Great news! We now have a DVD resurfacing machine. A Disc-Go-Pod, to be exact. Amanda tried it out on a few scratched and malfunctioning DVDs yesterday and they came out looking brand new. We were all impressed. We have been able to revive a heavily-used copy of Frida as well as our DVD copy of … Continue reading “”

Great news! We now have a DVD resurfacing machine. A Disc-Go-Pod, to be exact. Amanda tried it out on a few scratched and malfunctioning DVDs yesterday and they came out looking brand new. We were all impressed. We have been able to revive a heavily-used copy of Frida as well as our DVD copy of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which is out-of-release.

True Films

If you’ve never looked at the True Films site edited by Kevin Kelly, it’s worth a stop. He’s a former editor of the Whole Earth Review and one of the founders of Wired magazine and he loves documentaries. The videos he describes are categorized and limited to what is commercially available at reasonable prices. Even … Continue reading “True Films”


If you’ve never looked at the True Films site edited by Kevin Kelly, it’s worth a stop. He’s a former editor of the Whole Earth Review and one of the founders of Wired magazine and he loves documentaries. The videos he describes are categorized and limited to what is commercially available at reasonable prices. Even more impressive, though not film-related, is the section of his web site called Cool Tools.

Welcome

This blog will be used as a platform for American University Library Media Services staff to post announcements of interesting new additions to our collections; new databases and books that might be of interest to film studies people; new subject listings (mediagraphies) of our holdings; useful film-studies-related websites; and links to news items related to … Continue reading “Welcome”

This blog will be used as a platform for American University Library Media Services staff to post announcements of interesting new additions to our collections; new databases and books that might be of interest to film studies people; new subject listings (mediagraphies) of our holdings; useful film-studies-related websites; and links to news items related to the film and video industries. And probably some other stuff too but we’ll try to keep it on point.