Located in the heart of Alumni Hall, the Benedictine Military School Media Center is a vital resource for BC students and faculty. The BC Media Center is home to an excellent collection of almost 10,000 shelved books, several current print and non-print periodicals, and several hundred DVDs for use in the classroom. In addition, faculty and students have access to a web-based public access catalog which includes ebooks, and the new streaming video database, Classroom Videos on Demand. The Media Center houses 23 new laptop computer workstations which are available for students to conduct research and work on digital class projects. Wireless capability permits students to use their own laptops or digital device to complete assignments. The Media Center is open daily from 7:15 a.m.–4 p.m., and students are encouraged to use the facility before and after school or during lunchtime.
Accessing the BC Media Center from the Internet:
Destiny is the media center website which will enable students, faculty and staff members to access the holdings of the media center on or off-campus
To enter the Destiny website, just click on the school link in blue letters in between the two green bars on the welcome page. Then click the login button in the upper right. Type in the user name and password you received at the beginning of the school year and click the login button with the green checkmark next to it. If you have forgotten your user name and password, see Br. Tim. Students will not be able to email each other within Destiny since student email addresses are not in our email server. Also, students will not be able to publish lists within the website. Overdue notices will be emailed to parents. Look for notices sent from bcsav.net.
There are easy-to-understand instructions on how to perform various functions in the “Help” and “How do I….” sections located throughout the website. Also, Br. Tim will be giving formal instruction to the students. Any time anyone has a question about the use of the website, they may contact Br. Tim.
Another addition to the Benedictine Media Center comes in the form of several online databases that are available via hyperlink below. The database listing includes: Facts-on-File, American National Biography and GALILEO. Each database is very user friendly, however, should you need assistance, answers to most questions can be found in the HELP section of the respective database. Passwords to access the Facts-On-File and American National Biography databases can be found on the Bulletin Board section on the Benedictine Military School website. If you have any questions about material available, hours of operation or would like to volunteer to assist in the Media Center, please contact Br. Tim Brown, O.S.B. 912.644.7015.
Facts-On-File Databases: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=101568&pid=WE00 links to the American History Online, Modern World History Online, Bloom’s Literary Reference Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, the streaming video database Classroom Videos on Demand, and the new Science Online. Since its establishment in 1941, Facts-On-File has gained a reputation as being the publisher of excellent print and online reference materials.
American National Biography Database: http://www.anb.org/
This database provides students with biographical information on more than 17,400 men and women who have made important contributions to the development of the United States. The online version is updated semi-annually. Every year, hundreds of new entries are added and revisions to earlier entries are made.
GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. A World Wide Web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources. Over 100 databases index thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.Through collaboration and resource sharing, GALILEO seeks to provide equal access to information for all Georgia citizens. No matter where a citizen lives in the state of Georgia, a library nearby provides access to GALILEO – Cited from www.galileo.usg.edu.
Ebooks in the media center collection can now be downloaded, free of charge, onto iOS/Android devices with access to Google Play, Kindle Fire HD and HDX, Nook HD and HD+ and Windows/Mac with the Brytewave K-12 Edition App. This is a new app and not an update to previous Follett Digital Reader Apps. If you are currently using the Follett Digital Reader App, please uninstall it and download the new Brytewave app. It requires iOS 5.0 or later. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and can be downloaded from the Brytewave K-12 Edition ereader. Access FollettShelf by clicking on the FollettShelf button in the Destiny catalog. Select an ebook, check it out and click the menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the ereader tool bar. In the menu contents, click on "Download App," select the device on which you want to download the app and click the download button. The app icon will appear on the screen of the device. To log onto the app, enter your Destiny username and password and the FollettShelf URL: wbb05781.follettshelf.com.
The ebooks in the media center collection may be checked out for 14 days. If a student is not finished reading a book after 14 days, it will automatically return to the ebook server and can be checked out again. Ebooks cannot be renewed.