American Song is an eclectic collection of music from Americans of diverse origins and all walks of life, from America’s past and present. The songs are by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. They touch topics as varied as Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. And the range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.
Labels include Rounder Records, Appleseed Recordings, Stax, Specialty Records, Testament Records, McNeil Music, Native Ground Music, Rebel Records, County Records, Smithsonian Folkways, Document Records, and more.
As of June, 2009, all the music from the former African American Music collection (no longer offered) is now here in American Song. The music of all Americans, including African Americans, is now consolidated here in an expanded American Song.
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. Record labels in the first release include Topic, Playasound, Budamusique, Air Mail Music, Manuiti, Crossing Records, Lyrichord World Music, Navras Records, INEDIT, and other.
Contains more than 300 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. The videos are designed for training and continuing education, providing an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.
Filmed productions by some of the most influential choreographers, performers and companies of the 20th century. Styles include classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
A streaming video platform for independent, documentary, educational and social issue video and films, with a growing collection of titles. Areas of particular coverage include anthropology, the environment, urban studies, the global economy and American Studies.
DRAM is a not-for-profit resource providing educational communities with on-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio (192kbps Mp4), complete original liner notes and essays from independent record labels and sound archives. Continuing in the tradition of DRAM's sister company New World Records, one of DRAM's primary focuses is the preservation and dissemination of important recordings that have been neglected by the commercial marketplace, recordings that may otherwise become lost or forgotten.
Currently DRAM's collection contains nearly 2,300 complete albums. The core collection is the diverse catalogue of American music issued since 1976 by New World Records. Other contributing labels and sound archives include Albany, Artifact, Cedille, Cold Blue, CRI, Dartmouth Archives, Deep Listening, Frog Peak, Innova, Lovely Music, Mode, Mutable, Open Space, Pogus, XI (Experimental Intermedia).
Streaming VIDEO. Online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. It contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.
The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
Streaming VIDEO Archive of documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library, a collaboration between New York University Libraries and NYU's Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, provides a digital venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many cultures and political landscapes of the Americas. The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library brings together in one place materials that have been available only in small, little-known archives that are inaccessible to scholars and that lack the resources to properly care for and provide access to these extraordinary cultural documents. But it is not enough simply to gather the videos together. We have used the resources of digital technology to insure the long-term preservation of this rare material and to make it accessible not just to researchers at NYU but to scholars and artists around the world.
More than 36,000 albums with over 500,000 individual tracks of classical, contemporary, jazz, traditional, and other genres, from the catalogues of over 150 labels, including Naxos, Alpha, Avie, Bridge, Col Legno, CPO, Gimell, Kairos, Montaigne, New Albion, Nimbus, Opus 111, and Wergo.
Streaming VIDEO Filmed discussion with leading figures in the entertainment and media industries discussing the processes of creation and production and the interrelationships between media and contemporary society.
Streaming VIDEO The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Included here are interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.
SAGE Research Methods Online aggregates materials from SAGE's journal and reference content, including dictionaries, datasets, case studies, and books. Researchers can explore methods with the Methods Map tool and gather context (including sample data sets) to help design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.
Provides access to television programming from more than fifty different countries in their original languages. Currently operates four 24 hour satellite channels of programming, including current international news, variety programs, a Chinese teaching channel (educational and cultural programming from the People's Republic of China), and programs from emerging nations. Offers access to program schedules, live video streaming, news releases, and more.
In 1994, Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with the goal of gathering video testimonies from survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Between 1994 and 1999 the Foundation recorded over 52,000 testimonies in 56 countries and in 32 languages.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries allowing researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content covers Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.