Library Catalog Unavailable on Tuesday, June 20

Van Wylen Library will be performing system maintenance to the library’s catalog on Tuesday, June 20, beginning at 5 p.m. During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Time And Life Magazine Online Archives Available On Trial

TIME_100px Time Magazine Archive collects the prominent weekly news magazine from its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000. The magazine conveys to a broad audience news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects. Try it today until May 26th. To search the archive, follow the on-campus or off-campus link and then select the Time Magazine Archive option.

Life Magazine Archive collects the famed phoLIFE_100pxtojournalism magazine from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000. The magazine featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue depicted international events, topical stories, and intimate views of real people. Try it today until May 26th. To search the archive, follow the on-campus or off-campus link and then select the Life Magazine Archive option.

You can access these magazine archives we’re currently testing from our database trials page.  Let us know what you think by giving us your feedback.

Borrow a Chromebook at the Library

acer-chromebookDid you forget your laptop? Want to avoid the computer labs? The library has five brand new Chromebooks available for checkout. Just ask for them at the second floor Media Services Desk.

With a Chromebook, you can write papers in Google Docs, check email, search the library’s databases, watch cat videos, or do pretty much anything else you normally do in a web browser.

These hot items can be borrowed for three hours at a time, so get yours now!

Important Notes

  • Enter your full Hope College email address when logging into the Chromebook
  • When you’re done using a Chromebook, be sure to sign out. You can either hold down the power button for 15 seconds or log out by clicking the toolbox in the lower right corner.
  • To print, type CTRL-P and then select either VWLIBCAT1 or VWLIB2ND2 as your destination printer. VWLIBCAT1 is located by the Research Help Desk on the first floor and VWLIB2ND2 is near the stairwell on the second floor.

 

  chromebook-sign-outAlways log out chromebook-change-printerChange the destination printer

Digital Video Streaming with Films on Demand

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of Films on Demand, a new campus-wide digital video-streaming database. Films on Demand includes educational films from some of the best producers, including the BBC, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, PBS, A&E, National Geographic, Bill Moyers, ABC, NBC, CNBC, California Newsreel, WNET/Thirteen, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and more. The films, which are broken into segments, can be embedded in webpages or Moodle. Playlists can be created using segments taken from any number of full-length videos. Our package includes 11,000 titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences and 4,000 titles from the Archival Films & Newsreel collection. Interactive transcripts and Closed Captioning are available for many of the videos.

To create playlists, faculty need to create an account from the Films on Demand home page, which can be accessed on the Library Databases A-Z list. It is recommended that a personal account be created so that all functionality is available when accessing Films on Demand from off-campus..

Quickstart guides can be found on the support center page.

Screenshot of Films on Demand main page