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  1. Leakey Foundation Streaming

    Link
    http://leakeyfoundation.org
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Ethnology

    This anthropology site is very well designed and features a large number of audio lectures which can be streamed easily. Those speaking include Leslie Aiello, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead and others. The lecturers have been usefully broken down into bite size chunks and the site also includes links to many useful other websites.

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  2. BBC Motion Gallery Streaming

    Link
    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/bbcmotiongallery#
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Ethnology, Geography, Media Studies, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Footage Sources, Streaming/Download

    Part of the BBC’s commercial arm, the BBC Motion Gallery includes footage from its archives as well as those of CBS in the United States and is primarily a footage resource for companies in the commercial sector. However, the site also features hundreds of streamed samples of its wares (some lasting only a few seconds), which can be searched by subject and viewed freely via Windows Media Player. The items are adequately encoded and categories include Animals, Business, Places, Nature, News & Events, Science & Technology, Travel, Sport and others. In addition to which there are a huge number of keywords (although there is no actual list to access), as well as pre-organised ‘Concepts’ such as Flirting, Danger, Action and so on which are listed alphabetically. The advanced search makes use of disguised Boolean Search operators but also allows for searches to be limited to format, colour and aspect ratio. It effectively operates as an index to the whole BBC archive. Registration is required but is free and all clips feature BBC digital onscreen graphics as watermarks. In Nov 2007 a new online service was launched in partnership with JISC, to give UK FE and HE institutions access to a selection of footage for use in an educational setting via a password-protected site http://www.jiscmotiongallery.com. At the end of 2009 the Motion Gallery launched the World in Motion channel on Youtube to show high definition clips of programmes such as NOTES ON A CITY.

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  3. Insight News TV (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.insightnewstv.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Politics and Government, Social Welfare, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This London-based independent news organisation not only offers short courses on factual film-making but also supplies international video coverage to such major organisations as CNN, Channel Four, the BBC and many others. The website offers some two dozen streamed stories (requiring Windows Media Player) from around the globe, adequately encoded and lasting on average between ten and fifteen minutes each. Half a dozen full-length titles are also offered for sale on DVD. The subjects covered include famine in Ethiopia, unrest in Sierra Leone as well as the fortunes of West African migrants as well as reports from Burma, Bangladesh, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel and several other countries.
    This site is no longer active, but the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine offers a capture of the website as it appeared on 14/08/2014. This does not include access to the moving images.

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  4. Web of Stories Streaming

    Link
    https://www.webofstories.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Biology, Film Studies, History, Media Studies, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Previously known as People’s Archive is a service "dedicated to collecting for posterity the stories of the great thinkers and creators of our time". Currently it features detailed interviews with biologists, filmmakers, physicists, mathematicians and craftsmen from various fields. Oddly all the interview subjects were initially male currently, but presumably this was coincidental and is slowly being addressed - currently there are interviews with Diana Athill, Dorothy Hodgkin, Paula Rego, Denise Scott Brown and Gitta Sereny. The archive currently contains over 200 items totaling over 100 hours. The clips have been very well encoded. A well organised resource which is very effectively segmented, it offers good transcriptions of all interviews and provides valuable oral histories. Subdivided into Remarkable People and Great Lives, with the latter organised into Arts, Politics and Science.

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  5. Scientific American Frontiers (inactive) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.pbs.org/saf/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Studies, General Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Physics, Psychology, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Scientific American Frontiers is an American television series hosted by Alan Alda and broadcast on PBS. Its site gives the current TV schedule, teaching materials, and a very impressive video archive of past programmes, searchable by topic or keyword. This offers either complete programmes or segments using Real or Windows Media Player, for low or high-band connections, with most having an accompanying transcript where users can click on a particular point in the transcript to access that point in the video. Topics covered include archaeology, astronomy, biology/nature, chemistry/physics, computers/technology, earth science, engineering/mathematics, medicine/health, and psychology/cognitive science. Some have links to PBS web features, teaching guides etc.

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  6. Idea Channel Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ideachannel.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Environmental Studies, Literature, Medicine, Music, Physics, Politics and Government, Psychology, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    An extensive collection of video and audio clips taken from interviews with scientists and scholars, including several Nobel Prize winners (Milton Friedman, Ilya Prigogine, Norman Borlaug, John F. Nash, Linus Pauling and others), available as streamed audio or video (a number are listed as being available shortly), with complete videos or transcripts available for purchase. The site is clearly arranged and described, and is categorised under Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Culture, Economics, Environment, Health/Medicine, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

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  7. BBC Sport Academy Streaming

    Link
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/academy/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Medicine, Sports Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Excellent new site from the BBC, giving a wide range of advice, information and instruction on football, cricket, golf, tennis, rugby union, rugby league, athletics, basketball, swimming and other sports. Each sport has a video masterclass (e.g. for cricket, Ian Salisbury demonstrating spin bowling and Mark Ramprakash showing batting strokes; for football, the Fulham Ladies show how to get past defenders), information on equipment, rules, and how to take part across the country, as well as special features, interviews with stars, and plenty of illustrative material. There is also a ‘Disability’ section for each sport, a ‘virtual gym’, and advice on diet and sports injuries. The video requires RealPlayer, and is available for modem and broadband connections.

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  8. Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Ethnology, Film Studies, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The Steven Spielberg Film Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem holds the world’s largest collection of Jewish documentary film footage. Its ‘Virtual Cinema’ is now streaming over 100 titles from the collection (using Windows Media Player), divided into Jewish Communities, Holocaust, Pre-State, State of Israel and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The ‘cinema’ presentation of the films is particularly attractive. Information on the individual titles is scanty, but the Archive’s catalogue is available elsewhere on the site.

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  9. They Rule Streaming

    Link
    http://www.theyrule.net
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Politics and Government
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Site combing Flash animation with political statement. Allows the user to create maps out of interlocking directories of the top 100 companies in the USA in 2001, or to view maps create by other users (e.g. Pepsi vs Coke, Bill Gates rules them all).

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  10. Speech Accent Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://accent.gmu.edu
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Languages
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    This George Mason University site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds reading the same sample paragraph. Ninety-one national origins are covered from Afrikaans to Zulu. Details of nationality, age, sex, residence and the means by which they learned English are given. The paragraph each person reads has been chosen for containing most of the consonants, vowels, and clusters of standard American English: 'Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station'. The audio files use QuickTime.

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