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Important Information about Rohrbach Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan is moving to Tipasa, OCLC’s cloud-based ILL system! The link to the new patron portal is https://4945.account.worldcat.org/profile/, where users can create or edit accounts, retrieve articles, place requests, and check the status of open requests. Tipasa’s official start date is Monday, April 2nd, but the system is up and running NOW, so sign in and explore! Beginning April 2nd, ILLiad will no longer be available, and Tipasa’s patron portal will take the place of the ILLiad page. For questions or assistance, please contact ILL at kupill@kutztown.edu.

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Trial Access: IGI Global Books & Journals

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Rohrbach Library is running a 60 day trial of IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Journals, and InfoSci-Videos Databases, a collection of 3,900 e-books, 175+ journals, and over 90 streaming videos on the most innovative and pioneering research in 11 different subject areas, including:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences
  • Government and Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
  • Security and Forensics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

On-campus-only access is available here: http://library.kutztown.edu/igi

Don’t wait – access to this resource is available between Feb. 1st , 2018 – April 1, 2018.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

New database: Victorian Popular Culture

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Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and traveling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.

Come on in and try it out!  http://library.kutztown.edu/victorianpopularculture

Complete details are available at Adam Matthew Digital:
http://www.amdigital.co.uk/primary-sources/victorian-popular-culture 

The New York Times…for Free!

Did you know you can access the New York Times for FREE?

The Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the Student Government Association, is offering full complimentary access to NYTimes.com, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to Kutztown University students, faculty, and staff.

Setting up your access is easy! Simply go to
http://library.kutztown.edu/newyorktimes to create your account using your KU email.

Once your account is created, login to https://www.nytimes.com/ anywhere and on any device. Your account will need to be renewed once a year.

For more info, visit our library guide: http://library.kutztown.edu/nytimes

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Movie Monday: The Divide

by Sarah Berry

Investigating the growing issue of wealth inequality, specifically in the U.S. and the U.K., “The Divide,” offers an in-depth look into the lives of seven individuals of varying wealth.

In addition to providing insight into the day-to-day lives of everyday people, the documentary also offers expert commentary to analyze and explain the shrinkage of the middle class and subsequent gap in wealth.

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“The Divide” is available now on Kanopy Streaming. If you are accessing Kanopy Streaming off-campus, view our blog post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus, for more information.

Movie Monday: “Blackfish”

by Sarah Berry

Released in 2013, “Blackfish” made waves with its findings regarding the captivity of orcas, with a specific focus on SeaWorld and one of its killer whales, Tilikum, who has killed three individuals during his captivity.

Chronicling Tilikum’s journey, the documentary sheds light on the health effects of captivity on orcas, such as the collapsed dorsal fin, which is seen almost exclusively in captive orcas and the gnawing of concrete, which wears down their teeth.

As well, the film educates viewers about the methods used to train orcas, such as by withholding food; this method resulted in Tilikum being abused at Sealand by two other orcas, who were also denied food.

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Since the film’s release, SeaWorld has denied many of the claims by filmmakers. Audiences, however, appear to have sided with the filmmakers as represented by SeaWorld’s continued drop in profits, most notably in 2015, when it reported a 84% drop in profits.

“Blackfish” is available now on Swank Digital Campus. If you are accessing Swank Digital Campus off-campus, view our blog post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus, for more information.

Starving the Beast:The defunding of America’s public universities

by Sarah Berry

Earning its title from the political strategy of limiting government spending by cutting taxes (and therefore revenue), the documentary “Starving the Beast,” provides an in-depth examination of the ongoing power struggle between public universities and political representatives, in regards to funding, which has led to budget cuts and higher tuition rates for students.

Public universities like the University of Texas, Texas A&M, and the University of Virginia are featured throughout the documentary, which examines two opposing views of public education: one, that it is a public good to be supported by society and the other, that the cost of public education should be met by individual degree-earners and private entities.

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To begin watching “Starving the Beast,” click here. If you are accessing Kanopy Streaming off-campus, view our blog post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus, for more information.


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