medici.tv

Trial access is now available to the world’s leading classical music channel, medici.tv, “the closest thing to a classical Netflix” (New York Times).

The trial runs to 9 February 2017 and is available on and off campus via the following link:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://edu.medici.tv/

We need to know whether this trial was useful to you and if so why – please send your feedback to Pendlebury@mus.cam.ac.uk

Some of the highlights of medici.tv are:

The largest on demand library of classical music, medici.tv’s library features over 1,800 programs (3,000 original works), including: – concerts and archived historical concerts; – operas; – ballets; – documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs; – master classes

An international platform available on all devices, medici.tv is available in English and French on all screens: PC, Mac, mobiles, tablets (iOs and Android) and television via Apple TV, AirPlay or Chromecast.

The glasses of Franz Schubert

The glasses of Franz Schubert

Almost 150 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world’s most prestigious venues, opera houses, festivals and competitions: Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Opéra national de Paris, NCPA, Glyndebourne Festival, Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition…

Classical music’s greatest artists are on medici.tv: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Khatia Buniatishvili, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Valery Gergiev, Janine Jansen, Jonas Kaufmann, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Anna Netrebko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Anoushka Shankar, Yuri Temirkanov, Rolando Villazón, Yuja Wang… but also Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas, Glenn Gould, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin…

Films on Demand

Trial access has been enabled for University of Cambridge members to review the Films on Demand resource until 5 May 2016, alongside the trial of Kanopy.

Click on this link to access Films on Demand.

Films on Demandoffers unlimited access to thousands of videos and video clips.  Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly. Videos are sourced from leading content providers such as the BBC, VEA, CNBC, First Run Features, Netherlands Public Broadcasting and hundreds of others. This resource is updated daily.

There are currently 11,000 titles, which are available in full or in 83,580 segments.  A full title list can be obtained on request to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Please note the support center and help links do not currently work off campus and we are investigating this issue with the provider.

Please send your feedback on Films on Demand to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk

Kanopy, trial the online video streaming service

Trial access is provided to Kanopy, the streaming video service, from today until May 8 2016.

Access the trial via this link on or off campus:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://cam.kanopystreaming.com

Please tell us what you think about Kanopy by sending a message to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk. Thank you.

Kanopy has more than 26,000 films in its collection – including leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources – on every topic imaginable. Kanopy’s viewing platform makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films.

BFI InView

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z: BFI InView

BFI InView offers a unique window on Britain’s changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television. BFI InView makes available some 1,000 hours of non-fiction moving image titles to view or download, alongside 8,000 pages of related documents. With expert commentary provided by BFI curators and other specialists, BFI InView is an indispensable resource for learning, teaching and research communities.

Access BFI InView with Shibboleth login via this link or via the eresources@cambridge A-Z.

Image from Ashley Green Village school of “Village School” capturing the wartime activities of Britain’s women teachers, “standard bearers of an education Nazi-ism would destroy” –  directed by John Eldridge and produced by Alexander Shaw, 1940, for the Ministry of Information (in which the headmistress, Mrs James, teaches 3 classes at the same time!)

Video in the academy

The presentation and discussion on “Video in the academy“, looking at the opportunities for developing our offering to students and staff in this area, gave us much to consider for the future.  The powerpoint presentation from Alexander Street Press is available here and, should you wish to explore further with ASP, the brochure on file conversion and media hosting is available here.

Thank you everyone very much for supporting this session.

Video in the Academy : Presentation and Discussion

Video in the Academy : Presentation & Discussion

Milstein Room, University Library

July 16 2014 – 10:00-11:30 am.

Presenter : Gareth Bish (Alexander Street Press)

This presentation will cover the significance, increasing demand for, and transformative role of streamed video for scholarly research and teaching.

While faculty, globally, are anticipating higher use of academic video, there are still a number of challenges faced when seeking to integrate video into academic practice.

This presentation will examine how these challenges have been addressed, to ensure the best practice of video use within academia – leading ultimately to enhanced learning experience and improved academic performance.

It will also invite participants to consider what more we need to do to help make the use of video more effective within the academy across the disciplines. As such, the session will include a live demonstration, and interactive/informal Q&A and discussion.

To book for this event please visit : Book For This Presentation.

 

Asian Film Online

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection curated by film scholars and critics, viewers can explore the impact of globalization and urbanization on people’s everyday lives throughout the greater Asian region.

AMIN, a short film by Shahin Parhami, one of the directors featured in Asian Film Online:

Faculty and students engaged in area studies, anthropology, film studies, philosophy, geography, education, religion, gender studies, world literature, urban development, cross-cultural communication, journalism, social sciences, and humanities will benefit from exploring this rare collection of films that make silent voices heard.

Access Asian Film Online via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.