The library has subscribed to five new databases for the 2019-20 school year. All are accessible on our A-Z Databases page. Read on for details!
EAI Educational Streaming
This new platform from Electronic Arts Intermix is a major resource for video and media art. It includes videos, biographies, and related articles and media for over 60 artists, like Martha Rosler, John Baldessari and Pipilotti Rist, with more artists being added on an ongoing basis.
Drama Online: BBC Drama Collection
The BBC Drama collection features streaming film adaptations of classic and contemporary plays from Sophocles and Shakespeare, to Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Bernard Shaw and contemporary writers, Michael Frayn and Joe Penhall. It also contains plays, audio files, and scholarly texts on drama and theater. Students studying Sophocles' Theban plays Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone will find the playtext as well as filmed adaptations.
Building Types Online
This database is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. BTO has a large international collection of contemporary buildings, from housing and offices to museums, schools and other building types, with a focus on floor plans and other architectural drawings. It offers exclusive and unparalleled, highly flexible and detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser program on building types. It includes over 150 thematic articles, 1,000 case studies, 5,500 high quality architectural drawings, and 2,200 photographs of buildings.
Library Stack is a database and archive of digital arts publications, including ebooks, PDFs, apps, music and video from the fields of contemporary art, critical theory, political science, sociology, architecture, urbanism, graphic design and film studies. It has a particular focus on hybrid works: experimental podcasts, custom type-faces, exhibitions bundled into .zip folders, serial journals, collaborative scholarship initiatives and artists’ software. Library Stack is searchable by subject, format, artist, publisher, title or keyword. Join us for a demo on September 18th!
Audio Network is a database of 100,000+ original tracks, cleared for use on any platform, anywhere in the world, forever. Ideal for use as background or soundtrack music for film, video, and animation projects! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your SVA ID number to receive login credentials.
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