If you’ve attended any of the induction sessions we’ve run in the past few weeks, you’ll have heard us mention Media Hopper (and specifically the Law Librarian Media Hopper Channel) many times as part of our introductory material.
Okay, but what is it?
Media Hopper is like the University’s own version of Youtube. It’s an online storage repository and player for videos, and it means we can upload videos and recordings that you can watch to find out about more about library services, subscription databases, and many other resources. If you study online you may be used to watching videos or pre-recorded lectures that have been made for you on your course; the great thing about Media Hopper is that it’s not just for your coursework, it can be for other things too!
What does the Library use it for then?
Loads of things! We upload recordings of sessions, promotional videos for our online information skills course, and demonstrations of databases. We can also create playlists which link together useful videos on popular themes. For example, on the Law Librarian channel we have the following:
- Recordings of the introductory sessions we offer for UG, PG and PhD students
- Westlaw demonstration (with more databases demos to come)
- Using Legal Databases training
- Using news databases
- Simple search in DiscoverEd
- Referencing help, including demonstrations of the latest version of Endnote.
Sounds great! But do you have a video for….?
If there’s something you think we should make a video about, why not contact us to let us know. We take requests! Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. We want the resources we make to be as useful as possible, so all ideas are welcome.