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The David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography Reception

Items from the David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography; photo courtesy of the U-M Clements Library
Date: 
June 10, 2014
Running Time: 
60:10

Clements Library staff honors and celebrates Dave Tinder and his family and friends who have contributed to the David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography. Clayton Lewis offers his comments and a slide presentation. Clayton Lewis is Curator of Graphic Materials where he oversees the Clements' collection of historical prints, photographs, artwork, illustrated sheet music, ephemera, and other visual materials.

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Last modified: 06/18/2014

John Sayles Symposium: Opening Remarks

From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Date: 
June 4, 2014
Running Time: 
105:16

This is the kick off of the John Sayles Symposium. Jim Burnstein, screenwriter, producer, and U-M professor gives opening remarks.

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Sayles-ing the Seas of Diversity: John Sayles on Race, Ethnicity and Gender

From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Date: 
June 4, 2014
Running Time: 
101:13

John Sayles has consistently incorporated themes of social injustice into his narratives, underscoring the difficulties and challenges individuals face daily. This panel of scholars examines how over the course of his film career, Sayles created a full tapestry of the American experience in a way that is true to his vision of "the community as hero."

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Lone Star: John Sayles and the Changing Landscape for Independent Cinema

From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Date: 
June 4, 2014
Running Time: 
93:34

Sayles never sought assistance from Hollywood to create his films. His first film, produced for $60,000, helped to write the textbook of how to make a film in the contemporary age when big ideas combine with a shoe string budget. This panel of friends, cohorts and collaborators of Sayles share how their collective careers began and how the industry has changed and changed them in the process.

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Emergent Research Series: The Library and MCubed

Date: 
April 28, 2014
Running Time: 
82:38

Librarians involved in a wide range of MCubed projects discuss their experiences, including their involvement and methods for forming a cube and their work on specific projects.

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Last modified: 05/09/2014

Engraved in Wood: The Curator's View

Block and Tools, woodcut by artist John DePol
Date: 
April 28, 2014
Running Time: 
52:07

Cathleen Baker, conservation librarian and exhibit conservator for the University of Michigan Library, speaks about her friendship with the American book illustrator John DePol and shows examples of his work currently on display in the exhibit on the 7th Floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

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National Library Week Town Hall Discussion: The Declaration for the Right to Libraries!

"I Can Gather All the News I Need on the Weather Report," photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr, CC-BY-NC 2.0
Date: 
April 14, 2014
Running Time: 
371:55

In celebration of National Library Week, American Library Association President Barbara Stripling engages the audience in a town hall style discussion on the state of libraries in America. She shares her national and international perspectives on the greatest challenges and opportunities for libraries to be life-long learning institutions, community builders, publishing partners, collaboratories, empowerment engines, maker spaces, and much more.


 

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Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Self

Coming Out Swiss bookcover, University of Wisconsin Press
Date: 
April 9, 2014
Running Time: 
77:56

Anne Hermann is working on a book about Switzerland — a work of creative non-fiction that engages with questions of citizenship, cultural production and belonging, and the politics of language within a changing Europe. She engages in discussion with Helmut Puff, whose teaching and research focus on German literature, history, and culture in the late medieval and early modern period. Book sales by Common Language Bookstore.

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Last modified: 04/15/2014

Radiation mapping is too important to be left to experts: the role of maps in Japan after March 11, 2011

Japan Radiation Map from GoogleEarth
Date: 
April 7, 2014
Running Time: 
79:09

Jean-Christophe Plantin talks about how traditional "critical cartography" assumes that maps can either serve the interests of those in power or empower those seeking social justice, and how this ambivalence in cartography is present in contemporary web-based mapping applications.

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