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Films & Music

The Library subscribes to a number of databases that provide online access to images, music, sounds and spoken word recordings.

ARTstor Additional Information about this resource

Curio (CBC) Information about the Database

Dance in Video (maximum simultaneous users – 3)

Kanopy Information about the Database (Available to FCAD students, Faculty and Staff. Sign up with your Ryerson email)

National Film Board (NFB)

National Film Board of Canada(NFB) for Educators Information about the Database

Naxos Music Library Information about the Database (maximum simultaneous users – 10)

Naxos Video Library Information about the Database (maximum simultaneous users – 5)

OnArchitecture (Unlimited users)

Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Nursing video training program (Click on browse tab to access video clips)

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries More Information about Smithsonian Global Sound (maximum simultaneous users – 5)

Sonic Dictionary Is a growing collection of sounds and exhibits created by students at Duke University and collaborating institutions.

Theatre in Video More Information about American Film Scripts and North American Theatre Online More Information about North American Theatre Online

Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire (e-mail about titles listed in this database)

Information for Faculty:

Audio-Visual Services may request, on behalf of faculty, digital rights for streaming selected video titles in the Library collection. Cost, conditions for use, and expiry date vary depending upon rights owners or distributors. Subject librarians will be consulted for payment of streaming rights, at their discretion. Check with Audio-Visual Services to see if a specific title in the Library collection is available for streaming. To integrate access with e-reserve in D2L Brightspace, check with the Library’s E-Reserve service.

Access from home requires an active my.ryerson account with Library privileges. The terms of use, in general, are similar to accessing articles and journals, but please check the license or copyright agreement for each specific resource whenever such an agreement is available.

Feature Film Licenses

As of Nov. 7th 2012, public performance rights for educational use of features films and other audio-visual works in the library collection are no longer required. Exhibition in public of any library obtained audio-visual titles for a purpose other than education is an infringement of copyright.