A scene from "For Ahkeem"

Libraries’ ‘Mean Streets’ Program Returns to St. Louis Film Festival

By ksinger on October 16, 2017 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

As part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) Nov. 2-12, Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Cinema St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum present “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television.” This five-day […]

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New Streaming Reserves Platform Available

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 8, 2017 in What's New

Wowza, the new streaming reserves platform, is ready to go live this fall. This new platform replaces RealPlayer and promises to be more user-friendly. Wowza was piloted successfully with two courses in the spring 2017 semester. How it works: There is no additional software necessary to play films streamed in-house. Students can click the link […]

Animated Filmmaker R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank Collection Comes to WU

By Jaleen Grove on June 22, 2017 in Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, What's New

A significant collection of works and documents from the animation studio The Ink Tank, owned and operated by cartoonist and animator R.O. Blechman 1977 – 2004, is finding a permanent home in the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis. The Library specializes in the collection, preservation and study of […]

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Mac Computers Relocated From the Arc Space

By ksinger on June 1, 2017 in What's New

As part of the Olin Library Transformation, the Arc Technology Center on Level A of Olin Library is now closed. The Arc space will be the future home of three library classrooms and will house the Instructional Support Services staff. Seven Mac computers from the Arc have been relocated within Olin Library. 1 computer (with […]

Talk with Filmmaker Jon Else Now Available Online

By ksinger on May 18, 2017 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

On April 19, 2017, Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, and the Missouri History Museum hosted filmmaker Jon Else as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. Else was a cinematographer and series producer on the 1980s documentary series Eyes on the Prize. He has written about the making of the series in his new […]

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Ryan Wallace

By ksinger on April 27, 2017 in Staff News, What's New

Ryan Wallace grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in earth and planetary sciences. After graduation, she worked as a cataloging assistant at St. Louis University until she was hired in 2008 as library assistant for WU’s Ronald Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library. Ryan earned a master’s […]

Participants Help Preserve Information in DataRescueWU Event

By Ruth Lewis on April 19, 2017 in Physics, What's New

Washington University Libraries and the School of Law Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic hosted a data rescue event for the university community on April 14. Recently, a number of data rescue events have been held nationwide, through the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) and DataRefuge, to help preserve information from government agencies for the future. Federal […]

Video of Sarah M. Pritchard’s Thomas Lecture Now Available

By ksinger on April 13, 2017 in What's New

On March 30, Sarah M. Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University, delivered her lecture, “Linking Libraries to Promote and Preserve a City’s History: Creating the Chicago Collections Consortium.” Pritchard’s talk was presented in Room 214 of Wilson Hall on Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus. It was […]

In ‘Hymns for the Fallen,’ Decker Examines Music and Sound in War Films

By ksinger on March 2, 2017 in What's New

Todd Decker, chair of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has published four books on commercial popular music in the United States. In his new book, Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam (University of California Press), he examines how the use of music, dialogue, and […]

WU Libraries’ Henry Hampton Film Series Features Jon Else

By ksinger on February 15, 2017 in Film & Media Archive, What's New

Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a talk with filmmaker Jon Else at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Missouri History Museum’s Lee Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Else will discuss his new book, True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television Series […]