Introducing Streaming Media

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Are you a faculty member thinking about showing a film in your class? Do you have a lab coming up, and want students to be able to see how to perform a particular technique ahead of time? Are you a student who needs to watch something for your classes?

The Library has good news: many of these items will now be available to you online, without having to come to the Reserves desk! In order to increase student engagement and provide expanded access to curricular content, the Stonehill Library has introduced a new streaming media service. This service expands the course content available to faculty and students in an online format. Faculty are able to assign videos for viewing outside of class, and rather than watching them in the library on DVD, students will be able to watch them anywhere on their computers and other devices.

The library has subscribed to a number of databases that offer campus-wide streaming video content. Information about all the content available can be found at the library’s streaming page. To find many of the titles we have purchased you can search the HillSearch catalog for what you desire. If you want to limit your search to streaming video you can select the Online Video format in the facets on the left-hand side of the HillSearch search results page. In addition to the items we have in the catalog, we have also subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) which has a variety of science experiments in video format. We have access to the chemistry, neuroscience, science education and general collections. The JoVE collection can be searched at the JoVE page. We will continue to add to the collection throughout the year in response to community needs. For instance, a collection of streaming music will be available soon. If you have any questions, suggestions or difficulties please contact Heather Perry. We welcome your feedback.