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  1. National Film Preservation Foundation: Sponsored Films Streaming

    Link
    https://www.filmpreservation.org/sponsored-films/sponsored-films
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Film Studies, General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This selection of sponsored films is presented by the National Film Preservation Foundation, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive. There are 102 films in total: the selection was made from The Field Guide to Sponsored Films by Rick Prelinger. This annotated filmography singles out 452 sponsored films of particular historical, cultural, and artistic interest from the more than 300,000 thought to have been made in the USA. Most of the films are available to download and are accompanied by detailed synopses and contextual information.

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  2. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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  3. Thinking With Things Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ashmolean.org/podcasts/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, German Studies, History, Languages, Literature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of curated podcasts in which an academic from Oxford University chooses an object from the Ashmolean Museum and speaks about it in the context of their own research and interests. Historians, scientists, mathematicians and linguists take their turn, amongst them Diarmaid MacCulloch speaking about the Reformation in the context of a medal from the reign of Henry VIII and Marcus Du Sautoy on the mathematical implications of carved neolithic stones.

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  4. British Antarctic Oral History Project Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/british-antarctic-oral-history-project/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This resource features interviews gathered by the British Antarctic Survey Archives Service. The audio clips are freely available and are accompanied by transcripts. The focus is on those involved with polar science, especially people who worked for, or closely with, Operation Tabarin, 1943–45, Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), 1945–61, and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1962–present. Interviewees include members of the scientific teams such as meteorologists, geologists and ionosphericists, as well members of the technical and support teams such as radio operators, pilots, medics, mechanics and cooks. Searching can be done by subject keyword, location and person name.

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  5. Hearing the Voice Streaming

    Link
    http://hearingthevoice.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This site features some of the work being undertaken by a large interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and supported by the Wellcome Trust. The team includes academic researchers from cognitive neuroscience, English Literature, cultural studies, medical humanities, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, psychiatry and theology. The area of research explores the subjective experience of hearing voices. The site features a series of podcasts and other audio material available in the resources section of the site.

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  6. BritLab Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV/featured
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Science video channel on Youtube featuring content presented by Greg Foot and Hannah Fry. The Brit Lab Original series consists of a series of short films featuring experiments and investigations into various phenomena, including decomposition, spontaneous combustion and cannibalism. Hannah Fry’s Number Hub videos see the mathematician explaining mathematical concepts and theories in an entertaining and engaging way. The channel also includes videos from James May’s Head Squeeze series and a small selection from the BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’ series, including this demonstration of early touch screen technology.

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  7. Instant Anatomy Streaming

    Link
    http://www.instantanatomy.net
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Medicine
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Extremely useful website for medical students learning about human anatomy. Produced by former paediatric urological surgeon Robert Whitaker, the site features podcasts, audovisual demonstrations, revision exercises, tips and mnemonics. A subscription site provides even more material, including 144 video podcasts, 23 hours of audio and 38 lectures. Members of the following institutions can access the subscription services via their institutional sign in: University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; Nottingham University; University of Cumbria; Deakin University; Imperial College; University of Limerick; University of St Andrews; ACT Health; UTS; University of Queensland.

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  8. FT Science Streaming

    Link
    http://podcast.ft.com/s/ft-science-with-clive-cookson
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Financial Times science podcast is no longer being updated but the archive features all the episodes in the series, freely available. The FT’s Science Editor presents the podcast, covering every aspect of science from biomedicine to space.

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  9. Academic Video Online: Premium Streaming

    Link
    http://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Architecture, Art, Business Studies, Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, History, Literature, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 50,000 video titles spanning all academic subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 12,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. From Jan 1 2016, it includes the new “AVON-to-Own” feature, where subscribing libraries receive perpetual rights to videos they select at the end of each annual term commensurate with the amount of the subscription, using an entire year of usage data to support selections. Subscribing libraries also receive Alexander Street’s Media Hosting Service at no charge.

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  10. Mawah: When Ebola Came to Our VIllage Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mawahtale.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Development Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A beautifully designed interactive website which tells the story of a small village in Central Liberia, using graphics, animations, video and sound to show the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the village and its inhabitants. The site is the creation of Carl Gierstorfer, a journalist and filmmaker with a background in biology.

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