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Kanopy Streaming Video is Here

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kanopyThe University Libraries are providing even more access to streaming videos to support classroom instruction. Kanopy Streaming Video is now available through a joint pilot project with other regional colleges. The more than 6,500 films may be accessed here:

A wide variety of film distributors and subject areas are available including these popular collections: Criterion Collection, Symptom Media, PBS, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, California Newsreel, BBCActive, NEVCO and German Film.

Create clips/playlists and embed any video or clip in UBlearns. Questions? Please contact Multimedia Collections and Services at

Faculty: Request Streaming Videos for your courses

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Swank Digital CampusThe UB Libraries, in partner with Swank Digital Campus, are once again offering online streaming videos for faculty members. Pick any two films from Swank’s collection of more than 19,000 feature films, classic films, and documentaries to add to your course free of charge.

For more information, please visit the Digital Campus website.

List of New Additions at the Libraries

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The Burglary (Book) by Betty MedsgerEach week, the UB Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired material.  The New Additions list provides access to new titles added to the University Libraries.New books, journals, and government documents in all formats, including electronic, are included.

The list is refreshed each Monday with items remaining on the list for two weeks.

You can view the list from off the UB Libraries web site or directly at

We Have A Map For That…

UB Libraries’ Map CollectionWith over 320,000 maps and more than 500 atlases, the UB Libraries’ Map Collection is Western New York’s largest and most comprehensive collection of maps and related materials. Within New York State, the Libraries’ Map Collection ranks first in size among universities and colleges, second only to the New York Public Library for research collections.

A wide range of current and historic topographic maps for the U.S., Canada and the world, at scales ranging from 1:24,000 to 1:1,000,000, are available in the Map Collection. Thematic maps, illustrating features such as population, geology, landforms and water resources, are available for all parts of the world, and topographic maps from the 1940s-1960s reflect how borders changed during the 20th century.

The Map Collection is located in Room 316 on the 3rd floor of Capen Hall inside the Silverman Library and is open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  It is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Gifts of maps, atlases and other cartographic materials are always welcome, and anyone interested in donating materials can contact:

David J. Bertuca
Map Librarian
(716) 645-1332

Call for Authors: Open SUNY Textbooks

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Open SUNY textbooksThe Open SUNY Textbooks program is seeking authors interested in writing an open textbook. We invite you to consider submitting a brief proposal by January 31, 2014 to publish your textbook. If selected, you will receive an award of $3,000 upon the completion of all work.

The program offers copy editing, and some graphic and instructional design support at no cost. All Open SUNY Textbooks are published online and made freely available at the Open SUNY Textbooks website. Authors are also eligible to earn royalties on the sales of an optional print-on-demand edition of their textbook (some support for print-on-demand publishing is available, upon request).

More informationOpen SUNY Textbooks Call for Authors (.doc)
Website: Open SUNY Textbooks
Submissions: Online Proposal Form
Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2014

The Open SUNY Textbooks program is made possible thanks to a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant and the support of SUNY Libraries.

Prospective authors from the University at Buffalo can contact Charles Lyons for more information:

Charles Lyons
Electronic Resources Librarian
University at Buffalo
520 Lockwood Library, Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-7703 |