ProQuest databases : access until 30th June 2020

Access is available until 30th June to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, ProQuest Central, and Academic Video Online.

Please send feedback about any of these eresources via the online form.

PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES GLOBAL

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.

PROQUEST CENTRAL

ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

ACADEMIC VIDEO ONLINE

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.

JoVE trial extended: What do you think?

The University of Cambridge trial of JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments has been extended to 14 May 2018.

Please tell us what you think about the JoVE collections by writing to library@ch.cam.ac.uk.

Thank you

Access the trial on campus via https://www.jove.com/

You can also create an account if you use an email address in the Cambridge domain – cam.ac.uk – which will provide access for the trial (“Create an account” on the green LOG IN tab top right on https://www.jove.com).

Off campus options for access:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=https://www.jove.com/

or via Shibboleth (Insitutional) login on the JoVE site (green LOG IN tab top right on https://www.jove.com and then “Sign in with Shibboleth” option).

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

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.

Ethnographic Video Online II

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Ethnographic Video Online II

Building on the success of the University’s access to Ethnographic Video Online I, the University Library is pleased to announce access is now available also to the second collection, Ethnographic Video Online II.  Focusing on issues such as environmental crises, refugee migration, and endangered languages, EVO II brings together a wide range of streaming video, covering human behavior the world over. Essential for the study of anthropology, as well as the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography, the database contains more than 700 documentary films, including previously unpublished material from major archives and individual filmmakers.

Watch a video on the new uses of online video in teaching and the importance of learning with video to today’s students :

EVO I and II are now on a much-improved new platform from Alexander Street Press.  If you prefer the old platform or want to check it out as you move to the new one, that is still available here.

Access Ethnographic Video Online II via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.