelancers
  • advocacy as well as support via the Grievance Committee
  • teleclasses and other opportunities for professional development, networking, and events

The Handbook on Pricing and Ethical Guidelines was first published in 1973 and is currently in its 14th edition. Chapters include job descriptions and salary information, pricing guides for buyers and sellers, business forms and model contracts, details about licensing and royalties, an extensive glossary of industry terms, and facts on copyright, trademarks, and fair business practices. You will also find sections on professional and technology issues as well as details on trade customs for graphic designers, illustrators, web designers, digital graphic artists, cartoonists, animators, and surface designers.

If you are currently studying to become a professional graphic designer, web designer, illustrator, animator, or graphic artist, I highly recommend becoming a member of the Graphic Artists Guild, which comes with a free copy of the book. If you cannot afford membership, consider buying a new or used copy of the PEGs (used books can be found for around $20 from most retailers including Amazon.com) so that you have all the facts you need to get your career off the ground and take it to the next level.

Course Capture with Panopto

By Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director of User Support

If you’re using Moodle for your Marywood courses you might also want to consider using Panopto, our course-capture system. Panopto is a platform that will record audio, video and your computer screen. Faculty can record class lectures and students can view them at any time. Panopto is web-based so all you need is a computer (both Mac and PC), a mic or webcam, and an Internet connection to get started.

Panopto is integrated with our Moodle site so you can add the Panopto block to your course. Once you click “provision course” a folder is created on the Panopto server to store your videos. You can also download the recorder from the Panopto block—and there’s not limit—you can download it to your office computer, your home computer and there are apps for the iPhone/iPad and Droids as well.

Panopto block

To make a recording, plug in a mic or webcam. If you don’t have your own you can make arrangements with Academic Computing to sign one out, or you can reserve a Recording Room in the Learning Commons and meet with one of our staff members to get you started. Choose your course folder, check your mic levels and/or video and then click the red Record button. You are now recording! You can bring up your PowerPoint presentation or a Word doc or go to a website. Panopto will record whatever is on your screen. When you are finished, click “stop” and the recording will finish and begin the upload process. Finished recordings appear in the Panopto block in your Moodle course.

Screenshot of Panopto Recorder

So the recording process seems simple, but why should you use it? You can record your class lectures so that you students have access to review at their own pace at a time that is convenient for them. They can skip forward or backwards to view short clips or even do a keyword search to find topics that weren’t clear to them during the class lecture. Or you can record a short tutorial to review for an exam. Students who are absent due to illness can view the full lecture from home and won’t get behind in their coursework. Student athletes can benefit for the same reason as well—when they are away from the classroom for a game they can view the recording to stay on track. And with winter arriving quickly, imagine recording your course lecture from the comfort and safety of your home so that students don’t miss out on class time when the University closes for a snow day.

Another great feature of Panopto is the ability to have a student “drop-box.” Faculty can give students access to record a class project in Panopto. They can download the recorder or the phone app. If they need assistance they can reserve a Recording room in the Learning Commons and our Academic Computing staff will help with the recording setup.

So, when do you want to make your first recording? Let’s get started! Contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@marywood.edu or 570-340-6070 to set up an appointment with Academic Computing.

Recording Room

Recording with SoundCloud

By Sue Jenkins, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art

At the start of the fall 2015 semester, I found myself in need of having to record some audio files for a special facilities tour project I’m working on for the Art Department. After consulting a few people and researching tools on Google, I quickly determined that the best tool for the job would be a free account with SoundCloud. If you haven’t heard of SoundCloud before, it’s “An audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds.” Perfect!

Though I’d never used SoundCloud before I was confident I could figure it out on the fly, so all I really needed next to get started was a place to record. After a quick email to Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director of Marywood User Support, I discovered that I could schedule solo time in one of OIT’s three new Recording Rooms, located on the 3rd Floor of the Learning Commons. Each of the rooms are equipped with standard PC’s and internet service along with specialized software for course content development and presentation assignments including webcams and microphones for content development using Panopto or Audacity. In addition, one of the rooms is also equipped with a VCR/DVD combo unit that may be used to view videos that are on reserve in the LC.

Before my scheduled recording date in the Learning Commons, I signed up for a free SoundCloud account for the Marywood Art Department. Then I spent about an hour poking around to see how it all worked. Turns out it was pretty easy to learn, and any questions I had were easily searchable in SoundCloud’s help center. I also created a test recording and uploaded some graphics to customize the account profile.

When I arrived in OIT, Kathy showed me my recording room and I jumped right in. First, I logged into my SoundCloud account. Then I tried out the microphone set up to see how loud I should talk into it to create a crisp and clear recording. After a quick test track (hello, hello, abc, 123, testing, testing…) I was ready to start recording my audio tracks. Some tracks went smoothly while others needed to be rerecorded, but overall the experience went smoothly, and within a little under two hours I had recorded 20 tracks! At the end of the process I spent a few minutes labeling the tracks, making them public, and adding tags (keywords) to help make them easier for people to find.

To listen to my recordings, visit the Marywood Art Department SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/marywoodart

To reserve a Recording Room for one of your own projects, simply submit a request to the Help Desk located at the Knowledge Bar at the entrance to the Learning Commons.

Looking for Streaming Video? Try Kanopy.

by Leslie Christianson, User Services Librarian

TKanopy Streaming Media Logohe library has set up a trial for Kanopy Streaming Video service now through DECEMBER 20th, 2015. Please CHECK IT OUT and tell us what you think in the comments below!

We are now SUBSCRIBED to Kanopy! Access it here

Some of the features we like:

  • You can create playlists of full-length videos
  • Take clips of certain scenes to highlight or emphasize important content, dialogue or imagery
  • Add your own comments, insight or description of what you want others to pay attention to in the video or clip
  • Drag and drop videos to arrange your lists thematically
  • Embed videos and playlists on course pages or social media
  • Invite interaction on videos and lists from students.
  • You can even send questions to filmmakers!

Here’s a snapshot of the dashboard options:

Create a profile and start compiling playlists of full-length videos or clips.

Create a profile and start compiling playlists of full-length videos or clips.

“Kanopy is a video streaming platform for specifically for colleges. We have a broad collection with over 26,000 films from 800 top producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, The Great Courses.

Kanopy has more than 26,000 films in its collection – including leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources – on every topic imaginable.Kanopy’s viewing platform makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across our campus and at your own convenience.”

Tell us how you feel about Kanopy’s features and content coverage.

If you have any questions, contact the Marywood Library: libraryhelp@marywood.edu

~Enjoy!