Oscar Online

Submitted by Patty Hornbeck

Just in time for the 81st Academy Awards — for those of you who are interested — the newly revamped Web site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was officially launched earlier this month.

Thanks to the work of graduate interns Brendan Smith and Brendan Owens, a portal to the lecture archive which allows much better access is now online at go/dla. Marlena Evans and Kristin Geoghagen have been cataloging the recent lectures in CONTENTdm.

The Film and Media Culture Department will offer a public screening of Revolutionary Road on Sunday, March 15. The screenwriter, Justin Haythe (Midd ’96) will be on hand to introduce the film and engage in a Q-and-A about it after the screening. The film won a Golden Globe Best Actress prize for Kate Winslet a week or so ago, and now has an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Increasingly, films purchased on DVD are coming with a digital copy for the purpose of transferring to a PC, Mac, iPod, etc. We’re investigating what the options for these are, and how other libraries are dealing with them.

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