Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Media Dropbox Now Available!

Running late? Have other things to do? Need to return your movies? No problem. We've got you covered.

The front vestibule of the library now sports a Media Dropbox. Located right next to the book drop, this handy slot allows you to return your DVDs and VHS tapes while you're on the go. Just make sure your put your movies in the Media slot, not the book drop to prevent any damage to them.

Please enjoy our latest effort to streamline library resources for your life.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi gets 6 year sentence

From BBC News -
The acclaimed Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in prison, his lawyer says.

Farideh Gheirat said Mr Panahi had been convicted of working against the Iranian system, the semi-official Isna news agency reported.

She said her client had also been banned from making films, writing scripts and travelling abroad. - BBC NEWS

Films by Jafar Panahi in Media Services -
Badkonake sefid = The white balloon (1995) VHS 4836
Ayneh = The mirror (1998) VHS 7291
Dayereh = The circle (2000) Home Use Collection DVD 715
Talaye sorkh = Crimson gold (2003) Home Use Collection DVD 928
åAfsåaåid = Offside (2006) Home Use Collection DVD 3759

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Happy Birthday, Kirk!

Today, Kirk Douglas turns the ripe old age of 94. Many of his classic films are available here in Media Services for Home Use.

Ace in the Hole – HU DVD 2976
Arrangement – HU DVD 2212
Bad and the Beautiful – HU DVD 7257
Champion – HU DVD 211
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral – HU DVD 7576
Lust for Life – HU DVD 5808
Last Train from Gun Hill – HU DVD 7569
Out of the Past – HU DVD 2403
Paths of Glory – HU DVD 3271
Seven Days in May – HU DVD 326
Spartacus – HU DVD 3272

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Happy Holiday Home Use Titles!

Need a break from studying for finals? Have an extra day or two before heading home? Staying in town for Winter Break? Whatever the case may be, we've got some title that will be perfect for passing the time this holiday season.

Die Hard – HU DVD 445
Die Hard 2: Die Harder – HU DVD 446
Tokyo Godfathers – HU DVD 819
It’s a Wonderful Life – HU DVD 1782
A Christmas Story – HU DVD 1939
Miracle on 34th Street – HU DVD 2336
Love Actually – HU DVD 3510
Bad Santa – HU DVD 4355
The Nightmare Before Christmas – HU DVD 4711
The Holiday – HU DVD 5407
A Charlie Brown Christmas – HU DVD 5410
The Man Who Came to Dinner - HU DVD 6758

Monday, December 06, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Now in Media Services: Unrestrictable Home Use Titles!

We have begun to acquire second and third copies of some of our more popular films. These are high demand titles that tend to be used in class every semester which prevents them from being checked out as home use titles to patrons. As a result, we have decided to create a new category for these titles called Unrestrictable Home Use. This means we have a dedicated non-Home Use copy of the item that faculty will always have access to and an Unrestrictable Home Use version that you, the patron (i.e.; AU students and staff) will always be able to access. In other words, regardless of whether a title is getting used for a class these Unrestrictable Home Use titles can always go out for home use.

Here’s a list of our first set of Unrestrictable Home Use items:

Devil’s Backbone - HU DVD 441
Breakfast at Tiffany's - HU DVD 501
Fight Club - HU DVD 939
Blade Runner – HU DVD 1064
American History X – HU DVD 1132
Hotel Rwanda – HU DVD 1205
Schindler's List – HU DVD 2419
All About My Mother – HU DVD 2446
Talk to Her – HU DVD 2447
The Godfather – HU DVD 2541
The Godfather II – HU DVD 2542
The Godfather III – HU DVD 2543
The Godfather Supplements – HU DVD 2544
Volver – HU DVD 2656
Last King of Scotland – HU DVD 2699
Pan’s Labyrinth – HU DVD 2770
A Clockwork Orange – HU DVD 3274
Hurt Locker – HU DVD 6762