Illusions of Stillness and Movement

School of Film and Photography faculty member, Lucia Ricciardelli, recently launched an anthology titled, “Illusions of Stillness and Movement”. A copy of this anthology is now available for check-out at Renne Library.

“Illusions of Stillness and Movement: An Introduction to Film and Photography” is a collection of readings, interviews, historical surveys, visual analyses, and theoretical discussions on the relationship between photography and film. The book provides an interdisciplinary, theoretical framework and a historical context for understanding the full impact of media on contemporary culture. It examines the distinct ways we understand the meaning of cinematic and photographicù from the perspective of the artistic humanities to see what distinguishes and what connects the two.

“Illusions of Stillness and Movement” can be used in introductory courses on film and photography, classes on the history and theory of cinema and photography, and those that address visual culture. Students learn how photography and cinema work together to create stories, and bring unnoticed elements and hidden meanings to the forefront of the viewing experience. They explore photographic realism, the limits media impose on users in terms of realistic representation, and the notion of photographic truth in the digital age.

Database Trial: History of Science, Technology & Medicine

A trial of History of Science, Technology & Medicine is available through 5/9/2014.

This database includes four bibliographies—the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienzaand the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine—to create an international database for the history of science, technology and medicine. Users can search records of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other related materials dating back to 1975.

This library resource is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server:http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/602. Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten DeMoss, Electronic Resources Librarian, kirsten.demoss@montana.edu.

Database Trial: PBS Video Collection

A trial of The PBS Video Collection is available now through May 2, 2014.

The PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one online interface. Subject matter includes, history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

The collection provides streaming access to films and series you may already know, including:

  • America in Profile
  • American Experience
  • Empires
  • Freedom
  • Frontline
  • God in America
  • Great Performances
  • History Detectives
  • NOVA
  • Odyssey
  • The films of Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and more.

This library resource is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/621. Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten DeMoss, Electronic Resources Librarian, kirsten.demoss@montana.edu.

 

4/23 Workshop: Zotero Basics

Free workshop 4/23 @ 11:30-12:20pm in the Library Conference Room of Renne Library.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension that enables you to collect, organize, retrieve and share your research sources. Zotero even lets you store web-page snapshots, PDF files, images, links and has a plug-in for Microsoft Office Word and OpenOffice Writer so you can add in-text citations and create a bibliography with over 1,200 styles to choose from, including the most popular APA, MLA and Chicago. Join us for this 50 minute session to get started.

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4/30 Workshop: Researcher Profiles

Free workshop 4/30 @ 11-12pm in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Researchers and published scholarly authors can now set up numerous profiles to display their publications and Profiles are available on Google Scholar, Web of Knowledge (ResearcherID), VivoWeb, and several others. Come learn how to establish your own profiles, claim your ORCID and other identifiers, manage your scholarly identity, import & export data, and connect with other researchers.

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4/3 Workshop: Prezi Basics

Free workshop 4/3 @ 12-1pm in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Prezi is a living presentation tool for visualization and storytelling without slides. Tap into your creativity to seamlessly create high-quality presentations, post them to the internet, and share them with friends and colleagues. Topics to cover: creating a new prezi, using templates, importing content, presenting online, sharing offline, and more.

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