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When Librarians and Professors Collide: Multimedia Resources

Will they annihilate each other like matter and antimatter? This presentation will provide an overview of library resources available to faculty and their classes. Also discussed, ways in which faculty librarians and teaching faculty can collaborate.

Logging in to library resources

There are multiple ways to log-in to HCC Libraries online resources depending on on how you are linked to them:

  • 1. Your username: first initial of first name, last name and any number assigned by the system. i.e. John Smith = jsmith27
  • 2. Your default password: first initial of first name CAPITALIZED, first initial of last name (lowercase) followed by your 7-digit student number, e.g., Jsmith1234567
  • 3. Video: Library log-in with Net ID
  • 1. In a Canvas course, click "HCC Libraries Online" from the leftnav or left navigation menu.
  • 2. Click the "Launch HCC " button
  • 3. You are logged into the Library Catalog Search (Note: use the tabs (Library Home, Databases, etc.) to access other library resources. (Click to see screenshots)
  • 4. Video: Library access though Canvas

Troubleshooting Tips

If streaming video won't stream:

--Try switching browsers

--make sure the computer permits pop ups and/or cookies

--if you get an error message you don't understand, look it up using Google

--Flash (.flv) doesn't work on iPads

--Windows format (.wmv) can be problematic on Apple products


Some formats that work across operating systems and browsers:  MPEG-4, MPEG 3 and QuickTime (.mov)

Copyright Resources

Most video-hosting websites that allow uploads are protected by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act, part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512.  Some content may not be permanently available.


Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video (Center for Media and Social Impact, American University)

Creative Commons licensing.  Allows creators to choose a license that best suits their needs; allows users to contribute to its content directories.

Creative Commons Content Directories

Vimeo:  videos tagged "creative commons"

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