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Cindy Badilla-Meléndez

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Happy summer!!!

By Liz Legatt

As everyone departs from campus and begins their summer jobs, classes, and vacations, don’t forget that the Music & Media Collections is still capable of meeting your needs from home! Because of our continuously updated streaming services, members of the St. Thomas community have access to thousands of films and music through our databases.


If you find yourself in need of a film for class or simply have some free time on your hands, you can find our Online Video and Music Sources right through the St. Thomas Libraries website. And if you still need to come in to the Music & Media Collections for face-to-face help, effective May 22nd our hours will be changed as follows:

Music and Media Collections Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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Go-to films

By Liz Legatt

We all have those go-to films.  The ones that we have seen dozens of times and still crave to watch regularly. Whatever your reason is for gravitating towards films, I often find that these are a good representation of one’s personality. My go-to films tend to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, or there’s usually something about the flawed main characters that I find myself extremely able to relate to. Here are my top three recommended go-to films, that we have available right here in the Media & Music Collections:

Featured Film: Pride & Prejudice Call #: PR4034 .P75 2006
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. The family’s future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighborhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr. Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment.

Featured Film: Ratatouille  Call #:  PN1997 .R385 2010

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents.

Featured Film: (500) Days of Summer Call #: PN1997 .F5774 2009
For Tom, it was love at first sight when Summer Finn walked into the greeting card company where he worked. Summer is the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knows that Summer is the woman with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer does not believe in relationships or boyfriends, Tom and Summer become more than just friends.

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The Music and Media Collections at the OSF Library are a great resource!


By Liz Legatt

The Music and Media Collections are a great resource if you’re looking for a new film, tv series, or documentary to watch. This past J-term, in between working at the Music and Media Collections, exploring new coffee shops, catching up with friends and reading, I quickly found that I actually had a lot of time on my hands. I was running out of new things to do when I began working on an Academy Award-Winning Films display project for my job. While working on this project, I discovered that there are hundreds of mainstream films that we all have access to, so I decided to embark on a little journey and watch all the award-winning films that I had been meaning to see for years. Without further ado, here are my top 3 recommendations:

Room (2015)
After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world.
Call #: PR6054.O547 R6 2016

Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, a raging battle for family fortune, a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis, and a love affair–all against the backdrop of a dramatically changing continent.
Call #: PT2653.W42 G7 2014

Still Alice (2015)
“Alice Howland …, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.”–Container.
Call #: PS3607.E55 S7 2015

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Digitalia Films Library

The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Digitalia Films Library (video streaming database). The database with more than 900 titles, is a multilingual, multi-national collection of movies and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil). Among the subjects included in the documentaries are archeology, history, nature, arts, and more. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.
Note: To activate the English subtitles please click under the CC icons

If you have questions about this streaming film collection or any other video or music streaming collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

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Streaming Video Issues (Academic Video Online Database)

We are sorry to report that we are having issues with the database for streaming videos Academic Video Online. We are working on the problem.

If you are experiencing issues such as the links don’t work; the link takes you to the database site and give you the preview only, or tells you that the school does not have access to the video try these tips in the meantime:

If you get a link that looks like this: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/2439138 and does not work add ezproxy.stthomas.edu, change the periods for dashes and rearrange the order to look like this: https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/view/work/2439138

Feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Melendez, Media and Music Librarian, cbadillame@stthomas.edu for help.

 

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Medici.TV

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The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Medici.TV. A streaming video music database covering over 1,500 films in high definition with the best of classical music from Baroque to Contemporary music, including: concerts, operas, ballets, archival documents, portraits of artists and composers, master classes, conductors in rehearsals. Over 100 live broadcast every year from leading concert halls and classical music festivals.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through this link Medici.TV . To watch a performance click on the “picture.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

 

News & Events

Kanopy Collection

kanopyThe UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the Kanopy, a video streaming database with more than 26,000 documentaries and movies. subjects included are: film studies; arts; business; education; global studies; sciences and more. It provide access to more then a 1000 movies including foreign films. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

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Database Criterion on Demand

Unfortunately, due to reasons out of the Library’s control, we won’t have access to the Database Criterion on Demand. If you were using links for any of the movies from the database, those won’t work anymore. Please if you are a faculty member and you were planning to use one of those titles please contact the Media/Music Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez, so an alternative can be arranged. cbadillame@stthomas.edu

In the other hand, we will be having access to more than 26,000 documentaries and movies from Kanopy as of April 1.

In May we will have access to 200 movies from Swank Motion Pictures (Digital Campus Collection).

 

Classical Languages, Latin America, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, Modern Languages, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Foreign Language Films via Kanopy

kanopy The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the Foreign Language Films , a streaming movie collection delivered by “Kanopy.” We have over 40 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse.

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

Classical Languages, Database Highlights & Trials, Latin America, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, Modern Languages, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

World Cinema Video Database

FOD The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to the World Cinema Video Database, a streaming movie collection delivered by “Films on Demand.” We have over 400 foreign films available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.

Access to these films through the Library Catalog CLICnet, or you can go through the above link and browse by country. To watch a film, click on the “title of film.” .

If you have questions about this streaming film collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu