IMC summer feature – TV time!

 

Back in the early 80s, the advent of cable tv gave us a lot of channels but not a lot of good programming (although MTV did play music videos). As the creative class slowly filled the void, production costs plummeted with the development of inexpensive digital workstations and cameras. The resulting synchronicity of creativity and processing power produced an explosion of content that moved the concept of television broadcasting into the realm of video narrowcasting. Although the content has been spread over many delivery vehicles, the library chooses to focus on the high-definition, full-fidelity and fully-legal medium of DVD.  Below are some of our favorites – in no particular order.

IMC’s best of TV

Seniors, add your thesis to the electronic archive

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Help build the digital thesis tower! After your thesis has been approved by the library you can add your thesis to the online archive.

Visit the etheses website and click on the submission button to start the process.

  • Once you’ve turned in your final thesis, you can upload a PDF to the electronic archive.
  • Participation is voluntary and you have control over who can see it online.
  • Consult with your advisor about your interest in submitting to the electronic archive, especially if your thesis contains ongoing research.

Please direct any questions to: etheses@lists.reed.edu.

Photo Credit:A Reed College Library grotesque in laurels. Photo courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, design by Jason Parker.

Senior books due Thursday, May 10

Graduating seniors – please return all library books by Thursday, May 10 (or earlier!)
You can check your account to see which books you still have out here.
All other students – books are due Friday, May 11. If you would like to check out books over the summer, please stop by the circulation desk between May 7 – May 11.

NEW: Keywords for Radicals

In honor of May Day / International Worker’s Day (Tuesday, May 1, 2018), we want to highlight a recent acquisition in the Library, Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle.

“An extraordinary volume that provides nothing less than a detailed cognitive mapping of the terrain for everyone who wants to engage in radical politics.”—Slavoj Žižek, author of Living in the End Times

“Keywords for Radicals recognizes that language is both a weapon and terrain of struggle, and that all of us committed to changing our social and material reality, to making a world justice-rich and oppression-free, cannot drop words such as ‘democracy,’ ‘occupation,’ ‘colonialism,’ ‘race,’ ‘sovereignty,’ or ‘love’ without a fight. —Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

“A primer for a new era of political protest.” —Jack Halberstam, author
of Female Masculinity

An update to the landmark 1976 Keywords by Raymond Williams, Keywords for Radicals explores the words that shape our current political landscape.

Available online, check it out today!

IMC Feature – Haiku Movie Review

 

April is national poetry month and to that end, we bring you IMC resources annotated in poetry’s simplest form, the haiku.  While the original intent and nature of haiku was a bit more thoughtful (read more here) the pop-culture version requires only 17 syllables in an arrangement of three lines – 5, 7, 5.  Added to these haiku is a guessing game where we give you a description and call number.

How many movies
Can you correctly surmise?
Add your very own!

(email to Jim Holmes)

PN1995.9.H6 S565 2007 DVD
All work and no play
Makes Jack a dull boy.  But wait…
Here’s Johnny! Redrum.

PN1995.9.H67 J398 2005 DVD
Speilberg’s crew go fish
For giant man-eating shark
Bigger boat needed

PN1997.E183 E18 2002 DVD
It’s no fun, being
An illegal alien
Who needs to phone home

PS3566.U9 G64 2001 DVD
Don’t cross the Don or
You will sleep with the fishes
Ask Abe Vigoda

PN1995.9.H6 R624 2006 DVD
Oh damn it Janet
Let’s do the time warp again!
In our underwear

PN1995.9.P75 C665 2008 DVD
What we’ve got here is
Failure to communicate
And a lot of egg

ML38.B48 W66 2009 DVD
Too many hippies
Watch good bands in bad weather
And leave a big mess

PN1995.9.H5 C35 1999 DVD
Penthouse Productions
Featuring – Romans Gone Wild!
Sex and violence

PN1995.9.H6 P8935 2000 DVD
Norman loves mother
Marion stole some money
A shower showdown

PN1995.9.M86 H439 2001 DVD
A long story short…
Botched sex change operation
Inspires great music

PS3575.U7 W32 2000 DVD
Assassination
New York’s gangs come out and play
Costumed Odyssey

DS557.7 A6673 1999 DVD
The Colonel’s gone mad
And so has the director
And Charlie don’t surf!

