Google Street Art Project: More than Graffiti

August 1, 2014
Icy and Sot mural archived in the Google Street Art Project. Image via Business Insider.

Icy and Sot mural archived in the Google Street Art Project. Image via Business Insider.

Think art can only be found in museums? Think again!

The Google Street Art Project showcases and preserves dynamic outdoor art from around the world.

See the outsider art—much of it illegal—before it disappears.

The Google Street Art Project allows users to:

  • Locate outdoor art in the wild with Google map integration
  • Search by map, artist or collection. (Museums have contributed images too!)
  • Get closer to the art with HD views
  • Spot street art and share it with the Google community

Want to learn more about street art and graffiti? Check out these additional library resources.

Art in the Streets by Jeffrey Deitch
Exit Through the Gift Shop (DVD) Oscar-nominated documentary about Banksy
The world atlas of street art and graffiti by Rafael Schacter


From Books to Movies 2014

August 1, 2014

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Books are almost always better than the movies they are made into. Why not judge for yourself? Want to read the book before the movie comes out? Maybe you already saw a movie this year and want to read the book to see how they compare? Check out a sampling of books in our collection that have been made into movies this year.


Librarians share what happened in Vegas

July 22, 2014

Hong Wu, Library Director, and Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian, had the privilege to attend the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference this year in Las Vegas. It was a great conference and we would like to share with you some of the highlights and our top picks from the conference:

Highlights:

Looking for Annual Conference session handouts and slides? If they’re available, you’ll find them by using the Scheduler.

Top Picks from Hong and Denise:

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Website Redesign – Feedback Needed from Reynolds Faculty and Staff

July 7, 2014

Web RedesignFor the past year, Reynolds Library has been working on a library website redesign. The mission of the new site is to
provide an intuitive and instructional conduit for academic research.

The redesign incorporates some of the newest web standards (such as html5 and CSS3). Additionally, the new website is responsive which means that the layout of the website adapts to the device that you are on. The library has received significant feedback from students and library staff. Now, it’s your turn!

Please review our developing website at http://library.reynolds.edu/mobile/and offer constructive feedback using this link by July 25th. All input allows the option of complete anonymity. Feel encouraged to share this site with others. The more input we get, the better we can refine the site. Finally, though the site has been tested on multiple browsers, screen sizes and portable devices there are always outliers. If you discover a visual “bug” using a certain browser or portable device, please include that information in your feedback. It is essential that we test this site in every way possible.  Happy viewing!

 

Website Redesign Feedback Needed

Although, final production date is contingent upon your feedback, the library hopes to publish the site before fall semester. The success of the future site, depends upon your candid input now.


Libraries Closed for 4th of July

July 1, 2014

  All Reynolds Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 for Independence Day. Be sure to plan ahead and check out some good books, DVDs, and audiobooks.  Also eBooks and databases are available 24/7/365!

On Saturday, July 5th Parham and Downtown campus libraries will be re-open as follows:

Downtown:  8am-12pm

Parham:  12pm-4pm 

Happy 4th of July!

 


World Cup Fever! Watch USA vs. Belgium @ DTC and PRC Libraries

June 30, 2014
Photo by Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports

Students, faculty, staff— join us for the USA vs. Belgium game on Tuesday, July 1 at 4:00.

Both the Downtown and Parham Road campus libraries will be streaming the match as USA and Belgium play for a spot the quarter finals.

Games will be shown in the libraries’ instruction room (Downtown 212, Parham 103J.)

Join us to cheer (or commiserate) on Tuesday!

GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!


Apps from the Stacks: Planets

June 27, 2014

planets on phoneWhere’s the big dipper?

Is that the North Star, a planet…or just a plane?

Would love to identify the constellations, but don’t know where to start?

The Planets is an interactive 3D guide to the sky for aspiring astronomers. Hold your mobile device up to the sky and see the map of the stars and planets. As you turn, the map view turns too.

Planets includes a 2D view, 3D view with constellations, visibility times and rotating images of individual planets.

Download Planets and have a tiny planetarium in your pocket!

Free for iOS and Android.


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