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Albertsons Library now offers a wide variety of digital content. Thousands of library academic eBooks can now be used and downloaded by Boise State faculty, staff, and students. You can also stream …

Albertsons Library now offers a wide variety of digital content. Thousands of library academic eBooks can now be used and downloaded by Boise State faculty, staff, and students. You can also stream videos and music in your classroom. See what is available and learn more about how to use these sources for teaching and research.

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  • 1. EBOOKS AND MORE: ACCESSING MOBILE AND DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT Marilyn K. Moody Dean, Albertsons Library Boise State University Mobile Symposium September 12, 2011
  • 2. TYPES OF LIBRARY DIGITAL CONTENT  eBooks  Streaming Videos  Audio—music, spoken word  Images  Journals/Articles  Databases
  • 3. EBOOKS
  • 4. ADVANTAGES  Available anywhere, anytime  Library eBooks accessible for all students, whether on campus or at a distance  New acquisition models triggered by use provide the ability to immediately access eBooks  May be used on a variety of mobile devices; increasingly available for download to devices  Multiple users at a time for many library eBooks—facilitates course readings, research, and reserves
  • 5. SEARCHING FOR A LIBRARY EBOOK Go to the Library Home Page and use the search box:
  • 6. EBOOK EXAMPLES EBL (Electronic Book Library) Safari R2 Digital Library Individual titles from MANY different publishers
  • 7. STREAMING VIDEO
  • 8. ADVANTAGES  Can be used by both classes and individuals  Provides flexibility in assigning videos for course use; segments as well as entire videos  Doesn’t require physical DVDs or additional viewing equipment for use  Multiple users can access a video anytime and anywhere  Educational and other videos not readily available elsewhere are included in the library video databases  Mobile-friendly
  • 9. SEARCHING FOR LIBRARY STREAMING VIDEOS “Online Videos" on Library home Page "Videos" Research Guide
  • 10. MUSIC DATABASES
  • 11. ADVANTAGES  Playlists and ability to listen to individual tracks provides ease of use and flexibility, especially for course use  Much larger collection of music than library was able to provide in physical formats  Access to historical and hard-to find albums and tracks  Multiple users can access music anytime and anywhere  Mobile-friendly and accessible from a wide variety of devices
  • 12. SEARCHING FOR MUSIC: MUSIC ONLINE
  • 13. IMAGES: ARTSTOR
  • 14. ARTSTOR ADVANTAGES  Over 100 million images available  Permissible educational and scholarly uses clearly defined  Wide variety of images useful for many different disciplines  Images available for both course and individual use  Multiple users at a time  Images accessible from many devices  Number of ways to organize and use images
  • 15. ACCESS ARTSTOR Go to the Library Articles and Databases page Then select: ARTstor ARTstor Mobile
  • 16. MOBILE ACCESS TOOLS
  • 17. EXAMPLES OF MOBILE ACCESS TOOLS  Apps and Mobile Sites  Library Mobile Site  Mobile Version of WorldCat Local  Mobile Versions of Databases  QR Codes