NEWS & MUCH MORE!

October 4, 2022
by Leeward CC Learning Commons
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New Learning Commons & Library Hours!

Starting the week of October 9th, we will be extending our Learning Commons & Library hours to 6pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays:

  • Monday  8am – 4pm
  • Tuesday  8am – 6pm
  • Wednesday  8am – 4pm
  • Thursday  8am – 6pm
  • Friday  8am – 6pm

For more information about library hours and services, visit our webpage at go.hawaii.edu/xmf

September 26, 2022
by Jason Yamashita
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Finding and Using Images from Online Resources

Five Tips to Support Your Search Process

 

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Open Educational Resources LibGuide: Guides, Repositories & Collections Tab

 

  1. There are many types of image repositories available online. Here’s a list of repositories (“Images” box) on our OER LibGuide to find images that are openly licensed or in the public domain. For a wide variety of photos and graphics, image banks like Unsplash and Pixabay contain openly licensed content that may be edited and reused for commercial and noncommercial purposes.
  2. Creative Commons (CC) is the most popular open license. There are six CC licenses with different sets of rights. It’s helpful to understand the rights granted by each license so that your use of an image doesn’t contradict the permission granted by the image creator. All CC licenses require attribution. Here’s a quick primer on CC licenses.
  3. Google’s Advanced Image Search and Openverse are search engines that allow you to filter your search for CC licensed images. While these powerful search tools are able to locate images, they do not verify license accuracy. Due diligence to review usage rights is your responsibility. 
  4. Always review the terms of use of the image repositories you use. Some repositories license the images they own (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) while others include images uploaded by individuals or organizations (Flickr Commons). In both cases, look for reputable organizations (who often own the copyright), or contact the individual to verify ownership and terms of use.
  5. Consider learning more about openly licensed images, CC licenses, and image attribution by signing up for the OER 101 Asynchronous Online Course.                         

     

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Please contact a librarian if you have any questions about Creative Commons licenses, image repositories, or reusing images. Or, bring your inquiries to an upcoming UHCC OER Office Hours. We’re happy to help!

 

LEEWARD FALL 2022 TUTORING SERVICES

September 1, 2022 by tashawil | 0 comments

WRITING CENTER (WC)

We offer tutoring assistance in-person, by phone, and via Zoom for any writing assignment on the following days.

Monday – Friday (9 am – 4 pm). See flyer for details.

To make an appointment, create an account via Penjiapp using your UH email.

Visit our Writing Center website, email writers@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for more information about tutoring and our focused workshops.

NOW HIRING: Email tashawil@hawaii.edu for more information.

 

Fall 2022 Writing Center Flyer

 

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)

We offer subject-specific tutoring. See Penjiapp for subject-specific availability.

Monday – Friday (10 am – 4 pm)

We offer tutoring for the following courses this semester.

– CHEM: 161/L, 162/L, and 272/L

– ICS: 101, 110P, 111, 129, 131, 141, 170, 171, 184, 211, and 241

– JAPANESE: 101, 102, 201, & 202

To check subject-specific tutor availability, please go to Penjiapp and create an account. Select the LRC Community.

To make an appointment, create an account via Penjiapp using your UH email.

Email lrctutor@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for more information.

 

Fall 2022 Learning Resource Center Flyer

September 1, 2022
by Leeward CC Learning Commons
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Labor Day: Monday, September 5

The Learning Commons & Library will be closed Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day. Please leave us a message at x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu. Hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!

Learning Commons & Library: Fall 2022 Hours & Services

August 18, 2022 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments


Learning Commons & Library Hours
August 22 – December 16

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
Hours subject to change

This fall, we will not require bookings for our study tables and desktop computers! Bookings are still required for equipment and a group study room.

  • Semester loan laptops and hotspots: first-come, first serve. Leeward CC students may book equipment at go.hawaii.edu/PJP.
  • Groups of 3-4 Leeward CC students may book a group study room at go.hawaii.edu/32x

For more information about library services, visit our webpage at go.hawaii.edu/xmf.

