Media Collection: Resources for Leisure and Lifelong Learning
- Learn languages from Arabic to Vietnamese, sample the exotic sounds of ocean and jungle, hear history reenacted and poets reading from their works, ease stress and enjoy a variety of music when listening to the Media Collection's audiocassettes.
- Travel to the Animal Planet and a distant star, to Arthurian England and Amazonian jungles, to the Louvre in Paris and the National Palace Museum in Taipei, to the heart of the human body and the eye of a hurricane. Find, also, the National Geographic Magazine and Maps among the Media Collection's CD-ROMS.
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- Enjoy unlimited checkout of the Media Collection's classical, jazz, ethnic, rock, soundtrack, and children's titles. Note especially The Ring Disc on CD-ROM, as well as the New World series of historic American music and the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music on CD. Our classic rock titles include many of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Albums from 1967 to 1987.
- Use Media Collection equipment in-house only. Select from audiocassette decks, a caramate, CD players, a DVD player, a slide carousel, televisions, a turntable, and VCRs. Run CD-ROMS and print in color at the multimedia station. Equipment on which to show Media Collection materials in the classroom may be reserved by calling Instructional Media Services at x2084.
- Play games that span the subject spectrum. Choose from Body Talk, Dinosaurs, Friends Around the World, Italian Monopoli, Numble, On Assignment with National Geographic, SomeBody and The Ungame.
- Savor the warm sound of vinyl while discovering legends of the classical, jazz, musical theatre, and pop genres in memorable performances. The Media Collection retains a select browsing collection of LPs featuring such artists as: Eubie Blake, Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Carol Channing, Ray Charles, Chicago, Billy Ekstine, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Holly, Vladimir Horowitz, Mario Lanza, Mary Martin, Lauritz Melchior, Ignace Paderewski, Edith Piaf, Ezio Pinza, Serge Rachmaninoff, Buddy Rich, Artur Rubinstein, Helen Traubel, and Richard Tucker.
- Visit remote corners of the earth, bygone eras and the deep reaches of space with the Media Collection's nearly 200 National Geographic maps. With United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps, examine the topography of North and South Carolina. With vintage maps by the same USGS Survey, examine the Atlantic Coast and principal American cities as they were in 1947. Locate other intriguing sites in the Government Document and Miscellaneous map collections. All maps may be accessed by subject-indexed notebook, many by the Online Catalog.
- Scan the concertos and operas and string quartets and symphonies by Bach and Barber and Debussy and Faure and Mahler and Prokofiev and Schubert and Wagner and more in full score.
- Open the drawers of the Media Collection's video cabinets and browse over 2000 titles for instructional and recreational viewing. Titles in support of the University's curriculum include many relating to art, education, Latin American studies, and literature. Many of the Media Collection's feature films--including The Gold Rush (1925), Frankenstein (1931), Citizen Cane (1941), Some Like it Hot (1959), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975), Platoon (1986), and Schindler's List (1993)-- appear on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
Date Last Modified: Apr 28, 2010
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