Archive for October, 2009

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Bollywood DVDs: October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009

Here are some more Bollywood titles. Highlighted this week are directors Gowariker and Bhansali along with a couple of classics.  Ashutosh Gowariker directed the Academy Award nominated film Lagaan and his  Swades joins our collection.  Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for his beautiful almost painterly perspective in his direction, has Black (an homage to Helen Keller) and Khamoshi the Musical join the previously mentioned Saawariya.

One of the classics below is  Mughal-e-azam which is the film playing in the background in one of the scenes of Saawariya. Unfortunately, our copy is colorized and the process that was used sometimes detracts from the film. The other classic is The Guide and stars Dev Anand a star of Indian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s.

The links on the titles will give more information via the Internet Movie Database and the links on the call numbers will give you information via our library catalog.

Baabul / a film by Ravi Chopra ; produced by B.R. Chopra ; story & directed by Ravi Chopra ; written by Achala Nagar.
Mumbai, India : Adlabs Films Ltd. ; Edison N.J. : Adlabs Films USA, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .B33 2006

Black / Applause Entertainment (P) Ltd.;  SLB Films;  screenplay, Bhavani Iyer, Prakash Kapadia & Sanjay Leela Bhansali ; produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Anshumaan Swami ; directed by Sanjay Leela
Mumbai : Yash Raj Films Films Pvt. Ltd. ; Long Island City, N.Y. : Yash Raj Films USA Inc., c2005.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .B553 2005

Dhoom: 2 / Yash Chopra presents ; producer, Aditya Chopra ; writer, Vijay Krishna Acharya ; directed by Sanjay Gadhui.
[S.l.] : Yash Raj Films Home Entertainment ; Long island City, N.Y. : Yash Raj Films USA [distributor], c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .D4863 2006

Dil chahta hai / E Entertainment ; Javed Akhtar & Chandan Sidhwani present ; an Excel Entertainment production ; produced by Ritesh Sidwani ; story, screenplay, dialogue & direction, Farhan Akhtar ; written & directed by Farhan Akht.
Mumbai : Sony BMG Home Entertainment, [2009]
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .D553 2009

Dil hai ki manta nahin / Super Cassettes Ind. Ltd. and Vishesh Films present ; produced by Gulshan Kumar ; directed by Mahesh Bhatt ; story-screenplay, Robin Bhatt.
Edison, N.J. : Video Sound, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .D554 2001

The Guide / Navketan International presents; produced by Dev Anand ; screenplay, dialogue, directed by Vijay Anand.
Mumbai : Shemaroo Video Ltd., [2004].
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .G85 2004

Kaho naa– pyaar hai / Film Kraft Productions ; story, produced & directed by Rakesh Roshan ; screenplay, Ravi Kapoor & Honey Irani.
Sacramento, Calif. : Bollywood Entertainment, [2000].
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .K34 2000

Khamoshi: the musical / PolyGram presents a TriStar International production ; screenplay, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ; produced by Sibte Hassan Rizvi ; written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Iselin, NJ: Video Sound, 2003.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN1997 .K483 2003

Koi– mil gaya / Filmcraft Productions [India] Pvt. Ltd. presents ; story, produced & directed by Rakesh Roshan.
London : Yash Raj Films International Ltd. ; New York : Yash Raj Films USA, c2003.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .K65 2003

Kuch naa kaho / R S Entertainment pvt Ltd ; Ramesh Sippy presents ; produced by Ramesh Sippy ; directed by Rohan Sippy ; screenplay, Neeraj Vora.
Seacaucus, N.J. : Eros Entertainment, [2003]
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .K834 2003

Mughal-e-azam / produced and directed by K. Asif ; screenplay, K. Asif & Aman.
India : Shemaroo Video, [2008]
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .M36 2008

No entry / Sahara One Motion Pictures ; in association with S.K. Films Enterprises ; producer, Surinder Kapoor ; written & directed by Anees Bazmee.
London ; Secaucus, NJ : Eros International, c2005.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .N623 2005

Raja Hindustani / E Entertainment ; Cineyug presnts ; produced by Karim Morani, Bunty Soorma, Aly Morani ; written & directed by Dharmesh Darshan.
New Delhi : Moser Baer India Ltd., [2007].
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .R35 2007

Swades: we, the people / AGPPL/Ashutosh Gowariker Productions ; written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.
Harrow, UK ; New York : UTV Communications, 2004.
Auburn RBD Library (1st flr) – Media & Digital Resource Lab
PN 1997 .S93 2004

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Changes at RBD: A-B then C

October 7, 2009

caribou1Along with the change in the seasons comes change to RBD Library. And like all changes, some are pleasant — some, not so much.

First off we’re in the middle of shifting the A-BX books from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. Then a backshift will happen on 2nd floor to free up space for our learning/information commons area. Included in this area will be the Miller Writing Center and Study Partners.  The Writing Center currently has walk up hours of 6-10 pm Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Secondly, Caribou Coffee is near to completion. When that happens Stacks Cafe,  located on the Ground Floor, will close. I hear that October 26 is going to be the official opening so I’ll try and keep you posted.

Finally, and this falls in the “not so pleasant” area, our book buying budget is restricted this year because of the economy so there are no discretionary funds. Books will be ordered on an as needed highly critical basis. Please check with your subject specialist for more information.

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Websites: Data.gov

October 6, 2009

data.govStep aside Fedstats.gov. Looking for something a little more intuitive for your governmental data needs, well you soon will need to look no further than Data.gov.  You can get to the data in three ways: through the “raw” data catalog, the tool catalog and the geodata catalog.  Currently limited in scope, Data.gov encourages suggestions as to what should be included and also provides access the those state and local governments who already have data pages. Data.gov currently catalogs over 300 data and informational sites. Many have data extraction capabilities like the Recreation Information Database, and some only RSS subscriptions like the White House Special Feature Video Pieces feed.