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Did you know that your library now provides access for faculty, staff, and students to two film databases? Kanopy Streaming Video was added in the summer of 2015, while Films on Demand was added in the fall of 2016. Both services provide streaming videos that can be shown in a classroom, watched from home (accessed using K# and password), or even embedded in Talon. Public performance rights are even provided through these two databases.

kanopyKanopy offers “titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, New Day Films, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation and more.” Films on Demand provides Kirkwood access to their Master Academic Package, Master Career & Tech Ed, Archival Films & Newsreels Collection, Nursing Collection, World Cinema Collection,  Veterinary Collection and Physical Therapy Collection.

films-on-demandHowever, if you search both databases and cannot find what you need, please let a librarian know. We are glad to purchase a copy that will be housed with the library collection and added to Kirkwood’s “Video on Demand” system provided through Media Services.

 

Do you know about these services available around campus? (Note: It was updated a couple of times since it was originally published most recently February 14, 2017.)

Our trials for Credo and Global Road Warrior still have a week or so yet. Do you have an assignment where your students have to investigate or compare countries? Would Global Road Warrior help with that? Have a project where a specialized encyclopedia could help clarify things to students with Credo? Please look at the sources and let us know if they’d help your students succeed.

It’s Tax time again. Get some basic information.

Look for our annual faculty survey to come out the last week of March. Find our report from last year.

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Business

Holocaust

Odds and Ends 31

Odds and Ends 32

Presidents

Very Short Introduction Series

Tests

HiSet Formerly GED

Replacements for COMPASS

Our Special Display This Month

During February our displays are for African-American History Month and Books with Movie Tie-Ins

EVENT – SPECIAL HOURS

During Spring Break Week, both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Library locations will be closed the Sunday before and the Saturday after and be open 8am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday.

Tech Tips

Digital Natives? and Information Literacy

Want a Specialized LibGuide for an assignment to help your students find stuff?

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Want to schedule time in the library or for us to come into your class?

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What if the library doesn’t have a book you want?

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And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter. And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter.