Digital Audio Reserve: Information for Instructors
Digital Audio Reserve (DAR) provides streamed audio access to music owned by the University Libraries or the faculty member through HuskyCT.
Instructors will need to complete the following steps:
- Consult with the Music & Dramatic Arts Library's (M&DAL) Access Services Coordinator about deadlines and feasibility of processing requests for your course. Also consult the DAR copyright policy (PDF) for materials that may or may not be included in DAR.
- If you are notified that your course meets acceptable DAR parameters,fill-out and return the DAR Request List to the M&DAL Access Services Coordinator. (Be sure to include composers (or artist, if more appropriate), composition titles, CD call numbers, and track numbers on that list).
- Arrange a time to drop off any legally purchased personal recordings. If the library does not own the recordings, consult the Music and Dramatic Arts Librarian about purchase requests.
- As soon as your course is accepted for DAR, follow the instructions for requesting a HuskyCT site for your class. (Do this right away.) A form for restoring previous courses is at that same link. ("Restoring" will not make the audio links work; you will still need to work with library staff.)
- As soon as you have your HuskyCT site, add the Access Services Coordinator as "section designers" for each section so the digitized materials can be uploaded. (You will need to obtain the NetID of the Access Services Coordinator in order for the DAR links to be uploaded to HuskyCT; use the HuskyCT's gradebook to add and remove their NetID.)
- HuskyCT automatically adds students to your courses, but consult HuskyCT Help for Instructors for more information.
- You will be notified when course materials have been uploaded to HuskyCT. Check all links to ensure that (a) files play back, (b) the correct audion selections play back, and (c) the correct descriptive information scrolls by during playback. Notify the Access Services Coordinator of any problems.
Note: The library will also place the physical CD(s) on reserve. Audio clips are available only to students enrolled in the participating course, and reproducing or distributing clips is prohibited.
- No audio? If you see a "buffering stream" message, follow these configuration instructions.
- For installation or questions about the Variations player contact the Music & Dramatic Arts Librarian.
- Report problems with the course's DAR web page or audio clips to the Access Services Coordinator.
- Contact UITS Help Center (486-HELP) for questions about HuskyCT.