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  1. 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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  2. Early African American Film: Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930 Streaming

    Link
    http://dhbasecamp.humanities.ucla.edu/afamfilm/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    American Studies, Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Web Links

    This website is the result of a project undertaken by doctoral students at UCLA to research and compile a relational database of entertainment industry personnel involved in early silent race films in America from 1909 - 1930. The database includes information about the films, along with personnel and production companies. The site includes tutorials on how to use the data, an essay on race film and information about further reading.

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  3. Institute of Latin American Studies: Videos and Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/videos-and-podcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Economics, Ethnology, History, Literature, Politics and Government, Religious Studies, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Series of podcasts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Featuring speakers from Latin and South American universities as well as European institutions, the podcasts cover a wide range of subjects including decolonisation, Latin American fiction in UK libraries, mining in the Andes, the legacy of Hugo Chavez, religious practices in the Caribbean, to name but a few.

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  4. The History of American Slavery Streaming

    Link
    http://www.slate.com/articles/slate_plus/history_of_slavery.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, History
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Nine episode podcast series about the history of American slavery presented by Slate Magazine. Each episode is told from the point of view of a particular enslaved person, and takes a chronological approach in order to show how the institution of slavery changed over time. Presented by journalists Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie, the series also features contributions from historians. There is a range of interesting supplementary materials, including an interactive animation which gives a powerful sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time.

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  5. Radio Open Source Streaming

    Link
    http://radioopensource.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Literature
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A lively and wide-ranging American arts, literature and current affairs podcast hosted by journalist Christopher Lydon. Four broad categories - ‘Words’, ‘Ideas’, ‘Abroad’ and ‘Arts and Music’ - cover interviews and discussions on a variety of topics, from Hannah Arendt and the banality of evil to critic Helen Vendler discussing the poetry of W.B.Yeats.

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  6. Kanopy Streaming

    Link
    https://www.kanopystreaming.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, American Studies, Archaeology, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, General Science, Geography, German Studies, History, Information Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Type of resource
    AV services, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    On-demand streaming platform for educational institutions featuring over 26,000 films from leading producers including PBS, BBC, the Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, but also many other smaller, niche producers. The site offers both a platform from which to stream films as well as providing a video hosting service. A full range of academic subjects is covered and many of the films, programmes and clips are not otherwise available on DVD. The site also features detailed analytics so that librarians can more easily assess how the site is being used by students. Subscription is based on paying only for the films which students and institutions actually watch.

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  7. SCDF Masters of the Stage Streaming

    Link
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sdcf-masters-of-the-stage/id855786884?mt=2
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    American Studies, Drama
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A series of podcasts produced by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SCDF) co-presented by the SCDF and the Theatre Development Fund. The podcasts features over three decades of one-on-one conversations, panel discussions, and interviews with theatre’s most distinguished American practitioners.

    Other Other Online Online Audio Audio
  8. AV Geeks Film Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://www.avgeeks.com.
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video

    The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an American 16mm educational film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer housing over 24,000 films gathered from school auctions, thrift stores, attics and rubbish tips. Many titles are available for sale on DVD. The films are searchable by broad theme (religion, experiments caught on film, propaganda, telephone). Compilation videos are also for sale including topics such as factories and assembly lines, films from the 1950 and sex education. Because of the manner in which the films were acquired the technical quality is highly variable. The majority of titles can be shipped overseas.

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  9. American Jewish Committee Archives Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ajcarchives.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Information Sources, Journals, Streaming/Download

    This website is a model of uncluttered clarity. The online collection features extensive audiovisual content from the American Jewish Committee’s anti-prejudice campaigns in the post-World War II era. Users will find, in addition to the films and television programmes themselves, primary documentation produced by the AJC’s television department about the production of these cartoons and live-action short subjects. Also includes the audio content with scripts of AJC-related radio programmes from 1939 to 1955. There is an interactive time-line giving a decade-by-decade tour through the twentieth century.

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  10. History in Motion Streaming

    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    American Studies, History
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    History in Motion is the moving image pages of the Eye Witness to History American website. The 20 film clips are arranged chronologically beginning with THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903) and ending with WORLD WAR II - THE HOME FRONT featuring women defence workers.

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