Monday, March 18, 2013

New video resources in the UWM Libraries

The UWM users now have access to several new video databases. They include documentaries, ethnographic films, newsreels, and much more, nearly all with full side-by-side transcripts. You can also use the online 'clipping' tool to make excerpts to embed in your lectures. Quite remarkable.

Go play !

(the links are proxied and should prompt you for your e-pantherID/password... if you are not, please go to the Libraries' website - - and click on the link to 'Resources A-Z')

American History in Video
The largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries

Black Studies in Video
Collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

Ethnographic Video Online -  vol 1
Provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior— with more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

Filmakers Library Online
Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Friday, March 15, 2013

March is Music in Our Schools Month!

To celebrate, we've filled the glass cases in the Music Library with a wide variety of music education related materials... here's a sample.

Stop by and take a closer look!

Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

March 2nd would have been Theodore Geisel's 109th birthday (if I did my math correctly). To celebrate, Eleanor Peterson (Music Library Intern) and Sarah Reynolds (Music & Curriculum student assistant) put a bulletin board together and pulled a selection of his books for display.

Can you identify the books that the graphics are from ?

New Resource! Smithsonian Global Sound!

The UWM Libraries have subscribed to Smithsonian Global Sound! This is a wonderful resource that includes nearly everything in Smithsonian Folkways, plus music from a number of other record labels that now fall under Smithsonian's auspices.
  • Music from 169 countries from around the world
  • Over 1,000 distinct genres and sub-genres available
  • Over 1,400 cultural groups represented
  • Over 450 languages represented
  • Data on 100,000s of artists and ensembles 

UWM users can get to it through the Music Library's "Database" tab on the Music Library website or the Libraries-wide "Resources AtoZ" page.