PARC

Performing Arts Resource Center

Services

Research Instruction and Consultations

Performing arts faculty may request online library instruction and support for their courses by contacting Mahria Lebow, interim performing arts liaison. All instruction will be conducted online for Fall 2020. Such instruction generally consists of one or more synchronous online workshops, videos, and/or activities aligned with the outcomes of a particular assignment, project, or course (including junior seminar and qualifying exams and the senior thesis) and can cover key research skills such as topic development, advanced database searching, primary source and archival research, source selection and evaluation, and/or citation management software options.

Mahria is also available by appointment for consultations with performing arts students and faculty around individual research needs, particularly related to the senior thesis.

Technology Instruction and Consultations

Performing arts faculty may request performing arts-focused technology instruction for their courses by contacting Joe Janiga, Performing Arts Instructional Technologist. All instruction will be conducted online for Fall 2020. Such instruction generally focuses on software or hardware that is available at the PARC and is aligned with the outcomes of a particular assignment, project, or course.

Joe is also available by appointment for consultations with students and faculty.

Classroom Laptop and Equipment Requests

Classroom laptops and equipment are not available during Fall 2020.

Course Reserves

Information about reserves requests and access for Fall 2020 is available on the Reserves website.

Physical Materials

Required texts for theatre, dance, and music courses that are ordered through the Reed Bookstore are automatically placed on reserve at the PARC. To place other supplementary materials (books, videos, etc.) on reserve, please email reserves@reed.edu with the course and item information and indicate whether you’d like these items on reserve at the main library or the PARC. More information is available on the Placing Material on Reserve page

Electronic Materials

Text (book chapters, journal articles, etc.

Bruce Van Buskirk, Reserves/Copyright Specialist, will scan content and/or create links and embed these materials into your Moodle course page. More information is available on the Placing Material on Reserve page.

Streaming Video

Faculty may contact Jim Holmes, Director of Access Services, for information about acquiring streaming video licenses, digitizing new and/or existing library-owned videos, and embedding streaming video into their Moodle courses. For items not currently owned by the library and not available via established streaming services, note that request processing times will vary depending on item availability, shipping estimates, etc.

Streaming Audio

Faculty may contact Mahria Lebow, interim performing arts liaison, for assistance finding streaming audio, creating permanent links and playlists from streaming services to embed into Moodle courses, and for information about digitizing personal and/or new or existing library- or faculty-owned audio. For items not currently owned by the library or faculty member and not available via established streaming services, note that request processing times will vary depending on item availability, shipping estimates, etc.

Fair Use and Copyright

The amount of text uploaded and/or media streamed should be reasonable and appropriate for educational purposes, in accordance with fair use (Section 107 of US copyright law). Faculty should be able to make a fair use claim for all embedded copyrighted materials, using as little of the work as possible to meet their pedagogical needs and citing all content properly and in full. More information is available on Reed’s Copyright Basics website.