Digital Collections

 

These annotated Delicious links provide access to a wealth of image, audio, and video collections available online.  

Audio:  

Alaska's Digital Archives : Home

"Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state."                

 American Memory from the Library of Congress             

This site provides a searchable collection of images, movies, sound files, and documents dealing with American history and identity.                              

 Audacity            

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Audacity’s interface is simple and easy to use. The control buttons use the standard icons found on CD and DVD players and changing the sample rate, or quality, of a project is a matter of clicking a drop-down menu. Several tools for trimming audio are also available, including the ability to trim everything except the selected segment. In addition to the basic editing features Audacity includes several filters including noise removal and fades.  

 Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection, Starr East Asian Library

 This extensive collection documents the significant post-World War II revival of popular interest in bunraku, a type of traditional Japanese puppet theater.                               

 Berea College Sound Archives  

"The Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives is mainly comprised of non-commercial sound and video recordings that document Appalachian history and culture and the history of Berea College."                    

 Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project   

"With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the UCSB Libraries have created a digital collection of over 8,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Collections. In an effort to bring these recordings to a wider audience, they can be freely downloaded or streamed online."               

 Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives     

"The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of literacy narratives in a variety of formats (print, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of U.S. citizens..."          

 Florida Memory Project              

"The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research."    

 

 International Library of African Music (ILAM)

"A research institution devoted to the study of music and oral arts in Africa, it preserves thousands of historical recordings going back to 1929 and supports contemporary fieldwork. It is currently digitizing its collections."                  

 Internet Archive: Audio Archive

"This library contains over a hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, ... to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download."              

Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry's Collection of Spoken Yiddish

"LCAAJ, is an extraordinary resource for research in Yiddish studies, consists of 5,755 hours of audio tape field interviews with Yiddish speaking informants collected between 1959 and 1972 and ca. 100,000 pages of accompanying linguistic field notes."                    

LearnOutLoud.com Free Audio & Video – 

  Free Audio Books, Lectures, & Speeches on MP3 Download and Streaming Video            "LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 500 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources."               

 LibriVox 

 "LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain." ... "LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books."              

 LUNA Commons - LUNA Imaging             

"LUNA Commons is a new source for finding valuable, educational content from digital collections built in the Insight Software from Luna Imaging, Inc. and presented in Insight's dynamic new LUNA browser."               

 Michigan State University Libraries - Vincent Voice Library          

The Vincent Voice Library is a collection of primary source sound material, found mainly in speech, interview, lecture and performance formats. It is the largest academic voice library in the United States and is part of the MSU Libraries.              

 NASA - NASA Multimedia Page  

The NASA Multimedia Gallery provides an abundance of dramatic images, audio, and video. Most of the media is free of copyright when used for educational purposes. Topics cover a range of activities, including astronomy, earth science, and oceanography.     

 National Archives and Records Administration  

NARA includes a searchable archive of public domain media including images, audio, video and documents.             

 Notable New Yorkers

 "Original audio recordings and edited transcripts of oral history interviews with ten influential New Yorkers drawn from the collection of Columbia Libraries' Oral History Research Office."               

 Tate | Online Events | Archive   

"...Provides a growing resource of artist talks, performances and cultural debate. Currently there are over 600 hours of audio and video available. Archives are updated and available to view online within two weeks of the live event."            

 The Civil Rights Digital Library :: CRDL       

"The Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web." The CRDL contains several hours of videoand learning objects

 

 The Conversations Network  - Welcome to The Conversations Network              

"The Conversations Network is a listener-supported non-profit podcast network brought to you by a global team of passionate audio/video producers and editors."                             

 The Mike Wallace Interview      

"There are 65 interviews in the Ransom Center's collection. ... These 16mm films were transferred to video and, along with the audio tapes, were digitized."                       

 The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University  

"The mission of the VCA at Texas Tech is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia."               

 Voices from The Smithsonian Associates 

Voices From the Smithsonian Associates provides online streaming programs featuring lectures and discussions by world renowned scholars, performers and authors.               

 VoiceThread    

A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a web cam).               

 World Digital Library      

"The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information."             

 

Images:

Alaska's Digital Archives : Home 

"Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state."              

American Memory from the Library of Congress              

This site provides a searchable collection of images, movies, sound files, and documents dealing with American history and identity.              

