Kanopy update

I contacted several university libraries in the UK and United States today that use Kanopy. I was interested to find out whether any of these libraries had a specific user group which used Kanopy more than others.  I received four replies. Each library informed that they could not make such a judgement. However one library did get back to me to say that they have had to limit usage of a certain category of film as it was providing so popular. This could be something we need to look at further down the line. The category this item falls under un-structured and the tag is professional communication and dialogue.

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FYI: Newspapers

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Today I responded to FYI from Bury College Library seeking information on our newspaper collection.  I informed them there are still three daily newspapers students can borrow on a daily basis.  Although we do not record there for my observations they appear very popular with alumni and older students. Also I stated the vast majority of our newspaper collection is available through our databases.  The category this item falls is  under un-structured and the tag is professional  communication and dialogue.

Kanopy

I visited Trinity College Library today to collect an inter library loan.  When I was collecting my loan I happened to meet the Trinity College Film Librarian Terry McDonald.  I and Maire O’Neill had met this last year to discuss film resources. I informed Terry that DBS had acquired Kanopy. I explained how popular the resources was and pricing agreement we are using.  Later in the day I emailed Terry more details of this scheme.. This item falls under un-structured and the tag is professional  communication and dialogue

Items students borrow at Library Information Desks

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I replied to an email forwarded on to me about by colleague Alex Kouker. The email was part of news feed. It related to a request from a library staff member in the University of Edinburgh. They were requesting information on the auxiliaries’ item library desk loan to students. I informed the librarian on the services we offer in DBS Library. If I receive a reply I will inquiry into the items they allow students borrow.  Their maybe items out their they we could allow students borrow that we have not taught of yet. The category this item falls under un-structured and the tag is professional  communication and dialogue