Students and faculty now have control of streamed audio files through a electronic version of their course syllabus, available through BearCat, Baylor's online library catalog as well as through BlackBoard, Baylor's course management software.
"I'm very excited about the flexibility this service affords our clients. Online audio reserves opens up many opportunities for students and professors to incorporate this material into their studying and teaching. Material that was previously limited to use in the library during our hours of operation can now be available anytime, anywhere, to multiple simultaneous users." says Music and Fine Arts Librarian, Sha Towers.
This project is made possible through the collaborative work of staff from the Electronic Library, Client Services Division, and the Fine Arts Library and exemplifies the new and creative services that the libraries are designing to meet the needs of their clients.
Here's what students have to say about online audio reserves:
"With [online audio reserves], I have the option to listen way past library hours - into the night if necessary - and I know that the particular resources I need are always available."
"I'm not distracted by others in the library or by the general hustle and bustle of other people getting their work done. I can access [listening assignments] from home when I have time...."
"I am able to listen to the excerpts numerous times."