Students referred to video in "the library's digital collection"

March 12, 2010

Students from Zoe Cardoza-Clayson’s H ED 655 class are being asked to “log into the Library’s digital collection” to locate a video called “Changing Nature”. This video is not in our catalog/AT, but is available¬† through Films on Demand. The problem seems to be that Prof. Clayson is using confusing terminology of¬† her own devising (“the library’s digital collection”) rather than pointing them to a database.

On a side note, here’s a similar issue I posted in Fall 09 (again, the confusing terminology):

I have received a handful of requests from students for a film (I believe the title is “China From the Inside”) that their professor, Zoe Clayson, is advising them (via iLearn) is available by “logging into the Library’s digital collections”. This film is not available in Films on Demand. It is available only through AT. Please advise any students making this request that they need to view the film in HSS 127 or have their professor check it out through AT.

5 Responses to Students referred to video in "the library's digital collection"

  1. tki on March 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I handled this question initially, but now I realize I made an error with my search. If you search “Films On Demand”, the default search is for “segments” – NOT title. I didn’t find it under ‘segments’ (“Changing Nature” ), but it appeared once I performed a ‘title’ search. FYI!!

  2. nallensw on March 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    And thanks also to Hesper for pointing this out to me (the “title” vs. “segment” default search)!

  3. Darlene on March 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I asked Ya to ask them if they can change default to “Title” rather than segment. She can’t change it automatically. –

  4. nallensw on March 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Just spoke to another confused student… the instructor is again Zoe Cardoza Clayson, the class is HED 655. It’s an online course.

  5. tki on March 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    just saw an email from Ya – a request to “Films on Demand” vendor, requesting that it default to “title” rather than “segment”. Not sure when this will happen. Also note, ‘segment’ search is not a ‘key word’ search.

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