Below are opportunities to learn more about new library resources that can help you develop content for your future courses.
Webinar: Atkins Library Streaming Video Search
Atkins Library’s diverse collection of streaming videos is meant to assist students with research and learning and provide faculty with supplementary materials for teaching. The library has created a separate search site for our streaming videos to highlight the collection and give our users a one stop shop for discovery and access to these unique collections.
This webinar will provide an overview of the different streaming media collections the library offers, a demonstration of our new video search site, and tips and tricks to optimally use these videos for research and teaching.
Webinar hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning
Workshop: Making the Most of Campus Access to NYTimes.com
Learn how the special features of our campus subscription to The New York Times in Education can enrich your curriculum and help foster students’ critical thinking, civic engagement, and global awareness. Users will find a variety of topics covered in depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features, as well as case studies, critical thinking discussion prompts, and other teaching tools you can adapt for use in class. The workshop will introduce these features and offer suggestions for making the most of this resource in class activities and assignments.
Workshop hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning
Webinar: Atkins Library eTextbooks Program (recording)
Atkins Library understands the financial burden purchasing several textbooks for each semester can be for students. To help ease this burden, the Library has created the eTextbook program. This program allows professors to search the Library’s extensive list of unlimited user, DRM-free ebooks that are part of our collection, or could be purchased, for use as course adoption titles.
In this Webinar, you’ll find out about the program, see how to request these titles, and gain insight in how you can incorporate these titles in your classes. Andrew Harver, Department of Public Health Sciences, will also talk about his experience using the eTextbook program and using the library materials as part of his course readings.
Webinar was hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning
On July 2 the library transitioned to a new integrated library system. The system impacts how you find, discover, access and request library materials.
The new library catalog is a customized, local version of WorldCat that allows you to discover and access books, articles and more from our collection and beyond.
Below are a few tips and tricks to help you get started:
- Known-Item Searches – These are searches where you know the exact title of an article, book or other material. TIP: Use quotation marks!
- Browsing eBooks – Conduct your search and select the “eBook” limiter on the left side of the screen. Any book with a “View Now” link (including those that do not show holdings in Atkins Library) is from one of our eBook collections.
- Browsing Streaming Media – Conduct your search and select the “eVideo” limiter on the left side of the screen. Any video with a “View Now” link is from one of our new streaming media collections.
- Limiting Search to Atkins – The default is set to search “Libraries Worldwide” but you can change the scope to “J. Murrey Atkins Library” once in the catalog or through the Advanced Search. Changing the scope will provide an accurate display of print holdings at Atkins Library but will exclude many electronic resources from your search results that are available to you.
- Interlibrary Loan – Interlibrary loan requests are much easier in the new system but you can still use the manual ILL form if you encounter problems.
- Book Delivery Service* – Click on “Request Item” to have an available item in Atkins Library sent to you via campus mail. If a book is not listed as “available” your best option is to use ILL or call the circulation desk for other options.
* This only applies to faculty and staff.
We know that some problems may occur during the implementation phase and we appreciate your patience as we work to resolve them. If you encounter problems, please report them to 704.687.0494 or contact your subject librarian directly.
Atkins Library recently acquired access to additional streaming media content. Films on Demand is a streaming video service with approximately 8,900 videos and clips (mostly documentaries). Includes primary and secondary sources for courses in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Communication, Sociology, Psychology, Education, the Arts and beyond.
Other streaming media content that you can incorporate into your courses include several collections from Alexander Street Press and the PBS video collection and Media Education Foundation (MEF) Films.
Searching for Content
Atkins Library recently acquired access to MEF (Media Education Foundation) streaming video. MEF is a multi-disciplinary collection of documentary and educational films with a focus on societies, politics, culture and mass media in America. Categories of film include The Arts, Business/Training, Media/Communication, Sciences, Humanities, and Teacher Education (K-12).
Sharing Videos with Students
All of these films are accessible from off-campus. Many of these titles are already searchable in the library catalog and will include the permalink to share with your students (ex. http://uncc.worldcat.org/oclc/829362611).
Starting from the MEF database, you may also follow the steps below to share links to particular videos in each collection.
Click on film title, copy URL in browser bar, and add EZproxy to front of URL
Note: You cannot currently embed these videos into Moodle.
You also have the option of creating and sharing playlists using clips from different videos. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
Atkins Library recently acquired several streaming media collections from Alexander Street Press that you can incorporate into your classes.
We also have access to the PBS streaming video collection through NC LIVE.
A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior and the largest streaming video collection of its kind, Ethnographic Video Online contains more than 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. The collection will grow to 750 hours by completion. Wherever possible, videos include accompanying field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other context-enhancing, full-text materials. Publishing partners include Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and other leading video content providers in the discipline.
Sharing Videos with Students
As with the library databases, your students can watch these videos from anywhere but they will need to login with their NinerNET username and password when trying to access them from off-campus. Below are several options for sharing these videos with your students:
- Copy the permalink for the specific video. Paste it in Moodle or an e-mail.
- Clip selection from the video. Make clips and copy permalink.