Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Google And Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

sent to CUL notes by Deborah Wassertzug

Google And Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Provide Access
To Historic Television Archives

Taped Interviews of America's Greatest Television Actors, Writers,
Producers, Directors Made Available For Free Viewing on Google Video

MOUNTAIN VIEW & NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., October 26, 2005 - Google
(NASDAQ: GOOG) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
today announced a joint effort to make the Foundation's Archive of
American Television interviews available for free viewing on Google Video.
This historic collection includes interviews with Alan Alda, Dick Wolf,
Steven Bochco and many of television's greatest actors, writers,
producers, directors and others.

"The Foundation's Archive of American Television is probably the most
diverse, complete and fascinating resource of its kind. The stories are
told through the eyes of the creative geniuses - in front of and behind
the cameras - who shaped and continue to shape television into the most
powerful medium in the world," Steve Mosko, Chairman of the Television
Academy Foundation, commented. "Google has been fantastic. They learned of
our need to make our interviews more accessible and stepped up to make it
happen. This relationship is a perfect marriage of irreplaceable content
and one of the most powerful delivery systems in the world."

Today, the first 75 of the 284 historic films (which equals to about 240
viewing hours) can be watched on Google Video at
The collection includes a virtual "who's who" from the past 75 years of
television. The comprehensive list of actors, producers, show creators,
writers, artists, journalists and directors includes: · Performers: Alan
Alda, Sid Caesar, Diahann Carroll, Ossie Davis, Phyllis Diller, Michael J.
Fox, Andy Griffith, Robert Guillaume, Florence Henderson, Angela Lansbury,
William Shatner, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, and James Garner ·
Producer/Creators: Dick Wolf, Steven Bochco, Dick Clark, Sherwood
Schwartz, Norman Lear, Grant Tinker, David Wolper, and Carl Reiner ·
Directors, Executives, Artists: James Burrows, John Frankenheimer, Bob
Mackie, Gene Reynolds and Ted Turner

Today, if a user enters the query [academy of television] into the Google
Video search box at they will see a results page
featuring the first 75 interviews from the Academy.

"This important archive has found a home on Google Video where anyone in
the world whether it's a student, aspiring actor or historian can have
immediate and free access to this cultural asset," said Susan Wojcicki
Vice President of Product Management for Google Video. "Today we're
demonstrating how the Web can help to distribute all kinds of content that
may not have otherwise been widely available. We're happy to join with the
Foundation to preserve the rich history of television by showcasing the
individuals who pioneered the medium."

"We are very excited to be working with Google Video to help us unlock
these interviews and make them accessible to students, journalists,
researchers and television fans around the world," said Terri Clark,
Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation. "This will be the
first time users can watch and search these full uncut interviews online."
Clark and Michael Rosen, Executive Producer of the Archive, are working
closely with Google on the day-to-day management of the project.

About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Established as
the charitable arm of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1959,
the Foundation draws from Television Academy resources to develop and
sponsor educational and archival programs such as a Student Internship
Program, College Television Awards, Faculty Seminar and the Archive of
American Television. Foundation programs focus on career guidance and
professional development, student achievement, diversity and the
documentation of television's rich history and continued evolution. More
information about the Archive of American Television is available at

About Google Inc. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions
of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top
web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising
program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while
enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For
more information, visit

Friday, October 21, 2005

Borrow Direct Data for 04/05

This is a great tool for collection development. I'm going to look at all of the HQs to see if we should buy any of them for Women's Studies.


The list of titles requested by Columbia University patrons through Borrow
Direct during the 04/05 academic year is online at:

The web page has some basic usage statistics, and also a list of requests
broken down by LC category. Each LC category links to a ranked list of
titles requested for that classification.

You can navigate by using the browser "back" button.

We'll be trying to add ILL data over the next few weeks, althought the data
may not match up exactly for Borrow Direct and ILL, since abbreviations,
punctuation, etc. may be different depending on the source of the data.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me directly.

Tom [Delaney]

Digital Dissertations on standard PQ platform

I don't know about you all, but I find this thrilling. (I know; I need to get out

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Digital Dissertations
From: "Katie Brady" <>
Date: Fri, October 21, 2005 10:08 am
To: "Bob Scott" <>
Cc: "ERC's" <>
"Columbia University Libraries E-Resources Helpdesk" <>

Bob, and others:

You may already be aware of this, but Digital Dissertations is now
available on the regular Proquest platform. See:

Are we interested in switching?


Katie Brady
Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
tel: 212.854.5024 | fax: 212-854-5167

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