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New library services for faculty

The Libraries are pleased to offer two new media services for faculty members, to support their work in the classroom.

Starting March 15th, the Libraries will start a new Streaming Media Reserves pilot service. Instructors may request that short sections of audio and moving image material be made available as streaming files through the Library Catalog's Reserves module. Instructors on all campuses (Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark) should use the Streaming Media Reserve Pilot Request Form to request streaming media for Reserves.

Please include details of the sections of works needed -- timings, chapter numbers, and visual cues all help. The amount streamed should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. Material digitized for streaming must be lawfully made and acquired. Special passwords will be created for each course and shared with you to give to your students to access streaming files.

Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Streaming audio and visual files will be listed along with books, electronic files, and other reserve materials on your reserve course list in the Library Catalog. You can create a link from your Sakai course management page to library course reserves; see How to Link Your Library Reserves to Sakai.

If you would like assistance with locating media titles or filling out the request form, please contact the Media Center in New Brunswick via email: mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu or telephone: 848-932-5034.

Also beginning March 15th, the Libraries will pilot a new DVD clipping service for instructors. Media Services staff will create a custom DVD of portions of audio and moving image works for instructors to use in the classroom or place on Reserve for students. The amount clipped should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. The material clipped must be lawfully made and acquired.

Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Instructors on the Camden and New Brunswick campuses can contact Rich Sandler, mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu, at the Media Center, Douglass Library, for this service. Instructors on the Newark campus should contact Mark Pappiani, papianni@andromeda.rutgers.edu, at Media and Digital Library Services, Dana Library.

Posted March 13, 2012