Posts tagged: audio-visual

The CDs and DVDs in Clifford Whitworth Library have moved!

16 May 2017
Andy Callen

Andy tells you about the new location for audio-visual resources in the Library.

 

Our CDs and DVDs are now in a much better and more obvious location – on Level 2 of Clifford Whitworth Library, just in front of the link bridge to the Level 2 Extension. This means that they are now very close to the Arts and Media bookstock in the Extension. Please remember though that they are not just for Arts & Media use – there are non-fiction DVDs relevant to many subject areas in the collection. Also you may wish to borrow feature films or music CDs for your own entertainment – most items here are available to borrow.

Alexander Street Video – great resource for all subject areas

11 April 2017
Andy Callen

Andy describes how Alexander Street Video might be a useful audio-visual resource for you.

Do you need to get hold of video material for your study or teaching, but it’s not on Box of Broadcasts or in the Library’s DVD collection?

Try Alexander Street Video, an online collection of non-fiction video material for educational use, potentially useful across all subject areas. It includes:

  • News clips from ITN
  • Instructional videos for teachers
  • Over 1,000 films on psychology and counselling
  • Numerous documentary films on artists and designers.

Access Alexander Street Video from the Databases link on Library Search, OR directly from search.alexanderstreet.com. Your Network username and password are required.

Any questions? Contact me at mailto:A.Callen@salford.ac.uk.

Have you tried Box of Broadcasts?

10 January 2017

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Students/ researchers/ teaching staff, if you’re looking for audio-visual resources for your research, need something visual to illustrate a presentation, or want to make clip of a television programme to include in a lecture, look no further than Box of Broadcasts (or BoB for short). BoB is an electronic resource for playing back and recording tv and radio programmes for educational purposes. You can access it from the Databases link on SOLAR, then choose Box of Broadcasts from the A-Z list; or from http://www.learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand. You’ll need your Network username and password to access it. You can link to it from PowerPoint, Word or BlackBoard, and you can now label your own clips. It is useful across all subject areas, and is a great resource for watching feature films if we don’t have a particular film in the Library’s DVD collection.

BoB is fairly intuitive to use at a basic level, but please see our guide if you need further help.

Library Development Project – 2nd floor extension containing Arts & Media stock now open!

1 December 2016

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The Library is pleased to announce that the 2nd Floor Extension in Clifford Whitworth Library is now open following refurbishment. This is the area that contains most of the Arts & Media book stock, as well as the rolling shelves housing the paper journals, and seating areas with large desks suitable for spreading out your reading materials.

I’d also like to draw your attention to the Audio-Visual area (DVDs and CDS) – these items are to be found towards the back of the Ground Floor of the Library, along with the Music scores and the Quick Reference section.

PLEASE NOTE: because of a technical problem with the rolling shelves, we are unable to move the former Adelphi journals there (Design, Fashion, Music, Performance etc) for the time being. These journals will be moved to the Ground Floor during the course of this week (28th November onwards) so it will soon be possible to browse them on the shelves here, until the technical issues are resolved.

Study Spaces: During this transition period, before the first floor re-opens at the beginning of January, additional study space has been set up in surrounding buildings (e.g. Chapman), and building opening times extended,  to support students.  Please visit the Library Development Project webpage for further information http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/ldp