August 12, 2022
by Leeward CC Learning Commons
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Interim Week Hours: August 15-19

Learning Commons & Library Hours
August 15-19

Monday: CLOSED for staff training
Tuesday – Thursday

  • Open: 9am – 1pm
  • Item pick-up (by appointment): 8am – 4pm

Friday: CLOSED in observance of Statehood Day

If you have any questions, please contact our circulation desk (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

JSTOR New Content

July 26, 2022 by Cheryl | 0 comments

Exciting news! We’ve recently gained perpetual access to a wealth of new content on JSTOR. While we formerly subscribed to just 3 collections (Arts & Sciences I, II and III), we are now entitled to ALL of the following collections:

  • Arts & Sciences I – XV
  • Life Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Security Studies
  • Lives of Literature

This gives us new access to thousands of scholarly journals across many disciplines. If you’ve never used JSTOR before, this would be a great time to check it out!

What’s in JSTOR?

JSTOR logo.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and diverse primary sources.

Our JSTOR collections primarily focus on archival content. Journal coverage starts with the very first volume published and ends at a “moving wall” of 3-5 years prior to the current year. Our other databases generally do not provide such extensive backfiles. If youʻre looking for the most up-to-date information, JSTOR may not be the best choice; however, it can be a fantastic resource for historical information. For example, hereʻs a timely article from the November 2, 1918 issue of Scientific American:

Screenshot of Spanish Influenza article from Scientific American, November 2, 1918.

Wearing a mask at work? Seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same!

Using JSTOR

To get started with JSTOR, navigate to our A-Z Databases page and find JSTOR in the list. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH login. Once you get to the JSTOR home page, you should see “Access provided by Leeward Community College” at the top of the page.

Screenshot of JSTOR home page showing "Access provided by Leeward Community College" message.

You may use the basic search box to enter your keywords. There are options for restricting your search to author, title, or publication name. You may also choose to search for images.

Screenshot showing JSTOR basic search.

Use the filters in the left sidebar to narrow your results. You may add another keyword, specify the content format, indicate a date range, or choose a subject.

Screenshot of results page showing left sidebar filters.

Once you identify an item of interest, JSTOR makes it easy to download, cite, or link back to the item.

Screenshot of item page showing functions for cite, download, and link.

There are many other ways to find content on JSTOR. Check out these brief video tutorials for more information:

Text Analyzer

JSTOR’s Text Analyzer is a nifty tool that can help you quickly find relevant keywords and articles related to any document. Simply copy and paste your text, or upload an entire document to the Text Analyzer, and JSTOR will generate search terms and related articles! Click on the picture below for a quick video demonstration [opens in a new tab].

Screenshot of JSTOR Text Analyzer video.

To get started with Text Analyzer, click on the Tools tab near the top right corner of any page and select Text Analyzer from the drop-down menu.

Screenshot showing how to access Text Analyzer.

At the next screen, you may copy and paste in your text, or upload a file from your computer. It may take a few minutes for JSTOR to analyze your submission.

Screenshot of JSTOR Text Analyzer working with submitted text.

Now you will have a list of terms and related articles available on JSTOR! You are free to add or remove terms, or adjust their relative weight. The list of related articles will change accordingly.

Screenshot showing results page from Text Analyzer.

JSTOR highlights

With thousands of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and life sciences, JSTOR has something for everyone. Here are a few significant titles:

We hope you enjoy our new, expanded access to JSTOR. We’ve barely scratched the surface of what JSTOR has to offer, so please explore it on your own and see what treasures you can find. For more information, check out JSTOR’s YouTube channel, reach out to your librarian subject liaison, or contact us at lccref@hawaii.edu.

Streaming Videos at Leeward CC: Kanopy

July 12, 2022 by Cheryl | 0 comments

Over the past two months we introduced you to resources for streaming videos at Leeward CC, including Academic Video Online (AVON), Feature Films for Education/Swank Digital Campus, and Docuseek. For the final post of this series, we’ve saved the (arguably) best for last: Kanopy.

Kanopy logo and sample film displayed on laptop and mobile phone.
Image source: Kanopy, Inc.

