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Guide to music collections in archives, libraries and museums in the UK & Ireland. At present there are descriptions of over 1800 collections from about 600 institutions including libraries, conservatoires, museums, national trust houses, cathedral libraries and specialist societies.
PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music & Culture Archive) is a unique on-line Social History and Youth Culture Website offering image licensing, on-line learning and research. The PYMCA Photo Library contains over 100,000 images of Social History and Youth Culture, spanning more than 150 years.
Individual registration is required.
RISM aims to locate and document all surviving musical sources dating from the earliest times to about 1800.
Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) was established in 1949 by the International Musicological Society and International Association of Music Libraries. Its aim is to locate and document all surviving musical sources dating from the earliest times to about 1800. RISM's publications cover printed and manuscript music, works of music theory and libretti, and have become central research tools, to trace and identify source material. Thirty-two countries have contributed or are contributing information about their national music collections to RISM. The print series are on Level 4 at Z/ML 113 REP. Access RISM online from the Databases & Indexes page on the Music subject page. RISM (UK) is freely available at http://www.rism.org.uk/ for Music Manuscripts (1600 to 1800) in British and Irish Libraries.
This database holds details of pre-1850 music sources preserved in libraries and archives in the UK and Ireland.
This database holds details of pre-1850 music sources preserved in libraries and archives in the UK and Ireland. It includes manuscripts from national, public and academic libraries, county and city record offices, cathedral and chapel libraries and some private collections.
Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield.
Historical Texts (from JISC) includes the majority of published items in the British Isles between 1473 and 1800, including texts about music and early music scores.
Extensive collection of fully searchable English newspapers from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. Also listed under, Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers.
An extensive collection of fully searchable Nineteenth Century newspapers held at the British Library.
19th Century British Library Newspapers contains full runs of national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society. Also listed under, Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers.
The National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies.
Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
An off-air recording and media archive service that allows you to record TV and radio programmes scheduled for broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of channels. In addition, you can watch programmes from the archive, create clips, and compile your favourite shows into playlists. Further information Due to E.U legislation, any UK registered students in the EU will not be able to access BoB (apart from the BBC News Channel* ) from 1st January 2021. We will post updates as and when we get them.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries.The service includes features such as captions, transcripts, clip creation, and playlist creation that allow users to share videos. Please note: You will need to create a personal account to access Kanopy through either the mobile or TV apps. Creating an account on Kanopy will also allow you to save videos to your Watchlist to view later, create clips and playlists.
An extensive online portal that allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Please note: you will need to register on the site to use features such as “My Projects/Bookmarked Projects/Shared Projects”.
The following resources are of potential use regarding areas including music publishing, entrepreneurship and management:
Literature searching database, covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. For example, useful for management / entrepreneurship topics in general.
Provides FT articles, in-depth 'Special Reports', facsimile of the newspaper from 2005 onwards, and company and financial information. Staff and students must create an FT account – see further information on the above page. For example, within the Work & Careers heading there is a section on Entrepreneurship.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT: click on the FT.com link above and login with your University username and password. Enter your University email address , choose a password and complete the form.
ACCESS: There are 2 options. 1. Click on the link above and log in with your University username and password. 2. Go to ft.com and log in with your email address and FT password.
FACSIMILE NEWSPAPER: available by clicking on Tools> ePaper. All editions are available, with the earliest coverage from 2005.
The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 is a searchable, online, facsimile version of the Financial Times newspaper. It includes every article and advertisement printed in the newspaper, since it was first published in 1888 until 2010. You can either search for an article or browse the newspaper page by page.
Mintel Trends tracks consumer mindsets and behaviors on a number of levels. Every week, our editorial team publishes over 100 observations, which chronicle provocative studies, innovations and news stories in the global consumer landscape. For example, good results for searches such as on music publishing.
An extensive statistics platform covering over 1.5 million data sets (and adding an additional 500 day) with revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Data is collected from over 18,000 sources covering over 75,000 different topics. For example, good results for searches such as on music publishing and music festivals.