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Chant Manuscripts
Chant Manuscripts Partner: Susan Boynton- Music Department
Medieval manuscripts, oftentimes secured tightly in library preserves, are being digitized and scholarly research is being brightly lit up with images, audio, and digital analysis on this site. Supported by a Hybrid Learning Award from Columbia University's Office of the Provost. The media is available to the web-connected world thanks...

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Access: Open to all
Released: May 2015

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Edward M. Kennedy Prize
Edward M. Kennedy Prize Columbia University Libraries
The Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History is given annually through Columbia University Libraries to a new play or musical of merit that "...enlists theater's power to explore the past of the United States, to participate meaningfully in the great issues of our day through the...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: September 2014
Released: April 2013

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Major Minor Music
Major Minor Music Partner: Music Humanities- Arts and Sciences
The Major Minor Music Mini Course is intended to help students in Columbia's Music Humanities course learn to hear the difference between major and minor keys in musical compositions, a common obstacle for students who lack prior experience or training in music. The mini course is divided into two primary...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: August 2012
Released: October 2001

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Engaging Digital Tibet
Engaging Digital Tibet Partner: Gray Tuttle- East Asian Language and Cultures
This project offers students the ability to work with Tibetan source materials and participate directly in Tibetan history scholarship in an online environment. CCNMTL developed this project in partnership with Gray Tuttle, an assistant professor of modern Tibetan studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, to allow...

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Access: Released: May 2010

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Apollo Theater Project
Apollo Theater Project Partner: Oral History Research Office- The Apollo Theater Project is a multifaceted initiative to document, preserve, and disseminate the history of the Apollo Theater and the Harlem community. The Columbia University Oral History Research Office (OHRO) is conducting more than 150 hours of interviews with cultural and political figures such as Smokey Robinson, Leslie Uggams...

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Released: TBA
In development.
Jazz Studies Online
Jazz Studies Online Partner: John Szwed- Arts and Sciences
Jazz Studies Online is a Web site developed by the Columbia University Center for Jazz Studies, in association with the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), and with funding from the Ford Foundation. Jazz Studies Online is a...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2008

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World Theater
World Theater Partner: Amy Trompetter- Barnard College
The World Theater website was born of the spectacular appeal and wealth of codified information located in aural and visual media resources for improving teaching and learning of world theater. Students use the website to pursue original research from primary materials, design comparative analyses by quoting concrete examples of performances,...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: October 2007

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Columbia Artist/Teachers wiki
Columbia Artist/Teachers wiki Partner: Alan Ziegler- School of the Arts
Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T) are graduate students in the Writing Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts. The CA/T initiative works with several schools and organizations to build stronger communities through writing, teaching, tutoring, and volunteering. CA/T members are trained via the course The Writer as Teacher, which is taught...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2006

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Film Language Glossary
Film Language Glossary Partner: Richard Peña, Nancy Friedland- School of the Arts, Columbia University Libraries
The Film Language Glossary is an innovative teaching tool for the study of film, designed to enhance screenings, readings, lectures, and discussions throughout the duration of a course. It provides definitions of essential terms used in basic and advanced film courses that are representative of all the major categories of...

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Access: Open to all
Released: September 2005

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Music Humanities: Online Music Reserves
Music Humanities: Online Music Reserves Partner: Walter Frisch- Arts and Sciences
The Online Music Reserves contain a wide range of works selected to support the Music Humanities curriculum. Titles have been selected by the Music Humanities faculty from the Music & Arts Library holdings and are available for classroom listening and student study. The system provides a filtering search feature to...

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Access: Columbia only
Revised: September 2005
Released: December 1998

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Tierno Bokar
Tierno Bokar Partner: Gregory Mann- Arts and Sciences
The Tierno Bokar Educational Resources site provides Columbia faculty with teaching material for Peter Brook's production of Tierno Bokar, concentrating on the play's themes, including history, religion, cultural theory, and drama. The site includes essays and video commentaries by Columbia faculty; footage of Peter Brook's reflections on theater; relevant films,...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: March 2005

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Art & Technology Lectures
Art  & Technology Lectures Partner: Mark Tribe- School of the Arts
From spring 2004 to fall 2004, the Digital Media Center at the School of the Arts and the Computer Music Center collaborated with CCNMTL to organize an Art & Technology Lecture series. In this series, leading new media artists, curators and theorists discussed the exciting and diverse field of Art...

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Access: Open to all
Released: January 2005

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Deconstructor: An Online Film Analysis Tool
Deconstructor: An Online Film Analysis Tool Partner: Larry Engel- School of the Arts
This tool assists in exploring cinema's visual syntax through its arrangement of shots and organization. Students use the Deconstructor to view and dissect film scenes into series of shots, allowing them to focus on examining the components of the whole in order to layer and juxtapose variables across time. Students...

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Released: July 2003
Archived, no longer available.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Partner: Susan Boynton- Arts and Sciences
Originally designed for a meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in April 2002, the updated website is used by Columbia University music and religion courses and the public. The primary feature of the site is a Web exhibit containing slideshows of original medieval manuscripts arranged by type of manuscript;...

