Streaming Video for W&L

 

The Washington and Lee University Library has secured access through 31 October 2019 to over 30 films in streaming form from Swank Motion Pictures, with all films selected for their value in connection with undergraduate courses in the 2018-19 academic year.

All of these films are available to W&L students, faculty, and staff from both on-campus and off-campus locations, within the guidelines below.

We have not purchased these films, but only leased them through the end of next October. We will have the option to renew some or all, as well as add new selections.

 

On-Campus Access
You can view all the films from this link:  https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/wlu322116/#/digitalCampus/grid?LicenseStatus=Licensed&Category=All&Sort=Alphabetically&IsDescending=false&Page=1
This page is accessible only to W&L on-campus users, as are the individual links to films.

Off-Campus and On-Campus Access
If you wish to view any of these films from off-campus, you have two options:

  1.   You can go to this page in the library’s Primo database to select films from our Swank Digital Campus roster:   https://wlu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma991010470529804161&context=L&vid=01WLU_INST:01WLU&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en
  2.   You can search for an individual film in our Primo database, perhaps starting at the “Browse Search” option, using “Browse by Titles”:   https://wlu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/browse?vid=01WLU_INST:01WLU&lang=en

Our licensing allows us to use these films in private or classroom settings, but not in “public” or campus-wide settings.   If you have questions, or have suggestions for future streaming acquisitions, please contact Senior Reference Library Dick Grefe.

Royal Land Grant Still Survives

 

This week marks 279 years since King George II issued a deed in 1739 granting more than 92,000 acres of land to Benjamin Borden in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  That land included what is now Lexington (and Washington and Lee University) and much of Rockbridge County.

The original royal document resides in the W&L University Library’s Special Collections and how it still survive is the subject of a fascinating recent essay by Tom Camden, our Head of Special Collections and Archives.   Take a look.

The Most Influential Books

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently “invited scholars from across the academy to tell us what they saw as the most influential book published in the past 20 years.”   The results of that query are available in an article entitled The New Canon.

Fear not — all of the books in this list are available from the Washington and Lee University Library and you can track them down (author or title) by using Primo’s Browse Search option.