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Another E-Research Resource — Free Downloads of Text, Music, Video

I’ve just stumbled across Archive.org. With institutional support from the Library of Congress and the National Science Foundation, among others, this site offers material in text, audio, and video formats. Software and other digital items, like lectures and educational material, are also available. Copyright appears to be respected.

Anthropological items are available; most are post-copyright. This search on Edward Sapir is a good example. I suspect many people will be intrigued by the audio, live audio, and moving images archives as much as the textual ones.

And, good news, the downloads are available in Canada.

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3 Comments

  1. jessica stiles wrote:

    I just came across this website.

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 4:35 am | Permalink
  2. jessica stiles wrote:

    As a first year anthropology teacher in a high school, this website was a great find. Unfortunately, I can not make the films posted on the site full screen. Specifically, I was trying to show Holy Ghost People but was disappointed because my students could not see the film. Any suggestions? Do you know where I could get the film?

    Thanks

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 4:37 am | Permalink
  3. Hi Jessica … Thank you for your note.

    Holy Ghost people is one of my favorite anthropology films too. (I have blogged a little about my experiences teaching with it.)

    Here is another site that streams HGP and makes it available for download.

    Otherwise, can your library bring it in for you on video?

    (Let me know how it goes … and I’d love, even via email, to hear about your experiences with the film in your high school classes.)

    Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 6:39 pm | Permalink