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Access: Open to all
Released: April 2003

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Midnight's Children MSE
Midnight's Children MSE Partner: Bruce Ferguson- School of the Arts
The Midnight's Children Multimedia Study Environment provides students the opportunity to gain a richer understanding of Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel, the play derived from it, and the historical and cultural context in which the story is set. The MSE provides a wealth of related content including reflections from Rushdie, Columbia...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: March 2003

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Midnight's Children Humanities Festival
Midnight's Children Humanities Festival Partner: Bruce Ferguson- School of the Arts
This website was created to support the Humanities Festival held March 2003. The website includes information and video recordings of the various festival events, information on the performances at the Apollo Theatre and links to the educational programs developed around Midnight's Children at Columbia University and beyond....

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Access: Open to all
Released: March 2003

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Paris Mapping Project Prototype
Paris Mapping Project Prototype Partner: Stephen Murray- Media Center for Art History
This prototype provides a chronological context for major religious architectural structures using an interactive map of Paris. Students are able to explore the religious architecture of Paris through the ages....

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Access: Open to all
Released: February 2003

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Cultural Studies Course Environments: The Media Machine
Cultural Studies Course Environments: The Media Machine Partner: John Broughton- Teachers College
This database allows faculty to organize content online in a manner that reveals the multiple connections within a collection of digital assets (slides, images, movies, audio, text) for use in their courses. Using the Media Machine website, students can search for and view video clips, browse a storyboard of images...

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Access: Private
Released: July 2002

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Art and Understanding
Art and Understanding Partner: Arnold Aronson- School of the Arts
This e-seminar offers the reflections of prestigious Columbia University artists/theorists concerning the question, What is art? Based on their personal work, these artists and theorists engage the question of art and the artist in the Western world....

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Access: Columbia only
Released: May 2002

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Casting Files/Facebook
Casting Files/Facebook Partner: Lenore Dekoven- School of the Arts
Film and theater students used this online archive of actors' head shots and resumes to build a cast. The database of 2000 images offers students easier access to these resources, which were previously only available in single-copy, print-form in an office with limited hours. With this online version, students can...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: May 2002

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Schoenberg and Modernism
Schoenberg and Modernism Partner: Ian Bent- Arts and Sciences
Taught by Ian Bent, Anne Parsons Bender Professor of Music and an expert on Arnold Schoenberg, this seminar examines the life of the composer and his relationship to the Modernist movement. Schoenberg and Modernism explores the significance and influence of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire as one of the seminal works of...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: April 2002

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Pierrot lunaire: The Melodramas
Pierrot lunaire: The Melodramas Partner: Ian Bent- Arts and Sciences
Arnold Schoenberg's musical arrangements of the Symbolist poetry of Albert Giraud serves as an entrypoint into the composer's work and the historical context of inter-war European cultural history. Included is a comprehensive online collection of audio, video, and still image recordings and resources....

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Released: January 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Arthur C. Danto's "The Artworld"
Arthur C. Danto's Partner: Michael Kelly- Arts and Sciences
The Multimedia Study Environment (MSE) for Arthur C. Danto's 1964 essay "The Artworld" ushers the reader into the artistic and philosophical scene of the mid-1960s America. Danto sought to lay out the basic principles of his philosophy of art. The MSE includes scholarly and theoretical writings on aesthetics by Danto...

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Released: October 2001
Archived, no longer available.
The Shakespearean Sonnet and the Modern Voice
The Shakespearean Sonnet and the Modern Voice Partner: Kristin Linklater- School of the Arts
A personal journey through William Shakespeare's sonnets that awakens the dormant power of the human voice....

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Released: March 2001
Archived, no longer available.
"Pops" Out Here in the Cause of Happiness: The Louis Armstrong Story"
Partner: Robert O'Meally- Arts and Sciences
The life and work of Louis Armstrong, from his childhood days in New Orleans to his time in Hollywood and the last decades of his life. Multimedia elements include conversations with jazz writers and enthusiasts, historical footage, musical selections, photography, and the words of Armstrong himself....

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Released: February 2001
Archived, no longer available.
Music Humanities: Virtual Tape Project
Music Humanities: Virtual Tape Project Partner: Ian Bent- Arts and Sciences
Created for the Music Humanities curriculum, Virtual Tapes are playlists customized for course sections allowing instructor and students easy access to musical pieces for detailed study. Virtual Tapes replaced a cumbersome cassette tape dubbing system that had been criticized for poor quality, but resource intensive....

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Released: September 1998
Archived, no longer available.
The Sonic Glossary
The Sonic Glossary Partner: Ian Bent- Arts and Sciences
The Sonic Glossary is an innovative teaching tool for music appreciation. It assumes no musical training on the part of the user. It defines musical terms by combining visual text, spoken voice, pictures, graphic images, and musical sound in creative ways, delivering them in high-quality audio for private study. The...

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Access: Columbia only
Released: September 1998

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