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Watching Films Online

The Library's Streaming Media Project is continuing to be successfully used to view and screen films/programs in the library and on-campus. Be sure to check out new additions: http://media.laguardia.edu/search/

If you're at home, off-campus, you can turn to a free database that indexes free and legal sources to watch feature-length films online. No login necessary.

Speedcine indexes feature length movies - by their definition at least 60 minutes long and not television shows - they currently have 16,000 movies in their database, with a total of 25,000 planned for the end of 2009. Most are not free, but viewing options are given. When you search for a movie, you're provided with multiple ways to watch the movie. Free titles include: Spike Jonze's Adaptation, Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, Werner Herzog's Enigma of Kasper Hauser, and the documentary, The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg.

(via Lifehacker)



Free software, free access events

Some free software community-building events are happening in NYC this week:

  • September 19 - Software Freedom Day
  • September 22 - OneWebDay - Free events/symposia to promote community advocacy for universal and equal access to the Internet. Also available via webcast.

Last September, the Free Software Foundation posted this explanation of free software from British polymath, Stephen Fry (aka Jeeves):




Shopping for textbooks online

Textbooks are a big problem. We're trying our best to get ahold of copies for students to use and share in the Library, but in case you're looking for help getting your own personal copy, here's a list of textbook rental sources online.

A sample textbook is listed to give you an idea of price comparison. Links to online textbook price comparison tools and book trading sites are also listed.


The prices are still high, so it is not a perfect solution. Let us know if you have any ideas to share with your fellow students.



The Fall 2009 semester begins…

Welcome to the start of the Fall 2009 semester! The Library's regular hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 9:45 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 8:45 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday, Sept. 18: 7:30 am -4:45 pm ; Closed Saturday, Sept. 19 & Sunday, Sept. 20

See other exceptions to the schedule here.