PN1995.9.S695 T756 2008 DVD
A jedi orphan
With patricide destiny
Learns to use the force

PN1995.9.C59 G654 2009 DVD
“Frankly my dear, I
Don’t give a damn.”  Scarlett burns.
The Butler did it

PN1997.2 .L673 2002 DVD
One ring to rule all
Creates an epic journey
For fantasy nerds

PN1995.9.C655 S5645 2002 DVD
Talkies are coming
Don O’Connor’s “Make ‘em Laugh”
Best dance scene ever

PN1997 .D57 2004 DVD
How I learned to stop
Worrying and love the bomb
Kubrickan humor

PN1995.9.D6 C595 2001 DVD
William Randolph Hearst
Was not a fan of Orson
In the end, Welles wins

PN1997.2 .A83 2010 DVD
The native blue folks
Rally around the Hometree
And defeat The Man

PN1995.9.S26 B5334 2007 DVD
Philip Dick novel
Conflicted android hunter
Tinfoil unicorn

PN1997 .G7348 2007 DVD
Mrs. Robinson
Seduces recent grad to
The Sound of Silence

PN1997.A1 B56 2002 DVD
Griffith’s film proves more
Shocking today than debut
Normatives evolve

PN1995.9.M86 W489 2003 DVD
Sondheim and Bernstein’s
Music and lyrics lead to
Sharks and Jets dance fight

PN1997 .G354 2002 DVD
Martin Scorsese’s
Natives versus Dead Rabbits
Do bloody battle

PN1995.9.C45 K53 2000 DVD
New York City kids
Hanging out and partying
Are ticking timebombs

PN1995.9.R63 E389 1999 DVD
Peter and Dennis
Launch the unfortunate song
Born to Be Wild. Ugh.

PN1995.9.M86 W5937 2005 DVD
Toto and Dorothy
Follow the yellow brick road
Watch out for the witch

PN1997 .B659 2000 DVD
Here comes Dirk Diggler
Who knew Marky Mark could act?
Dancing in the sheets

PN1995.9.H6 S598 2000 DVD
Look for hidden clues
Things are not as they appear
Kid sees dead people

PN1997 .B74354378 2006 DVD
Capote wrote it
Hepburn made it iconic
Mancini soundtrack

PN1995.9.F36 H377 DVD
Raised as a muggle
Harry kicked Voldermort’s  ass
And played quidditch

PN1995.9.D4 V478 1999 DVD
Carlotta Valdes
Lost in the spiral of time
I will make her mine

PN1997 .G866 2000 DVD
Altamont madness
Rolls in on motorcycles
The sixties are dead

PN1997 .M854 2002 DVD
In search of a twin
Meet me at Silencio
Life is a bad dream

PN1997.2.S77 2016 DVD
The boyz n the ‘hood
Are rappers with attitude
Not fans of police

PN1997.2.A77 2017 DVD
Reed College alum
Helps Amy Adams talk to
Abbott/Costello

PN1997.2.M66 2016 DVD
Best picture award
Goes to La La Land.  But wait…
Nope – wrong envelope!

PN1997.2 .G48 2017 DVD
Meet the Parents meets
Invasion… Body Snatchers
Peele’s horror debut.

PN1997.2 .S53 2018 DVD
Woman without words
Seeks amphibian man in
Government test lab

PN1997.2 .L33 2018 DVD
Mother and daughter
Irreconcilable and
Unconditionally loved

PN1997.2 .I3 2018 DVD
Portland area
Olympic figure skater
Has anger issues

 

Quest newspaper digital collection now available

We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: digitized issues of The Quest newspaper, beginning with the first issue in 1913. The collection is open to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

Check out a sampler of Quest mastheads below to get you started!

 

New Library Collections to Explore!

There are three new reasons to love your library!  We are thrilled to share the news that we now have access to the following collections:
Safari Ebooks: Safari is a collection containing thousands of high-quality ebooks and videos on web design, software development, graphic design, and software programs.  You can set up areas of interest and follow “learning paths”.  You can find all available ebooks in the catalog, but follow the link provided for directions on setting up an initial account.
Literary Print Culture: This collection includes materials from the Stationer’s Company Archive, including rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century. Explore primary resources on the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, and the history of copyright and bookbinding.
Black Abolitionist Papers:  This primary source collection details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery in the writings and publications of the activists themselves, and includes articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works.
Please send any questions and feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.  Enjoy!

New database trials! Ethnographic Video Online and Indian Claims Insight

We are pleased to offer trials of two new exciting databases:

Ethnographic Video Online: A resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction.

Indian Claims Insight: This resource helps us understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims against the U.S. Government. The collection includes docket materials for all Indian Claims Commission cases, as well as cases that preceded and followed the existence of the commission.

Both trials are available through April 1st.  Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Service.

Enjoy!