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  1. 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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  2. Royal Academy of Arts Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/articles/tag/podcasts
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Architecture, Art, Design, Literature, Photography
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Organisations, Podcasting

    Podcasts ranging from short stories read by leading novelists to artists and experts in conversation. Recent episodes have included Peter Blake talking to art critic and historian Tim Marlow about his fascination with the work of Joseph Cornell, Frank Auerbach in conversation with Tim Marlow, panel discussions on the changing concept of home ownership, and novelist A.S. Byatt speaking on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. The site also offers online videos from interviews with artists to curator-led tours of exhibitions. Videos include director Mike Leigh talking about how me made the film MR TURNER and actor Richard E. Grant making a tour of the 2015 Summer Exhibition.

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  3. Tate Channel Streaming

    Link
    http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/audio-video
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Architecture, Art, Design, Film Studies, Music, Photography
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The site hosts over 1,500 short video and audio podcasts relating to the four Tate galleries. The talks, performances, exhibition films and works in focus are regularly added to. The video podcasts can be filtered by topics such as Visual Culture, Documentary, Installations and Materials and Processes, and by art movements - e.g. Minimalism, Pop Art, Pre-Raphaelites. Video podcasts include photographer Nick Waplington talking about fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s final show in 2009 and audio podcasts include independent film-maker Gregory J. Markopoulos speaking on the nature of film.

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  4. BBC Earth Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.com/earth/uk
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature, Photography
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Website produced by BBC Worldwide. Videotapes of wildlife including extracts from previously broadcast BBC television and radio programmes. The videos are broadly divided into categories - British Wildlife, On Location, Through the Lens, Nature’s Wonders and Earth on TV and Radio. There is good contextual information with each video. The footage is also streamed on BBC Earth’s YouTube channel.

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  5. Centre for Visual Music Streaming

    Link
    http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Art, Film Studies, Music, Photography
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Courses, Streaming/Download

    The Centre for Visual Music (CVM) houses growing collections related to visual music, abstract cinema, experimental animation and avant-garde media. CVM’s archives house the world’s largest collection of resources on Visual Music. The collections (the majority freely accessible online) include film/video/digital media and related papers, books, artwork, documentation, photography and artifacts. Committed to the curation, preservation, promotion and access to these multimedia collections, the Archive holds collections of artists whose careers reflect unique aspects of cinema. CVM’s collections include preserved film material for artists including Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson, Mary Ellen Bute, Jules Engel, Charles Dockum, John and James Whitney, Harry Smith, Pat O’Neill, John Stehura and others. CVM organises screenings and events and from 2015 has hosted selected films and video clips at a CVM channel on Vimeo.com.

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  6. George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography and Film Streaming

    Link
    https://www.eastman.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Photography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Courses

    George Eastman House, in Rochester NY, promotes the understanding of photography and the moving image. World-renowned for its photograph and motion picture archives, the Museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating the top archivists and conservators from around the world through its L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation GEH maintains a research library and study centre, organises conferences, hosts lectures and presents regular film screenings.

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  7. National Geographic Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://video.nationalgeographic.com
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Nature, Photography
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    The National Geographic website streams a small number of short videos. Topics include the rare ghost monkeys filmed in Colombia, the devastation to wildlife caused by the oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico, and footage of tsunamis.

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  8. New Books Network Streaming

    Link
    http://newbooksnetwork.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Current Affairs, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Food, French Studies, Geography, German Studies, History, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, Social Studies, Sports Science, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This is a useful place to visit to keep track of recently published books in academia and scholarly research. The site consists of a series of podcasts in which authors and academics discuss their new publications.

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  9. Eadweard Muybridge: Defining Modernities Streaming

    Link
    http://www.eadweardmuybridge.co.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Photography
    Type of resource
    Video Sources, Web Links

    This website is the result of a collaboration between Kingston University and Kingston Museum. It provides links to all known physical collections of Muybridge’s work housed in cultural organisations around the world, a selection of slideshows featuring Muybridge’s photography, accompanied by essays and contextual information, and a timeline and selective bibliography.

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  10. Royal College of Art: Record of Student Work Streaming

    Link
    https://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/RCAROSW.html
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Art, Crafts, Design, Engineering, Photography
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums

    A collection of images of work produced by students at the RCA from 1960 to 2002 in the fields of fine and applied art, design and communications. The majority of images are installation shots taken from final-year degree shows, representing the culmination of each student’s time at the RCA. The initial selection (August 2010) of over 5,000 images is drawn from the College’s collection of around 30,000 slides of student work. It features the work of hundreds of students across all departments, including animation, architecture & interiors, ceramics & glass, communication art & design, design products, fashion, metalwork & jewellery, industrial design, painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass, textiles, vehicle design and printmaking. Use of the images is restricted to non-commercial use and teaching.

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