New this semester: You can now access the Kanopy Streaming Collection including 26,000 films from the Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, New Day Films, Kino Lorber and many more.
Kanopy makes it easy for students and instructors to share full films, create clips, and embed video in bCourses.
Need to stream something that isn't on Kanopy? Contact Gisele Tanasse. We're adding new releases frequently.
Post contributed by Gisele Tanasse, Head, Media Resources Center
The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will be the topic of the Bancroft Roundtable on Thursday, February 18th.
Ann Harlow, an independent scholar, will discuss the rocky road the University of California has been on in developing art museums from the 1870s to today. See images of buildings where art has been exhibited, as well as other spaces that were imagined on paper but never built.
Harlow is the former director of the art museum at Saint Mary's College, author of an article on the beginnings of San Francisco's art museums, and curator of the current exhibition at the Berkeley Historical Society - 'Art Capital of the West': Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley. Harlow has used Bancroft resources for these projects and her book-in-progress, a dual biography of art patron Albert Bender and artist Anne Bremer.
We hope to see you there.
When: Noon, February 18, 2016
Where: Lewis-Latimer Room, The Faculty Club
Free and open to the public.
Post contributed by Kathryn M. Neal, Associate University Archivist
Crystal Miles, Public Services Assistant, The Bancroft Library
You may walk past The Bancroft Library's entrance every day. You're busy and rushing to get to class on time, so you may not even realize that we're here. Or, perhaps you notice the entrance and wonder where it leads.
The Bancroft Library is UC Berkeley's primary special collections library, which means we preserve and make accessible significant historical and cultural materials. Our collections include handwritten documents ("manuscripts") such as letters and drafts, old ("rare") books, photographs, drawings, and much more.
Come in to do research or learn from these extensive historical and cultural materials. You could include primary source materials in your research papers. Incorporate archival resources into your class assignments or thesis. Find inspiration for a creative project. Research local or university history. Or just indulge your curiosity.
We're here for you. You don't need to be faculty or an experienced researcher to access these collections. Bancroft welcomes everyone interested in our collections, including and especially undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley.
Reference staff are available to help you navigate our collections and find resources. Send an email to the reference staff or stop by the Reference Desk. We're open Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Don't be daunted by the foreboding-looking security desk at our entrance. At the desk, our friendly staff will explain that you must leave things like your backpack, books, papers, electronic devices, pens, and snacks inside one of the nearby lockers. After that, come upstairs and register to use the library. It takes five minutes and you only need your Cal ID.
If you're curious to discover more, join us for The Bancroft Library Open House on Friday, February 26th at Noon -4:00 pm. And bring a friend!
We look forward to your visit!
Post contributed by Shannon Supple, Head of Reference and Research Services, The Bancroft Library
The It's All New exhibit features architectural models, drawings and photographs in the Environmental Design Library. The exhibit showcases recent acquisitions and newly accessible materials from older collections.
You'll find the exhibit in the display cases in the Volkmann Reading Room in the Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall.
The new materials will be on display until February 19th.
If you've been in the Education Psychology Library lately, you may be wondering what happened to all the books. Is all the information online? Have we moved beyond the world of books?
Not quite yet! The books aren't gone. They're just moving to the Main Stacks and the Social Research Library. You can request any book via OskiCat and choose the most convenient library for pick up.
Tolman Hall (home of the Education Psychology Library) will be decommissioned in 2016. The replacement building, dubbed Berkeley Way West, won't have a library, but will house the schools of Education and Public Health and the department of Psychology.
Comments, concerns, questions? Contact Susan Edwards, Head Librarian, Social Sciences Division