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Expiring Streaming Films

Trinity Swank videos

Recently added videos to the Trinity Swank collection

Many classes use library streaming video resources, and we expect this fall will be no different. Films from Kanopy and Swank are on one-year licenses with expiration dates throughout the year. If you’ve used a film in the past, or even checked it recently, it might expire before the class starts.  Records in OneSearch list expiration dates and you may look there or ask us to check for you.

The films below have recently expired or will expire soon. The number of times the film was viewed last year is also indicated. Please check and let us know if there is a film you need to use in the fall so that we can renew the license.

Title Views Provider
A Better Life (2011) 16 Swank
A Bridge Too Far (1977) 32 Swank
Chinatown (1974) 8 Swank
Coming of Age in Aging America – Exploring the Social Impacts of an Aging Population 0 Kanopy
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter – The Academy Award nominated Doc on Alzheimers 2 Kanopy
Holy Motors (2012) 17 Swank
La Haine (1995) 19 Swank
Monster in the Mind – Investigating the Untruths of Alzheimer’s (playlist) 2 Kanopy
Post Truth Times: We The Media – Navigating Information in a Post-Truth Media Landscape 1 Kanopy
Rocky IV (1985) 26 Swank
Still Doing It 5 Kanopy
The Big Sleep (1946) 12 Swank
The Little Mermaid (1989) 12 Swank
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 143 Swank

Why Don’t We Live Forever?

0 Kanopy

The films below expired earlier this summer.

Video Title  Provider
Bed and Board  Kanopy
Scottsboro  Kanopy
Scanners  Kanopy
Kedi  Kanopy
People Like Us  Kanopy
A Man Escaped  Kanopy
Killing Us Softly  Kanopy
Donovan’s Reef  Swank
Eye in the Sky  Swank
Margin Call  Swank
Rio Bravo  Swank
The Big Red One  Swank
The Truman Show  Swank

Library Now Offering Contactless Pickup

As you get ready for the fall semester the library would like to make the print collection available to you. We were trying delivery  to offices, but staff shortages made that difficult.  Library staff are now providing contactless pickup services for all print requests. After requesting an item in OneSearch, read the email you will be sent for more instructions.

Please contact library staff to make alternative arrangements if necessary: library.circulation@trincoll.edu or call 860.297.2007

 

New login for library resources

The old logon screen for library resources. If you see this when you log in to a library resource, try clearing your browser history.

The library has changed how we provide remote access to electronic resources.  When logging in to a library resource from off campus, you will now see a Microsoft logon screen, as shown here.  This is the same credential you use when you log in to your Office 365 account. You will log in using your email username@trincoll.edu and your Trinity password. If you still see the old logon screen,  you may need to clear your browser history. If you still have trouble, please contact the Information Services Desk for assistance, either by creating a help request online or calling 860-297-2100.

Library Resources for Remote Learning and Research

The Trinity Library has a robust collection of over a million ebooks, ejournals and databases for use anywhere in the world. To help support remote teaching and learning we’ve also set up new trials and a few free offers (generally through May, but please check with library staff for end dates ) that will supplement what we already have. What you will find here are highlights–remember more is available to you. To see everything use

Looking for a resource not covered here? Just ask through feedback@library.trncoll.edu . We can tell you what we have or  try to arrange access to new resources. To get in-depth advice  about the resources that will work best for your specific need, please make an appointment for a Zoom meeting with a librarian.

One important note about physical resources: Due dates are being extended and fines and fees will not accrue while Trinity is teaching remotely.

Major Resources for Online Books

We have supplemented the Trinity ebook collection with more resources from Project Muse. We have licenses to more than a million ebooks which can be found:

  • Onesearch: A good place to start. search by title. Any ebooks we have purchased will be available here, including some recently purchased to replace print reserves. Just search by book title and limit to ebooks.
  • HathiTrust: We are happy to announce Trinity’s membership in this online book service. Additional log in required for full access.
  • JSTOR; Multidisciplinary resource for ebooks and articles.  Journals are generally not available for the last three years.
  • Project Muse: Journals and ebooks, plus some publishers are adding new resources during Covid19.
  • Proquest Theses and Dissertations. 
  • SpringerLink: Journals and ebooks. Faculty and students may purchase a print copy of any Springer ebook in the collection for $25.

Free and Trials, Online Books

Major Resources for Journals

These eresources will link you to millions of journal articles and books. Use these links! They will route you through EZProxy so you are given access to licensed resources.

  • Journal Finder : The best place to find access to journals licensed by Trinity. Search by title or browse by first letter of title .
  • Academic Search Premier: Fulltext journal search.
  • Google Scholar: Multipdisciplinary, ejournals source. Look for Trinity College designation to see all available fulltext. This is a good place to find Trinity licensed articles, free articles, and document delivery services provided by Trinity (see Ordering Articles below).
  • HeinOnline. Government, politics and law.
  • JSTOR; multidisciplinary ebooks and articles.  Journal articles from the last three years are generally not available.

