The UB Health Sciences Libraries Medical Image Guide is the 6th most popular Libraries Guide on the Libraries’ website.
We are considering expanding the guide, and would appreciate your input. The following link will take you to a brief (7-10 minutes) survey. Please complete the survey to help us compile the best image resources tailored to your needs. All data collected is anonymous and for internal use only.
In addition to the ongoing 48 Good Books project, the University Libraries and the Undergraduate Academies are debuting a sister program – 48 Good Films. Why 48? For the incoming Freshmen class, it equates to one film or book a month for the four years of their college careers. We are resurrecting a program that was popular in the early years of the University; and was discovered a few years ago in the University Archives.
Faculty submitted film titles that are important to them and embody the mission and spirit of the five Undergraduate Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. The response was overwhelming, and faculty were asked to vote for their top 48 films.
Why not consider including a 48 Good Films title in your summer or fall class programming? Films for classes may be booked online for classroom use and placed on course reserve for student viewing. Many feature films are available for course reserve in streaming format. Please contact the Libraries’ Multimedia Collections and Services staff for assistance.
Enjoy this list of “unrequired viewing” that have inspired inquiry, pleasure, and a renewed engagement with civic life.
Congratulations to Ethan Furman on winning the Libraries’ 2013 Oscar Contest! Ethan, a senior geography major and avid movie fan, picked the correct winner in all eight categories of the contest – the only person out of 222 entries to do so! He wins the grand prize of a Muvi mini-camcorder and 2013 Oscar winning DVD of his choice. Second prize winner is Brian Kalish and third prize goes to Mike Motsko who will each receive a DVD of their choice from this year’s Oscar winners. Brian and Mike, along with five others, only missed one category. All winners receive a variety of prizes from the UB Bookstore, CVS in the Commons, and Tea Leaf Café. Check out past Oscar winning DVDs from the UB Libraries multimedia collection, and access a variety of streaming documentary and educational films from the Libraries catalog.
The staff at the PBS program POV asked their fans to suggest films they would include as the greatest documentaries of all time. They received more than 1,000 titles of ” the most influential, illuminating, impactful, form-defining and otherwise beloved films from around the world and from the history of cinema.” They published the list of 100 films this week. Why not watch a few over the holiday break? POV’s Greatest Documentaries of All Time
48 Good Books—the successful joint effort between the UB Libraries and the UB Undergraduate Academies is expanding! With your input, the sister project 48 Good Filmswill become a reality. Our goal is to compile a selection of 48 films including features, documentaries, animation and shorts that embody the mission and spirit of the four Undergraduate Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Sustainability and Research Exploration. The films will be accessible through the UB Libraries.
We encourage you contribute to this project by sharing the names of films that have inspired your intellectual, personal, and professional development. Please provide a brief reason why these films are important to you and which one of the Academies it most closely reflects. The goal of this project is that in the course of a student’s college career this list of “unrequired viewing” will “connect the dots” between academia and life and will inspire intellectual growth and a habit of life-long learning.
The Academies is a collaborative venture open to all UB undergraduate students and benefits from the wisdom and curiosity of the university community. Please take a moment to share your expertise and suggest the films you believe will infuse UB students with the spirit of the Academies. Suggestions may be submitted online or by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your input is kindly requested by October 26, 2012.
Two video series from Ambrose Video are now available in streaming format from the Libraries’ catalog.
The Miracle of the Human Body is an 8-part series looking at each of the body’s major systems, using the most advanced medical imaging, 3-D graphics and cadaver footage.
The second series is the classic 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. Ambrose Video has restored the originals for the best possible viewing. The best way to find this series in the catalog is to use the All Fields search for: bbc shakespeare and streaming.
Streaming videos are now part of the UB Libraries collections. One of the easiest ways to find a title is to use a keyword search in the Libraries’ Catalog. Enter your subject term together with the words ‘and streaming video’. For example:
nutrition and streaming video
Once you select your title from the list of search results, there will be link at the bottom of the page to follow to start your video. Currently there are more than 350 streaming titles available, with new ones added regularly. The Libraries are committed to increasing the number of online resources available to make teaching, studying and research easier for our students and faculty. We’re always interested in your feedback and questions so feel free to contact us anytime.
Loan periods for Health Sciences and Silverman multimedia collections have changed. All multimedia materials for these two collections now circulate for 10 days. Faculty and staff may also book any multimedia item for classroom viewing. You will notice a new “Booking Request” icon on the item’s catalog page along the top icon bar. Clicking that icon will take you through the steps to book an item. Multimedia materials will no longer be subject to recalls or holds because of the booking feature.
A postcard announcing this change will be sent to faculty and staff in a few weeks.
Questions? Contact Lori Widzinski, 829-5744 or Michael Kankiewicz, 645-1329.
A collection of 47 contemporary Chinese documentary films is now available in the UB Libraries’ Multimedia Center, located on the 2nd floor of Silverman Library in Capen Hall. These documentaries reflect China’s progress in media studies and communication, and provide insight into the many social and cultural changes that have occurred in China during recent years.
Many of the films feature English subtitles, and most were produced in the last decade, offering a range of perspectives on daily life in 21st century China. Several of the films were directed and produced by well-known activists, such as Ai Xiaoming, who directed the first production of “The Vagina Monologues” in the People’s Republic of China. Most of the films, however, are the work of local filmmakers who have yet to achieve widespread attention.
Click on the collection’s title list for a brief description of each film, or contact the Multimedia Center for additional information.