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Training Visualizer

Teachers may use original items from the Special Collections in the lecture rooms of the University Library. It is recommended to use the overhead visualizer for displaying the objects during lectures. During this training session, you will learn how to book the visualizer for your lecture, handle material from the Special Collections, and implement the visualizer in your (online) lectures.

Target group
Postdoctoral researcher
PhD candidate
Karin Scheper  (Restaurator) AndrĂ© Bouwman  (Conservator)
Training course

Use the overhead visualizer to show items from the Special Collections during your lectures

Leiden University Libraries provides an overhead visualizer for use during lectures. This device allows teachers to enrich their presentations with material from the Special Collections. Books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, and photographic material can be displayed live on screen, both in the UBL lecture rooms and during online classes.

Handling items from the Special Collections and operating the visualizer whilst communicating with your audience requires some preparation and practice. Therefore, all teachers that want to use the visualizer must follow this short instruction.

The instruction session takes about half an hour and will be held in the Vossiuszaal of the University Library. First, conservator Karin Scheper shows how material from the Special Collections (such as books, loose papers, maps, engravings, and photos) can be handled optimally and safely in conjunction with the visualizer. Curator AndrĂ© Bouwman then discusses how to operate the device,  alternating the visualizer with a PowerPoint or an online lecture on the smartboard.  Finally, the procedure for requesting the lecture rooms, the overhead visualizer, and materials from the Special Collections is explained.

Teachers of Leiden University can register free of charge by sending an e-mail to specialcollections@library.leidenuniv.nl.  If you have a question about availability, please let us know. If there is enough interest, an extra course may be organized.

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