The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 


We love movies, among other things.

January 2010, issue 51

"Well, that just makes it a luck day for both of us!" --TV Repairman (Don Knotts), Pleasantville, 1998).

Watch Films on Demand from Digital Educational Video on your Computer from now till February 17th

Click here or use the link at the library's New and Trial Database listing.


From Digital Educational Video promotional materials:

"Films On Demand streaming video collections offer curriculum-focused content for every department on campus.  Instant access to over 5,600 full-length programs and 62,500 video segments grouped into prearranged subject-specific categories:

" Humanities & Social Sciences

" Business & Economics

" Science & Mathematics

" Health & Medicine

Video on demand from the world s most trusted names in educational media. Benefits include:

" Unlimited, concurrent, 24/7 access, in-class or off-site

" High-resolution Flash® playback for full-screen viewing and presentations

" Links for use with learning management systems and catalogs

" Closed-captioning on hundreds of titles

" Instructor s Guides on many titles

" Citations in Chicago or MLA7 style"


Try it out and tell us what you think. See contact info below.

Videos on Haiti in the Media Center

Learn more about the site of the tragic, recent earthquake. 

French Filmmaker Eric Rohmer (1920-2010) in the Media Center

Rohmer was an influential part of the French New Wave, and his films are quiet, intelligent, humorous ruminations on romance, love, and lust.  And oh, so French.

Issue 51?  Area 51! 

So, with the self-created hubbub and backslapping over last month's fiftieth issue, I realized that this month is issue 51, which of course automatically makes me think of the legendary Area 51, with all the aliens, spacecrafts and conspiracies which that name suggests.  We'll start with some X-Files, and don't forget the Close Encounters50's sci fi paranoia is another good touchstone for this kind of thing. 

"There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they do... not... know about it!"
--Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) Men in Black (1997). 


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This issue of  BCLMC is brought to you all the way from the back row by Media Assistant Patrick Jewell, who likes to think we all have a little of both Mulder and Scully in each of us.  Tell your friends. 

The Media Center is located on the fifth floor of the Library Learning Center
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Questions?  Comments?  Contact us. 
Media Center Staff:
Patrick Jewell,  Media Staff  (718) 488-3392
Lisa Rivera,  Media Staff  (718) 780-4378