Media Rich Electronic Collections Enhance Teaching & Learning

Name: Media Rich Electronic Collections Enhance Teaching & Learning

Time & Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Location: Irving K. Barber Centre, Lillooet Room (3rd Floor), 1961 East Mall

UBC Library licenses over 800 electronic databases for you to use in research and teaching. Many of these databases provide full-text access to journal literature across disciplines. Increasingly, these resources also provide access to streaming audio and video files, which can be incorporated into classroom and online learning environments. Examples include:

* ARTstor, a digital library of over 500,000 art images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities and social sciences designed to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship.
* Ethnographic Video Online, the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior, which covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
* JOVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), a peer-reviewed journal for biological research in a video format which has more than 500 videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience.
* Naxos Music Library, the world\’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 36,000 CDs with more than 500,000 tracks.
* Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, a virtual encyclopedia of the world\’s musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
* Theatre in Video, contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world\’s leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video – more than 500 hours in all. This first release contains over 50 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.

Come to this session for a demonstration of these resources and to discuss options for using in a teaching and learning context.

This is a FREE event open to UBC Faculty, Staff, Students and the general public.

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