Over the past two months, UBC Library has pumped up the volume of streaming and other online content. Here are some new additions: OntheBoards.TV (New!) is a portal for viewing full-length, high-quality films of performance works by contemporary artists in dance, theater, music and other forms.  Funded by UBC Okanagan. Audio Cine Films Digital Campus is […]
Over the next few weeks, UBC Library is offering several webinars geared towards helping Faculty navigate and implement Open Educational Resources (OER). Are you planning a project engaging in open practices? Are you interested in learning about workflows and processes to make your open education, open data, or open science project a success? If this […]

Why are online formats important for library users? How does the library identify the needs of our users and acquire e-resources to meet them?

UBC Library has a collection of over 8 million e-resources that are available to the UBC community. Whether you’re on your phone or on your desktop, on campus or out doing field work, the Library ensures that e-resources are available.

Take a sneak peek into our process and learn about why UBC Library’s e-resources collection is increasing and how electronic resources work is constantly changing.

This project is part of UBC Library’s strategic direction to create and deliver responsive collections.

To learn more about our Strategic Framework, click here.

Starting Tuesday, October 1, the loan period for UBC library DVD, VHS, and BluRay collections is being extended from 3 days to 7 days. Please note that  the loan period for DVD, VHS, and BluRay collections in storage (ASRS and PARC) will remain at the current 14 days. Faculty members who use these formats in […]

UBC Education Library has created a series of library video tutorials to help you get started and advance your skills when conducting research and using library resources.

These videos will give you the information you need to search for books and journal articles in a variety of information sources such as UBC Library, subject databases, and Google Scholar.  These videos also delve into how to access library research guides, citation managers, and information for distance students.

Learn more: guides.library.ubc.ca/edlibvideotutorials

Are you interested in learning more about ethics? Check out Ethics Unwrapped, a free collection of 4 online video series produced by the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. You can view videos on topics such as Sustainability, Conformity Bias, Corporate Social Responsibility, Groupthink, and […]

Two streaming video databases are available to Sauder School instructors for use in preparing courses.

Films on Demand is a multidisciplinary database of videos on various topics including business.

Instructors can create playlists, easily clip segments from longer videos, embed those segments in Connect, show segments in class, create persistent links, etc.

VAST is Alexander Street’s flagship video subscription, covering a wide range of subject areas including business. VAST is growing to more than 20,000 full video titles (not just clips) in 2013 and currently offers well over 9,000 hours of content. It includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.

UBC has a year-long trial to this product, which allows instructors to perform all of the functions listed for Films on Demand.

 

 

 

 

 

UBC Library has negotiated trial access for a year  to the Alexander Street Press’s VAST: Academic Video Online, a multi-disciplinary streaming video collection: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140

This database currently contains over 17,000 titles and coves a wide range of subject areas, including business and economics and current affairs. 5,000 new titles will be added during this next year.

VAST includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.

Access is available until July 31, 2014.  Explore and use this database by connecting through the information resource page: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140 

Please submit your feedback through the link on the resource page.

UBC Library has negotiated trial access for a year  to the Alexander Street Press’s VAST: Academic Video Online, a multi-disciplinary streaming video collection: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140

This database currently contains over 17,000 titles and coves a wide range of subject areas, including business and economics and current affairs. 5,000 new titles will be added during this next year.

VAST includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.

Access is available until July 31, 2014.  Explore and use this database by connecting through the information resource page: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140 

Please submit your feedback through the link on the resource page.

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