New database for streaming-Medici.tv!

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We have a new database just for our music faculty–Medici.tv!

Medici.tv contains the “largest online catalog of classical music, opera and dance videos featuring over 3,500 musical works and 2,500 films including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes.”

More than 150 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world’s most prestigious venues, opera houses, festivals and competitions: Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Opéra national de Paris, NCPA, Glyndebourne Festival, Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition…

The largest on-demand library of classical music

medici.tv’s library features over 2,000 programs (3,000 original works), including:

  • concerts and archived historical concerts;
  • operas;
  • ballets;
  • documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs;
  • master classes.

An international platform available on all devices

This platform contains a community of over 180 countries and is available in English and French on all screens: PC, Mac, mobiles, tablets (iOs and Android) and television via AirPlay or Chromecast.

If you have any questions or need help accessing or using this database, please email libref@elgin.edu for the librarians and we will assist you!

*Information from https://www.medici.tv/en/about-us/

Banned Books Week is September 26-October 2, 2021

Red book with yellow tape across it reading Banned Books Week

From BannedBooksWeek.org: Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”

At the library, we work to provide an array of voices and perspectives on many topics and give YOU the ability of researching through credible sources to learn about today’s most pressing issues.

When searching for the topic of banned books, use terms like “banned books”, censorship, or “challenged books” in the library’s catalog and in any of our eBook collections.

For a history of banned books try these in print in the library:

This print book has a nice overview of the topic of book banning and censorship:

EBook Central has many online books on the subject of banned books and censorship. (you may need to log in with your AccessECC credentials to access).

Here is a video on the most banned books of 2020:

Here are some interesting facts about reasons for challenges, who initiates a challenge, what materials are challenged, and more.

–Written/compiled by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Latin Heritage Month starts September 15!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15-October 15. From the National Hispanic Month site:

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture.

https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

Here are some fun activities that ECC is doing to help you celebrate!

List of activities at ECC in September and October. Go to the site at http://elgin.edu/lhm