Legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa was born 105 years ago on Monday, March 23rd, 1910. To celebrate his legacy in film, we are happy to present a selection of his works, available on both DVD and online streaming.
Balancing life, school, and work could sometimes be a challenge and we often take notes to keep ourselves organized. Evernote is a cloud-based note-taking application that allows users to gather and share their notes. Today we will demonstrate the basics of Evernote and how you may use it to keep yourself organized.
As of the fall 2014 semester, movies and other media can be checked out of the library for 7 days.
Borrowing Media Items
- All registered patrons with a valid Library barcode have access to Lied Library's media holdings. See our Circulation department page for registration instructions.
- UNLV students, faculty, staff and other eligible patrons may check out up to 10 Lied Library media items at a time (DVDs, videotapes, CDs, etc.) for 7 days with two optional renewals (see Library Access and Privileges for a complete list of privileges by patron category).
- Guest users with borrowing privileges can check items out for 2 hours, in-library use only, with an optional 2 hour renewal.
In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, filmmaker and mass communications instructor Danny Ledonne notes that Millennials, who are so comfortable with digital technologies, are still primarily churning out text research papers like their parents and grandparents. He outlines a number of reasons why multimedia production should be more widespread in college courses and assignments, not the least of which is that the productions, unlike traditional papers, will tend to be widely shared among students themselves.
"Multimedia Assignments: Not Just for Film Majors Anymore," Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2014
Afraid your fragile photo will become damaged if you remove it from the album? Try taking a picture of it. Use a good camera, shoot it straight-on, and avoid light glares. Here are some more tips: http://dpbestflow.org/camera/camera-scanning
Found some old floppy disks and wondering what the heck is on them? Invest in a cheap external USB disk drive (or better yet, see if the library has one you can use there), and transfer any important files to a flash drive. More info on transferring from floppy to USB here: http://www.ehow.com/how_5950336_copy-data-floppy-usb-drive.html.
Save your digital photos (and other important files) in at least two places, such as your computer, CD/DVD, flash drive, external hard drive, Internet storage, etc., AND in separate locations.
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