Skip to Content
ublogo print

University at Buffalo Libraries

Multimedia Collections & Services

Multimedia Collections & Services News


Order your streaming videos today!

Need a video for your class?  There is still time to order streaming videos from Swank Digital Campus and Kanopy Streaming Video for your Spring courses.  Swank Digital Campus offers a wide selection of feature films that can be embedded into your UBLearns courses.  Kanopy Streaming Video are more focused on documentary and educational films.  To request a film from Swank Digital Campus, please follow the “Requesting Swank Videos” link on the webpage.  Kanopy films may be used directly from their website.  Please contact the Multimedia Collections & Services department with any question or for more information.

Book and Film of the Month for January

The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for January:

A_Dogs_Purpose

BOOK: A Dog’s Purpose

Taking an unexpected look at the human-pet relationship, this book details one dog’s lives. Throughout the book, one dog is reincarnated as a different dog usually of a different breed, gender, and circumstances. During each of these lives, the dog tries to find his purpose. A New York Times Best Seller, this moving book illuminates a new perspective on life.

Copies are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection:

http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003315516

 

Cave_of_the_Yellow_Dog

 

FILM: The Cave of the Yellow Dog

This Mongolian-German film tells a familiar story – a young girl, Nansal, who finds a cute dog and takes him home. However, since Nansal’s family has recently had trouble with wolves attacking their sheep, her father does not want her to keep the dog. Set in the picturesque Mongolia, this film features many shots of the beautiful landscape. An award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, this film is enjoyable for people of all ages.

The DVD is available in the Silverman Multimedia Collection:

http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003451450

 

Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.

48 Good Books and Good Films Selections for December

Posted on: |

The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for December:

 

46

 

FILM:  Begone Dull Care

This is a short (8-minute), experimental, “visual music” animated film from 1949. Directors McLaren and Lambart used a drawn-on-film technique, painting colored shapes and scratching directly on the film stock to make a visual representation of the rhythms and variations of its jazz soundtrack, played by the great Canadian jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson. The film is preserved as a “masterwork” by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada.

The DVD is available in the Silverman Multimedia Collection, First Floor, Capen:

 

38

 

BOOK:  Eating Fire: Selected Poetry 1965-1995  by Margaret Atwood

An omnibus edition of three collections of poems by Margaret Atwood: Poems 1965-1975, Poems 1976-1986, and Morning in the Burned House. Through bus trips and postcards, wilderness and trivia, she reflects the passion and energy of a writer intensely engaged with her craft and the world.

Copies are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection.

Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Noticed.

Posted on: |

flyer-2-1

As a student, you may need to prepare a presentation for class with visuals, or a poster for a conference, or need images, video and audio for a digital publication. The University Libraries are committed to supporting your UB educational experience, and are undergoing a pilot project that will provide two computers with a variety of multimedia software, as well as a variety of equipment to create multimedia files. Sign out a camera, or an accessory to make your cell phone a better recording device. Computing time and loanable equipment must be reserved ahead of time. Details are available on our web page.

The Multimedia Creation Lab is located on the South Campus, in the Health Sciences Library, Room 105 Abbott Hall, and the service is available to all current UB students.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Kanopy Streaming Video is Here

Posted on: |

kanopyThe University Libraries are providing even more access to streaming videos to support classroom instruction. Kanopy Streaming Video is now available through a joint pilot project with other regional colleges.

Kanopy offers more than 6,500 films in a wide variety of subject areas and from several educational film distributors including these popular collections: Criterion Collection, Symptom Media, PBS, Green Planet Films, First Run Features, California Newsreel, BBCActive, NEVCO and German Film.

Create clips/playlists and embed any video or clip in UBlearns. Questions? Please contact Multimedia Collections and Services at lib-media@buffalo.edu.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Faculty: Request Streaming Videos for your courses

Posted on: |

swankThe UB Libraries in partner with Swank Digital Campus is once again offering online streaming videos for faculty members. Pick any two films from Swank’s collection of more than 19,000 feature films, classic films, and documentaries to add to your course free of charge.  For more information, please visit the Digital Campus website.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Good Book and Film for August

Posted on: |

The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for August:

FILM:

film

Based on a graphic novel of the same name, V for Vendetta is set in a near-future dystopian society in Britain where a “a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman” (IMDB.com). Released in 2006, the film has been nominated for numerous awards including the Art Directors Guild Production in Design Award (2007) and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films Award (2007).

Directed by James McTeigue, V for Vendetta is available in the Silverman Library Multimedia Collection:http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003451371.

BOOK:

He, She and It

Published in 1991, He, She, and It is a winner of the Arther C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom. From Amazon.com:

“In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman’s marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions—and the ability to kill.”

Copies of He, She, and It are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection (PS3556 .I4 H4) and on circulating Kindle e-readers.

Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions.

All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.

Posted in News | Comments Off

Kanopy Streaming Video Service Free Trial for June

Posted on: |

UB Libraries are participating in a free trial of the Kanopy Streaming Video Service for the month of June. Here’s the link: http://buffalo.kanopystreaming.com.

Kanopy is a distributor of online educational videos, offering colleges, schools, hospitals, corporates and other educational institutions a comprehensive, one-stop shop for streaming video needs. They have over 20,000 videos in their catalog covering a wide range of subjects. These are documentaries and clinical films, and for the most part do not include feature films.

Try it out and send feedback by June 30th to your library liaison or to our Multimedia Collections and Services Department at multimedia@buffalo.edu.

 

Posted in News | Comments Off

Good Viewing and Good Reading for June

Posted on: |

The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for June:

FILM: The Motorcycle Diaries

32

In 1952, 23-year-old medical student Ernesto de la Serna (Gael García Bernal), later better known as Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany friend Alberto (Rodrigo de la Serna) on an 8,000-km motorcycle trip through South America, starting from their home in Buenos Aires. Their quest is to see things they’ve only read about in books, finishing in Venezuela on the other side of the continent. But the travelers wrestle with an unreliable motorbike, a continual lack of money, their raging libidos, and Alberto’s asthma. A chance encounter with a pair of Communists in the Chilean desert and an extended stay at the San Pablo Leper Colony in Peru profoundly affects what each will want to do with his life and the bond each has with the other.

Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/002647050/Holdings#tabnav

 

BOOK: The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne

23

In 1572 Montaigne retired from public life and began the reading and writing which were to develop into “assays” of his thoughts and opinions. Nobody in Western civilization had ever tried to do what Montaigne set out to do. In a vivid, contemporary style he surprises us with entertaining quotations; he moves swiftly from thought to thought, often digressing from an idea only to return to it triumphantly, having caught up with it elsewhere, and in so doing leads the reader along the criss-cross paths of a journey of discovery. Montaigne set out to discover himself. What he discovered instead was the human race.

Copies are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/Record/000377305/Holdings#tabnav and on all circulating Kindle e-readers.

Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.

 

Posted in News | Comments Off

May 2014 Book and Film of the Month

Posted on: |

The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for May:

harveymilk

FILM: Based on a true story, The Times of Harvey Milk, documents the political career and assassination of San Francisco’s first openly gay supervisor. This American documentary film has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, but not limited to, the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film Feature in 1984. Directed by Rob Epstein, The Times of Harvey Milk is available in the Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003451175.

 

corrections

BOOK: Published in 2001, The Corrections delves into the troubled lives of an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children. Described as both a tragedy and a comedy, author Jonathan Franzen takes us on a journey with each character as they go through a life of hardships and personal growth. The book has won numerous awards including the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction. Copies of The Corrections are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection (PS3556 .R352 C67) and on circulating Kindle e-readers. Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.

Posted in News | Comments Off