Information for Librarians
The collection contains over 3,200 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures by world leading authorities including Nobel Laureates. It is highly regarded by faculty, post-docs and other research staff, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. It is constantly updated and extended. All lectures are suitable for inclusion in courses and as additional learning material including in blended learning and flipped classroom programmes, and may be included in Moodle, Blackboard and other Online Learning Environments.
To support searching the collection has a built-in search engine and an electronic (MARC) catalogue. The MARC records are meticulously prepared by librarians to ensure easy integration into centralised library databases.
Play MARC Tutorial: Vendor supplied MARC records for online collections
Most recent issue Mar-2023
Most recent issue Q4-2022
MARC Source File (.mrc), XML format &
XLS raw data in ZIP archive.
Onsite & Offsite Access
Easy set up, use any or all of the following:
- IP Authentication
- Quick and easy on-site access via your organisation's IP ranges.
- Username & Password
- We provide generic passwords for your organisation. Individuals can obtain their own.
- Federated (Shibboleth) access is available for members of several national federations (see details below).
- LMS / Web Domain
- Immediate access from your Moodle, Blackboard or other OLE/LMS or website domain.
- EZ Proxy
- Use your library proxy server to set up access to HSTalks.
- Virtual Private Network access is also possible.
Federated (Shibboleth) Access
- UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research
- GakuNin (Japan)
- Canadian Access Federation
If your institution belongs to an identity federation that participates in eduGAIN, we can provide single sign-on access to your users.
If you have any questions about how to provide access for your users, please request more info.
We report the number of talks viewed in any given period; available quarterly or more frequently if you wish.
Share this video with your users – help them appreciate all that the collection offers. Available from HSTalks.
Download and print these posters to distribute to departments and display on Library notice boards to inform faculty, research scientists, and students of the collection's availability.Download posters
Banners and Logos
Place banners on library, faculty and department websites. Banners have proved to be a highly effective means of increasing awareness of The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. They can easily be integrated into most websites. Banner ads should be set up to link to:
Quick Tutorial Video
View a short tour of The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, describing its principal features and how to find the talk of most interest to you.Watch a quick tutorial video
Digital Notice Board
Display information about the talks on digital notice boards and through online channels. You can download and use our video presentation.Open Digital Notice Board Download Digital Notice Board
Quick Start Guide
Available to view and print – this is a quick and easy guide to the principal features and contents of The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection.View Quick Start Guide
Sending emails to your library users is a very effective way of raising awareness of the collection. We provide email templates that have proved effective in increasing awareness of this resource.Open Email Templates
What Others Have Said
Just a few of the many thousands of favourable endorsments we have received.
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Contact us - we want to ensure that your institution gets maximum benefit from access to the collection.