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Surviving the VHS Apocalypse and Thriving in the Stream

College of Charleston Libraries

Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Surviving the VHS Apocalypse and Thriving in the Stream
February 7, 2013 3pm – 4:20pm
Addlestone Room 120

The end is near.  VHS and analog video media are going the way of the 8-track player, the Sony Walkman, and very wide ties.  And although very wide ties can sometimes be retrofitted to work in a pinch, the sun is setting on analog video forever.  What does it all mean?  How will you survive?  What will you do?  Where will you go?  Answer:  No worries.  Let some kind library folk offer you calm, inspired encouragement.  We can show you how to survive this VHS apocalypse.  We can show you how to thrive in the bright future beyond.

Joey Van Arnhem and Jared Seay, self-described “humans in a sea of technological change,” will host this LITE session that both explains the end of VHS and the possibilities in streaming video services that the library offers as the way to the video future.

You will find out answers to the video apocalypse like:

  • How will I live without a VHS player?  
  • What about my beloved VHS tapes? 
  • Are all the VHS players on campus really going away forever?  
  • What will happen to all of those library VHS tapes?  
  • Why can’t somebody just make DVD copies of my precious VHS tapes?  
  • Is digital really less fattening than analog? 

Then, you will find out everything you need to know about Addlestone Video Collections like:

  • How do I search for videos?  
  • What is the difference between the SGA video collection and the Teaching video collection? 
  • How do I reserve a video?  
  • How do I stream library videos?  
  • How can I use it to teach or embed videos into my OAKs class? 
  • Can I really create playlists and edit segments and chapters of streaming videos?  
  • Do digital librarians dream of electric sheep? 
  • Be the first on your block to ease your fear and learn to thrive through the Video Apocalypse.  

And don't forget to watch your email for our other offerings this semester:

  • Using Social Media for Academic Research
  • Let’s Not Meet: Making the Most of Time with Asynchronous Collaboration 
  • Need a Research Portal? Design your own!


Have questions about Surviving the VHS Apocalypse and Thriving in the Stream? Contact College of Charleston Libraries

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Addlestone Library, Room 120
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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College of Charleston Libraries

The College of Charleston Libraries promotes information literacy and life-long learning by providing literacy, information, technology and education (LITE) sessions to the campus community.  Sessions are designed to to integrate information literacy education into the academic disciplines.

In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring a series of complimentary study skills workshops in spring 2014. 

Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.

Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

Click here to download a printable fall 2014 workshop calendar!

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