Report: “Johns Hopkins University Library Staff Digitizes Content to Help with Remote Instruction”
“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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.