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  1. Oxford University Press: Audio Resources Streaming

    Link
    https://soundcloud.com/oupacademic
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Law, Literature, Music
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A selection of audio resources from the Oxford University Press. Music, literature, history and the law are well represented. Editors of the Oxford World’s Classic Series offer useful insights - ‘audio guides’ - into the works of their authors. The selections include Jane Austen’s teenage writings, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ by Henry James, Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’, Henry Mayhew’s ‘London Labour and the London Poor’ and many others.

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  2. Sound Matters Streaming

    Link
    http://journal.beoplay.com/journal/sound-matters
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A podcast which explores the ways in which people listen to sounds, and the inventions, discoveries, possibilities and ideas around sound. Written and produced by Tim Hinman, the content is original and thought-provoking. Covering all aspects of sound, from prehistoric musical instruments, recording wildlife sounds, interstellar noise, soundscape ecology, and the links between music and sport, users can subscribe via Soundcloud and iTunes.

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  3. 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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  4. TV Tropes Streaming

    Link
    http://tvtropes.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Advertising, Film Studies, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Radio Studies
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists

    This entertaining and informative site attempts to categorise, index and contextualise tropes - storytelling devices or conventions - as they appear in television programmes, films, games, music, literature, and other media. There are four main indexes: Genre Tropes, Media Tropes, Narrative Tropes and Topical Tropes. Each of these main headings is further subdivided so that under the Narrative Trope heading, for example, one can explore Characters, Conflict, Motifs Settings etc., down to a microscopic level of detail. The site began in 2004, primarily focusing on the television series ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. Since then it has vastly expanded its scope to cover most types of media. Users can explore by series or trope. Each series entry features a list of tropes associated with that series, whereas users exploring by trope (British Teeth, for example) will find a list of that trope’s appearance in television, film, literature etc. Although the approach is often humorous the site represents an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring or analysing the building blocks of storytelling and narrative construction, in any medium, but particularly television.

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  5. Goldsmith’s Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    http://www.gold.ac.uk/podcasts/app/front/allpodcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Drama, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Psychology, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Goldsmiths produce a wide-range of interesting podcasts, covering a broad range of subject areas. The podcasts are grouped by series and include lectures, talks and discussions on feminism, sociology, creative writing, cultural studies, philosphy, psychology, dance etc.

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  6. Siobhan Davies Replay Streaming

    Link
    http://www.siobhandaviesreplay.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Dance, Music
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    This freely available resource presents the materials and documentation associated with Siobhan Davies’ choreographies as a single online collection. Of particular interest are digitised videos of the filmed records of choreographies in rehearsal and in the studio. The search function allows the user to filter by media, (still, moving image, audio etc.), dance work, dance artist, musician and designer. The resource is the result of a collaboration between Coventry University and Siobhan Davies Dance which was funded by the AHRC. All the moving image content is streamed in flash video format

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  7. Daphne Oram Streaming

    Link
    http://daphneoram.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Site dedicated to electronic musician and composer Daphne Oram. Oram, who co-founded the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, devoted her career, after she left the BBC in 1959, to the development of her own Oramics system, a pioneering form of sound sythesis based on the use of 35 mm film strips which are drawn or written on by the musician and generate sounds when passed over photo-electric cells. This site features biographical details along with information about how to access the Daphne Oram collection which is held in Goldsmith’s University’s special collections and includes papers relating to Oram’s work at the BBC, personal documents, papers relating to the Oramics system, photographs, musical scores, computer code and sound recordings. A small but fascinating selection of sound clips features Oram introducing some of her own pieces including the soundtrack to the Geoffrey Jones film ‘Snow’ which was made for British Transport Films in 1963.

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  8. New York Public Library Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nypl.org/voices/audio-video
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Information Studies, Literature, Music
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    The New York Public Library produces a range of interesting resources relating to its own services, as well as a number of podcasts about books and culture in general. The Librarian is In is a lively podcast presented by staff of the New York Public Library. Styling itself the ‘podcast about books, culture and what to read next’ each episode does exactly that, adding information about issues affecting librarians and information professionals. Amongst the other other offerings are the Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project and interviews with writers like Michael Chabon, Richard Price, Wole Soyinka, Art Spiegelman and Tom Wolfe.

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  9. Rediscover Bloxwich Streaming

    Link
    https://rediscoverbloxwich.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Music, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This nicely designed website is the result of a participatory media project by sixth form students at Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, a small town in the West Midlands. Featuring interviews with local residents who recount their memories of growing up in the area, one of the interviewees is Noddy Holder of Slade, who talks about his childhood, as well as the links between the industry of the Black Country and the development of heavy metal music.

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  10. 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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