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Critical Mass of Streaming Audio Databases Now @Case
Case & CIM bring two new audio databases to campus, with DRAM (Database of Recorded Music) & the Classical Music Library. In addition to the Naxos Music Library & Naxos Jazz Library databases, the newest collaboration between KSL and the CIM library (Cleveland Institute of Music) as DRAM Charter Members means that "we now have a critical mass of streamed audio databases at Case," according to Stephen Toombs, head of the Kulas Music Library. "The collaboration is a reflection on how one of Case's most important consortial relationships helps us to leverage our resources for the benefit of both partners, and allows us to keep up with the current standard among large academic libraries."
The audio databases offer great potential for SAGES instruction, with breadth across composers, genres, and time periods, according to Toombs. DRAM includes a legacy of American music that has never been reissued on CD, and extensive liner notes are useful for anyone teaching courses on 20th century music or any course with a component on American music.
DRAM has an unlimited user license, and the ability to browse by thousands of Composers & Artists, nearly 600 Ensembles, Instruments (bass guitar to violin and voice), and Record Labels. Catalogs of New World Records and CRI (Composers Recordings, Inc.) are the basis for much of this historic content. Choose a recording, and then sort results by Record Label, Release Date, Composition Date, Catalog Number, and more.
Classical Music Library is another scholarly resource that offers the world's largest multi-label database of classical recordings, 50,000+ from all genres and periods. Listen to streaming audio for free, or download tracks for a fee. Faculty may create playlists for teaching on Classical Music Library and Naxos — contact Stephen Toombs for more information.
Naxos Music Library & Naxos Jazz Library are comprehensive databases of over 85,000 classical tracks and nearly 20,000 jazz tracks. Check the KSL News Blog for more details on the launch of Naxos (August 31) and Naxos Jazz (October 1), and try out new streaming audio today!
Posted by Karen Oye on December 18, 2006 01:26 PM