This guide to resources about the Queen, in celebration of her 60 years on the throne, is brought to you by guest contributor, Margaret Brill. Margaret is British Studies librarian at Perkins Library and a former subject of Her Majesty.
View key moments from the Thames River Pageant, [...]Continue Reading →
Guest post by Margaret Brill
Are you pining for Downton Abbey? Try reading about the lives of servants and their employers in that historical period. Check out Duke Libraries’ excellent selection below.
If you missed the program or individual episodes, Lilly Library has the DVDs of Season [...]Continue Reading →
The Russian film company, Mosfilm, has produced some of the great classics of Soviet cinema. The company’s history is rooted in the early days of the Soviet Union and the ground-breaking cinema of the 1920s. Recently Mosfilm decided to make dozens of its best-known movies freely available on YouTube. The agreement between Mosfilm and YouTube means that an initial batch of 50 films that still [...]Continue Reading →
The weekend of April 14th is fast approaching, and I’ll soon be making the deliciously difficult choice of which documentaries to enjoy this year in downtown Durham, North Carolina at the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
But you may not know that Duke University Libraries Special Collections houses award-winning films [...]Continue Reading →
Who doesn’t need a little post-winter, pre-spring pick me up right about now? Here are some resources to warm the soul that Duke Libraries colleagues have recently sent my way.
Take a look at the Regensburg Electronic Journals Library, a consolidated index of online journals compiled by the University Library [...]Continue Reading →
At this chilly, festive time of year I can’t seem to keep visions of streaming video from dancing in my head. My new favorite site–launched back in 2008–is SnagFilms. SnagFilms provides free online access to over 1,700 fine documentary films. Many of the titles they offer online can be found on DVD [...]Continue Reading →
Dr. Raymond Tallis will deliver a talk, “The Suicide of the Humanities,” at the National Humanities Center on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 5pm. Dr. Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist, and cultural critic whom the Economist’s Intelligent Life Magazine recently listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world. Dr. Tallis’s [...]Continue Reading →
George Washington University historian, Dane Kennedy, will give a talk, “ Science, Truth, and Knowledge in 19th-Century British Exploration,” at 5pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2010, at the National Humanities Center.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Kennedy will be working this year at [...]Continue Reading →
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Fall 2010 classes are almost upon us. The Library of Congress has just loosened its stranglehold on the creation of video clips from encrypted DVDs in the Higher Ed sphere (read Duke Scholarly Communications guru, Kevin Smith’s, take on the new exceptions). On-demand/pay-per-view is predicted to displace DVD sales in [...]
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