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  1. Cultural Equity Streaming

    Link
    http://www.culturalequity.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Ethnology, Languages, Music, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Information Sources, Lists, Streaming/Download

    The idea that the expressive traditions of all local and ethnic cultures should be equally valued was at the heart of musicologist Alan Lomax’s career. His Sound, Photograph and Video collections, which are the legacy of his extensive field research carried out between 1946-1990, can now be accessed online via the Cultural Equity website. Gems include The New Orleans Jazz Interviews (1949), the England and Wales folk songs (1951-1958), blues artist Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Jones, and Caribbean 1962, just when the British West Indies were on the verge of independence. There are also three YouTube channels: The Alan Lomax Archive, which offers video clips from Lomax’s “American Patchwork” fieldwork (1978-1983), thus far including Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, Johns Island, SC; The Global Jukebox Channel with 600 recorded language examples collected by Lomax for Parlametrics, his study of speaking style, and the Cultural Equity Channel set up to provide Grenadians at home and in the Diaspora with an interactive online resource for Grenadian folkways and an outlet for cultural feedback.

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  2. The BBC Sound Effects Archive Streaming

    Link
    http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Lists, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    This impressive collection of over 16,000 sound effects is now available to listen, download and use for personal, educational or research purposes. The content is organised by description, category and duration and can be searched by keyword. For example, entering ‘telephones’ returns 121 entries, including American telephones, the Bakelite 200 series from 1930 onwards, mobile phones, answering machines and many more; under the keyword ‘trains’ we can find over 250 sound effects including steam, electric, diesel and high speed trains, Eurostar, train tunnels, train stations, train bridges, etc.

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  3. American Radio History Streaming

    Link
    https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Type of resource
    Databases, Journals, TV/Radio listings

    This site offers a vast amount of information about broadcasting history, covering (despite the name) television and radio, mainly in the USA and Canada but also venturing as far afield as the UK and Australia. Of particular value to researchers are the wide range of digitised, searchable periodicals and journals which, although the main focus of the site is on the early days of broadcasting also stretch as far as the 21st century. NB. It is not clear to what degree rights have been cleared for some of the material on this site. David Gleason, who maintains the site, operates on a basis of ‘if the owner of the material complains I will take it down’ - rather than seeking permission beforehand.

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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. Reply All Streaming

    Link
    https://gimletmedia.com/show/reply-all/
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Information Studies, Media Studies, Radio Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Ostensibly about how people shape the internet and how the internet shapes people, this popular podcast approaches technology from a human-interest angle. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the enthusiasm and knowledge of the hosts ensures that this is a very listenable and useful resource for information about internet culture and all aspects of the online world, covering a wide range of topics. Weekly episodes are free and also available on iTunes

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  6. Radio Plays and Radio Drama Streaming

    Link
    http://www.suttonelms.org.uk/RADIO1.HTML
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Drama, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, TV/Radio listings

    An amateur enthusiast site offering differing levels of comprehensiveness on BBC radio drama. There is information on radio drama by decade from 1943 to date giving title, series, basic credits and transmission times. More recent entries are fuller with information taken and edited from Radio Times. Searches can be made by author, producer, year and theme. There are reviews, articles and lists of missing programmes, BBC World Service Drama radiography is a work in progress compiled by Barry Hodge.

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  7. An International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/Shakespeare
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Literature, Music, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, TV/Radio listings, Video Sources

    An extensively researched and authoritative online database of Shakespeare-related content in film, television, radio and video recording. It is international in scope and regularly updated currently holding over 8,000 records dating from the 1890s to the present day. This resource was created through a three-year Resource Enhancement grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The Database encompasses not only ‘straight’ productions of the plays but also parodies, plot borrowings, documentaries, and Shakespeare as represented in music, mime and dance.

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  8. Archive on 4 Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hg8dq
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Radio Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, TV/Radio listings

    Archive on 4, previously The Archive Hour, is a BBC Radio 4 series which compiles audio clips from the station’s archives around a different theme in each edition. A variety of guest speakers, with a connection to the week’s subject, present the show. An archive of past editions (from 2010) is available on BBC iPlayer. Topics are wide-ranging: recent episodes (July 2015) include ‘Spoken Like a Woman’ in which Anne Karpf explores the way in which women have shaped the sound of British radio; ‘Destroyer of Worlds’ which discusses how Britain discovered the first atomic bomb, only to lose it to the Americans, and ‘The Devil’s Horn’ in which jazz musician Soweto Kinch talks on the history of the saxophone.

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  9. Ian McKellen Website Streaming

    Link
    http://www.mckellen.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Drama, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    The website of actor Ian McKellen, one of the first actors in Britain to establish his own website and blog. The site is comprehensive and informative on his work on stage, screen and radio. Some radio performances are streamed, there are clips from some films and television programmes and links to Amazon where a film or television production is commercially available.

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  10. Wellesnet: the Orson Welles Web Resource Streaming

    Link
    http://www.wellesnet.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Founded in 2001 by Jeff Wilson Wellesnet is an online source of definitive and thoroughly researched information about the life, career and work of Orson Welles. A filmography provides links to DVD retailers. Select scenes and rare footage are streamed (for example VOODOO MACBETH (1936) at the Federal Theatre. Screenplays are available online. Many radio plays and appearances are streamed including the Mercury Theatre in the Air series. There is a messageboard giving information about unfinished films, retrospectives, books and DVD releases and links to other websites with relevant content.

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