Month: October 2016

New resource: Kanopy – streaming video service

Access to the streaming video service Kanopy has been enabled in the Find Databases section of Library OneSearch. Access to Kanopy is by university username and password. The library’s subscription to Kanopy provides patron driven acquisition access to all of the content discoverable by NTU staff and students, so any film listed on the platform can be viewed. New content is regularly added to the site, which will also be available to library customers by default.

Individual catalogue records for Kanopy film titles will be uploaded to Aleph, and made discoverable in Library OneSearch, shortly.

The resource is described as follows:

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides access to more than 28,000 film and documentary titles across the disciplines of: the arts, business, education, global studies and languages, health, media and communications, sciences and social sciences, as well as instructional films and lessons.

Film content can be streamed to a wide variety of desktop and mobile devices, and can be embedded in web pages and other online applications.

Register for a personal user account on the site to create clips, playlists, watchlists, get recommendations, post ratings and reviews and to keep a record of the films that you watched.

Kanopy - streaming video

UPDATE, 1 November 2016: Individual catalogue records for single videos, and for video collections, are now discoverable through Library OneSearch. Examples include:

New titles from the Sage Knowledge EBA collection

More than 450 new titles from the Sage Knowledge EBA collection have recently been added to Library OneSearch. Access to these new titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Titles include the following:

Sage Knowledge

Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library: new eBook titles added

More than fifty new eBook titles from the Greenleaf SOL (Sustainable Organization Library) collection have recently been added to Library OneSearch. Access to the new titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Titles include:

World sustainable development outlook 2013. Sustainable development: new multi-disciplinary approaches and methodologies / Allam Ahmed

The ecology of law: toward a legal system in tune with nature and community / Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei

Piracy: leakages from modernity / Henry Mintzberg

Greenleaf Publishing

Emerald eBooks: new Business, Management and Economics and Social Sciences titles

More than 40 new titles from the Emerald eBook Business Management and Economics and Social Sciences collections are now discoverable through Library OneSearch. Access to the new titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Titles include:

Emerald

New Elsevier eBook titles added

A total of 730 new eBook titles from the library’s Elsevier eBook series and backfiles collections have been added to Library OneSearch in recent weeks. Access to the new titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. A few examples include:

Science Direct

Box of Broadcasts: content accessible; login working normally

Following the work by the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) team to recover access to the BoB platform following the recent outage, the technical issue preventing NTU staff and students from logging in to the service has also now been resolved.

Access to BoB is now available (on-campus, and off-campus [within the UK]) by university username and password.

BoB - new platform

Box of Broadcasts reporting outages

The Box of Broadcasts (BoB) service is currently experiencing outages, rendering the site at least intermittently inaccessible. BoB’s engineers are aware of, and attempting to resolve, the technical issue. The BoB team report:

The downtime we are experiencing today has been caused by a server failure. Our technical support team are working very hard to rebuild and restore your access.

A further update will follow once normal service is confirmed as resumed.

UPDATE 14 October 2016: The BoB team have repaired the server outage that took the service off-line yesterday; however it was not possible to log in to BoB using an NTU university username and password. BoB’s engineers have now resolved the problem, and login requests to BoB are resolving correctly once again.

BoB - new platform