Library today: Streaming Video Pilot Project available for viewing

Library today: Streaming Video Pilot Project available for viewing

From UST Libraries

UST Libraries now has access to a database of online videos called Films on Demand. An initial group of 20 films are available via an on-demand video stream from the Media Resources Collection's Web site, the CLICnet library catalog, the Libraries' Databases and Indexes page, or directly.

Pilot project videos are available for classroom or individual viewing via a Web browser and are accessible from on or off campus (off-campus users will need to log in with UST username and password) using broadband high speed (i.e., cable modem or DSL) Internet connections.

This pilot project will test whether streaming videos can better meet curricular needs of faculty wishing to assign in-class or asynchronous viewing and determine whether this mode of video delivery is feasible without excessive consumption of computer network bandwidth resources.

See the Web site for usage tips, including minimum computer, browser and media-player software requirements. If you have questions on how to access the videos or comments, how well this streaming video content meets your needs, and whether you think this effort should expand beyond a pilot project, contact Cindy Badilla-Melendez, UST media resources librarian, (651) 962-5464.

New electronic resource – industrial chemistry

UST Libraries has Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry seventh edition (2009) available online. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry offers comprehensive and well-structured information on all facets of industrial chemistry. Fully international in scope and coverage, it contains nearly 1,000 full-text articles written by experts in their fields: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, and environmental protection.

O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center 50th anniversary – share your memories

We still are looking for library memories and stories from the entire UST community.

  • Did you work at the old library in Aquinas Hall? What was that like?
  • Where was your favorite study area and why?
  • Tell us about a special friend (future spouse?) you met at the library.
  • Who was your favorite librarian from "back in the day"?
  • Have you ever taken a nap in the "leather room"?

If you can answer any of these questions or if you have your own unique comments, memories and anecdotes about an experience you had at the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, we would love to hear all about it.

Send your comments, memories, anecdotes, etc., using the Comments link or send an e-mail to Julie Kimlinger.