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Finding Music Materials: Audio and Video Formats

Audio and Video Formats

The Music and Performing Arts Library has recordings in all formats: VHS, laser disc, and DVD and audio cassettes, LPs, and CDs, and online streaming audio and video. The online library catalog's description of these items and their call numbers will let you know what an item is.

While CDs and DVDs circulate, we also have equipment in the library to listen to/watch all of the formats we have in our collections.Ask at the Circulation Desk for help.

Listening Online

Viewing Online

Audio

CDs

Bringing it all back home
Bob Dylan.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc (48 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Media Collection
Call Number:      CDISC M1630.18 D95B7

Online Streaming Audio

Two of our online streaming audio providers (Classical Music Library and DRAM) have information about their recordings in our catalog. Here is what a catalog result looks like when online audio is available for that item.

online record

full online record

LPs

Miles Davis transcribed solos
Miles Davis.
Physical Description: 1 sound disc. : analog, 33 1/3 rpm., stereo. ; 12 in.
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Media Collection
Call Number:      DISC M88D28 M5

Cassettes

1987 Illinois Summer Youth Music
Physical Description:     26 sound cassettes : analog, 1 7/8 ips
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Special Collection [non-circulating]
Call Number:      CASS M1 I441987

Video

DVDs

Lee Konitz portrait of an artist as saxophonist
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Media Collection
Call Number:      DVD ML419.K66 L4452004

VHS tapes

The Last waltz
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (117 min.) : sd., col., stereo. ; 1/2 in.
System Details:     VHS format.
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Special Collection [non-circulating]
Call Number:      VIDREC M1630.18 L27

Laserdiscs

Ivan the Terrible, part II
Physical Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
Location:      Music & Performing Arts Special Collection [non-circulating]
Call Number:      LASERDISC PN1995.9 I82