Friday, February 23, 2007

Looking for a current Newspaper or Periodical?

IUB currently subscribes to over 100 newspapers in Arabic, Asian, Russian, East and West European languages. We also subscribe to over 12,000 periodicals from countries such as France, Japan, Egypt, China, Germany, Poland, etc. Trained staff in KCRS are available to help you find what you need.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Faculty and Teaching Assistants: Know Your Copy Rights

Don't have time to read the full Copyright Act? Try printing out this easy brochure developed by the Association of Research Libraries.

Know Your Copy Rights

Friday, February 09, 2007

Books into Film: Perfume, Bridge to Terabithia and more...

According to Video Librarian, Vol. 22, no.1, the following films based on books will be coming to a theatre near you.

Slated for release in January are: Perfume: The story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind starring Ben Whishaw; Freedom Writers based on the book Freedom Writers Diary by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell starring Hillary Swank; and The Painted Veil by W. Someerset Maugham starring Edward Norton.

Slated for release in February are: Hannibal Rising based on Thomas Harris' thriller starring Gaspard Ulliel; and, Bridge to Terabithia by Katharine Paterson starring AnnaSophia Robb.

Sidenote: how many lucky librarians and/or paraprofessionals were lucky enough to have Tom Perrotta autograph your book of Little Children a few years ago at the American Library Association conference? Aye.

Free Streaming Internet Spotlight: UbuWeb

UbuWeb: The YouTube of the Avant-Garde
UbuWeb has converted all of its rare and out-of-print film & video holdings to on-demand streaming formats a la YouTube, which means that you can view everything right in your browser without platform-specific software or insanely huge downloads. We offer over 300 films & videos from artists such as Vito Acconci, Pipilotti Rist, Jean Genet, The Cinema of Transgression, Richard Foreman, Shuji Terayama, Jack Smith, Carolee Schneeman, John Lennon and hundreds more. Presented in conjunction with our partners at Greylodge.(as quoted by UbuWeb)


Indiana University is not responsible for any content presented with UbuWeb. Be responsible and use citations.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Need to return books and movies, but parking is a problem? Help is on the way...

You can now return your books, videos and DVDs without scavenging for a parking space at the Herman B Wells Library. Three book-return receptacles are now located south of the library: one at the end of the sidewalk leading to the main entrance, and two at the Seventh Street turnaround just north of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.

Remember that books may also be returned at any branch library.

And to speed up your transactions at the front end of the process, a self-service check-out machine located near the circulation desk in the Wells Library east tower offers you the option of checking out your own materials. Simply scan your ID, scan the book, and you’re out the door. Elect to have your charge slip sent to your e-mail rather than printing it out.

New Look, New Features for IUCAT

IUCAT, the university's online catalog with more than 5.6 million titles, has a new look and new features.

Upgraded in December, the catalog now features a streamlined interface to help reduce search errors. You can now also search for DVDs/videos, sound recordings, and E-books, and sort any of your searches by relevance. GoogleBooks and WorldCat are now one click away.

You should log in to IUCAT at the beginning of your search. Logging in allows you to access the full text when available and ensures you won't lose your search results if you later decide to renew library materials or request delivery of articles.

Note that off-campus users of the catalog must log in twice.

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ALA Video Round Table Announces 2007 Notable Videos for Adults

And the award goes to...

2007 Notable Winners

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cuddle Up with a Romantic Movie!

Looking for that special movie to make you feel warm and cozy? Consider checking out the following films located in the Kent Cooper Room Media Browsing Collection. Patrons can check out three videos and/or DVDs from the Browsing Collection for one week.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Brokeback Mountain
Doctor Zhivago
John Tucker Must Die
The Breakup
Failure to Launch
Isn't it Romantic
Loving Glances
Road to Love
Roman Holiday