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Streaming Media & Media Resources at the Addlestone Library: Library Streaming Databases
Your first line of video/film access is via our current streaming databases. We subscribe to four streaming video databases and eight streaming audio databases. Our video streaming services are Academic Video Online (aka VAST) from Alexander Street Press, Films on Demand from Films Media Group (aka: Films for the Sciences and Humanities), Kanopy, and Met Opera. Our streaming audio services are Naxos Music Library, Oxford Music Online and six subsets of the Alexander Street suite including American Music Library, Classical Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Popular Music Library.
A faculty member needing a video title for a course is encouraged to search these databases for that title. These databases can be accessed by students and faculty from their alphabetical link in the Databases section of the Addlestone Librarywebsite. Also, direct access to these databases and information about them are available in the LIBRARY STREAMING DATABASES.
Using Streaming Video in a Course: Some of the streaming videos in our catalog have usage restrictions or are leased titles that can be removed from our subscription during the course of the semester. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you notify us by using the following form if you are assigning a library resource in class so that we can look at the library's current options and examine any upgrade options available so that we can try to gain an appropriate level of access for use in your courses:
At this time, due to DRM restrictions, playback for Sony titles is only allowed in the United States and is not supported on mobile devices or the Apple Safari browser. To view Sony titles, users will need a desktop browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or MS Edge.
Kanopy has one of the largest collections of streaming films in the world with 50,000+ films from thousands of leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, etc. These films are all genres - from documentaries to movies and training videos - and touch on every topic imaginable.
Streaming access to more than 500 Met performances, including more than 75 past performances from the Mets award-winning Live in HD series as well as more than 400 classic full-length video and audio performances
World's largest multi-label streaming database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Multiple recordings of most major works.
Streaming music database that includes over 3 million tracks covering a range of important genres such as as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and much more.
Streaming database that contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
Worlds largest online classical music library with advanced search engine. Also includes jazz, world music, pop, rock, and Chinese orchestral music. Listeners can create personalized playlists. Offers streaming access to CDs.