Internet Archive launches TV News Search & Borrow

September 20th, 2012 No comments

Today the Internet Archive launches TV News Search & Borrow. This service is designed to help engaged citizens better understand the issues and candidates in the 2012 U.S. elections by allowing them to search closed captioning transcripts to borrow relevant television news programs.

The Internet Archive works to preserve the published works of humankind. Inspired by Vanderbilt University’s Television News Archive project, the Internet Archive collects and preserves television news. Like library collections of books and newspapers, this accessible archive of TV news enables anyone to reference and compare statements from this influential medium.

The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added.

Use the index of searchable text and short, streamed clips to find programs to borrow on DVD-ROM or view at the Internet Archive’s library in San Francisco.

TV News Search & Borrow

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Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers debuts their digital library

September 18th, 2012 No comments

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion‐imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries, is proud to announce the debut of their vibrant new Digital Library on the HighWire Open Platform. library.smpte.org

The SMPTE Digital Library provides one‐stop access to SMPTE resources, informing professionals about the latest technology products and industry research as they happen. The SMPTE Digital Library ties together the various elements of the society’s products, including the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, from 1916 to the present, the Society’s conference proceedings, and the full suite of SMPTE standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is the Society’s key publication providing peer‐reviewed articles on topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression, digital cinema, and much more.

Press Release

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New Spanish novels

In consultation with the MFL department library liaison and department chair, and input from the Spanish language faculty, the library has recently set up an approval plan with the Latin American Book Store to receive monthly shipments of Spanish language (both Latin American and Peninsular) books, according to the research and teaching profile we set up with them. Recent shipments have included the following novels (click picture for BearCat Record):




We have also received several novels by Roberto Bolaño, in order to fill out our collection. Bolaño is garnering renewed interest and publishing houses are reissuing many of his novels after he posthumously received the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666.



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