Below is a sampling of images taken at the Dedication Ceremonies of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library on Friday, February 17, 2012. Photography by James Benyshek and Dan Roth.
Media Desk Supervisor Jermaine King has been featured in the campus publication Columns:
But what may be most surprising about the collection isn’t the classic Shakespeare or Audrey Hepburn movies, it’s that modern films like The Social Network, Iron Man and Black Swan are all available for checkout by faculty, staff and students. Two years ago students could only watch movies for classes at the library, but that’s changed; and now the last season of Lost can go home with a student or staff member for a three-day checkout or a professor can check out the Inside Job for a week. And King is trying to get the word out. He says he’s overloaded the campus with flyers. He even has a Facebook page and Twitter account for the media desk that he updates when new titles come in.
Read more at Columns and stop by the Media Desk for one of Jermaine’s movie recommendations and a “trademark grin.”
A record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2010, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia campus.
The Good Wife (CBS)
In this densely layered dramatic series, the dutiful wife of a disgraced politician resumes her legal career and finds satisfaction, self-worth and moral quandaries of her own.
30 for 30 (ESPN)
Commissioned for the sports channel’s 30th anniversary, about sports in America, well, they shoot, they score.
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise (HBO)
Spike Lee’s team checks up on New Orleans five years after Katrina hit and the levees broke and documents the city’s successes and failures in a video patchwork by turns beautiful, depressing and optimistic.
The Moth Radio Hour (Public Radio Stations)
Storytelling, likely the oldest art, is revered and reinvigorated by this weekly hour for everyday raconteurs.
Degrassi: My Body Is a Cage (TeenNick)
True to its history, the durable high-school serial’s two-parter about a transgender teen neither trivializes nor overdramatizes its subject.
Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
A series about three longtime pals, “regular” guys, navigating middle age, it’s comical, poignant and harrowing, sometimes all at once.
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (PBS)
The venerable Victorian sleuth is audaciously updated for our high-tech times, and the game is afoot all the quicker.
Immersive and boundlessly imaginative, the series uses pithy prose and state-of-the-art sound to illuminate complicated scientific and philosophical subjects.
Part morality play, part character study, this engrossing modern-day Western drama sets its showdowns in the wild, wild east of Appalachian Kentucky.
All entries become a permanent part of the Peabody Archive in the University of Georgia Libraries. The collection is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected moving-image archives. For more information about the Peabody Archive or the Peabody Awards, visit www.peabody.uga.edu.
Learn how to find leisure reading, movies and music at the UGA libraries.
Monday November 1st, 7-8pm, Miller Learning Center 369.
This is a blue card event.
Home Movie Day is the perfect opportunity for people to connect with our past and to move the conversation about preserving our cultural heritage into the future.” — Ken Burns
National Home Movie Day 2010 is coming to Americus, Georgia on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rylander Theatre at 310 West Lamar Street.
The event is sponsored by the University of Georgia Main Libraries Brown Media Archives and the Rylander Theatre.
National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. Home Movie Day is held annually in October. The provide an opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about their own family movies, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture 20th-century history.
Home Movie Day in Americus is free and open to the public. There will be a screening of home movies from the Archive’s collection which includes footage from around the state as well as from the Americus area. There will also be a brief talk about the best ways to preserve unique home-grown films and videotapes. Attendees are encouraged to bring films, videotapes, and DVDs with them for brief inspection and advice from the archivists that will be in attendance.
“If you have home movies on film or videotape that you are worried about preserving bring them to Home Movie Day,” said Ruta Abolins, director of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. “We will be screening 16mm, regular 8mm, and Super 8mm home movie, videotape, DVDs. Too many people see their home movies as just documenting their family; they don’t realize that home movies provide insight into family custom, lifestyle, landscape and history.”
The Brown Media Archive has been working with Americus resident Sheffield Hale in organizing, preserving, and transferring his family’s home movie collection that spans from the 1920s-1960s…
Free and open to the public!
For more information about Home Movie Day in Americus, contact Ruta Abolins at 706-542-4757. For more information about National Home Movie Day, see www.homemovieday.com.
Looking for ways to enliven a class presentation or add content to your eLC course site? Films on Demand, the Libraries’ new database from GALILEO, offers streaming video for over 7,000 educational films. Films are broken into segments for easy linking and viewing. Producers include Films for the Humanities & Sciences, PBS, the BBC, major U.S. commercial networks, Cambridge Educational, The Film Board of Canada, Open University, the Clio Awards, and many more. Also included is a collection of 260 United Newsreels.
Films on Demand covers a wide range of topics and disciplines. Just a sampling includes:
- Sacred Sounds: Music of the World, Songs of the Soul
- Building Tomorrow’s Company: Leadership (Hewlett Packard)
- Biotechnology on the Farm and in the Factory: Agricultural and Industrial Applications
- Asylum: A History of the Mental Institution in America
- Battle of the Bag: Deconstructing a Consumer Culture Icon
- Borderless: The Lives of Undocumented Workers
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Understanding a Classic
- The Chemistry of Life: Milestones in Genetics
- Universal Newsreels: As World Watched — Spaceman Hailed after U.S. Triumph (Alan Shepard)
The UGA Libraries has a new online guide listing resources for finding vintage advertising – both print ads and television commercials. Resources for online advertising archives are listed, and so are ways to find vintage ads in print or microfilm versions of contemporary magazines on the library shelves. (Click image to enlarge.)
Have a nice little stroll down memory lane with the Marlboro Man or John Cameron Swayze (the “takes a licking but keeps on ticking” Timex guy)! (Click image to enlarge.)
The Oscar nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers has footage from the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection in it. The footage, of Richard Nixon, was partially used in the representative clip shown during the Academy Awards broadcast.
A student asked if it was possible to browse our collection of DVDs; she was looking for documentaries on a subject, but didn’t know of any specific titles, and a keyword search of GIL seemed to return only books.
In fact, you can limit a search of the GIL catalog by many factors, including material and location. In this case I helped the patron to limit the search to things in our Media Department, which houses all film and video for the library. Here’s how:
From the keyword search page in GIL, choose “Narrow My Search” in the lower left.
Pick one or more limiters: language, date, library collection, place of publication, and material are among your choices. Then click the “narrow my search” button to return to the keyword search page.
The keyword search page will remind you that search limits are in effect. You can remove them by clicking “clear settings” at the lower right.
One of UGA’s hidden treasures is about to step into the spotlight. Selected programs from the Peabody Awards Collection are now available for online viewing on the UGA campus.
The Peabody Awards Collection, part of the UGA Libraries Walter J. Brown Media Archives, is one of the largest broadcasting archives in the country. The Collection contains all entries to the George Foster Peabody Awards, with radio programs dating from 1940 and television from 1948, making it an invaluable resource for teaching and research.
Thanks to a grant from Save America’s Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Media Archives is now able to preserve, digitize, and share part of the Collection online. The titles selected for this project are all locally-produced television programs dating from 1973-1989. Currently over 500 titles are available, with more being added daily.
Among the programs currently on view: local kids’ shows like Hobo Kelly’s Marineland Special from KHJ in Hollywood (1974) and Jack and the Jukebox from WWBT in Richmond, Va. (1978). Local news stories like Angola: Behind Closed Doors From WWL in New Orleans (1977) and Bid Rigging at Boston City Hall from WCVB in Needham, Mass. (1978), not seen since their original broadcasts, are now available.
To view these programs, visit the Peabody Awards Collection database and search for “yes” in the “Digitized Copy Available” field on the Basic search screen. Watch this space for updates as additional titles are added.