Hi Media Services Friends! Here are some friendly reminders as we start the new semester:
- While Monique is out of town, please read through incoming streaming requests carefully. For streaming requests wanted before 9/1, please check all of our available streaming platforms to see if the requested films are already available for use by instructors. This includes searching for a digital copy on IUCAT. If you find a link that an instructor can use, verify that it works and then contact the instructor via email using canned text in Outlook or in the desk manual. If an instructor wants a streaming request before 9/1 and we do not have a streaming version already available, please place the request in the pile behind the desk. We will not be able to digitize anything, purchase new streaming licenses, etc. until Monique returns.
- Please remember that streaming requests and reserve requests are different and require different processes. Reserve requests entail placing a hardcopy of the film on reserve. Please read the requests carefully.
- When looking for a film for a patron or for reserve requests, streaming, etc., please look through IUCAT carefully to see if we have a DVD onsite. Sometimes IUCAT will list ALF copies of films before DVDs we have here.
If you have any questions about these processes or anything else, please consult the desk manual or ask a colleague! We’re all here to help each other out.