Monday, March 13, 2017

Try out Kanopy Streaming Film database through April 15

Let us know what you think of Kanopy!

kanopy landing page featuring film categories such as popular documentary, world cinema, and criterion collection films
















What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. 

Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

How do I watch Kanopy films?

You can explore their films on our trial website until April 15, 2017. You'll need to login with your Peninsula Library System Library card account number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to watch the movies.

Then just add popcorn & soda! You are ready to enjoy. 

If you have trouble accessing the trial database, contact a Librarian during Library open hours.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Andy Warhol collection in ArtStor launches with 35,000 images




Andy Warhol with vintage 1907 camera; 1971. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Andy Warhol; Red Jackie; 1964. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Explore ArtStor, using your PLS Library Card account.

Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains how the Foundation’s collection, split into two parts in the Artstor Digital Library, provides a comprehensive view of Warhol’s cultural impact--as well as insight into his personal life.

Thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work continue to inspire creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. The extensive Andy Warhol Foundation launch available on Artstor provides a thorough presentation of the prolific artist’s works in one place for the first time through more than 35,000* images including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and photography spanning four decades.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

New documentaries available from Films on Demand!


Films on Demand: New Titles Notification






SUBSCRIBER NEWS • FEBRUARY 2017 EDITION

Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 265

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to our On Demand subscription over the past month. Login with your PLS Library Card is required to view films from off campus.

✔ View your newly added titles

Featured Film



Nightline follows the journey of Syrian refugees who now call America home. Meet students attending American schools for the first time and see protests against refugee arrivals. An ABC News Production.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays from CSM Library!

We hope everyone has a great winter break. CSM Library will be closed during the break, beginning December 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017. We re-open on January 17 at 7:45am.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

242 New Videos Added to our Films on Demand collection!


New Titles Notification

SUBSCRIBER NEWS • AUGUST 2016 EDITION
Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 242

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.

View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection. 

Library Card sign in required if viewing from off campus.


Featured Videos:

Suited
white dress shirt collar with measuring tape
HBO Documentary Films Presents Suited.
From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls),Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients.

Mosquitoes on the Rise
Grand Angle Distribution Presents
Mosquitoes on the Rise
In Brazil, in Africa, in Southeast Asia, and in the south of Europe, this film will follow the path of four mosquitoes, each of which is capable of transmitting viruses and dangerous parasites to humans. These mosquitoes are the carriers of dengue fever, malaria, Zika, and other infectious diseases. 

242 New Videos Added to our Films on Demand collection!


New Titles Notification

SUBSCRIBER NEWS • AUGUST 2016 EDITION
Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 242

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to your On Demand subscription over the past month.

View your newly added titles: Click here to view a full list of the new titles just added to your collection. 

Library Card sign in required if viewing from off campus.


Featured Videos:

Suited
white dress shirt collar with measuring tape
HBO Documentary Films Presents Suited.
From producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (HBO’s Girls),Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients.

Mosquitoes on the Rise
Grand Angle Distribution Presents
Mosquitoes on the Rise
In Brazil, in Africa, in Southeast Asia, and in the south of Europe, this film will follow the path of four mosquitoes, each of which is capable of transmitting viruses and dangerous parasites to humans. These mosquitoes are the carriers of dengue fever, malaria, Zika, and other infectious diseases. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Get to know ARTSTOR, a database of art through the ages

ARTSTOR Database

September Webinars:
Get the most from the Artstor Digital Library
Looking for some examples of how to use the Digital Library for class projects and exams? Ever wanted to share your local image collections alongside the ones in the Digital Library? Curious about how Artstor’s collections can be used to teach across disciplines? Ready to master the Digital Library’s advanced features? Read on!

All sessions are listed in Pacific Time. Find more webinars at artstor.org/webinars or email us to find a time suitable for your schedule (including international times)
30 Minute Mastery: Browse, Search and Refine
If you have 30 minutes, you can quickly learn how to navigate Artstor’s digital content with useful pointers about browsing, tips for basic search techniques, and methods to refine your search results.
September 7, 11:00 AM


Engage! The Best Ways to Share Images with the Artstor Digital Library

We all know that the best audience is one that is engaged. This training will show you how using folders, sharing links to your groups and images, and creating PowerPoint presentations promotes collaboration and sharing – leading to highly engaged users!

September 13, 12:00 PM
Get Organized! Making Sense of Folders and Image Groups

Take full advantage of the Artstor Digital Library! We'll show you how to save searches, create image groups and folders with different access levels, and how to share this content through downloads and exports.

September 22, 12:00 PM


The Do's and Don'ts of Image Copyright

Concerned about copyright? Confused by fair use? Join Artstor's Deputy General Counsel for a primer on copyright law and best practices for making fair use of images for education and scholarship. 

September 19, 11:30 AM
Explore! New and Unique Digital Library Collections

This webinar introduces Artstor Digital Library users to the breadth and depth of content in the Artstor Digital Library. We’ll briefly review how images are contributed then browse through highlights of the Digital Library including some of our most popular, unique, and newest contributed collections. The visual tour includes a look at collections contributed through Shared Shelf Commons.

September 26, 9:00 AM