Category: Collections

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. 

Featured in the Catalog

The faculty of Wright State University make great contributions to their scholarly fields. The University Libraries are doing our best to make their work a bit easier for you to discover and find through our social media channels!

On Fridays, the libraries are featuring faculty who have books available in the University Libraries’ catalog. Social media posts include a picture of the faculty member inside the libraries with their books. Each post includes a link to the catalog entry for the book, so you can easily find it. If you’re interested in having your publication related to your scholarship featured on the libraries’ social media platforms, contact library-social@wright.edu or contact your subject librarian.

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Dr. Erin Flanagan

You can see all of these featured publications, along with other news updates on the Libraries’ social media platforms: Instagram Twitter Facebook

OhioLINK Adds New Digital Resources with the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds

OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-books, to supplement online research, as well as provide instructional support for a wide range of curriculum, including physical and applied science courses that traditionally have not been taught online. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes several funding streams, such as GEER, to support the education community’s response to the public health emergency.

OhioLINK’s collection development committee recommended the following e-resources be purchased with GEER funds to assist faculty/instructors in teaching remote and hybrid courses to Ohio’s 2-year, undergraduate, and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the most pressing need to support teaching labs in the STEM sciences and courses for the allied health fields. We thank ODHE for their advocacy and assistance in procuring the funds to make these resources available. See the full announcement on the OhioLINK website. For assistance with any of these new resources, please contact your Wright State University Libraries’ subject librarian.

JoVE Core + Lab Manual Combo

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022 (2 years of availability)

Films on Demand

Access Dates – March 8, 2021 to May 31, 2022

Wiley Cochrane Library

Access Dates – January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (1 year of availability)

MIT Press Direct eBooks

Starting January 2021, perpetual access to all e-books published from 1943 through 2021

Sage Business Cases

Starting January 1, 2021, perpetual access to all cases published through 2020