the future of libraries in the digital age
Dorothea J. Coiffe, Assistant Professor/Media Librarian
City University of New York: BMCC
NYC, NY- USA
Target Audience(s): Academic librarians
Short Session Description:
The use of moving images for pedagogy is not new, the methods to access and use them in this digital age continues to evolve as does the role of the media librarian.
Full Session Description:
Media librarians select and acquire media that support and enhance the efforts of teaching and learning at their institutions. Though the use of moving images for pedagogy is not new, the methods students and teachers access and use them in this digital age continues to evolve as does the role of the media librarian. In the recent past, academic librarians spent a good portion of their budget on media, i.e., Blu-Ray, DVD, and/or specialized databases. Media librarians are in a constant battle to keep their share of the ever-diminishing budgetary pie while the number of excellent moving image websites grows continuously.
This presentation will explore how one librarian at the City University of New York’s largest community college met her college’s need for a centralizing webliography of moving image websites using the SpringShare LibGuides interface.This grant funded project allowed a busy public university community college librarian to create a successful teaching resource of annotated moving image sites, filling a void in her college’s pedagogical toolkit. Media found there may be incorporated into syllabi, program or faculty websites, or learning management systems. Some sites allow you to download; almost all will allow you to share, embed, mashup and/or remix as needed. This empowers instructors to assign the moving image(s) before or after class, be it a face-to-face, a hybrid, or a distance learning one. Since this work is not password protected, there is no sign-in for off campus access. This resource is for any who find it on an internet search and the statistics show that others outside her college access this LibGuide as well. That makes the BMCC Moving Image Hub a global Web 2.0, open access, one-stop resource for any who find it; saving instructors’ and libraries time and money.
Other institutions will have equally interesting and innovative methods they’ve used for their digital moving images/media. Participants of this session will get to share their successes (& their flops) as well as make valuable networking contacts needed so the evolution of digital media in the (academic) library may continue.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
The BMCC Moving Image Hub: http://bmcc.libguides.com/media