Our video streaming services include Academic Video Online (aka VAST) from Alexander Street Press, Films on Demand from Films Media Group (aka: Films for the Sciences and Humanities) , Kanopy, Met Opera and Killing Us Softly 4 (which can be directly streamed from on campus). Though each services offers its own unique topics and capabilities, these services access thousands of videos from a variety of sources including documentaries, newsreels, television specials, and internet videos (ex: TED videos).
Subjects cover a wide range including (but not restricted to) history, business, philosophy, sociology, psychology, technology and education. These services allow the user to organize videos and segments into folders and playlists and favorites and can be embedded in OAKS coursepages or websites. This allows specific titles or groups of segments (chapters within a title) to be reorganized and purposed for specific class projects or research needs. Each video can be viewed in multiple choices of quality (screen size) for both desktop and projection. Most titles contain searchable / downloadable transcripts that allow more precise searching and documentation.
These services can be accessed by students and faculty from their alphabetical link in the Databases section of the Addlestone Library website or by using the links below.
The library now subscribes to the Naxos Music Library, an online collection of recorded music in streaming audio– primarily classical music, plus smaller collections of world music and jazz. Naxos contains 550,000 tracks from over 35,000 CDs. The collection is fully searchable and has sections divided by such criteria as composer, genere, label, new releases,and a junior section. Includes playlists, study area, and resources.
Classical Music Library Over 30,000 classical music tracks with 2,000 more added each month. This service also includes thousands of program notes and hundreds of playlists. Please exit database when finished. Our license is for three users at a time.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Global Sound
With nearly 3,000 albums and more than 40,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music. Access is provided to the Smithsonian archives and world music archives in Asia and Africa, and is growing regularly as new recordings are added.
Link to databases section of Addlestone Library.