Friday, January 22, 2010

Need Government Data? Try this Brand New Site.

For the first time starting Friday January 22, 2010, more government data from all cabinet levels will be released online as part of the Obama initiative for greater transparency in government.

All new data collections will be added to @

"Required to release the three new data sets are the departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency, the offices of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the Council of Economic Advisers." Read more at:

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Need Tax Forms?

2009 tax forms for federal, Ohio, and states in the midwest are just a click away, online.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Share video with classes using Video on Demand!

Video on Demand, a new service from Miami University Libraries, is entering its second semester of use at the Gardner-Harvey Library. Faculty members may request that Miami-owned videos and DVDs be encoded for viewing over the web. A link to the encoded video is then provided to the faculty member to place in his or her Blackboard classroom. Students may view the videos on campus or from off-campus.

Off-campus viewing requires students to install the Cisco Virtual Private Networking client on the computer on which they wish to watch the video. From that computer, students should go to and login using their Unique IDs and passwords. Then follow the on-screen instructions to install the Cisco VPN Client.

They should then run the Cisco VPN Client (from the "Start-->All Programs" menu), which will prompt them to enter their UniqueID and password to connect securely from off-campus. Once this connection is made, they may enter their Blackboard classroom and click on the URL for the video to start playing. Repeated viewings of videos only requires students to run the Cisco VPN Client and login -- there is no need to install the VPN client multiple times.

Please contact the library with your questions on Video on Demand or use our online reserve form (selecting the "Video on Demand" option from the drop-down menus) to have visual materials added to Video on Demand.