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Attention: 

Due to inclement weather, UK will be operating on Plan B for Friday, March 6th. Please contact the library location you intend to visit before traveling. Current open/closed information is below.


Confirmed Open: William T. Young Library will open at 10 am and will close at 8 pm on Friday, March 6th. Normal hours to resume on Saturday, March 7th.


Confirmed Closed March 6th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.


Service points in William T. Young Library for Thursday, March 6th:
AV Services will be closed.
Reference and PNM desks will open at 10 am.
The UK Writing Center is closed.
Presentation U in the Hub is closed.

 

Resource Name &
Link to Resource:
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Description:

Streaming music service that enables listening and learning on campus and home computers. Includes 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word and natural and human-made sounds. Search terms enable you to browse by musical instrument, geographic area or cultural group, among other fields. Includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, and Paredon labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies. The collection also encompasses animal sounds, beer-drinking at an African homestead; calypso; classical violin instruction; drama; poetry; sounds of the deep ocean, the office, and the ionosphere; a frog being eaten by a snake; and great performances of traditional music from virtually everywhere in the world.

Search Smithsonian Global Sound, American Song, and Classical Music Library in one interface through Music & Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press).

Resource Type(s): Audio Collection 
Mobile Accessmobile phone image This resource is mobile-enabled
Mobile App Click here for the mobile app

Wherever you see the “send to mobile” icon mobile phone image, you are able to obtain a "shortlink" to enable playback on your mobile device.

Music Online provides several ways to send a shortlink to your mobile device:

  • We can send a shortlink as a text SMS message to your device.
  • We can email a shortlink to a specific address which you can then pick up on your device
  • You can enter a shortlink directly into your mobile device's web browser
  • On supported devices, you can also have your device read a special barcode, or QR-Code, directly from your computer screen.

Streaming service is currently available for:

  • Apple iPhone on 3G network or better
  • Mobile Device with Android OS
Access information: Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.
Fulltext: This resource does not provide direct access to fulltext content.
Vendor Name:Alexander Street Press
Research Guides: Anthropology, Music
Special usage notes:

For listening in the Fine Arts Library, you will need to check out headphones from the Media Center. Personal headphones may also be used and will be required for listening in other campus libraries. You may also purchase recordings in digital or CD format. Download and purchase of recordings require the user to create an account and pay with appropriate credit; this activity is best done from home computers.