|Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries|
|Smithsonial Global Sound for Libraries is made available through a grant from the Unidel Foundation.|
|Access:||Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Smithsonial Global Sound for Libraries provides educators, students, and interested listeners with a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other 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.
Categories of recordings include: American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children’s.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a joint venture with Smithsonian Global Sound®, an international network of music audio archives and an educational resource that delivers the world’s diverse cultural expressions in an informative way via digital media.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a component of Music Online.
|Personalization:||Click on “Register” for free registration. Then, create your own playlists and store them in your Playlists folder.|
|Output Formats:||Two audio formats are streamed: Windows Media Audio for PCs (using Internet Explorer); Mp3 for PCs (using Netscape), Macs.|
|Help:||Click on “Help” in the upper right of the screen. For further assistance, contact a librarian.|
|Software Requirements:||System requirements|
|Related Resources:||Databases for Music|
|Users:||unlimited concurrent users|
|Producer:||Alexander Street Press|