VAST is a new interdisciplinary collection of streaming videos from Alexander Street Press including –
. 84 videos in Area Studies Video Online
. 147 videos in Art and Architecture Video Online
. 91 videos in Business and Economics Video Online
. 124 videos in Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
. 225 videos in Ethnic Studies Video Online
. 126 videos in Health and Healthcare in Video
. 173 videos in Humanities Video Online
. 197 videos in Criminal Justice and Law in Video
. 92 videos in World Languages and Literature in Video
. 115 videos in Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
. 92 videos in Psychology Video Online
. 111 videos in Science Video Online
. 88 videos in Women’s and Gender Studies Video Online
Videos can be linked or embedded on webpages. Each video has a full transcript and an editor for making clips. Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes
The library now has a new multimedia computer lab for students! Located in the IMC (Lib32), the lab is equipped with software/hardware for audio/video – recording/editing, media extraction and image manipulation. Students can also checkout laptops, camcorders, projectors and more to capture and display media.
In addition to headphones, projectors, DVD players, speakers, and screens, you can now check out laptops and camcorders from the IMC. Laptops check out until the end of the day (midnight Sun-Thur, 6p Fri, 5p Sat) and are for library use only. Camcorders check out for 3 days. If you would like to ensure availability of any IMC resource, email Jim Holmes.
The Paley Center iCollection has over 15,000 full-length video programs. The collection is focused largely on the performing arts and history, covering a span of almost 100 years in 70 countries. Please send any feedback to Jim Holmes.
We’re jumping on the shop/eat/drink/play/stay local bandwagon with this month’s feature – “watch local”. This list of films includes those with local ties to writers, directors, actors and film locales in and around Portland. “Video” in the call# means VHS tape – those old giant tapes that your parents used to watch. And remember you can borrow projectors, screens, VCRs and DVD players if you’d like to host your own local film fest.
Spanish films – we’ve got a lot of them. This list is a rather random sampling of some notable ones. For a complete list by title, click here (includes videos with dubbed Spanish language tracks). Or if you’d prefer to browse the collection in person, come on down to the IMC and ask the circulation desk worker to let you into the media vault. Most Spanish films are located under call# PN1995.9.S. If you don’t see your favorite Spanish movie on the list and want to correct this horrible injustice, send an email to Jim Holmes with the film title and a brief annotation.
Spanish films list
We’ve added several new titles over the the course of the summer and replaced a number of VHS tapes with DVDs. Below is a list of titles acquired after May 15. Want to watch that movie on the big screen in your own backyard? Projectors, screens and DVD players are now available for checkout in the IMC! Pick up your movie and portable movie theater in L32 (library building lower level 1).
Wondering what to do with your summer? Â Maybe it’s time to watch all those movies you said you’d watch if you weren’t so busy studying. Â The IMC is open Monday-Friday, noon-5p during the summer, so stop by and check out some DVDs. Â Need some recommendations? Â Check out the Student/Staff/Faculty – Top 5 picks.
Best of the IMC
If you’d like to submit your own top 5, email Jim Holmes .
The Reed library has more than 1,000 opera videos and sound recordings available for checkout in the Instructional Media Center (L32).
If you’ve always wanted to learn about opera but didn’t know where to start, check out theÂ April IMC feature.
The theremin – one of the most interesting and difficult instruments to play. Â Even more interesting is the story behind it. Â Take a look. Â Or better yet, come down to the IMC and play the theremin M-F, 9a-5p in the music listening room.
Theremin books, videos, CDs and a score!