To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Central Office of Information, the National Archive has made available a selection of public information films made between 1945 and 2006. This is the first time complete public information films have been published on the web. The films are a major source of social history, not to mention nostalgia! They range from a 1940s film on how to use a pedestrian crossing to much more recent films on the importance of eating 5 pieces of fruit or veg a day and climate change.
A 70s punk shocker, messy Madchester in the 80s, a 90s Britpop feud, and the X Factor Grinch in the 00s: on the eve of its 60th birthday next month, four NME editors pick their favourite covers and recall what defined their times. Read this Observer article here.
Damien Hirst has gone from mouthy YBA to global brand over the past 25 years – and become the world’s richest living artist on the way. Here he talks about money, mortality and his first retrospective in Britain. Read the rest of this article here.
If you don’t read a quality newspaper you may be missing out on some potentially useful articles to inform your studies. Here’s a link to an article on artist Gillian Wearing from the Observer a couple of weeks ago…
‘As her forthcoming Whitechapel show illustrates, the artist has a rare talent for persuading people to disclose their private thoughts. So why is the former Turner prize winner reluctant to reveal what troubles her? Click here to find out.’
We now have a subscription to the online version of the Journal of Screenwriting. Access is via the A-Z Journals link on the homepage of Summon. For more information see Jane or Sarah in the library. Below is some publisher information about the journal.
“The Journal of Screenwriting aims to explore the nature of writing for the moving image in the broadest sense, highlighting current academic thinking around scriptwriting whilst also reflecting on this with a truly international perspective and outlook. The journal will encourage the investigation of a broad range of possible methodologies and approaches to studying the scriptwriting form, in particular: the history of the form, contextual analysis, the process of writing for the moving image, the relationship of scriptwriting to the production process and how the form can be considered in terms of culture and society. The journal also aims to encourage research in the field of screenwriting, the linking of scriptwriting practice to academic theory, and to support and promote conferences and networking events on this subject.”
We hope that you are already enjoying the new improved PortalPlus which is now especially designed for UCB students, but if not we have something that might be more tempting for you.
We are proud to announce that the new UCB Discussion Forum goes live today within PortalPlus. The forum has been created to allow UCB students to:
ask for help from fellow students or staff,
help peers by answering forum questions,
make comments and suggestions regarding our services.
To gain access to the forum you will need to log into PortalPlus and then click on the “Support and Advice” tab. You will then see a section called “UCB Discussion Forum”. Click on this to gain access.
Once you are within the forum, you will be able to view messages posted by other members but if you want to post a message yourself you will need to register and then login. This is a very simple process – but if you have any problems please speak to a member of the LCC staff.
If you need a reminder of what is available within PortalPlus, then please see our short presentation which can be found here.
If you have any questions about PortalPlus, or anything else IT related just come and see us in the Library.
Staff and students can purchase a copy of ‘Changing Barnsley’ for the special price of £10. Available from UCB reception or the Library.
Edited by former Head of Campus, Cathy Doggett and Pro-Vice Chancellor Tim Thornton. Changing Barnsley: from mining town to university town looks at how Barnsley has evolved through the eyes of the former Mining and Technical College on Church Street (now the University Campus). The book tells the history of the building which has been at the centre of education in Barnsley since its construction in 1932, the people that have used it and the skills they have gained.