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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Video Resources at Otis

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Search the OPAC for specific titles, artists or subjects.
The circulating collection contains over 5,000 videos and DVDs arranged in sections:

Read the Collection Development Policy AA = Art and Artists
Includes films about specific artists, designers, movements, museums, and cultures.
F = Features
Includes feature, direct to video, and other narrative films, shorts compilations, and more.
Suggest a Video

AD = Advertising
Compilations of ads, including Clio awards winners by year.

I = Instructional
How to videos. Includes videos on yoga, paper-making, and English grammar.

Usage Guide for Online Resources (Copyright Issues) AN = Animation
Includes animated films, compilations, television shows, and documentaries.
M = Music
Includes music videos, concert films, operas, and biographies of musicians. Arranged by artist/composer/band and title.
  D = Documentary
Includes non-fiction features, shorts, and television shows.
O = Otis
Events at Otis, including fashion shows, commencemences, senior shows, Foundation Forward, and artist and designer lectures.
  DG = Digital Media
Instructional videos about software. Only available to Digital Media students.
T = Television
Includes television series, miniseries, and some made-for-tv movies. Arranged by title.
  Video Hold Shelf
Located at the Circulation Desk, videos on reserve for courses are usually available for in-library use only.
V = Video and Experimental Film
Includes feature length and anthologies of video and experimental film. Arranged by artist and title.

Free Video Resources on the Web

General Interest

Internet Archive's Moving Images Collection - Most items are in the public domain and can be downloaded. Includes classic feature films, news programs, animation, stock footage, and more.
  Prelinger Archives - Part of the Internet Archive, this collection concentrates on "ephemeral" films, e.g. educational, advertising, industrial, and amateur films. (We have some compilations of films from this collection in the DVD stacks)
  Vimeo - Video-sharing social networking site.
  YouTube - Check out the Otis Channel for videos produced at Otis.
   

Experimental and Video Art

ArtReview.com: Videos - Social networking site for the British magazine, includes professionally made videos, art, interviews, curators, etc., as well more amateur content.
  UbuWeb Film and Video - Watch videos by well-known artists on UBU. The site about the avant-garde and outsider arts also contains much more material including docunments, music and radio interviews.
  Video Data Bank - Archive of video art and includes free clips. Some items are cataloged in our video collection.
   

 Film and Television

Channel 101 - It began as a place where failed network television pilots and series went to die, it has become the site to test new web series. Members vote on which series get "picked up."
  Hulu - Free collection. Contains full episodes, clips, and/or related materials of past and current television shows as well as feature films. (Only available within the United States)
  Movie Clips - Free collection; login optional. Contains over 12,000 clips from popular movies. Most clips can be embedded into blogs and websites.
  Network Websites - Many TV networks stream full episodes, previews, webisodes, and extra content directly from their websites, e.g. ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, CW, Fox, NBC, and TNT. Most include short commercial breaks. TV episodes are also available for sale from other sites, e.g. iTunes and Amazon Video on Demand, or from subscription services, e.g. Netflix.
   

History and Culture

American Memory Project - Powered by the Library of Congress, the site offers access to videos, images and documents of US history from different institutions.
  British Pathé - 85,000 newsreels from 1896-1976 created by British Pathé available on YouTube
  Calisphere - The California Digital Library offers this collection of images and videos of California history.
  Civil Rights Digital Library - Contains a plethora of primary sources, including images, sound and video.
  Screen Search Fashion - Thematic guide to 1920s-1930s UK fashion and dress via film.
   

Training

Library Videos: Digital Media Section (DG) - The Otis Library houses many DVDs and CDs of software training, including tutorials produced by the Gnomon Workshop. (Available only to Digital Media students)
  Library Videos: Instructional (I) - The Otis Library has some how-to videos available for check-out.
  lyndaCampus - Collection of training videos and materials on popular software and hardware.