May 17, 2022

Report: “Johns Hopkins University Library Staff Digitizes Content to Help with Remote Instruction”

From JHU:

“Demand for our services has picked up,” says Liz Mengel, the associate director of Collections & Academic Services at the Sheridan Libraries, which includes Reserves services and digitization efforts. “We’re looking at how to move from print to buying more electronic book options for people, even for disciplines that are more traditionally print. We’ve opened up another streaming video service to help support people who use video in their classrooms. We’re just doing everything we can to help faculty move their classes into remote teaching.”


“Our role comes in when faculty have a resource on some kind of media that’s not easily shared with the class,” says Brian Cole, a senior information technician at the Sheridan Libraries. He doesn’t usually work with the digitization efforts, but he knows how audio and video media integrate with Hopkins’ course management and video management systems, and is contributing to this process.

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