Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Featured DVD of the Week

In the Land of the War Canoes (1914)
by Edward S. Curtis

This DVD version was released by Milestone Film and Video.
Click here for more information about the film.

Butler Media Res DVD10484

How to Cite Media

Thanks to the folks at Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley, for putting together this style sheet on how to cite film, video, and online media.

Link to the guide here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Featured DVD of the Week

The Apartment (1960)

Following his delightfully hilarious Some Like it Hot (1959), Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Ray Walston, and Fred MacMurry in a bittersweet romance and comedy -- a story of trying to get to the top, revolving doors, and love.

Butler Media (Circulating) DVD10425
Butler Media Res DVD0933

Featured Resource

Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American guides on race, sex, gender, and the family

Offers an amazing collection of literature on etiquette and conduct –provides a true social history. Works include “How to be a Successful Hostess” (1930) to “How to Get the Most Out of Your Victrola” (1923).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Featured Resource

National Endowment for the Arts: Research Notes

"Along with their sponsorship of various artistic endeavors, the National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA) creates specialized analyses of topics of
interest to policy-makers, arts administrators, and others with an interest
in the arts. Their Research Notes papers can be found here, and visitors can
browse the papers by the date of their release or by subject. Currently,
there are almost 100 papers listed on the site. The first paper was released
in 1982, and since then, the NEA has sponsored papers that include "College
Course-Taking Patterns in the Arts", "International Data on Government
Spending on the Arts", and "Public Participation in the Arts: 1982 and
1992". Finally, the site also contains links to the NEA's research brochures
and a place where visitors can sign up to receive email updates about new
research publications. [KMG]" excerpt from Internet Scout Report 9/4/09

Friday, September 11, 2009

Exhibit -- Fall 2009

Featured DVD of the Week


d. Andrejz Wajda
Originally produced in 2007. 
Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at KatyƄ in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed.
In Polish with English subtitles. 
Butler Media Res 
Butler Media (Circulating) 

SoA Workshops

Resources for Film Studies and Performing Arts
These one-hour sessions provide an introduction to the vast selection of print, non-print (DVDs, CDs), image and electronic collections for film and performing arts at Columbia.
September 18 @ 2pm
September 23 @5:30pm
October 29 @2:30pm
All sessions will be held in 306 Butler.
Please RSVP -- nef4@columbia.edu

Butler Media -- New Circulating Titles

In September 2008, Butler Media received a gift of 17,500 DVDs from Kim's Media upon the closing of the uptown store. The collection is being added to Butler Media as the basis for a circulating collection.

Titles circulate to all Columbia affiliates -- 2 titles, 3 days. Faculty may borrow titles for one week.

To find circulating titles in CLIO:
Use Pre-Set Limits (located on the right under title, author box).
Select -- Library Location: Butler Media (Circulating)
Be sure to click on Set Limits and then return to search box.
Pre-set limits will work on keyword and title searches only.