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Use Academic Video Online (AVON) for Learning or Teaching Law Loo Shien Senior Librarian (Acquisitions & Collection Management) looshien@ntu.edu.sg

You must have heard of Netflix. Some of you could be subscribers too. With streaming technologies these days making videos much more accessible, more and more academic videos are also getting onto streaming mode. The latest addition to the library is the Academic Video Online (AVON) collection from Alexander Street Press. AVON comprises various types of video material with curricular relevance, in particular: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage.

Other streaming video collections available from NTU Libraries 50 Lessons 50 Lessons films the world’s most successful business people to obtain the most important lessons they have learnt in the course of their careers. Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy Over 300 narrated videos of real human anatomic showing moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life.

Content is carefully selected by expert editors, and covers a wide range of subject areas, mainly from the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Asian Film Online

With over 48,000 titles from 1,500 providers, there is likely to be something useful for everyone.

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What’s more, there are several unique features of this video platform:

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• Some titles have transcripts displayed by the side of the video, so you can follow or review the content closely. You can watch and read, pause and reflect, all at your own pace. • You can build your own playlists, and also create video clip selections to share with others. • Citing the video in your assignments is also very easy. It only takes a few clicks to get the citation formatted in APA style. Video is widely acknowledged as an engaging way to learn or to teach, so do check out what’s available. Search or browse for videos at the online video platform itself or in OneSearch. If you need any assistance to find something specific, you may contact me or your subject librarian. Access AVON by visiting http://search.alexanderstreet.com.ezlibproxy1.ntu. edu.sg/avon or by scanning the QR code

New Staff V Somasundram Senior Librarian (Library Technology Group) Art Librarian (Media Arts) somasundram@ntu.edu.sg

You may have seen Soma around campus. He started his career as a library officer in 2007. In June 2011, he took on the role of an assistant librarian at the Library Promotion Division where his responsibilities included managing the Library’s social media marketing channels and collaborative projects with student bodies.

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One the biggest creative advertising archive with more than 2 million ads collected from around the world. Engineering Case Studies Online The analysis of engineering failures is an essential part of many engineering curricula today. This focus enables modern engineers and scholars to learn what not to do and how to create designs with a greater chance of success. Ethnographic Video Online Videos on studies of human behaviour and culture. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films.

He also served as a subject librarian for media arts-related disciplines such as animation, digital filmmaking, interactive media and photography. In 2013 he was awarded the Library Association of Singapore’s Outstanding Newcomer Award. After a short stint in Singapore University of Technology & Design, Soma is glad to be back in NTU Libraries, reprising his role as media arts librarian and taking on a new role in the Library Technology Group. In his leisure time, Soma enjoys watching movies, reading fiction by South Asian authors and listening to podcasts. He also tweets as tall.dark.librarian (@sundram_v). Follow him if you are on Twitter! 5

Library Xpress Volume 11 Issue 2 August 2016  
Library Xpress Volume 11 Issue 2 August 2016  

Library Xpress is a regular NTU Library publication. It highlights interesting developments in the information world and discusses how they...