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Important Trial: Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. This resource has more than twice the number of any other academic video database. Just a few of the providers represented include CNN, BBC, PBS, Sony Pictures Classics, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Now through March 3, The Library has a trial subscription to Academic Video Online. This is truly a premium-quality product that would offer significant educational benefits to the Regent community. Please try out a video or two by clicking here and logging in with your Regent username and password. Also consider letting us know what you think of the resource by adding a comment here.

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Library Satisfaction Survey – 2020

February 1-15

The 2020 Library Customer Satisfaction Survey began on February 2 and will continue through February 15.  The survey, which takes less than ten minutes to complete, is the primary instrument we use to hear from our users and improve our services. By taking the survey, you can tell us what you like and what you would like to see changed at the Library.

There are two different surveys, please choose a survey below according to your current status:

$$ You could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card* $$

After completing your survey, you will have a chance to enter in the drawing for one of three Amazon gift cards. The drawing will take place after the survey has closed by February 20, and the winner will be notified by email.

*Please note that prizes won by Regent University employees are subject to state and federal taxes.

Safari Books now O’Reilly for Higher Education

Safari Books Online has been re-branded as O’Reilly for Higher Education.

O’Reilly Media, the owner of Safari, has created a new platform to provide users with enhanced content and a more functional interface This premium management and technology resource offers more than 35K ebook titles, 30K hours of video, learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, and audio books from 250 of the world’s leading publishers.

To use the new platform, users must set up a personal account with their Regent email address. To get started, simply go to O’Reilly for Higher Education on the Library database page. After clicking on the database link, use the drop down menu to select “Not listed? Click here.” This will take you to the login page where you will enter your Regent email address and click “Let’s Go.” You will then be logged in and have access to the O’Reilly platform.

A welcome email will be sent to you with a confirmation link to choose a password. Setting a password is optional and you can continue accessing the site following the instructions above without a password.

Comments about O’Reilly? Please email us your opinion at librarians@regent.edu.

Game Night at the Library on Monday, November 11

For thousands of years, games such as Chess and Go gave been used to improve strategic and tactical skills in players. While nearly everyone is familiar with Monopoly (first copyrighted in 1934), it has almost no strategic element and poorly mimics real business because it is “in fact, is a classic example of what economists call a zero-sum game.”1

Enter a new generation of board games designed to reflect how humans actually interact with one another in challenging situations. Writing in Harvard Business Review, Andrew Innes explains that “a board game is a tiny universe: The rules are the laws of physics or social norms, the board is the physical environment, cards often function as resources or catalysts, dice provide a dollop of randomness. And those little pawns? They’re you and me.”2 Not only do the new board games more closely mirror the real worlds of human interaction, they can educate by “forcing us into the spotlight, making us communicate in unusual and uncomfortable ways, or encouraging us to take giant lateral leaps in thinking.”2

Join the Library in the Gallery area on Monday, November 11 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, as we explore and play two of the most popular of the new generation of strategic-cooperative games. Catan and Pandemic. No experience is needed, and we will begin by with an overview of each game. For players who prefer the classic games of strategy, high-quality Go and chess sets will be on hand.

For more information about this event, please contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

1WIRED Staff, “Monopoly Killer: Perfect German Board Game Redefines Genre,” Wired (Conde Nast, June 4, 2017), https://www.wired.com/2009/03/mf-settlers/?currentPage=2.

2IAndrew Innes, “What Board Games Can Teach Business,” Harvard Business Review, March 19, 2015, https://hbr.org/2015/01/what-board-games-can-teach-business.

 

Robbie the Royal Raptor Contest starts August 26

Follow regentulibrary on Instagram and look for me each day during the first week of classes.

During the first week of classes, the Library will run a contest in honor of our new mascot, Robbie the Royal Raptor. Currently enrolled Regent students will have five opportunities (one each day) to win a $15 Amazon gift card.

Each morning, we will post a picture of Robbie engaged in an activity in the Library or on the campus. To enter for that day, simply like the photo, add a comment, and follow us (if you are not already). That’s it! We will hold a drawing and announce that day’s winner at midnight the next day.

How to Enter:

  • The contest runs Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30.
  • At the start of each day (midnight), the Library will post a photo of Robbie somewhere in the Library or on the Regent campus. Simply like the photo, add a comment, and follow us. You have until the end of the day (11:59 PM, Eastern Time) to enter.

Contest Rules:

  • Drawing will be held among eligible entries at midnight the next day.
  • Winners must currently be enrolled at Regent.
  • Winners must like and comment on the photo and follow the Library.
  • Students may enter each day but may win only one time.
  • Winners will be announced on the post at the end of each day.
  • Winners will be contacted by email and awarded a $15 Amazon gift card On September 3.

Good luck, and help spread the word about our contest!