Last week was Open Access week - but as tumblr was down at the end of last week and I was unable to blog, I’m unofficially extending it so I can write this blog post.
There are loads of great Films, Videos, Talks & other media freely available online. Here are just a few:
TED & TEDTalks
Ideas Worth Spreading. There are talks or performances by leaders and prominent figures in every discipline and you can search or browse by subject, length or by using TED categories such as ‘inspiring’ or ‘funny’. You can download the TED apps too. Watch this short 3 minute video which impressed me:
There are loads of great open access resources at the Internet Archive including films, music and ebooks. It’s a fantastic resource. Here are some of my favourite things from the Internet Archive:
12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Audio)
In honour of Halloween which is in 2 days time. Listen to tales such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Ebook)
A quick (and completely unverified) look at Wikipedia tells me that Lewis Carroll spent quite a lot of time in Sunderland. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (also quoting Wikipedia) highlights the following:
Lewis Carroll was a frequent visitor to the area. He wrote most of Jabberwocky at Whitburn as well as “The Walrus and the Carpenter”. Some parts of the area are also widely believed to be the inspiration for his Alice in Wonderland stories, such as Hylton Castle and Backhouse Park. There is a statue to Carroll in Whitburn library. Lewis Carroll was also a visitor to the Rectory of Holy Trinity Church, Southwick; then a township independent of Sunderland. Carroll’s connection with Sunderland, and the area’s history, is documented in Bryan Talbot’s 2007 graphic novel Alice in Sunderland.
From Wikipedia Entry on Sunderland