Naxos Music Library

University of Rochester faculty, students, and staff have unlimited access to the Naxos Music Library, a streamed audio service, which includes access to not only every recording on the Naxos label (even those that have gone out of print), but several other labels-both classical and jazz-have significant portions of their catalogs digitized.

The list of classical labels who have joined with Naxos includes Marco Polo, Da Capo, Analekta, ARC, BIS, CBC, Celestial Harmonies, First Edition, and Hanssler Classic.

Naxos Jazz

The jazz/R&B/roots music portion of the catalog comprises the Fantasy group of labels (Pablo, Original Jazz Classics, Prestige, Milestone, Stax/Volt, Riverside, Jazzland, Specialty, Takoma, Kicking Mule, Debut, Contemporary/Good Time Jazz, Bluesville, and others).

Kanopy (1920 – current)

Kanopy is a streaming video database with over 20,000 movie titles from a large group of film producers including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber Edu, Documentary Educational Resources Collection, BBC Active Collection, and many others.

Please note: If you do not have the most current Zotero Chrome addon you may encounter problems with other services such as Kanopy that require a proxy connector. This conflict, if experienced, is resolved by uninstalling the Zotero Chrome addon and installing the most current version.”

Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)

The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) is a not-for-profit streamed audio resource providing CD quality audio, complete and original liner notes and essays from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other important labels. DRAM offers on-demand, high-quality (192kbps/MP4) streaming access to complete works. DRAM is accessible only at the Eastman School of Music, but does not limit the number of users at any one time.

As of 2007, there are over 1,500 CDs (9,800 compositions) in DRAM. DRAM provides a unique collection of works by contemporary composers, many not available from any other source. Composers represented range from Milton Babbitt to Joan Tower to John Cage on New World, CRI and other labels. Recent releases feature Henry Brant, Carl Ruggles, Harry Partch, Charles Ives, Christian Wolff, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, Julius Eastman, and Ben Johnston. is an online space where composers, musicians, and listeners can livestream masterclasses, listening sessions, roundtables, group lessons, and artist Q&As.

Films on Demand: Master Academic Package

Individually selected titles from more than 800 international producers to bring a wide variety of the most relevant videos to suit the unique instructional needs of every subject

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project

Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around the turn of the 20th century. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the UCSB Libraries have created a digital collection of over 10,000 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. On this site you will have the opportunity to find out more about the cylinder format, listen to thousands of musical and spoken selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discover a little-known era of recorded sound.

Dance Online: Dance in Video

Dance Online: Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Swank Digital Campus

Swank provides film streaming to academic institutions. Here you will find films from major Hollywood film studios, both “classic” and contemporary.

Instructors: if you would like a Swank film linked to your course’s Blackboard page and need help, contact Tom Clifford

National Jukebox

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

Ethnographic Video Online

Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior, and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. It is also a resource for a study of the discipline itself: by placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers, and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction.

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access

Instant access to more than 700 full-length Met performances with the online streaming database.