Please note that while we have been slowly expanding the hours patrons are allowed to view movies, we still may from time to time this summer need to close early on evenings and weekends. Please call ahead at 617-353-8112.
EXPANDED HOURS OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT THE START OF THE FALL 2012 SEMESTER
Dear Krasker Patrons and Friends,
The Krasker blog is on hiatus while we concentrate on the current integration of Krasker into the Boston University libraries system. But keep your eyes peeled for new posts in 2012, when we hope at some point to get back into the swing of things.
the Krasker Film/Video Services staff
Garbo needed her alone time too.
Gloria Thompson, or “Glo” as she is affectionately known, retired as Manager of Krasker Film/Video Services this past September, ending a distinguished 39-year career with Boston University. A tireless advocate of film preservation, and beloved by students and faculty alike, she will be greatly missed.
Before leaving, she oversaw the monumental task of moving Krasker’s facility (and its approximately 19,000 titles!) from 985 Commonwealth Avenue to Mugar Library, located at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. Assoc. Univ. Librarian Tom Casserly takes up the rod from Thompson as the new Manager of Krasker Film/Video Services. Rest assured, Casserly and the entire Krasker Team vow to uphold Gloria Thompson’s legacy of doing one’s utmost to serve the educational media needs of the BU community!
Best wishes Glo on a happy retirement!
When Krasker moved to Mugar Library we took THOUSANDS of 16mm films with us! For many years Krasker ran a rental service, supplying schools across the United States with educational films. While many of the reels have grown brittle and red-tinted with age, current BU students, staff and faculty can view most of our 16mm collection at our facility. (Note: 16mm titles are for research purposes only and are not available for classroom delivery.)
An artistic snap of our 16mm films, shortly after arriving at Mugar.
Well, perhaps “resurrection” is just a dash hyperbolic. Nevertheless we are here to announce our faithful bloggers are back in action after a sizable hiatus. Over the last two months Krasker has been abuzz with cataloging new films, getting acquainted with new professors and booking new film orders for the fall semester…now with the semester well under way we find ourselves exhausted but ready to stretch those ol’ phalanges at our keyboards once again to entertain, inform and impress you with our cinephilic ardor & know-how. So as the Halloween season approaches, get out your torches and pitch forks peasants–the monster is once more on the loose!
Free at Last: Boris Karloff Stomps His Stuff as Frankenstein's Tortured Monster in James Whale's 1931 Horror Classic.
Many people ask us, “Why are you called Krasker Film/Video Services?” Well, my curious kinophiles, we get our name from former Boston University professor Abraham Krasker, a major innovator in the field of Audio-Visual Education. We’ll be telling you more about this extraordinary chap in the weeks to come…but for now check out a run-down of one his many major accomplishments whilst at BU–laying the foundation for what became the Educational Media and Technology Program at the School of Education: EM&T.
Appearing this summer at a computer screen near you, from the people who brought you
KRASKER FILM/VIDEO SERVICES:
THE KRASKER FILM & VIDEO BLOG! (Duh-da-duh!)
Follow the adventures of the intrepid Krasker staff as they embark on a perilous mission to…
UNCOVER THE LATEST IN EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING!
FERRET OUT THOSE FILMS UNWORTHY OF YOUR BOX OFFICE DOLLARS!
SEIZE THE LOST TREASURE OF FILMS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT BUT SHOULD HAVE!
DELIVER THE FILM INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES YOU JUST GOTTA SEE TO BELIEVE!
Yes, KRASKER FILM & VIDEO BLOG will make you LAUGH!
It will make you CRY!
It may even make you RECOIL IN TERROR!
SUMMER 2010…THE SUMMER KRASKER ATTACKS!