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Streaming Video Issues (Academic Video Online Database)

We are sorry to report that we are having issues with the database for streaming videos Academic Video Online. We are working on the problem.

If you are experiencing issues such as the links don’t work; the link takes you to the database site and give you the preview only, or tells you that the school does not have access to the video try these tips in the meantime:

If you get a link that looks like this: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/2439138 and does not work add ezproxy.stthomas.edu, change the periods for dashes and rearrange the order to look like this: https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/view/work/2439138

Feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Melendez, Media and Music Librarian, cbadillame@stthomas.edu for help.

 

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Medici.TV

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The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Medici.TV. A streaming video music database covering over 1,500 films in high definition with the best of classical music from Baroque to Contemporary music, including: concerts, operas, ballets, archival documents, portraits of artists and composers, master classes, conductors in rehearsals. Over 100 live broadcast every year from leading concert halls and classical music festivals.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through this link Medici.TV . To watch a performance click on the “picture.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

 

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Database Criterion on Demand

Unfortunately, due to reasons out of the Library’s control, we won’t have access to the Database Criterion on Demand. If you were using links for any of the movies from the database, those won’t work anymore. Please if you are a faculty member and you were planning to use one of those titles please contact the Media/Music Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez, so an alternative can be arranged. cbadillame@stthomas.edu

In the other hand, we will be having access to more than 26,000 documentaries and movies from Kanopy as of April 1.

In May we will have access to 200 movies from Swank Motion Pictures (Digital Campus Collection).

 

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It’s Welcome Week 2015 @ UST Libraries!

Welcome to campus for the 2015-16 year. We at UST Libraries are looking forward to a great year, and we’ve put together a series of fun activities for this first week back on campus to help you remember all the ways we can be part of your UST experience. Stop by daily to learn more!Libraries

Saturday –Monday, 9/5-9/7: Looking Forward @ UST Libraries
Take a break from moving in to help start our first “white board conversation” (a UST Libraries tradition!) in the OSF Rotunda. This week’s question:  “What are you looking forward to this year?” Lemonade and cookies will also be available

Tuesday, 9/8:  Ask Us @ UST Libraries
Did you know the libraries have research assistance available 24/7? Stop by to meet YOUR librarians, and learn more about all the ways we can assist you.

  • Library tours at 1 and 3pm
  • Pick up a free magnet with important UST Libraries numbers and contact info.

Wednesday, 9/9: Technology Day @ UST Libraries
Find out more about the technology available for your use at UST Libraries. Drawings will be held at each of the library tech desks for flashdrives and other tech goodies.

Thursday, 9/10: Groupie Day @ UST Libraries
The UST Libraries are a favorite place for Tommies to study for a reason! Take a tour of our group study areas, learn how to reserve the rooms, and enter a drawing for large Davanni’s pizza coupon.

Friday, 9/11: Movie Day @ UST Libraries
The library has so much more than books! Visit an open house hosted by the Media Resources Collection and enter to win a voucher for movie tickets.

Saturday, 9/12: Stress Less @ UST Libraries
The UST Libraries and staff are here to help you – including finding a way to relax and take healthy study breaks.

  • Stop by for free “Welcome” snacks and hang out in our back-to-campus Stress Free Zone
  • Pick up a schedule of Fall 2015 Therapy Pets visits
  • Enter to win some relaxing Tommie gear!
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Foreign Language Films via Kanopy

kanopy The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the Foreign Language Films , a streaming movie collection delivered by “Kanopy.” We have over 40 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse.

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

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World Cinema Video Database

FOD The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the World Cinema Video Database, a streaming movie collection delivered by “Films on Demand.” We have over 400 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse by country. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

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Psychotherapy.net Streaming Video Collection

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Psychotherapy.net is a psychotherapy and counseling video streaming collection. The majority of the videos show therapists conducting therapy and demonstrating clinical skills, along with
pre and post discussions. Includes most major theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, family systems, existential-humanistic, motivational interviewing, and many others.
Trial ends March 21.
Please send comments about how this database could be useful for your classes, research etc. to Cindy Badilla-Meléndezcbadillame@stthomas.edu 
Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Media Resources Collection Now Open in New Location

If you haven’t been to the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library lately, consider stopping in to see our Media Resources Collection, now featured in a prominent location at the north end of the Reference Room on the first floor (across from Coffee Bené).

The University Libraries provide access to 32,000 video resources for the students, faculty and staff of the University.  Of those, about two thirds are available anytime/anywhere via the internet to UST users in streaming formats.  The rest (nearly 10,000) are DVD and VHS formats which have been collected over the years and which have been in O’Shaughnessy Frey Library’s collection since 2002.  This popular and high quality collection, all of which is cataloged and searchable via the Media web page, continues to be heavily used by faculty and students for scholarly purposes (and for fun).

The collection has moved a couple of times in an effort to make it more visible and to make access as easy and quick as possible.  During the fall semester of 2013, we created a new space for the collection to give it prominence on the first floor of OSF.   The walls of the new space are glass and do not extend to the ceiling of the room – creating a quality of visibility, natural light and openness.  It is also relatively easy to alter, if, in the future the need for a collection of physical objects becomes less critical.

This first floor location was possible for the video collection since much of the print reference collection has diminished in size due to the availability of online subject encyclopedias and other reference content.  The first floor will continue to have plenty of space for students to study, for the new books and leisure reading area, and of course, the coffee shop at the south end of the room.

Having this collection on the first floor of the library also makes it possible for us to use our staff more efficiently, given that our service points are now concentrated on one floor.  Looking for efficiencies in staffing and organizational structure continues to be a one of the libraries’ most important goals.

It is also a high priority goal for us to design and develop spaces throughout the library for student learning, study and community, and to address needs for both individual and group work, quiet and more active space, social spaces, nooks and crannies, and all the varieties of needs our users have. There is enough room in this wonderful building to accommodate people, books, periodicals, events, hot coffee and videos – stay tuned as we continue to create the academic library of the 21st century!

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Welcome Back!

Happy first day of Spring Semester (and congrats on surviving the frigid January of 2014)!

We’re excited to see everyone back on campus and hope everyone’s courses are off to a good start. Despite the cold, things were busy around here at the library this January and, as usual, we have some fun news to share.

As you gear up for spring research projects, remember to check out our handy Subject Guides – what I like to call handy “mini library websites” geared specifically towards your course and subject content (and I’m not making that up – we  work with your professors to make sure we have what you need to do your assignments!).

Other than Coffee Bene’s reopening this morning, we’re happy to report that the Media Resources Collection moved into its new home next to the reference collection over J-term.  Stop by to check out our wonderful collection of films and media – perhaps to find that perfect clip to add to a presentation?

We’ve also added many more online resources, including these favorites of mine:

  • ASM Handbooks OnlineA little something for our engineers: ASM Handbooks Online is the industry’s best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology
  • Blackwell Reference Online: more than 50 online subject encyclopedia and handbook titles from 2013 have been added, increasing the collection to more than 570 titles. 
  • National Geographic Online: the full text content of the magazine and all of its spectacular photography; see Kate Burke’s blog post for more info. 
  • PrivCo: an excellent source for finding information on privately-held companies. PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies.

As I like to joke, you can stick a quarter in me and I’d go on and on about all of the wonderful resources we have here at the UST Libraries.  Maybe you can make it one of your 2014 New Years’ resolutions to finally stop by and check it all out?   If so, we’d love to see you! Make an appointment with your favorite librarian today find out more about what we have in your subject area.