Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flying Books Spotted on the Internet!

Moonbot Studios, based in Shreveport, LA, has produced a short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Short Film category.  The fantastic story of a love for books also draws inspiration from the events of Hurricane Katrina, "The Wizard of Oz," Buster Keaton, and silent film.  The animation, created by the illustrator, William Joyce and co-director, Brandon Oldenburg uses a hybrid style of computer and traditional 2-d animation and minitures.

More information is available on the film's website, on IMDB, and in the news.  The film itself can be watched on iTunes, Vimeo, and also this page.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nursing Education in Video Now Available

Nursing Education in Video is now available on a trial basis from computers on campus. It would be extra helpful if students and faculty could take a peek at these video offerings and let the library know what you think about them.

From the Nursing Education in Video website:
Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
This trial of the new resource will expire on March 9th, 2012, so be sure to give it a look before then.  Remember, these videos will only be available on campus computers, so you'll have to visit campus to access the trial.

The videos can also be viewed on a mobile device such as a smartphone, but you still have to come to campus to access the site to get the video link.  More information about viewing the videos on a mobile device is available here: