Welcome to the OSU Libraries News and Events page!

With the arrival of fall, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer. If you are on campus after dark, be aware of these biking tips and safety resources for getting around campus at night.

Be Bright. Be Smart.

Whether you drive a car or ride a bike, you can do plenty of things to get around more safely.

Be bright – When on a bike at night, be seen by turning on your front and rear bike lights, using reflective gear on your bike, backpack or clothing, and by wearing brighter colors. A headlight illuminates your way ahead and makes you visible; in addition, Oregon law requires a bright white light on the front of your bike after dark. If you’re without a light, a temporary solution is a flashlight app on your smartphone (just don't drop your phone).

If you’re on foot in the dark, there are ways to be more visible to drivers such as by wearing a bright jacket or other clothing, choosing a bright-colored umbrella for rainy nights, and by placing a flashing light or reflective strips on your backpack, purse or messenger bag.

Stay sharp – When on the road, be alert. Drive and ride without distractions, watch for potential dangers ahead, and pay careful attention to obstacles on the road.

Provide a cushion – Keep a safe distance from the vehicles ahead in case they suddenly stop without warning.

For more info about biking safely at night, go to http://poweredbyorange.com/special-issues/be-bright/.

Be Bright is a collaborative effort between Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis to encourage Corvallis citizens and the OSU community to increase their visibility on their daily commute.

 

Here are some great safety-related resources on campus:

AOSU Saferide Shuttle Service — http://asosu.oregonstate.edu/services/saferide or 541-737-5000. SafeRide is a service dedicated to providing OSU students with a safer ride home or to campus, free from judgment. Saferide operates throughout the Corvallis and Philomath communities, and it is open to all OSU students on the Corvallis campus. Download the app SafeRide OSU from Google Play for Android or iTunes Store for the iPhone. For those without a smartphone, call the dispatchers at 541-737-5000.

The Department of Public Safety on campus will provide a personal escort when you need one – just call 541-737-3010.

Blue light emergency phones are located throughout campus, and yellow box security phones at located at resident hall entrances.

Public Safety provides a campus map showing lighted walking routes, as well as personal safety tips, at the Campus by Night webpage at http://fa.oregonstate.edu/publicsafety.

Join us in our new studio space in the Valley Library. What is the Undergrad Research and Writing Studio? It's a supportive place to work on your research and writing projects at any stage of your research and writing process and receive help from trained peer consultants. Everyone, at some point, can use some tips on research and writing, and here’s a comfortable space for getting answers to your questions and tips for improving your work. 

No appointments are necessary: just drop in and start working. Bring your laptop, pencils, audio recorder, paper, notecards — whatever tools work for you. 

The new Undergrad Research and Writing Studio is located on the second (main) floor of the Valley Library behind the Info Desk and printers. Info is available at studio.library.oregonstate.edu.

Current studio hours:

Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Sunday 2 p.m.–7 p.m.

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

Welcome to the new 1Search User Interface.

We're rolling out a new 1Search user interface on August 28. Here's some key points:

  • All your data is still there. Active loans, Summit borrowing requests, and user data won't be affected. (Looking for your e-Shelf? It's now called My Favorites, and you can access it in the main menu by clicking the Pin icon next to your username.)
  • 1Search will act the same. Course reserves, getting things from other libraries, accessing articles - you can still perform these actions (and more) in the new 1Search. 
  • A new responsive design. The new user interface is designed to work on mobile devices. Search on your mobile phone, tablet, or other small screen device and you will have an uncompromised search environment for your research needs. 

Here's some important information:

1. If you are linking to articles, ebooks, or records in 1Search using the built-in permalink feature, you will be automatically redirected to the new UI. No need to change anything.

2. If you have a saved query and email alert or relied on copy/pasting the page's URL, you may end up in the Classic UI. Don't worry - the Classic UI will stay up and will still work. In order to get back to the New UI, be sure to recreate the link or email alert in the New UI. 

What's new for 1Search:

  • A mobile-friendly responsive design, built using AngularJS.
  • A new and improved article recommender system that will connect users to related resources. 
  • Fewer clicks needed to conduct searches and requests means fewer barriers between resources and users. 
  • A new Browse feature allows users to browse by genre or Library of Congress Call Number. 

Feedback

We're always looking for feedback on how we can improve our services. Please use the following survey to let us know what you think about the new 1Search.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

When is the new UI going live? 

  • We launched the new UI of 1Search on August 28th, 2017. 

Why did this change? I liked the old version! 

  • The Classic UI had some major issues with displaying on mobile and small screen devices. The new framework allows users on those devices to search, access resources, and conduct research without compromising any features. The New UI also comes with some new key features that we are excited to bring to the OSU community. The Classic UI will remain live, but links on the library website will defer to the New UI. 

Where did my e-shelf go?

Image of the My Favorites pin



The e-Shelf has been renamed to "My Favorites." All your items are still there. To access it, log in to your account and click on the My Favorites Pin icon to the left of your username.


Who should I contact with questions about the new version of 1Search?

You can chat or call library staff or you can email Dan Moore at dan.moore@oregonstate.edu

The Valley Library Circulation Desk has 12 Dell Latitude laptops available for long term borrowing. These laptops are intended to be term-long laptop substitutes for students without computers. As such, we are prioritizing students in need of a laptop due to hardship or unexpected misfortune.

For more information or to fill out the online application, go tobit.ly/valley-laptops

Applications are due by Friday, September 29th. Laptop recipients will be notified by Wednesday, October 4th. If you are not contacted by this date, you may be contacted at a later date as laptops are returned and become available. You may apply in all terms that you need a laptop.

If you have any questions, please contact the Valley Library Circulation Desk at valley.circ@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-7254.

Don't leave your backpack or electronics unattended in the library or in other public areas on campus as thefts do occur. 

If you’d like to store your items in a secure place at the library, lockers are located throughout the Valley Library and may be reserved at the Circulation counter on the second floor near the library’s main entrance. 

If you see a theft or other crime in progress, immediately call 541-737-7000. For non-emergencies, such as to report a theft after it has occurred, call OSU Security at 541-737-3010.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

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