Audio Archives

Academic Earth

Person Describing Archive

Annie (2010) ; Chelsea Obodoechina (2020)

Is this primarily a poetry audio site?


Sponsoring Person or Institution

Academic Earth

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Date Visited


General Description of Archive

not poetry - but good site for audio/video

Description of archive history or URL

site that provides access to high quality video of academic lectures from 16 different American universities. now includes online courses.

Contact information

Searchable options

search by keyword (simple and advanced), by subject area, by university, limit to lecture, full course, or playlist, filter by user ranking

Relation from the audio to the text

you can access a full transcript of the lecture, you can watch video or listen to an MP3 audio version of the lecture

Date/Time/Length/Context info about the audio items

you can see the length

Author bios and context within literary history


Audio file type: streaming, download, file format, audio file compression quality (WAV, MP3, bitrate)

streaming, but you can download audio or video of lecture as well,

Multimedia integration (pictures, video, etc.)

video site that also provides audio file

Audio playback setup (opens in Flash player, on new blank screen, etc.)

one main screen

Mobile access (i.e. accessible on smart phones, tablets, etc.)

podcasts available


very browse-friendly : choose video by subject, university, instructor or playlist

Discovery features (pre-made playlists; dynamic lists: lists of recent additions, featured items, related items, etc).
Interactivity and Web 2.0 features

users can grade the lecture and the grade appears at the top of the lecture, you can email and share the videos with various social media,

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