Media for Everyone at the Gordon Library

July 23, 2014

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Media for Everyone at the Gordon Library

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We all know that the Gordon Library has books, in both print and electronic formats and for both research and leisure reading.  Recently, however, more media were added to the library’s collection in the form of streaming video, which is brand new, as well as to the existing collection of compact discs, video games and DVDs.

Our academic streaming video collections are the Films on Demand Science and Mathematics collection and VAST from Alexander Street Press.  Features of both these collections include:

  • Playlists can be created and saved, clips can be emailed and otherwise shared but the films cannot be downloaded, only streamed
  • Clips can be embedded into Blackboard (myWPI)
  • Videos can be searched from off-campus like any other WPI database
  • Mobile devices are supported
  • There are public performance rights included

Librarians are always happy to help you with these resources and you can also check out the online help tutorials from both Films on Demand and Alexander Street Press.

On the third floor of the Gordon Library, you will find the DVD and CD collections.  Recent additions to our music collection includes the 21-CD set of music from SEAMUS, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.  New to our DVD collection are Like Someone in Love from Abbas Kiarostami, The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino, and Don Siegel’s Riot in Cell Block 11, all from the renowned Criterion Collection.  Some popular films that are also new to our DVD collection are Her, Gravity, Twelve Years a Slave, Dallas Buyer’s Club, and Amour, among many others.

Come and browse the CD and DVD collections.  You will also discover that the library has books on CD and video games!

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June 27, 2014

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Gordon Library hosts Risk Assessment and Mitigation Training workshop

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June 24, 2014

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Land at the Library: Gordon Library’s Participation in the WPI Touch Tomorrow Event

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Read all about the library’s involvement in Touch Tomorrow.

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June 24, 2014

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Class of 1970 Library Cafe Open During Food Court Renovations

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Check out the Library Cafe June 25-July 3 weekdays from 9:30 am to 2 pm during the Campus Center food court renovations.

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June 20, 2014

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Brief downtime for ILLiad this weekend

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ILLiad will be down for required maintenance from 10PM-12AM on Saturday, June 21.

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June 12, 2014

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Downtime for ProQuest and RefWorks

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ProQuest databases and RefWorks will be unavailable due to system maintenance from 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 until approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

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June 10, 2014

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Streaming video, a style manual, and the “world on trial”

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Streaming video, a style manual, and the “world on trial”

Film on Demand’s Science Collection and VAST from Alexander Street Press will be available to the WPI community soon!

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May 28, 2014

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“Stay Calm and Search On!” with Patents Real Fast

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Are you challenged by crafting successful patent searches? Unsure how to work each of the different free-to-use patents databases? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, then Patents Real Fast is your place to start!

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May 14, 2014

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Patent Exhibit at Jacob Edwards Library

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Information about the “Town of Southbridge Patents” exhibit curated by WPI’s Jackie Mushinsky.

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