Date: November 28, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
The NMSU Library is evaluating four different media streaming databases in response to users’ requests for access to film and music clips. All trial databases are available for review and comments until December 20, 2011.
Video Streaming Databases:
Academic Video Online is a comprehensive streaming video resource that allows access to tens of thousands of full-length documentary and educational video titles. Almost every video is fully transcribed and is also being indexed for subjects, people, location, release date, publisher and video type.
Films on Demand offers a broad range of educational and technical video clips from companies such as Films for the Humanities and Sciences, PBS, ABC, NBC, BBC, History Channel, A&E, Biography Channel, Cambridge Educational and others. Films are broken into topic segment with keyword-rich descriptions, making it easy to search and quickly retrieve relevant clips. Films On Demand simplifies the use of educational video in teaching and learning, making it easy to share playlists and embed segments in course management systems.
Music Streaming Databases:
Music Online is a comprehensive online music resource that cross-searches many different music databases (American Song, Classical, Contemporary World, African American and Classical Scores). It also includes classical and world music downloads.
Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive online collection of classical music available that offers over 550,000 tracks of classical, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music for streaming. Important music labels include: BIS, Chandos, Hssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos and Ondine as well as many leading independent labels. Over 1,000 albums are added monthly.
Visit these databases at the Library’s Articles, Books, and More Web page at http://lib.nmsu.edu/article.shtml and then click on the Trials link. The trial databases are also available directly via the link http://lib.nmsu.edu/resources/dbtrials.shtml. Users are encouraged to share their comments about these products via a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7TRY5TL.
For more information on this new temporary resource and to provide feedback on its use, please contact Alisa Gonzalez, Reference Coordinator/Social Sciences Librarian, at (575) 646-6926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.