Library & Media Collections

The LSS Library curates and provides access to physical and digital media collections, and digitizes media on demand for instructional use in L&S courses.

LSS Media Collection at Van Hise

The Learning Support Services Media Collection provides audiovisual materials for over 100 foreign languages and other Letters & Science subjects.

Checking out Media

Items circulate for 14 days to anyone with a valid UW ID. The Media Collection is located in the Van Hise Commons and Room 259A. Please ask staff at either service desk for assistance in checking out media.

Finding Media

Items in our media collection are discoverable in the Library Catalog.
Search the LSS Media Collection

You can also refine an existing Library Catalog search to only include materials at a specific campus library or in a specific information. Check out a few quick tips for catalog searching from LSS.

Foreign Feature Film Guides

To browse our collection, please consult our guides by language or region below.

African films Arabic films Dutch films East Asian films
French films  German films  Hebrew films Italian films
Persian films Polish films Portuguese films Russian films
Scandinavian films South Asian films Spanish films Turkish films

Learning Support Services supports the streaming of video files for current L&S courses. Authenticated users can stream video files on any personal device via an internet connection. The files can also be viewed on Canvas course sites.

AVAILABLE TO

Instructors of current College of Letters & Sciences courses

LOCATION

Van Hise Hall, rm. 279 and online

HOURS

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM

BENEFITS

  • LSS manages the digitizing of DVD/VHS, hosting, delivery, and troubleshooting.
  • Video content is available for any online device (mobile, tablet, etc.) in most current web browsers.
  • Provides access to video materials not currently available thru the UW-Madison Libraries subscription streaming databases.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The item requested to be streamed is in support of a current UW-Madison L&S course.
  • The item is owned by a UW-Madison library or an otherwise legally obtained copy by the instructor.
  • The streamed media files reside on a server controlled and monitored by Learning Support Services.
  • Access to streaming titles will become unavailable at the end of the current semester.

Please Note: The streamed media link is netid protected. Authorization is based on course enrollment as provided by the UW-Madison Registrar’s Office.

GETTING STARTED

Please use the Streaming Media Request Form to make a request.

PROCESSING TIME:

Requests may require up to 2 weeks.

HOW TO EMBED THE LINKS IN CANVAS:

OPTIONS/OPTIONAL SERVICES

UW-Madison Kaltura MediaSpace

COST/PRICING

No charge for College of Letters and Sciences instructional staff.

LSS STAFF CONTACT

Stephanie Zalewski is our Graduate Assistant Librarian.  Please use the form below to contact Stephanie with questions about using multimedia in your courses, whether in person or online.