Kanopy at a glance

  • Currently contains more than 28,000 films, with new titles added periodically.
  • Offers something for everyone, including feature films, documentaries, classics, foreign films, and more.
  • Suppliers include The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, A&E, The History Channel, Kino Lorber, A24 Films, Magnolia Pictures, and many more.
  • Operates on a pay-per-use model (we are charged a small fee each time a video is played).
  • We also have the option to purchase up-front licenses for high-use titles.

Using Kanopy

To access this resource, start at our A-Z Databases page and select Kanopy from the list. Kanopy requires you to use a (free) personal account. If you already have an account, click on LOG IN in the top right corner. If you need to create an account, click on LOG IN TO LEEWARD and follow the prompts. For security purposes, do not use the same password that you use for your email.

Kanopy login screen showing buttons for creating an account and logging in to an existing account.

Browse through the new releases and categories of interest on the page, or use the Browse and Search functions in the top left corner.

Kanopy screenshot showing browse and search functions.

Click on any title to get to the video page. From this page you may Play the film or add it to your Watchlist. Select the Share tab to generate direct links and citations.

Any films added to your Watchlist are accessible by clicking on My Lists from the top left corner and selecting the My Watchlist tab.

Screenshot showing My Lists and My Watchlist functions.

Kanopy has many other features, including captions, transcripts, custom playlists, and a mobile app. For more detailed information, please visit Kanopy Help.

Keeping Kanopy affordable

Kanopy offers a wide variety of quality films in an attractive user interface, so it’s a very popular resource. Our Kanopy usage has increased steadily over the years, peaking during the pandemic-induced pivot to online learning. The downside is that higher usage leads to higher costs, since the great majority of our titles are pay-per-use. The chart below illustrates the trend in our monthly pay-per-use costs from 2019 – 2021.

Chart showing Kanopy monthly pay-per-use costs increasing from Jan 2019 - Dec 2021.

Fortunately, there are steps we can take to keep Kanopy affordable. You can help us out by notifying your library subject liaison or lccref@hawaii.edu if you intend to assign a Kanopy film for your class. Why?

  • Some Kanopy films are also available via other resources (such as AVON) that charge a flat subscription fee for unlimited viewing of all titles on the platform. We can see if the title you want to use is available through one of these resources instead.
  • If your title is available only through Kanopy and is likely to receive high usage (60+ views over the next year), it may be more cost-effective for us to purchase an up-front license. Licensed films do not incur additional pay-per-use fees.

Top 10 Kanopy videos at Leeward CC

What’s popular on Kanopy? Over the past 12 months, the following videos were the most viewed:

  1. The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific
  2. Miss Representation
  3. Leonardo and the Mona Lisa
  4. First Contact
  5. Decoding Neanderthals
  6. First Steps
  7. Hitler’s Art Dealer
  8. Pidgin: the Voice of Hawaiʻi 
  9. Slaying the Dragon: Media Sterotypes of Asian & Asian American Women
  10. Blue Gold: World Water Wars

. . . and that’s a wrap!

Drawing of clapperboard and film.

We hope you’ve learned something new about all of the great video resources available to you through your library. If you have any questions, please contact your library subject liaison or lccref@hawaii.edu. We are always happy to help!

July 6, 2022
by tashawil
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LEEWARD SUMMER SESSION II TUTORING (JULY 5 – AUGUST 12)

WRITING CENTER (WC)

We offer tutoring assistance in-person, by phone, and via Zoom for any writing assignment on the following days

Monday – Thursday (10am – 3pm)

To make an appointment, create an account via Penjiapp using your UH email.

Visit our Writing Center website, email writers@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for more information about tutoring and our focused workshops.

Writing Center - Summer Session 2 Flyer

 

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)

We offer subject-specific tutoring in-person and via Zoom on the following days

Monday – Thursday (10am – 3pm)

We offer tutoring for the following courses this summer

– ACC 201, 202, 252
– BUS 101, 120
– CHEM 162 & 162L
– ECON 131
– ICS 111
– MGT 121

To check subject-specific tutor availability, please go to Penjiapp and create an account. Select the LRC Community.

To make an appointment, create an account via Penjiapp using your UH email.

Email lrctutor@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for more information.

Summer Session 2022 LRC Flyer

 

 


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