Oscar Doc Nominees 2017 | LJ Media Reviews

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With only days left until the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, LJ shares its reviews of the five nominees for Best Documentary Feature. Any way you look at it, we’ve got the winner. See if you agree.

Best Media 2016: DVDs

LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick rounds up his favorite discs in a varied list that necessarily omits streaming-only titles from Netflix, Amazon, et al., and primarily favors recent releases over titles originally shown in the prior calendar year. Documentaries are limited to popular programs in lieu of arguably more worthy educational material. The biggest takeaway this year? Sixteen-plus hours—two miniseries—devoted to O.J. Simpson.

Billionaires and Ballots: How To Buy an Election | Presidential DVDs

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Getting one last jump on the election, LJ reviews a DVD that looks at the political money men and how going to the polls can be a harrowing experience.

The Clintons and The Donald: Cast Your Ballot Here | Presidential DVDs

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Library Journal couldn’t let the election hoopla go unnoticed, so we asked reviewer STEPHEN L. HUPP to take a look at two DVD programs now available that might persuade on-the-fence voters to throw their support to one of the candidates. Or might these films convince the already committed to flip? It’s anyone’s game

Best Media 2015: DVDs

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LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick’s annual best-of list cites five titles in each of four categories for a score of films you won’t want to miss

Lessons Learned in Year One | Music Matters, October 1, 2015

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Collection development, whether you’re talking about books or media, is a process. If you’re new to an area, it makes sense to start with the least complicated aspects.

Best Media 2014: Best Video

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Digitally restored classic films—domestic and foreign—and television miniseries, especially crime dramas, reign amid fewer but notable documentaries in LJ video reviewer/Fast Scans columnist Jeff T. Dick’s annual best-of list.

Count Your Chickens | Urban Farming & Homesteading

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With the spread of farming and homesteading from rural and suburban areas to urban lots and rooftops, these 35 titles will help patrons sow the cream of their own crops.

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | December 2013

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The latest DVD and Blu-ray releases.

FastScans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks | November 15, 2013

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Top foreign & indie picks.