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New Streaming Video Platform for Your Courses: Kanopy now LIVE!

New Streaming Video Platform for Your Courses: Kanopy now LIVE!

Films can be a useful supplemental resource for many lessons or courses and the IU East Campus Library continuously works to provide easy, comprehensive access to streaming films for educational purposes.  Starting in January 2020, the library now has an agreement with the online streaming video platform Kanopy. Kanopy is a video streaming solution offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more. The IU East Campus Library currently has the documentary film category open and available for instant viewing. Faculty who are looking for a documentary film to stream for their classes can check Kanopy (http://iue.libguides.com/A-ZList/K) and easily provide online streaming access … Continued
The American myth of Stagolee

The American myth of Stagolee

On the evening of December 25, 1895, “Stag” Lee Shelton  was doing the 19th century version of a bar crawl when he entered the Bill Curtis Saloon in St. Louis.  He took a seat next to William Lyons, and they talked about a number of different things.  But when the subject switched to politics, Lyons and Shelton, who whipped up support for opposing parties, began hitting each other’s hats as a form of retaliation. Shelton ultimately broke the crown of Lyons’ derby hat.  Lyons asked for five bits (about $1.25) to replace it.  When Shelton refused, Lyons took Shelton’s Stetson hat.  Shelton promptly shot Lyons, took his hat back and walked out of the bar.  Lyons died of his injuries only hours later.  … Continued
Oral History Collections Available Online

Oral History Collections Available Online

Thanks to special IU funding, the audio-visual material that was housed in the IU East archives was digitized as part of the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI Project).  We are working on moving them into IU’s publicly accessible Media Collection Online (MCO), which is the campus wide platform for all of IU’s digitized AV material. We are building collections and transitioning them to MCO from Dark Avalon, which is a read-only, restricted access site. IU East currently has five collections available: Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes from 1995-2004 The Faculty Senate serves as a legislative body of the university, comprised of all faculty members. They share in the responsibility of creating and recommending academic policy within curricula and other general … Continued
Open Access with One Click

Open Access with One Click

Have you ever tried to look up a specific article recommended to you or perhaps came across one in a database that you simply don’t have access to or you hit a paywall? This is a problem faced by researchers and librarians alike and it can be discouraging and frustrating when, at a glance, an article seems perfect for your research, but it’s just out of reach. However, it’s possible that the article is available via Open Access somewhere else on the internet in some way, shape, or form. There is actually not one, but two different tools, browser extensions to be exact, that can help you locate the open access version, if it’s available, with one simple click. Open … Continued
Separating Sense from Nonsense: McGill University’s Office for Science in Society

Separating Sense from Nonsense: McGill University’s Office for Science in Society

“Science looks like magic, until you know how it works.”  That was one of the first things Dr. Joe Schwarcz said when IU East Coordinator of Library Instruction, KT Lowe, met him last month.  Dr. Schwarcz is the director of the McGill University Office for Science and Society, one of the best fake news fighting organizations in North America.  The OSS focuses primarily on the science of the everyday, busting myths about food, sunscreen, homeopathy and other quotidian things. The room where it happens. The OSS was formally established in 1999 and receives no corporate funding.  It is a formalization of Dr. Schwarcz’s work since the 1980’s, when he would speak with the media on all things science.  He and his … Continued