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Media Resource Support for Your Teaching and ResearchMedia can convey information in powerful ways and is ever increasing for instructional use. Finding the right image to use in your research or the perfect film that covers an issue from a certain perspective can be a challenge.
Whether we own it or the media is available online, Media Services will work with you and your subject librarian to help find, access, and use quality media (e.g., videos, images, audio) to support your teaching and research. For example, we can help you create a custom media bibliography for your course.
For media resource consultation contact: Scott Spicer | 612.626.0629
For immediate assistance with short term course video reserves contact:
SMART Learning Commons | 612.624.1584 or Jennifer Veile | 612.624.6536
Request a Media Purchase (Video, Image, Audio Formats)To request a library purchase of video or other media resources, please contact your subject librarian.
Subject Librarians: I am familiar with many of the major media vendors and willing to negotiate a discount on a limited basis depending on the situation (e.g., digital media database licensing, replacement or second copies of DVD's, bulk DVD purchases from educational/independent film vendors). Please contact me for further assistance.
Support for Media Conversion and Clip CreationIn the SMART Learning Commons (Walter location) we have the equipment and staff expertise to assist you with video clip creation from VHS/miniDV/DVDs, audio clips from LP/CD/cassette, and still image scanning. We can also advise on ways to integrate the media into your course or research once they have been created.* Schedule an appointment with our media specialist to assist with your media creation needs.
Note: although there are several different legal provisions that support educational use of 3rd party content, capturing, re-using and distributing 3rd party content from any source without permission always raises significant copyright issues. Capturing content from DVDs and many other video sources may also raise separate issues relating to the "anticircumvention" provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Though we may be able to provide some general guidance, copyright consideration is ultimately the patron's responsibility. See the Libraries Copyright website or contact the Copyright Librarian, Nancy Sims, for further information.
Streaming VideoThe Libraries have licensed several packages of streaming video full length video (see our Digital Video Collections Guide for a more comprehensive list of licensed/open video collections). These titles are great for screening in class, provide supplemental content to compliment classroom subject matter or assist students in better grasping a difficult concept on their own time (embeddable into Moodle):
Films OnDemand Streaming VideoFilms OnDemand provides access to streaming video on a wide range of discipline areas from Arts & Humanities to Professional Programs (e.g., Nursing, Business).
Access Films OnDemand collection: Films OnDemand
Search MNCat for Films OnDemand titles.
Note:We recently renewed our licensed over 20 titles, with plans to subscribe to more titles as collection and instructor needs develop. If you would like to request that we subscribe to a title, please check out the Films catalog of streaming media and contact either your subject librarian or Scott Spicer for order consideration.
Alexander Street Press Streaming VideoAlexander Street Press Video packages provide access to collections of discipline specific collections in a number of subject areas. Currently, the Libraries subscribe to the collections of Theatre in Video (250 performances), Dance in Video (492 performances), Opera in Video (260 performances), and Counseling and Therapy in Video (352 titles).
Ambrose BBC Shakespeare in Plays Video SeriesWe now have access to 37 streaming video titles from the critically acclaimed BBC Shakespeare in Plays series!! To access the collection, either browse through titles on the Ambrose video site directly (click on the "BBC Shakespeare" link below) or search for MNCat for individual titles.
Digital Image ResourcesMedia Services has developed a comprehensive interdisciplinary guide to digital image resources that covers 85 subjects and features amazing online collections and licensed image databases such as ARTstor, An@tomy TV, Birds of North America Online, and Camio.
Announcing Recent Subscription to AP Images!!AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service. Search AP Images.
ARTstor TutorialConsisting of over one million images curated from thousands of interdisciplinary museum, institutional, and user-generated collections, ARTstor is one of the most commonly used resources for specialized images. Watch the video below to learn how to access and navigate ARTstor, just one of several ARTstor YouTube videos.
Digital Audio ResourcesIn addition to physical audio formats (LP's/CD's) found at the SMART Learning Commons and Music Library, the Libraries have licensed thousands of audio streaming recordings from digital collections, including the Naxos Music Library, Classical Music Library (CML), and Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM). See the Music Library's guide on digital audio for more details.
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