City Tech Library has access to AVON (Academic Video Online), which features over 66,000 titles across subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. We’ve been exploring those lately and wanted to put a spotlight on the Banyan Archive channel.
The Banyan Archive, located in Trinidad & Tobago, has digitized hundreds of hours of film footage spanning decades of events and interviews. You can head straight to their collection at this link. Explore musical performances, dance, documentary, and so much more! Banyan was founded in 1974 and has collected a wealth of video documenting life and culture across the Caribbean.
Excited to explore other video channels on AVON? Here are a few other places to start:
The Citytech Library has a youtube channel. Here, you can view library produced content, online tutorials, and presentations from library faculty. If you would like participate in one the library’s upcoming youtube projects, feel free to contact Prof. Junior Tidal.
Tutorial created by Prof. Maura Smale.
“American History in Video” provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release includes over 1260 titles, equaling approximately 420 hours.” Access on-campus only.
Trial through May 16, 2009
In case you missed Shelly Silver’s screening of in complete world, the independent artist and filmmaker has graciously donated a copy of the film to the City Tech library’s multimedia collection. The film is a provocative series of vignettes, shot on the streets of New York, asking New Yorkers about the state of their lives, their society, and their government. The film should be available for viewings within the next few weeks. For more information about the film and Shelly Silver, please visit her website here.