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October 10, 2007

What’s Cool about the University Libraries?

If you are a University at Albany student, we invite you to enter our Film Shorts competition, and you’ll have the chance to share your opinion. In fact, winning entries will be mounted on the University Libraries’ Web site for all to see.

We are looking for films of up to 5 minutes that highlight what you think is cool about one or all of the libraries. And we definitely encourage creativity (though take a look at the contest rules for the guidelines). The Interactive Media Center has equipment and software that will help you to create your film.

Deadline for entries is December 10, 2007, with the winning entries selected by the end of February, 2008. Winning entries will be posted on the University Libraries’ website. There will be prizes and an award ceremony for the winning entries.

Film Shorts competition documents & forms:

Competition Rules & Entry Form

Film Shorts Filming of Staff Permission Form

University Libraries Film Shorts Competition Release


October 9, 2007

New online tutorial available: Finding Scholarly Journal Articles

This tutorial defines what a Scholarly Journal Article is, and how you can use the Libraries' tools to find one. Created and narrated by Trudi Jacobson.

Access the tutorial here (requires flash player): http://library.albany.edu/usered/DatabaseFinder/scholarly.swf

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