Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Address is Approximate: Study Break Week

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. Google Street View + stop motion animation = Amazing! A personal project by director Tom Jenkins. From the Vimeo description: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in [...]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

World Record Rube Goldberg Machine: Study Break Week

The history of the world in 244 steps! From the YouTube description: The 2011 Purdue University Rube Goldberg machine shattered the world record for most steps ever successfully completed by such a machine. In 244 steps the “Time Machine” traces the history of the world from Big Bang to the Apocalypse before accomplishing the assigned [...]

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Anatomy and Physiology via web: Google Body

Can’t get to the library to study with the box of bones? Need a quick skull refresher before your final? Try Google Body! With Google Body you can: View and move detailed model of the human body in 3D See systems individually or together Add or subtract labels Search for organs, bones, muscles and more [...]

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Black History Month: Golden Age of Jazz

Experience the Golden Age of Jazz as if you were there! Photographer William P. Gottlieb passed his collection of 1,600+ photographs of jazz musicians–most taken between 1938-1948–into the public domain. The Library of Congress curates the collection and has made them available online through Flickr. Over and over, Gottlieb captures the essential personality of the musician. See big [...]

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Choose Privacy Week: May 2-8

Intellectual freedom is not only the right to read what you like, to say what you like, and to protest what you like. Intellectual freedom is also the freedom to read, search, and learn in the digital age…without Big Brother watching over your shoulder. Or at least, not watching without your permission. The American Library [...]