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100,000 audio tracks available from library, See through their eyes at women’s health show

By Dave Jones on April 26, 2007 in University

100,000 AUDIO TRACKS AVAILABLE FROM LIBRARY: The UC Davis library has partnered with the Department of Music to offer a collection of streaming audio via the library Web page to students, faculty and staff. The collection comprises 100,000-plus tracks of music and other sounds.

A music department news release describes the collection as being of broad interest beyond music scholars and aficionados, containing speeches and readings, as well as sounds of nature (a rainforest, for example) and technology (aircraft, cars, tools, etc.).

The collection is in three databases:

  • Classical Music Library -- History of Western art music, from Gregorian chants to the works of contemporary composers.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound -- Music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.
  • African American Song -- History of black American music.

At www.lib.ucdavis.edu, click on "Catalogs & Databases," then "Subject Guides," then "Music" under "Arts & Humanities."

SEE THROUGH THEIR EYES AT WOMEN'S HEALTH SHOW: Reproductive Health: Through Our Eyes is the title of an exhibit set to run through May 2 at The Gallery on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

The Asian and Pacific Islander Women's Health exhibit comprises 80 canvases of interpretations of women's health through text, paintings, collages and poems, along with photographs of the eyes of Asian and Pacific Islander women.

Media contact(s)

Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556, dljones@ucdavis.edu

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