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New Resources 2019-20
Mackin Ebook and Audiobook Collection
Search or browse hundreds of K-12 oriented ebooks and audiobooks hosted on the MackinVIA platform. The library regularly adds new collections every year. The collections are chosen and managed by the Connected Library Consortium (formerly PA eBook Consortium).
Docuseek2 Complete Collection
Includes over 1,500 issues-based documentaries from leading film producers and distributors, including Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, the BBC, the National Film Board of Canada, CBC, Television Trust for the Environment, MediaStorm, Terra Nova Films, KimStim, and Scorpion TV, and other independent filmmakers from around the world.
Library will continue participating in DDA Frontlist program - adds over 10,000 new (published within the last 3 yrs) ebooks.
World Cinema Collection
Shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world . It includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century ,award-winning contemporary films from Global Lens ,and films from Africa and the African diaspora from Art Mattan Productions. All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles.
Kanopy Streaming Service
As of 7/1/19 we have moved to the "Curated PDA Model". Essentially we are keeping our top 5 most heavily used collections as PDA (Janus Films (The Criterion Collection), Psychotherapy.net, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and Media Education Foundation) and everything else will be mediated. This reduces the total number of "click and view" films from apx. 27,000 to 5,000. We've also instituted a budget cap for Kanopy spending for this FY. Search "The Children Act" to see how to request videos.
The following databases were not renewed:
IEEE Computer Science Digital Library
Oxford Reference Online
ProQuest Ebook Central - subscription ends 12/31/19
Academic Video Online
Academic Video Online has released a completely new and upgraded interface. They have also added 360/Virtual Reality videos.
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