Articles as mp3s

The Art Full Text and OmniFile Full Text article databases added a very cool feature that lets you listen to full-text articles being read by the computer. Select the "full-text html" link for any article in your search results and then select the "Listen" icon to either listen online or download an mp3 of the full article to your computer/iPod.

Cody Hennesy on Tour

Nancy Chan at Hyde St. Gallery

Brett Amory & Nancy Chan

April 3-May 1, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-10 PM

Comix + Flix

With the recent release of Watchmen, this may be a good time to take a look at the libraries' collection of comic books and graphic novels, some of which have also already been adapted for the big screen.

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Slide Projector Phase Out

As of Fall 2010 slide projectors will no longer be available at the CCA Media Centers.

CCA has been preparing for slide projector obsolescence for the last five years; find out how in our timeline on transition to digital projection.

Download this flowchart to see which slides CCA faculty can submit to the library for digitization.

Magnum photos

Looking for photos of wars and/or famous people? Well, you're in luck: ARTstor just added over 70,000 images to their new Magnum Photos collection.

CCA staff bookworks

Meyer Library will be hosting ArtLibrary, an exhibit of bookworks by CCA staff, from Feb 9 to 27. Be sure to also check out the ArtRead exhibit of CCA student and faculty bookworks in Oliver Art Center, as well as the 2009 Codex Bookfair at UC Berkeley next week. Join us for an opening reception for ArtLibrary in Meyer next Tuesday, Feb 10, from 5 to 8pm.

Student video art

Being a librarian, and a bookish dude in general, I've got a total soft spot for works of art that deal with libraries, books, shelves of books, card catalogs, data, text, and other bibliographic subjects. Here, CCA student Jake Sollins tackles our very own Simpson Library (SF) with his video, Every Book in Simpson Library.


SF Library eCard!

UPDATE (Mar 11, 2009): from the SFPL news, "Due to electronic vendor licensing agreements, San Francisco Public Library must suspend issuing e-cards, effective immediately. Existing e-cardholders must validate their current address no later than April 10, 2009 in order to continue using SFPL databases and other electronic resources remotely..."

What is Pragmatism?

Barack Obama is being called a pragmatist. (See Christopher Hayes' article in The Nation; )

Read a definition for "pragmatism" in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; .

Citation shortcut tool

There's a new citation tool in the library catalog.

Art:21 in iTunes

Art:21, the PBS series on contemporary art and artists, is now posting free weekly videos in iTunes. (That last link should open the iTunes store).

Etchings by Helen Breger

Research Awards

As you're digging into your final projects this semester keep in mind that you might be able to use those projects to win $200 this Spring in the first annual CCA Library Research Awards. We'll be giving away two $200 prizes to undergraduate students: one for research conducted for a paper assignment, and one for research activities in the production of an original artwork or design project. Projects from the Fall '08 semester are eligible, and final class assignments are ideal candidates for submission.

SF MOMA Artscope

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art put up a new site called ArtScope that you can use to browse (and search) over 3,500 images from their collections online. Especially cool, from the library p.o.v. anyway, is the ability to search these works based on content keywords. Looking for images of hell? There are 19 listed here, along with 29 for mirrors, 64 different self-portraits, and 376 works that are red. Wow.
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