Category: Collections

Check Out Great Art with Our New DAI Passes

Photo: front of the Dayton Art Institute

The University Libraries are excited to announce a new addition to our collection. Wright State University students can now check out a pass to the Dayton Art Institute at the circulation desk of the Dunbar Library. Each pass will admit to two adults and four youth (up to age 26), and provides admissions to the collection galleries, Special Exhibitions, Focus Exhibitions, and the Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz and Beyond Series. If you’re taking a road trip, the pass also provides reciprocal admission to 13 other Ohio museums.

The passes can be checked out for up to seven days using your Wright 1 card. You can check on their availability and in the catalog.

More information about the Dayton Art Institute, including hours, collection highlights, Special Exhibitions, and a calendar of events is available on their website.

Need Streaming Videos? Check out Films on Demand!

Over the past several years, there’s been an increasing demand for access to streaming video content for curricular purposes. We’re excited to announce that the University Libraries now have a subscription to Films on Demand, a database of curriculum-focused streaming films. We have access to content from the Master Academic, World Cinema, Nursing, and Allied Health modules.

All films in this database can be streamed at any time, on campus and remotely. The films are captioned and include transcripts. Links to films can be embedded in Pilot and shared via social media. If you don’t need to use the entire film, you can easily create custom clips for use in classes or presentations. Films on Demand also includes an option for instructors to create and embed quizzes within individual films. Additionally, instructors have the option to create your own introductory video and attach it to a playlist to introduce the content to students.

Temporary access to the database  was previously provided for 15 months through OhioLINK and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to bridge COVID-created gaps in higher education instructional materials and library resources. This gave ample opportunity to evaluate how well the content met faculty curricular needs.

Based on the positive reviews of the content, breadth and variety of available films, and the stability of the funding model, Films on Demand will be the primary access point for streaming films provided by the University Libraries. Faculty who are interested in obtaining licenses for streaming films for titles not available from Films on Demand should contact their subject librarian to make the request. We will search for available content and work with faculty to identify alternatives as the budget allows.

New Cambridge University Press “Read & Publish” OhioLINK Arrangement has begun for Wright State University authors

OhioLINK has negotiated a new “Read & Publish” deal with Cambridge University Press. The deal, which went into effect on January 1, 2022 and which lasts through December 31, 2024, will provide important access for the Wright State community.  

What are the main effects of this deal? 

There are two main components of the agreement: 

Read As a result of this deal, Wright State University faculty, students, and staff now have access to current articles published in all 400+ Cambridge University Press journals. (If you are looking for access to a specific journal consider using our eJournal search to see the various access options and dates of coverage.) 

Publish All Wright State authors are now eligible to publish accepted manuscripts with open access at no cost in Cambridge journals. Open access makes the content available for anyone to access with no subscription or fee to read. In order to publish open access at no cost in a Cambridge journal, the corresponding author of the article must be affiliated with an OhioLINK institution, including Wright State University.  

Complete information about this deal, including the steps to take advantage of the open access publishing under this OhioLINK agreement is available on the OhioLINK information for authors page

Contact your subject librarian with any questions.