APIS, Advanced Papyrological Information System 

"APIS is a collaborative online catalog and library of digitized images of papyri and ostraca (potsherds with incriptions) dating from the period 400 BCE to 800 CE."  

 

Architect of the Capitol                  

 The Architect of the Capitol site contains images may be used freely for educational purposes. If written permission for use is needed, a letter must be sent. Visit the Sculpture Gallery to obtain photographs of famous figures in American history.               

Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection, Starr East Asian Library            

 This extensive collection documents the significant post-World War II revival of popular interest in bunraku, a type of traditional Japanese puppet theater.     

 

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE 

"The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE builds digital collections and services while providing information and support to digital library developers worldwide."

 

Chinese Paper Gods 

An online visual catalog of over 200 woodcuts used in folk religious practices in Beijing and other parts of China in the 1930s.                          

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives     

 "The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of literacy narratives in a variety of formats (print, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of U.S. citizens..."

 

 Digital Scriptorium         

 "The Digital Scriptorium makes available cataloging and selected digital images from medieval and early Renaissance manuscript collections housed in U.S. collections."                          

Florida Memory Project  

"The Florida Memory Project presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research."                  

GIMP    

 GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.    

 

Greene & Greene Architectural Records and Papers     

 "The Greene & Greene Architectural Records and Papers Collection spans the years ca. 1896-1963. The collection chiefly consists of architectural drawings (approximately 5,000) and also includes photographs, personal papers, and other manuscript material."   

 Indiana University Digital Library Program | Collections & Resources      

"The Indiana University Digital Library Program (DLP) is dedicated to the production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of high-quality networked resources for scholars and students at Indiana University and elsewhere."      

 

 LIFE photo archive hosted by Google  

"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."    

 

  LUNA Commons - LUNA Imaging             

"LUNA Commons is a new source for finding valuable, educational content from digital collections built in the Insight Software from Luna Imaging, Inc. and presented in Insight's dynamic new LUNA browser."   

 NASA - NASA Multimedia Page  

 

The NASA Multimedia Gallery provides an abundance of dramatic images, audio, and video. Most of the media is free of copyright when used for educational purposes. Topics cover a range of activities, including astronomy, earth science, and oceanography.            

 National Archives and Records Administration   

NARA includes a searchable archive of public domain media including images, audio, video and documents.       

 

 Public Relations | Marketing & Publications | Visual ID Offical University Logos 

Obtain UNF official logos for your course material.             

 

 Smithsonian Images: Digital Photography, Printed Pictures, Historic Images, and E-Cards

 "...the Office maintains an archive of over 2.5 million contemporary and historic images from these museums."                 

 The Cape Coast Archive 

"...represents a collaborative effort by the UV Library, the United States ICOMOS, and Ghanaian institutions to document the unique cultural landscape of the Cape Coast, Ghana region for the purposes of preservation and education."            

 The Civil Rights Digital Library :: CRDL 

 "The Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web." The CRDL contains several hours of videoand learning objects             

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service DLS: Digital Library System 

A searchable collection of public domain, low resolution images that includes imagey of species including birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, mammals and plants and shots of habitats, refuges, hatcheries, environmental issues.             

 USC Digital Archive 

 "Spanning a wide range of visual media, the USC Digital Archive offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings."               

 

  USDA Forest Service - Caring for the land and serving people.

Links to visitor maps, topographic maps, and other specialty maps for national forests.                   

 USGS: Viewing USGS Maps and Aerial Photo Images Online       

An index of selected USGS Business and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement partner sites where maps can be accessed online.               

 

 UWM Libraries - Digital Collections          

"The Digital Collections at the UWM Libraries include over 29,000 photographic images, maps, and books drawn from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and the Curriculum Library."

 

 VoiceThread 

 A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam.)                     

 Webshots Community - Pictures From Around the World

Webshots Community pages host thousands of pictures posted to the Web by amateur photographers. These collections are posted for the public and intended for sharing via e-mail and the Web.          

 

 World Digital Library 

"The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information."                   

 WorldWide Telescope 

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration         

 

Video:

Alaska's Digital Archives : Home  

"Alaska's Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state."  

 

American Memory from the Library of Congress  

This site provides a searchable collection of images, movies, sound files, and documents dealing with American history and identity.

Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection, Starr East Asian Library  

This extensive collection documents the significant post-World War II revival of popular interest in bunraku, a type of traditional Japanese puppet theater.

 ClipNabber        

 Use to download online videos directly from streaming websites for your future viewing pleasure.               

CourseCast 2.0  

Adds Podcasting, Streaming Media Features to Free Lecture Capture System                    

 

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives  

"The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of literacy narratives in a variety of formats (print, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of U.S. citizens..."  

Digital Stories @ UMBC  

This page features the digital story work of the new media studio @ University Maryland Baltimore County. Including the Digital Stories from Charlestown project.                              

FORA.tv - Videos on the People, Issues, and Ideas Changing the Planet 

"Collection of video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates going on all the time at the world's top universities, think tanks and conferences, organized into categories including: The Economy, Green, Politics, Science, Technology, Culture."

 

Forum Network | Free Online Lectures from PBS and NPR 

 "The Forum Network online library features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free."

 

How do I put audio and video into my Blackboard course?           

 

LearnOutLoud.com Free Audio & Video 

"LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 500 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources."  

 

Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive 

 " This library contains thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to videos of every genre uploaded by Archive users. Many of these movies are available for download."               

 

 LTTO Episodes | COFA Online Gateway   

"The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations." 

             

 LUNA Commons - LUNA Imaging             

"LUNA Commons is a new source for finding valuable, educational content from digital collections built in the Insight Software from Luna Imaging, Inc. and presented in Insight's dynamic new LUNA browser."           

 

MIT - World Distributed Intelligence - Home 

"MIT World is a free and open site that provides on-demand video of significant public events at MIT. MIT World's video index contains more than 500 videos."  

 

Mozilla Popcorn | Making video work like the web 

Popcorn makes video work like the web. We create tools and programs to help developers and authors create interactive pages that supplement video and audio with rich web content, allowing your creations to live and grow online.               

 

NASA - NASA Multimedia Page    

The NASA Multimedia Gallery provides an abundance of dramatic images, audio, and video. Most of the media is free of copyright when used for educational purposes. Topics cover a range of activities, including astronomy, earth science, and oceanography.                  

National Archives and Records Administration    

NARA includes a searchable archive of public domain media including images, audio, video and documents.       

 

Nature Online Video Streaming Archive 

For selected articles and letters Nature will present streaming videos that feature interviews with scientists behind the research and analysis from Nature editors.                  

save2pc               

A free tool that downloads videos from Youtube or Google Video and saves it as Avi or Mpeg or Flv file to your local computer.          

 

Screenr - Create screencasts and screen recordings the easy way 

"create screencasts for your twitter followers" 

Tate | Online Events | Archive  

 "...Provides a growing resource of artist talks, performances and cultural debate. Currently there are over 600 hours of audio and video available. Archives are updated and available to view online within two weeks of the live event."                           

Teacher Professional Development and Teacher Resources by Annenberg Media

"Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. " This website contains quality videos produced for eduction on several topics and for sevel levels of learners.              

 

The Center for New Media Teaching and Learning : Media Archive 

"CNMTL routinely videotapes lectures, interviews and events at Columbia, including the acclaimed Reuters Forum, the University Seminars in New Media Teaching and Learning and the annual Columbia University Commencement exercises."                         

 

The Civil Rights Digital Library :: CRDL         

"The Civil Rights Digital Library Initiative represents one of the most ambitious and comprehensive efforts to date to deliver educational content on the Civil Rights Movement via the Web." The CRDL contains several hours of videoand learning objects                 

The Mike Wallace Interview 

 "There are 65 interviews in the Ransom Center's collection. ... These 16mm films were transferred to video and, along with the audio tapes, were digitized."                             

The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University 

 "The mission of the VCA at Texas Tech is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia."                               

VoiceThread     

A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a web           

 

 vreveal.com      

makes movies from your mobile phone, digital camera, or webcam look great.                 

World Digital Library 

 "The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information."

 

YouConvertIt    

Convert any media file format (Documents, Images, Audio, Video & Archives) without buying or installing anything on your PC          

 

 YouTube             

Online Video Sharing     

 

YouTube - EDU   

YouTube EDU is a section of the popular social video site reserved for video content generated by higher education institutions. The majority of videos hosted are lectures and public speeches.