Many major publishers are making all Covid19 related articles available free.

Ordering Articles

The library is still processing interlibrary loan requests. Fulfillment times may be slower than normal due to restrictions at other institutions. If you have trouble finding what you need please contact us and we will try to help find it or request from a partner library.

Streaming Video

Many courses have made films available through Moodle, so check there for links. If you are faculty looking to add additional resources send a request to Information Services Help Desk . We’ll search for content and make it available if we can. Note that individual films are  sometimes purchased on one-year licenses. Ask staff to check date that access will end.

You can also search these video resources:

News Sources

Historical Content, Newspapers and Archives

 

Digitization Services

Due to the need for staff to do the majority of their work remotely, digitization services can no longer be offered. Library staff will continue to look for any available digital content to fill course support needs, for both books and videos. In some cases new ebook and  film streaming content is being made available free of charge due to the COVID-19  situation. We encourage you to reach out to staff to discuss what options are available to you. Please send questions to library.feedback@trincoll.edu

Blind Date with a Book

Book wrapped in brown paper, red heart decoration

Have a blind date with a book.

Winter blues got you down? Why not try a one night stand with a book? Staff and students working in Information Services have recommended some of their favorite reads for you! The catch is you have to take a bit of a leap of faith and try something new–our books are wrapped up so you won’t know the title and this will be a blind date. But as always at the library, the book is free to you, so you have literally nothing to lose.  And unlike a person blind date, you won’t need to plan an exit strategy.

The books are available now in the library atrium. Join us Friday February 7, 2020, 1 to 3pm in the atrium of LITC for cupcakes and candy to celebrate having a Blind Date with a Book!

Trinity and Open Education Resources

Open Education ResourcesCollege students today face high costs in more than just tuition–increases in textbook prices have far exceeded the rate of inflation. This puts an unnecessary burden on students, and Trinity is looking for ways to ease that burden. You can learn more about the issue in this Tripod article, contributed by Matthew Boyle ’19. The Dean of Faculty and Information Services are sponsoring a pilot project for faculty to investigate available open resource textbooks which would be free or very low cost for students to use. With funding from the Dean’s Office, seven faculty have applied for and been given OER grants:

 

Harry Blaise, Engineering

Clayton Byers, Engineering

Stefanie Chambers, Political Science

Carol Clark, Economics

Jack Dougherty, Educational Studies

Troy Helming, Economics

Todd Ryan, Philosophy

 

We thank the Dean and these faculty for their support of this program, and we hope it will only be the start of more programs like it at Trinity in the future.

 

New Improved and Faster Interlibrary Loan Service

The CTW Library Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University) recently joined RapidILL, an interlibrary loan network of libraries committed to sharing resources and fulfilling requests more quickly.

RapidILL was founded in the late 1990s by Colorado State University Libraries and now includes libraries from around the world.  The majority of members are in the United States and Canada, but others are in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

At Trinity, Library interlibrary loan specialist Marcelino Velez has worked on learning the new system and getting us started in the program. The integration process began in late Fall 2018 and was completed in January 2019.  The first requests trickled in before spring semester began but the libraries are now at full speed, handling both lending and borrowing requests for articles and book chapters on a daily basis.  The libraries plan to add full book requests to the Rapid setup this coming summer.

The primary benefits of RapidILL are being part of a very large and diverse sharing network whose members are committed to fulfilling lending requests within 24 hours.  This quicker turnaround is possible because requests are sent to libraries that own the item electronically first.  This means many requests are fulfilled automatically without staff intervention.  So despite a higher volume of requests coming into the CTW libraries, the staff time needed to handle these requests should stay the same.

Best of all, it’s a win-win situation for faculty and students.  Most of your requests for articles and book chapters should arrive faster and there’s nothing new to learn in terms of placing requests from non-CTW libraries. Rapid is completely integrated with our existing interlibrary loan software (ILLiad), and everything is handled completely behind the scenes. There is nothing new you need to do, but you should see an improvement in time to delivery of the requested material.

SGA Provides Textbooks for Reserves

Thanks to support from the Trinity Student Government Association, the library has added these textbooks to the reserve collection:

  • Calculus by Laura Taalman, 17th edition
  • Starting Out with Java: Early Objects by Tony Gaddis, 6th edition
  • Starting Out with Python by Tony Gaddis, 4th edition
  • Economics- Principles, Problems, & Policies by Campbell McConnell, 20th edition
  • Physical Chemistry by Thomas Engel, 3rd edition (coming  soon)

 

These books, and others, are available for 3 hour check out from the Information Services Desk. The SGA, faculty, Dean’s Office and the Library all recognize that the cost of textbooks are a challenge for students, and are increasing support to make more texts available at reasonable prices. Several classes should happen in the fall with open education resources used as texts as well, further helping to mitigate costs. If you have ideas about other ways the library can help we’d like to hear from you!

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