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Changes Coming to JoVE Science Education

April 26, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

We hope you’ve enjoyed using JoVE Science Education videos [New Window] during the first year of our subscription. You’ll notice a few content changes for our second year, beginning around May 5, 2018:

Basic Biology Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of Lab Safety
Continuing: General Laboratory Techniques
Continuing: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Continuing: Essentials of Biology I: Yeast, Drosophila and C. Elegans
Discontinuing: Essentials of Biology II: Mouse, Zebrafish and Chick

Advanced Biology Series  [New Window]
Continuing: Essentials of Genetics
Continuing: Essentials of Cell Biology
Discontinuing: Essentials of Neuroscience
Discontinuing: Essentials of Developmental Biology

Chemistry Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of General Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry II

Environmental Sciences Series  [New Window]
Discontinuing all

These changes were made based on our analysis of usage trends over the past year.

We know it can be difficult to tell which videos we have access to, and which we don’t (especially during this transition period). To access our subscription content, click on the Science Education box in the top right corner of the JoVE website. Any series marked with a green dot contains some subscription content.

Screenshot showing Science Education box selected and two series circled

Videos that we have full access to are marked as such:

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You may also come across videos that are freely accessible:

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You will not be able to view more than 20 seconds of videos that are neither subscribed to, nor freely accessible:

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If you have any questions about JoVE Science Education, please contact Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu).

BIG LIBRARY READ Continues Through Monday, April 16th

April 9, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Looking for a memorable read for National Library Week? BLR 2018 Book Cover

Join readers around the world by checking out Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window], this season’s Big Library Read [New Window].

During the Big Library Read, OverDrive has provided unlimited access to borrow this e-book through April 16th. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date.

Flat Broke with Two Goats [New Window] is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Jennifer McGaha’s fearlessly written memoir reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

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Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial through May 6

April 9, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

If you use videos to enhance learning, you won’t want to miss our latest database trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection.

Features:

  • More than 28,000 titles covering 26 core subject areas
  • Videos from 800+ international producers
  • Unlimited access
  • Includes public performance rights

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Access the trial: Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection trial [New Window]
NOW through May 6, 2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions.  Once you’ve had the chance to evaluate this resource, please leave feedback [New Window].

If you have questions about the trial, please contact Wayde Oshiro (waydeo@hawaii.edu).

BIG LIBRARY READ and Goats Have Arrived!

April 3, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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Big Library Read is an international e-book reading program facilitated by OverDrive that connects millions of readers around the world.

When life gets your goat, use your library card.

Jennifer McGaha’s debut memoir, Flat Broke with Two Goats, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. On April 2-16, Leeward CC Library users will have unlimited access to borrow the e-book by visiting our OverDrive database. The lending period is two weeks from the start of your borrow date. Please note: Only the e-book format will be available through our OverDrive collection.

About the Book

Flat Broke with Two Goats is told with bold wit, unflinching honesty and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia. A true story that started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts, it transparently reveals the joys and challenges of overcoming unexpected life-altering events. Flat Broke with Two Goats is a fearlessly written memoir that reminds readers to not take themselves too seriously and to always remember to laugh, no matter their situation.

A Letter From the Author


 

Join the Global Discussion Board

See what others are saying about Flat Broke with Two Goats in an online discussion at Discuss.BigLibraryRead.com. 

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New OverDrive e-Books This Spring

April 2, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New electronic book titles added to the OverDrive database.

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive.

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Sorry! Kanopy is resting

March 20, 2018 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

Kanopy’s recent popularity is thrilling but it has come at a price. Unfortunately, we’ve spent down our entire account for the year and we can no longer support the patron-driven acquisition model, i.e. click and view. In fact, Kanopy has placed our account on pause mode. The result is that the convenient PDA model is now a somewhat less convenient librarian-mediated model.

The Kanopy PDA Model

The Kanopy PDA model is based on the number of triggers a film receives. A trigger is equal to a single viewing of a film for more than 30 seconds. On the fifth viewing, the film is “triggered” and a purchase is made. The purchased film is licensed for unlimited campuswide use for one calendar year. The trigger happens behind the scenes and the viewer is unaware when a film is triggered.

When it works as intended, the vast majority of films viewed by individuals will not trigger a purchase. This model gives our patrons access to thousands of quality films for free. We’ve been using Kanopy since 2016 and allocated funds based on the first year’s use. This year, usage has increased in a way that we failed to anticipate and this is how we’ve found ourselves in this situation today. Kanopy is not going away, but it won’t be an on-demand service for the time being.

The Kanopy Mediated Model

Kanopy title browsing remains the same. When it comes time to view a film, this request form will appear instead. Please fill out this form and in your message, specify the use (in-class screening, individual viewing for assignment, etc.) and a need by date. Once received, the librarian may email you for additional information before the library purchases the film.

Sample Kanopy request form

What do I do if I’ve already assigned a film this semester?

Submit the request form ASAP. The turnaround period is unknown at this time, but we will do our best to fast-track your request and purchase the film. We will let you know if we cannot meet your deadline.

Is a film I viewed yesterday available for viewing tomorrow?

Probably not. Unless you triggered the film, meaning you were the 5th person to view it, the film you watched yesterday is no longer available.

Is there a way to see which films have been triggered already?

Kanopy doesn’t allow you to filter the collection by licensed (triggered) titles. If want to see a complete list of available films, please contact Jue Wang, Technical Services Librarian, juewang@hawaii.edu. She will be able to forward a current list of licensed films. These are the only titles currently available for on-demand viewing on Kanopy.

How long are triggered films available?

From the trigger date (purchase date) the film is available for one calendar year.

What do I do if I want to assign a film for next semester?

Submit your request. The earlier the better so that we can budget for it. We will try to accommodate your requests as best as we can.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Wayde Oshiro, waydeo@hawaii.edu

Jue Wang, juewang@hawaii.edu

Please feel free contact me or Jue. I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your students. I promise that we’ll do our best to answer your questions and to fulfill your requests. Mahalo!

 

The next BIG LIBRARY READ is almost here!

March 19, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Coming soon…

Take part in a global reading adventure!

Big Library Read is the global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive where you can read the same e-book with other readers from around the world.

Watch for more information in April.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our OverDrive database collection of e-books.

February 20, 2018
by Wayde Oshiro
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Rosetta Stone Trial Available Through March 31st

The library has initiated trial access to the Rosetta Stone Library Solution Plus language learning platform for a limited time. Rosetta Stone Library Solution Plus offers the following:

  • 30 languages (some up to 5 levels);
  • Lessons building reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills;
  • CEFR B1 proficiency for selected languages.

To get started, click here [New Window] to create your 30-day trial account. After creating your Rosetta Stone account your access is good for 30 days, or until March 31st, whichever comes first.

Important Note: Your progress is not saved after the 30-day trial ends.

Your feedback will inform the library’s decision to acquire this resource in the future. Please complete our Trial Database Feedback Form [New Window] to let us know what you think.

November 30, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Mango Languages Demo on December 5th

Mango Languages is an interactive language learning platform supporting 71 foreign languages. A webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5th at 12:00 pm. Tony Casali, Mango Languages representative, will provide a 30-40 minute demonstration of the features of this innovative online language learning resource.

The webinar is open to faculty and staff. To attend, please use the following link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/189694730136767746

November 14, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Are you interested in Mango Languages?

Mango Languages is an interactive language learning platform supporting 71 foreign languages and English for Non-English speakers.

The library will schedule a webinar if there’s interest in learning more about this resource. Reply using this online form: https://goo.gl/tJm2rT

Reply by Monday, November 20, 2017.

 

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