The Library recently gained access to the new electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences as acquired through our involvement in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network's (CRKN) Digital Content Infrastructure.
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world's most important plays and over 100 documentaries — all which are viewable right from your desktop.
It is one of the Library's most exciting acquisitions in the Drama area ever, as it contains over 500 hours of streaming video that captures definitive performances by some of the best known stage performers and directors.
The performances are all original productions, recorded during performances for live audiences. The plays include everything from various Shakespeare productions to rare Beckett footage and covers a wide range of 20th century theatre including plays from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Documentary materials includes director and performer interviews, company and theatre histories, and analyses of works as performed.
One particularly useful feature of Theatre in Video is its capability for bookmarking scenes, monologues, and staging examples for inclusion in course reserves and course pages.
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for Drama
Also through CRKN's DCI project, the Library now has access to the following key scholarly e-book collections:
In addition to the e-books initially acquired, an additional 1,000 e-books will be added from these presses over the next 3 years.
The e-books are all in the process of being catalogued. To find the newest publications by any of these presses, try searching for the name of the publisher with "electronic resource" in TRELLIS.