Entries from May 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Streaming video @ JTCC Library

American History in Video brings high-quality streaming video to JTCC. American History in Video gives students and faculty online access to 2,000 hours of  vintage newsreels, archival footage, and award-winning documentaries. View synchronized, scrolling transcripts for each video Search transcripts with keywords Create playlists and clips Share clips via permanent URLs through Blackboard or email Access [...]

Friday, May 20th, 2011

50 book spoilers in 4 minutes

Brings Cliffnotes to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL! Hope you enjoyed the study break…it is back to the books next week when classes start Monday, May 23. The Midlothian campus library will return to regular operating hours on Monday. Chester library is still closed during the move, but hope to open in June. Read on!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Hemmingway look-alike contest: Running of the Bulls in Key West

Running of the bulls is a strong word…more like rolling and strolling of the bulls to me. Papa is everywhere! Confused about the connection of Santa-like men and herds of bovines? Check out Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway from the JTCC library.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Facebook…becomes a book!

When Facebook becomes a book from Siavosh Zabeti on Vimeo. Web to print…”the app that lasts a lifetime.” How do you preserve your online life?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The Meowmorphasis by Franz Kafka and Coleridge Cook

The Meowmorphosis: Book Trailer from Quirk Books on Vimeo. From the self-proclaimed “Masters of our Public Domain,” Quirk Classics brings another literary mashup sure to delight the animal lover in all of us. Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he is an adult-sized kitten. Does his family LOL or OMG? Publisher Quirk remastered [...]

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Philosopher’s Football: Germany vs. Greece

Bend it like…Hegel? Marx claims Socrates was OFFSIDE! (I think he’s right…) Thanks to Monty Python for the laughs. No classes are in session now (summer session starts Monday May 23). The Midlothian library is open until 7 p.m Monday – Thursday. During this Study Break Week LibrarySpace will share some (semi-) academic clips. Relax and [...]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Icing on the Cake: true stories from StoryCorps

Ever wondered what stories your family might have to tell? StoryCorps helps America listen and remember. In less than a decade, StoryCorps has recorded and preserved over 30,000 interviews; children interviewing parents, husbands telling romantic stories about their wives. All of the interviews are stored at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. [...]

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Chester library closing May 10 for remodeling

Chester campus library will begin renovations at the end of the spring semester. During the yearlong project, the Chester campus library will be located in the Nicholas Center. Details: Chester library and CLC Lab will close at 9 pm on Tuesday, May 10. The library will reopen in Nicholas 102 in June. While the library [...]