News & Events: February 15, 2016

SCI-FI CLASSICS FILM SERIES – The University Libraries will be sponsoring a three-part film series featuring science fiction classics. Join us  in the May Gallery the following Wednesdays at 7 pm for popcorn, soft drinks, and vintage cinematic wonder!

  • February 24: The Lost World (1925) – the model for King Kong, Jurassic Park and Godzilla; a story of living dinosaurs from the Jurassic Age
  • March 30: The Blob (1958) – cult classic of gooey greatness… helped launch the careers of Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures
  • April 20Solaris (1972) – a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself

All films are available from Kanopy Streaming. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call Joan Stahl at 202-319-6473 or email

NEW TRIAL – The University Libraries has a trial for Architectural Digest Magazine Archive through May 4. Each issue in the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers and its high-quality photo spreads. All articles and advertisements have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to find relevant results quickly, as well as research and analyze trends in topics and advertising materials. With over 90 years’ worth of issues available, the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is a valuable resource for everyday design enthusiasts, researchers of architecture and interior design and those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture. To access the trial, visit Please provide any feedback to Anne Marie Hules at

ONGOING TRIAL – The University Libraries has a trial underway for the Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library until February 22. The online collection represents the digitization of one of the world’s most important Arabic collections, based on A.G. Ellis’ catalog from 1894. The full collection includes books on a variety of subjects, printed from the fifteenth to nineteenth century in Arabic script, as well as translations into European and Asian languages. Together, these works demonstrate Europe’s fascination with and assimilation of thinking from the Arabic-speaking world. This is the first major text-searchable online archive of pre-20th century Arabic printed books. Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library is part of Gale’s Arabic program which aims to provide Arabic primary resources for teaching and research. Scholars can search on the full text of items in Arabic, English, French, German, Latin, Italian, Dutch and Spanish while also being able to discover content in Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Syriac and more. Please send any feedback before or after the trial to Dr. Monica Blanchard at

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