New Film Databases

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) has recently announced the addition of two new CARLI-funded film collections available from Western Illinois University. Titles can be requested through the I-Share catalog. To request a title, you first need to have a current DU ID card and be registered at the library. If you haven’t already done so, stop by the circulation desk to register.

The African Film Collection, a collection of films about Africa, containing works by African and non-African filmmakers. The collection contains representative films, documentaries, and music DVDs and contains works from all over Africa. To view an alphabetical list (by title) of the collection go to:

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/africa/africa.htm

All the films in this collection, including those not funded by CARLI are available for loan.

Another new CARLI collection is broadly based around the theme of “Homeland Security.” A special focus of this collection is 9/11 and its aftermath.

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/homeland/homeland.htm

There is also a CARLI funded GLBT collection

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/glbt/glbt_august_22.htm

And a Holocaust Collection partially funded by CARLI. Films in this collection located in the Quad Cities don’t circulate. These Quad City films belong to a separate special collection–not funded by CARLI. All other films in the Holocaust collection, however, do circulate.

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/holocaust/holocaust.htm.

Aloha Rebecca Crown

In an attempt to diversity Dominican’s collection of music resources, an unseen rockin’ Robin Hood has stole from basements, attics and flea markets, and given to the Library. Several ukuleles, or semblances thereof, have mysteriously appeared in our stacks.

San strings, this first uke still puts its new owner at peace with its siesta scenes. Don’t ask her a hard question between 12:00 and 3:00 as she is usually asleep at her desk.

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The second uke, complete with strings, was claimed by our resident musician. Little ditties such as “By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” “Home on the Range” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” are heard coming from his office.

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Hood upped the ante with the 3rd instrument, the Polkalele.

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This bad boy sits proudly atop the desk of its new owner, who has been known to cut a mean rug whenever she hears accordion music.

Said owner has noticed that instruments appear some time in the middle of the month. But mid-August has come and gone without tiny bubbles. We have no other clues as to the identity of Hood or his motive.

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