Archive for April, 2009

Forgot Your Library PIN?

You can now access your Library PIN from a computer. On the Library Account Login page, click the link that says Forgot your PIN?, sign in with your name and Student ID number. The system will send you an email at your registered email account with a link to where you can create a new PIN. The email link only lasts for three hours, but you can request a new email at any time.

Add comment April 24th, 2009

70 Annex Computers Unavailable Fri. 4/17

The School of Nursing will be holding a computer testing session 8AM till 6PM on Friday April 17. 70 PC research computers will be unavailable for public use at this time.  58 PCs and 32 MACs will remain accessable. Also 60 laptops are available for check-out in HSS 127.

Add comment April 15th, 2009

Library Online Catalog Offline Saturday 4/11

The online catalog will be offline Saturday, April 11 from approximately 8AM to 11AM. Requesting and renewing books will not be possible at this time. Access to the electronic databases will also be unavailable. Books requested after this downtime on Saturday or Sunday will be available for pick up in HSS 101 midday on Monday. Sorry for this inconvenience. We are updating the online catalog software.

Add comment April 10th, 2009

Bay Area TV Archive Clips Online

Willie Brown Documentary, 3/19/93

Willie Brown Documentary, 3/19/93

American Indians on Alcatraz, 11/24/69

American Indians on Alcatraz, 11/24/69

Woody Allen Film Shoot, 7/4/68

Woody Allen Film Shoot, 7/4/68

Big Brother & the Holding Company, c1968

Big Brother & the Holding Company, c1968

Huerta & Chavez in Sacramento, 4/10/66

Huerta & Chavez in Sacramento, 4/10/66

Dirty Harry Movie Premiere, 5/7/71

Dirty Harry Movie Premiere, 5/7/71

Film archivist Alex Cherian is overseeing a project to digitize and make available to campus users hundreds of hours of archival film and video from the SF Bay Area TV Archive. Established in 1982 by curator Helene Whitson, the SF Bay Area TV archive is a unique moving image collection that chronicles sixty landmark years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Footage currently available online includes a 30 minute documentary on the life of Willie Brown, former mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the House in California; clips of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz; Woody Allen shooting Take the Money and Run on location in San Francisco; an interview with Janis Joplin and Big Brother, which includes a short live performance; and coverage of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in Sacramento just after the Delano strike and more.

SF State users can view these clips in DIVA, the Digital Information Virtual Archive, by clicking on the thumbnails above. A project of Academic Computing at SF State, DIVA is a web-based tool for storing, sharing, collaborating over, and contextualizing files and other content.

In addition to viewing clips from the Archive online, students and faculty can also use footage from the Bay Area TV Archive in their non-commercial video projects, usually free of charge. For more information, see the the SF Bay Area TV Archive web pages.

Golden Gate [X]press story about the SF Bay Area TV Archive.

1 comment April 2nd, 2009

Lounge Area in Library Annex

The Library Annex now has a Lounge Area with comfortable seating, popular magazines, daily newspapers, and a “New Books” display. Plug your laptop in and check your email or just take a study break and relax.annex_lounge

1 comment April 1st, 2009


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