University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

Full List of Videos

Alphabetical list of all DVDs and videos (PDF) available at Learning Support Services.

Foreign Feature Film Guides

Annotated guides in PDF are available, many with annotations to guide film selection.

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

Media Catalog

The Media Catalog is a complete and current title only listing of all the audiotapes, DVDs, videos, and software available at Learning Support Services’ Learning Lab. The catalog is arranged by language and subject.

The general UW-Madison Library Catalog can be found here.

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

Email Mary Prochniak at Learning Support Services.

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

Mary Prochniak

LSS STAFF CONTACT

Photo of Mary ProchniakMary Prochniak is our LSS Staff Librarian. Mary coordinates all of our library services, working with other LSS colleagues and employing several student workers to help manage our circulating media collection. Please use the form below to contact Mary with questions about using multimedia in your courses, whether in person or online.