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Interested in fascinating facts, reliable resources, and delightful databases? Then be sure to “like” us on the IU East Campus Library Facebook page. We provide updates on library resources and services, as well as special feature days of Wednesday Wisdom, Thinking Thursday, and Fake News Friday. If you haven’t already, head on over to the IU East Campus Library Facebook page and LIKE us! If you have not visited the Facebook page lately, here are some highlights of databases from our A-Z Index and various libguides. Education Taking a class in Education? Check out the Education in Videos database. This reliable resource has more than 1,650 hours of videos that provide the opportunity to observe behaviors that define effective teaching … Continued
Accessibility for online content

Accessibility for online content

As courses and conferences continue to move online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the time to ensure online content meets accessibility standards.  Whether creating a word document, PowerPoint presentation, digital exhibit, website, eBooks, etc., accessibility is essential. Accessibility design can be described as “focus[ing] on users with physical or invisible disabilities like low vision, blind, or ADHD,” and “on enabling users with disabilities to perceive, interact, understand, and navigate products” (Bruschi, para. 3). Other factors, such as age, language, or technological challenges are also things to consider.  Below are a few tips and tools to keep in mind when creating your next virtual presentation, online course, or research paper. Things to consider: A lot of the tips below … Continued
The Internet Archive, a trove of amazing things

The Internet Archive, a trove of amazing things

Founded in 1996, the Internet Archive is a free resource of materials ranging from previous versions of websites to video games to concerts from well known recording artists and much more.  So much, in fact, that it can be quite overwhelming.  As an avid user of Archive.org, KT Lowe, Instruction Librarian, is glad to provide you with a list of her all-time favorite resources. Let us know on Facebook what is YOUR favorite Internet Archive resource! FEATURE FILMS: Sita Sings the Blues – a full length animated film by Nina Paley recounting the Ramayana from the perspective of a divorcee. Terrific animation, a great soundtrack featuring the music of 1920’s jazz chanteuse Annette Hanshaw and a thoroughly enjoyable set of … Continued
Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Educational Resources – Free Online (ERFO)

Providing reliable and useful resources is a large part of the mission of our Campus Library.  This includes numerous databases, e-books, and media that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars that are paid to aggregate vendors, producers and publishers. More and more resources are becoming “open access,” meaning they are publicly accessible and free to use. However, much content needed by academic library users still comes with a cost. That situation is changing, in an interim response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Many formerly subscription-only resources are temporarily open access, some through April, some until June and some open-ended. To help our users discover newly-free resources, we have created a resource guide with access information: https://iue.libguides.com/ERFO/College. We will continue to update … Continued
There’s an OER For That: Looking at Affordable Learning Options

There’s an OER For That: Looking at Affordable Learning Options

With the success of our Scholar’s Book Fair last week, we received some feedback from faculty that the OER (Open Education Resources) and IU Pressbooks stations were two of the most valuable topics covered during the event. And with OER Week coming up in less than a month (March 2-6), it is a good time to discuss in more detail what an OER is and how can IU Pressbooks contribute to OER creation. What is an OER? Open Educational Resources (OER) are any teaching, learning, and research resources (textbooks, syllabi, courseware, assessments, lesson plans, test questions, etc.) that are freely available and shared under an intellectual property license that allow others to download, reuse, adapt, edit, retain, and redistribute the … Continued