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The Librarians Trailer TNT

The Librarians Official Trailer Preview Promo.

 

 

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Quotes from the trailer: "You are to begin a wondrous adventure, from which you will never be the same! Welcome to the Library!"

"you'd be surprised at what you are going to learn at the library!"

 

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"TNT has ordered a 10-episode series version of the Librarian, following four new characters who work for The Library. The four are:

Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), who is “a highly skilled counter-terrorism agent responsible for protecting the group”;Jake Stone (Christian Kane), “an Oklahoma oil worker with an IQ of 190 and an encyclopedic knowledge of art history”;Cassandra (Lindy Booth), “a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia”; andEzekiel Jones (John Kim), “a master of new technologies and aficionado of old classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of international man of mystery.”

Jenkins (John Larroquette) will serve as the quartet’s reluctant, sometimes cantankerous caretaker; he’s worked at the Library’s branch office “for longer than anyone knows” and has extensive knowledge of ancient lore. The quartet will battle the Serpent Brotherhood, a cult led by the mysterious immortal Dulaque, a recurring role played by Matt Frewer.[2]"

 

 

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The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries on Film and TV, by Emily Temple

The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries on Film and TV, by Emily Temple | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Countless gorgeous libraries have appeared on screens large and small (if only there were set designers in all of our homes), whether old and dusty, shiny and modern, underground, filled with water, or, um, animated. After the jump, 20 of the most beautiful libraries on film and television. If you don’t see your favorite here, be sure to add it to the list in the comments.

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Inspiring libraries from film and tv!

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Archive films used in pioneering approach to tackling dementia and memory loss | Harrogate-News

Archive films used in pioneering approach to tackling dementia and memory loss | Harrogate-News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Films from the collections housed at the Yorkshire Film Archive are at the forefront of a pioneering project to connect the past to the present, and bring back memories to share and enjoy.

Working with experts from Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA), the Yorkshire Film Archive has created “Memory Bank”, an innovative series of carefully curated themed DVDs and online films, plus a wealth of information and activities for use in reminiscence therapy and life story work."

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Why I love being an archivist via The Reel Li

Why I love being an archivist via The Reel Li | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"One of the things I love about being an archivist is that every day is a little different. The materials you’re working with depend entirely on what happens to end up on your desk..."

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Our Favorite Pop Culture Librarians, By Alison Nastasi

Our Favorite Pop Culture Librarians, By Alison Nastasi | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The librarian is one of the most misunderstood figures in pop culture history. The patronizing character John Rothman played in Sophie’s Choice and the “old maid” Donna Reed portrayed in It’s a Wonderful Lifeare just a few of the negative, unflattering, and downright laughable images of librarians that our society has been inundated with. There are, however, several fine examples of realistic, intelligent, competent, and yes, even sexy librarians in cinema, television, and beyond. We’ve detailed 15 of our favorite fictional librarians, below.

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Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress - The Verge

Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress - The Verge | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Preserving analog films and music at the Library of Congress
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Libraries preserve and circulate more than just books, and the Library of Congress is no exception.

Glenn Fleishman tours the facility.

Video here: http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/

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Audio-visual conservation at the LC

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Film vs. Digital: Archivists Speak Out - Smithsonian (blog), by @Film_Legacy

Film vs. Digital: Archivists Speak Out - Smithsonian (blog), by @Film_Legacy | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Smithsonian (blog): Film vs. Digital: Archivists Speak Out

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"Skip Elsheimer, a media archeologist with A/V Geeks, believes that access to materials is key. “Access is the first step toward preservation,” he said. “When films are online, people can access them and identify areas for research. You can say, ‘You know what? That title’s important because it was made by a special company, or it’s the first time a musician scored something, or it’s an early appearance by an actor.’”

Digital answers some of these access issues, but also raises other questions. “Videotape is going away,” Elsheimer pointed out. “The crushing blow was the tsunamis in Japan last year that hit the Sony tape manufacturing plants. A lot of people changed over to file-based formats at that point.”

But what format do you use? “When YouTube came out, it was a pretty big deal,” Elsheimer said. “We’re still talking to archives who want a YouTube channel, so that’s what the bar is. And that bar’s not very high. But a lot of people just want to see something, even if they’re seeing it in the worst possible quality.”

Elsheimer believes how we watch movies determines the delivery format. “With High Definition, video has gotten bigger, but people are watching it smaller—on iPhones and iPads,” he said. “What’s changing now is the software for reading video files. Final Cut was a big thing for a while, but we’re shifting to another format. Are QuickTime files going to be valuable anymore? Probably not.”

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Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference

Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The National Archives has made public their guidelines for reformatting materials and the context for the digitized items that they produce. I'll be looking at these documents with a goal of updating Dartmouth Library's ...

 

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is the professional organization for those who are involved with preserving and making accessible film and video. I attended the recent conference in Austin, TX and came away with a couple of good tools"

 

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