Interactive Transcripts in Films on Demand

One of Palomar College’s media databases, Films on Demand, recently launched a useful new feature. Interactive transcripts allow you to view the full text of the video as it plays, search for keywords and jump to that spot in the video and print the text of videos.

As seen in this image, if there is a tab on the video that says “Transcript,” this feature is available and easy to use. Also, Films on Demand is adding transcripts to videos every month.

If you have any questions about this feature, you can see the “Help” screen in the database, or contact a Palomar College Librarian.

Update: Prom dress drive review

The 2nd annual Palomar Library prom dress drive wrapped up on Friday and it was a success! We were able to collect formalwear to help make prom special for area high school girls. Here’s the final tally:

  • 1 pair prom of shoes
  • 1 formal skirt
  • 2 formal pant suits
  • 39 prom dresses

These items have been delivered to the Vista Library, where area teens will “shop” for them. Including our donations, the Vista Library collected 421 dresses!

A big thank you to all of you in the Palomar College community that donated. More thanks to the local businesses that donated: Steinmart in Temecula for hangers and CJ Cleaners in Escondido and Marketplace Cleaners in San Marcos for dry cleaning bags. Finally, a big thanks to Katherine Gannett who put this drive together. To the girls shopping the dresses this year- have a wonderful prom!