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October 28, 2009

Display of the Digital Equipment @ Library

The UMC Library has a wide variey of digital equipment for loan to students. Some fun items you might not be aware of include: Audio Technica AT-LP2D USB turntable is LP-to-digital recording system, a Wacom Tablet and a Alesis MultiMix USB Mixer with Integrated USB port..

This is in addition to the digital cameras, videorecorders, and scanners that most know about. The entire list is at Library Digital Equipment page.

October 26, 2009

Newly Available Search Tools

OCLC, the service most libraries in the US use for cataloging, has made several search databases available to the users through ELM the Electronic Library for Minnesota. These are very specific to type of material.

These databases search OCLC for materials catalogued by libraries of the following types: Conference Papers, Proceedings of Conferences, and Dissertations and Theses. Millions of records. These databses are generally to locate materials for interlibrary loan.

October 19, 2009

Flu? Missing class? The Library has Digital Voice Recorders

The Library has two Two Olympus Digital Voice Recorders VS 100 available for student use. These record audio in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format. They can be directly plugged into the usb port on your computer for uploading. The files can be posted on the web as well.

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October 11, 2009

Baby Sign & First Sign - Teaching American Sign

UMC Library has Baby Signing Time! and Signing Time! videos and related audio CDs and board books The videos combine signing children and infants, animation and music, and an adult to model each sign. Teaches young children to sign before they can speak. Includes concepts like day, night, hungry, bread, happy, and sad. The audio CD's and board books supplement the videos.

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Baby signing time! (2005). Two Little Hands Productions United States : Two Little Hands Productions. 1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) :
Teaches children how to sign what they want long before they can speak, with songs and activities that are both easy and fun. Encourages signing, speaking, dancing, and more.

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Baby signing time! (2005). Two Little Hands Productions United States : Two Little Hands Productions. 1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) :
Children can learn the signs for shoe, sock, bike, Thank You, Sorry, and more as they learn how to communicate before even learning how to speak. Uses singing, dancing, speaking, and more.


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Baby signing time! (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions S.l. : Two little hands Productions.1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) :
From their magical animated treehouse, Alex and Leah invite infants and children to come sign with us! Watch and enjoy as Alex, Leah and all their friends share 18 ASL signs with your child in a fun and playful way .

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Baby signing time! songs (2005). Coleman, Rachel Salt Lake City, UT : Two Little Hands Productions.1 sound disc :

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Signing time! (2002). Two Little Hands Productions S.l. : Two Little Hands Productions.1 videodisc (30 min.) :
Teaches 29 signs in American Sign Language. Combines signing children and infants, animation and music, and an adult to model each sign. Teaches babies to sign before they can speak. Includes concepts like day, night, hungry, bread, happy, and sad.

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Signing time! (2002). Two Little Hands Productions S.l. : Two Little Hands Productions.1 videodisc (30 min.) :
Learn to sign concepts like hungry, bread, day, night, happy, sad, and more. Includes signing children and infants, animation and music, and an adult model who teaches signs.

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Signing time! songs (2002). Draper, UT : Two Little Hands Productions.

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Everyday signs (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions Salt Lake City, Utah : Two Little Hands.1 v. (unpaged) :

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My first signs (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions Salt Lake City, Utah : Two Little Hands.1 v. (unpaged) :
"Read and sign along with Signing Time while learning American sign language!"--P. [4] of cover.

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Playtime signs (2007). Coleman, Rachel and Two Little Hands Productions Salt Lake City, Utah : Two Little Hands.1 v. (unpaged) :
"Read and sign along with Signing Time while learning American sign language