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Access to Kanopy limited during summer

Beginning in May, Northeastern University Library will be reducing full access to Kanopy videos. From April 27 through August 24, Kanopy will be a mediated library service and access will be limited to instructional use and research support for faculty and students. Films that are already triggered (licensed because of usage for one year) will appear on the site and in Scholar OneSearch, but other films will have to be requested. 

If you have films you know you will use in teaching and research this summer from the Kanopy collection, please notify Erin Beach (e.beach@northeastern.edu) or Amy Lewontin (a.lewontin@northeastern.edu) and we will ensure that the films are activated in ample time for the summer sessions.  You can also use the request form on the Kanopy site after April 27, and if you identify that the film is for class use, we will expedite the activation.  Please note that this can take a day or two so be sure to build in adequate lead-time. 

If you live in the Boston area and wish to use Kanopy outside of academic use, the Boston Public Library offers Kanopy for free, and one can watch four films a month, once you obtain an e-card. More information is available here.

Thanks for your understanding of this necessary cost-saving effort and please let us know if you have any questions.

Spring 2011 Digital Media Workshops

Northeastern University Libraries’ Digital Media Design Studio (DMDS) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary learning environment for creating course-related multimedia presentations, projects, and portfolios. Check out our Spring 2011 workshops where participants can familiarize themselves with the technology and possibilities offered in the Studio. Photoshop Basics Wednesday, 2/16 @ 11:45am-1:25pm Let us teach you the basics of image adjustment and editing. In this workshop, you will learn how to paint, draw, and edit in Photoshop. After all the separate pieces are created, learn how to bring it all together to make a dynamic multi-layered project. [Register Now!] After Effects Basics Wednesday, 3/2 @ 11:45am-1:25pm This workshop is designed to teach you the basic tools used to create a composition. Learn how to create, edit, and bring your ideas to the screen using the basic tools of After Effects. [Register Now!] Introduction to Editing in Final Cut Pro Wednesday, 3/16 @ 11:45am-1:25pm This workshop will teach you about video and editing in Final Cut Pro. Learn how to capture video, and find out how to apply filters and color corrections to create a professional quality video. [Register Now!] For more information about the DMDS and our workshops visit our website or contact Thomas Bary at 617-373-3399.

New DVDs for Cold Winter Nights

I've just updated this week's New Titles in Snell Library, and I noticed we've got a nice crop of new DVDs. If you like biopics, there's Temple Grandin, about an autistic woman who becomes a pioneer in animal psychology. Hipsters? Catch Julie Christie in Darling (1965), about an English model and her descent into corruption. Or for those who like the classics, watch Ninotchka (1939), a lighthearted comedy about visitors to Paris who ascend into corruption (Garbo laughs!). For date night, borrow Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, based on a graphic novel about what it takes to win the girl of your dreams. A more serious take on love would be Vincere ("Win", 2009) about the love between Benito Mussolini and Ida Dalser (in Italian), or Un Coeur en Hiver ("A Heart in Winter", 2006), centering on the love triangle between a concert violinist, her lover, and his best friend (in, you guessed it, French). Working your way through this year's Oscar nominees? Our newest arrival is the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right (2010), with great acting from Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbian parents of two teenage kids. Another family drama, Please Give (2010), explores the dynamics of a Manhattan family waiting for their neighbor to die so they can take over and renovate her apartment. Every week we update our lists of New Titles. You can browse the lists, or subscribe to the RSS feed, depending on your interests. Choose a subject like mathematics, or you can view new videos or new titles from our high-interest award-winning titles in the first floor Hub reading area.

Open Access Week: Video Wednesday!

OA Week There are a lot of creative people out there making videos for OA Week about why open access to information is important. Here's one that's short and sweet at just over a minute long: And another one, appropriately titled "Open Access 101": But they're not all animations... there are lots of interviews out there with faculty about why they feel open access is important. Try this one, with Professor Christoph Bartneck of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands: There are many more videos available to enlighten and inform at http://www.openaccessweek.org/video.